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Pre-colonial Africa in colonial African narratives

Donald R. Wehrs

Pre-colonial Africa in colonial African narratives

from Ethiopia unbound to Things fall apart, 1911-1958

by Donald R. Wehrs

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Published by Ashgate in Aldershot, Hants, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism,
  • Colonialism in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementDonald R. Wehrs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .W475 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17178000M
    ISBN 109780754660880
    LC Control Number2007008444

    Examples of pre-colonial African literature are numerous. In Ethiopia, there is a substantial literature written in Ge'ez going back at least to the fourth century AD; the best-known work in this tradition is the Kebra Negast, or "Book of Kings." One popular form of traditional African folktale is the "trickster" story, in which a small animal uses its wits to survive encounters with larger creatures.   By considering the lives of ordinary African women -- farmers, queen mothers, midwives, urban dwellers, migrants, and political leaders -- in the context of particular colonial conditions at specific places and times, Women in African Colonial Histories challenges the notion of a homogeneous "African women's experience."Reviews: 1.

      Pre-colonial Africa: Beyond simplistic narratives Africa Post-Colonial Development: Prof. Kevin MacDonald, UCL African Studies - Duration: UCLGlobalHealth , views. Fall Pre-Colonial African History Fall Understanding Health & Disease in Africa Welcome! This guide is intended to be a one-stop starting point for resources for HIST, AFAM - Pre-Colonial African History (Prof. James Giblin, Fall ) The Book of Travels in Africa; from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time Author: Lisa Gardinier.

    By: Nanea Nuesca and Justin Erece Gender Roles: Pre-colonial and Post colonial Africa The women roles between the pre and post colonial era drastically changed. The men roles were Pre-colonial: Men needed to be successful in order to be respected as a 'man'. Unsuccessful men were.   Deep and careful research into sexuality in African history (pre-colonial) has revealed homosexuality might have been an intrinsic part of African life. In his book “Heterosexual Africa?” Marc Epprecht suggests that the conception of sexuality as it is today was different from how it was viewed in pre-colonial Africa.


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He explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in seven texts: Casely Hayford's Ethiopia Unbound (), Alhaji Sir Abubaker Tafawa Balewa's Shaihu Umar (), Paul Hazoumé's Doguicimi (), D.O.

Fagunwa's Forest of a Thousand Daemons (), Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard () and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (), and Cited by: 5. He explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in seven texts: Casely Hayford's Ethiopia Unbound (), Alhaji Sir Abubaker Tafawa Balewa's Shaihu Umar (), Paul Hazoumé's Doguicimi (), D.O.

Fagunwa's Forest of a Thousand Daemons (), Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard () and My Life in the Bush of Cited by: 5. Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives: From Ethiopia Unbound to Things Fall Apart, by Wehrs, Donald R. published by Ashgate Hardcover Hardcover – See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsManufacturer: Ashgate.

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Books, Books, Books > Pre-colonial African history Comments Showing of 29 (29 new) I honestly was enjoying the Africa biography book and would love to reread/finish it. reply | flag * message by Katy (new) AM. Yeah, Alex. Don't let the fact that we didn't finish Africa: A Biography deter you.

He was too fixed on Europe and pre colonial Africa, at times, seem like a side note He used the word primitive in describing some African cultural practices and societies.

Here is an African using the same racist terminology as the oppressor. I am not saying you should not read the book though.

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The predominant stories about pre-colonial Africa in the last decades have often been stories of the harmonious co-existence of the pre-colonial African people within their various tribes, clans.

Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives: From Ethiopia Unbound to Things Fall Apart, – eBook: Wehrs, Donald R, Dr: : Kindle StoreAuthor: Dr Wehrs, Donald R. African pre-colonial education has been described by certain Africans, authors and educational researchers as a system of education which seemed flawless, unique and particular to the African people.

Such descriptions are often followed by staunch. A must read for those who are interested in pre-colonial Africa and those who espouse the Pan African ideology.

It is a difficult book to read, and must not be read quickly, but that as it may it is a worthy read. flag 1 like Like see review. Alistair rated it it was amazing/5. One of the most important differences in technology between Africa south of the Sahara during the pre-colonial period and many other areas of the world, it is frequently suggested, was the almost complete absence in the former of any form of wheeled by:   Uhuru’s narrative was a rehearsal of the official view of African history crafted by nationalism.

According to this rendition, the pre-colonial era was a democratic paradise where various African communities lived harmoniously with each other, a state of affairs that was disrupted by an oppressive colonial occupation. Get this from a library. Pre-colonial Africa in colonial African narratives: from Ethiopia unbound to things fall apart, [Donald R Wehrs] -- "In his study of the origins of political reflection in twentieth-century African fiction, Donald Wehrs examines a neglected but import ant body of African texts written in colonial (English and.

The best books on colonial Africa, as recommended by veteran journalist Sam Kiley. The best books on colonial Africa, as recommended by veteran journalist Sam Kiley. Support Us. Petals of Blood is his best book.

African literature is too often put into a corner of the bookshop like some kind of booby prize. But it’s a world-class novel. Mahmood Mamdani wrote his book Citizen and Subject in The main point of his argument is that the colonial state in Africa took the form of a bifurcated state, “two forms of power under a single hegemonic authority”.

The colonial state in Africa was divided into two. One state for the colonial European population and one state for the indigenous population.Non-exhaustive list of known pre-colonial kingdoms and empires with their capital cities on the African continent.

North Africa. Ancient. Ancient Carthage and its dependencies in BC. Egyptian Empire (–30 BCE) Kingdom of Kerma (– BCE) Kingdom of Kush.

The trading activities in pre-colonial Africa followed a certain pattern and developed along particular routes, not through all of Africa. In his book, African Cities and Towns before the European Conquests, the knowledges the West keep challenging and denigrating in their meta narratives.

Evidently, Africa was rich if it prospered in Author: Alberta O. Akrong.