Reclaiming African History

Reclaiming African History


Depelchin's thought-provoking essays show that through African histories it is possible to reconnect to all the histories of those who have been disconnected: shackdwellers, the poor, the dispossessed. His analysis of African history demonstrates how peoples have been forced into looking at their own histories through a shattered mirror, deliberately and forcefully crushed so as to render the exercise impossible. 

But, Depelchin says, history could be written in a way that would help break the mould and free it from being hostage, consciously and unconsciously, to European and US historical intellectual frameworks.

Reclaiming African history enables a reconnection to humanity – not just for the sake of Africa, but for the sake of those who did everything to bury African history.

These essays have been previously published in the online newsletter Pambazuka News and by the Ota Benga Alliance.

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Title Reclaiming African History
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
HIS037000 HISTORY / World
BIC Subject Heading HBA History: theory & methods
HBJH African history
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 13 January 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: NHH      93 Thema subject category: NHA
Includes Index
Format Paperback
Nb of pages VIII - 94 p. Index .
ISBN-10 1-906387-98-2
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-98-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387983
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387990
Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780857490278
Publication Date 13 January 2011
Main content page count 94
Front matter page count (Roman) 8
Dimensions 198 x 129 cm
Weight 168 gr
List Price £12.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages VIII - 94 p. Index .
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 1-906387-99-0
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-99-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387990
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387983
Publication Date 13 January 2011
Main content page count 94
Front matter page count (Roman) 8
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Index .
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387983
Weight 168 gr
List Price £23.90

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