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Africa Matters: Cultural politics, political economies, & grammars of protest provides a sampling of some of these insightful articles from the first five issues of Nokoko, journal of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, bringing together some of the pieces that for the editorial board of the journal are particularly perspicacious in their analysis and resonant in their crafting. Grouping them in this book permits a new dialogue to emerge around the key themes of cultural politics, political economies and grammars of protest. Their intersection here provides a sharp spotlight on some of the seams, knots, and contestations of varied “matters” of import for many Africans in the twenty-first century.Grouping twelve articles in three sections of this book permits a new dialogue to emerge around the key themes of cultural politics, political economies and grammars of protest. Their intersection here provides a sharp spotlight on some of the seams, knots, and contestations of varied “matters” of import for many Africans in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents: Blair Rutherford and Pius Adesanmi: Introduction | Wendy Thompson Taiwo: Two Cities: Guangzhou / Lagos | Nduka Otiono: Catherine Acholonu (1951- 2014)-The Female Writer as a Goddess | Suvi Lensu; Filming Home, Plurality of Identity, Belonging and Homing in Transnational African Cinema: A Case Study of the Films Restless Wandering, The Place in Between, and That’s My Face | Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin: “Spare Tires,” “Second Fiddle,” and “Prostitutes”?: Interrogating Discourses about Women and Politics in Nigeria | Elizabeth Cobbett: The South African Reserve Bank and the telling of monetary stories | Jessica Evans: The neoliberal turn in the SADC: Regional integration and disintegration | Nadège Compaore: Indian Hair, the After-Temple-Life: Class, Gender and Race Representations of the 
African American Woman in the Human Hair Industry | Wallace Chuma: The Role of Radio and Mobile Phones in Conflict Situations: The Case of the 2008 Zimbabwe Elections and Xenophobic Attacks in Cape Town | Wangui Kimari and Jacob Rasmussen: “Setting the agenda for our leaders from under a tree”: The People’s Parliament in Nairobi | Gacheke Gachihi: Politics Across Boundaries: Pan-Africanism: Seeds for African unity | Sinmi Akin-Aina: Beyond an Epistemology of Bread, Butter, Culture and Power: Mapping the African Feminist Movement | Stephanie Urdang: The Story of Cape Town’s Two Marches: Personal Reflections on Going Home

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  • ISBN print: 978-1-988832-31-9
  • ISBN ebook: 978-1-988832-32-6
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Page count: 237
  • Binding type: Perfect bound, soft cover
  • Trim size: 6in x 9in
  • Language: English
  • Colour: B&W
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Author Blair Rutherford

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