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African studies and universities since independence

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe

In March 1957, two important events took place in the political and intellectual histories of Africa. One happened on the continent itself: the declaration of independence of Ghana; the other, in the United States: the formation of the African Studies Association (ASA). Both were products of the momentous struggles for decolonization and symbolic of Africa’s changing presence in the worlds of international affairs and knowledge production. The decolonization of Ghana opened the floodgates of African independence; the formation of the ASA fortified Africanist scholarship in the world’s most powerful nation.

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Document Title: African studies and universities since independence
Journal: Transition
Volume: 101
No. of Pages: 110-135

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Access to Higher Education, Universities, Institutions, African Universities, Post-colonial

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Date Added:29 March 2012

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe (2009), African studies and universities since independence, Transition 101, 110-135.