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Narratives of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities NEW

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Western colonial powers, in their attempt to justify their "civilizing mission," that is, the colonial enslavement and takeover of the continent, undertook to systematically enthrone stereotypical narratives of Africa that would render their transgressions "morally acceptable." This lecture will seek to address the following: How did colonial ideas mold our current understanding of Africa? How did Africa and its inhabitants become prey, but also hostage, to negative images? What is the African worldview and how have African authors and intellectuals sought to promote a decolonized image that could begin to do justice to the human experience of Africans.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

MPL - Main

Daniel Mengara 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/6/2020 - 2/6/2020 Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Daniel Mengara