Africa Must Be Modern Africa Must Be Modern

Africa Must Be Modern Africa Must Be Modern : A Manifesto a Manifesto

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In a forthright and uncompromising manner, Olufemi Taiwo explores Africa's hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. What has to change for Africa to be able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Taiwo insists that Africa can renew itself only by fully engaging with democracy and capitalism and by mining its untapped intellectual resources. While many may not agree with Taiwo's positions, they will be unable to ignore what he says. This is a bold exhortation for Africa to come into the 21st century."show more

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  • Electronic book text | 256 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253012783
  • 9780253012784

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"At a time when many informed and highly placed economists, political scientists, historians, and other professionals (most of them foreigners) with stakes and expertise in African affairs appear to be locked in a futile game of breast-beating about what is wrong with the African continent, it is both a relief and a matter of gratitude to hear an African make a remorseless case such as the one in this book." --Akin Adesokan, author of Postcolonial Artists of Global Aesthetics--Akin Adesokan, author of Postcolonial Artists of Global Aestheticsshow more

About Olufemi Taiwo

Olufemi Taiwo is Professor of Africana Studies at the Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University. He is author of How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa (IUP, 2010).show more

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