Nationalism and National Projects in Southern Africa

New Critical Reflections

Finex Ndhlovu & Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni



Despite the fact that nationalism and its national projects have in recent years been severely criticised by postcolonial theorists for being fundamentalist and essentialist; by feminists for being patriarchal and exclusive; by global financial institutions for being antagonistic to development and globalisation; by Pan-Africanists for being anticontinental unity; and by those Africans born after decolonisation for being irrelevant; Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Finex Ndhlovu's book convincingly argues that nationalism has defied its death and displayed remarkable resilience and resonance.


The editors have brought together a vast compendium of knowledge that challenges the Eurocentric epistemic colonisation of Africa. - Yash Tandon, Pambazuka


Finex Ndhlovu is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of New England, Australia. He has published a number of studies in the field of language and society studies.

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Research professor and Director of Scholarship in the Department of Leadership and Transformation (DLT) in the Principal and Vice-Chancellor's Office at the University of South Africa.