Introduction. Afropessimism: A geneology of discourse

de B'beri, Boulou Ebanda and Louw, P. Eric (2011) Introduction. Afropessimism: A geneology of discourse. Critical Arts, 25 3: 335-346. doi:10.1080/02560046.2011.615118

Author de B'beri, Boulou Ebanda
Louw, P. Eric
Title Introduction. Afropessimism: A geneology of discourse
Journal name Critical Arts   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1992-6049
Publication date 2011-10-31
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02560046.2011.615118
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 335
End page 346
Total pages 12
Place of publication Durban, South Africa
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Afropessimism is an important issue for all Africans as well as for anyone interested in African development and socio-cultural analysis. Although there are bits and pieces and research works on Afropessimism, none has as yet brought it all together in a coherent way. When we decided to undertake this examination of Afropessimism, there is more than one perspective on this phenomenon. In fact, there seem to be at ‘Western construct’. In contradistinction to this, Views 3, 4 and 5 see Afropessimism same way; nor do they conceptualise the ‘solution’ to Afropessimism in the same way.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: The Afropessimism Phenomenon

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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