The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring

The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring

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The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring addresses the often unspoken connection between the powerful call for a political-cultural renaissance that emerged with the end of South African apartheid and the popular revolts of 2011 that dramatically remade the landscape in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Looking between southern and northern Africa, the transcontinental line from Cape to Cairo that for so long supported colonialism, its chapters explore the deep roots of these two decisive events and demonstrate how they are linked by shared opposition to legacies of political, economic, and cultural subjugation. As they work from African, Islamic, and Western perspectives, the booka€™s contributors shed important light on a continenta€™s difficult history and undertake a critical conversation about whether and how the desire for radical change holds the possibility of a new beginning for Africa, a beginning that may well reshape the contours of global affairs.Working with the idea of patriotism, de Gruchy said that its real origins may be found in Christianity. He accepted that ... In this short essay de Gruchy set out the conditions of critical engagement with the new South Africa. He asserted a clearanbsp;...

Title:The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring
Author:Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader, Ebrahim Moosa
Publisher:Georgetown University Press - 2015-03-16


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