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Title:Colonial heritage, memory and sustainability in Africa: challenges, opportunities and prospects
Editors:Mawere, Munyaradzi
Mubaya, Tapuwe Raymond
Year:2016
Pages:360
Language:English
City:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:9956763721; 9789956763726
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
South Africa
Nigeria
Ghana
Zambia
Mozambique
Subjects:postcolonialism
colonial history
cultural heritage
architecture
decolonization
historiography
memory
Abstract:This book examines the relevance, nature, and politics at play when it comes to the role of memory and colonial heritage in nation-building and sustainability on the continent. It argues that colonial heritage has vast potentials that, if harnessed, could help deal with colonial history and promote sustainable development in Africa. The book critically reflects on the opportunities, constraints, and challenges of colonial heritage across Africa, both material and intangible. It draws empirical evidence from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, and Mozambique, to advance the thesis that cultural heritage in Africa, and in particular colonial heritage, faces challenges that require urgent attention. Contributions: Colonial heritage, memory, and sustainability in dialogue: an introduction; Presentism, contested narratives and dissonances in Zimbabwe's liberation war heritage: the case of Joice Mujuru; Memorial heritage as fountain of peace and justice in Africa: the case of Ifá in Nigeria; Historic buildings, sustainability and colonial heritage in Zimbabwe; Africa must get rid of colonial debris; Africa and the future of colonial past; The challenges of honouring female liberation war icons in Zimbabwe: some discourses about the National Heroes Acre; When Yaa Asantewaa meets Deborah: an African and biblical dialogue on women leadership in liberation war; Memorialisation of liberation war heritage in Africa: an appraisal of some selected Zimbabwean landscapes of cultural memory in Mozambique and Zimbabwe; Akan Asafo company: a practical model for achieving true African liberation and sustainable development; Exploring Zimbabwe's liberation heritage: an assessment of the potential of ''protected villages'' as significant heritage typology; Cultural heritage in Ghana: a vehicle for sustainable development?; Synergy and dissonance between history and heritage: problematizing heroism and the National Heroes' Acre in the context of Zimbabwe's liberation war; The rhetoric of genocide in Africa: memory and trauma in three selected literary works. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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