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Debates about decolonisation of the mind and of university curricula reveal the dark shadow cast over the world by the adventurers of the modern era, beginning in 1492. Decolonisation: Evolution and Revolution uses the lenses of history, philosophy, literature and education to explore questions of justice, injustice and inhumanity that have geographically and intellectually shaped the course of history through to the postcolonial era. This book brings together an internationally renowned group of scholars to showcase their search for decolonial strategies within their disciplinary focus, covering ideas such as the different layers at which colonialism operates, strategies for a decolonisation that does not recolonise, and the importance of preserving and publishing in indigenous languages.
Respondent: Cultural historian, Prof Dilip Menon (University of the Witwatersrand)
Editors of the book:
David Boucher is Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations, and Director of the
Collingwood and British Idealism Centre at Cardiff University. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor,Department of Political Science at the University of Johannesburg.
Ayesha Omar is Senior Lecturer in political theory in the Department of Political Studies
at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Contributor to the book:
Steven Friedman is a political scientist and Research Professor in the Humanities Faculty at the University of Johannesburg.