English in Africa: After the Cold War
Author: Alamin M. Mazrui
- Related Formats:
- 30th Jan 2004
- Multilingual Matters
- Number of pages:
- 210mm x 148mm
This book offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for “appropriating” the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.
Alamin M. Mazrui is Associate Professor of sociolinguistics and literature with the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, USA. A Swahili poet and playwright, he has co-authored five books and written widely on the political sociology of language and literature in Africa and on comparative cultural studies.