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New African Thinkers: Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development

Olga Bialostocka, editor
New African Thinkers: Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2565-7
$25.00
2018/173 pages
Distributed for HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

In New African Thinkers, young scholars from across Africa discuss their vision for the social, political, and economic future of their continent. A unifying element running throughout their work is the argument that culture—defined broadly as a way of life, system of values and controls, and modes of practice and expression—lies at the heart of a reimagined Africa: a place of prosperity and socioeconomic well-being, integration, and self-determination.

The book grew out of the Tenth African Young Graduates and Scholars conference, the theme of which was the African Union's Agenda 2063.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Olga Bialostocka is a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council's Africa Institute of South Africa.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction—A. Bialostocka and V. Mjimba.
  • A PROSPEROUS AFRICA BASED ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
  • Culture of Corruption or Corruption of Culture? Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa—J.O. David.
  • Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Rural Development in Botswana: A Case Study—M. Seleka.
  • How Africans Trade Their Riches for Roads and Bridges: Three Stories—D.P. Zongwe.
  • AN AFRICA OF GOOD GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY, RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, JUSTICE, AND THE RULE OF LAW.
  • The Tinkhundla Monarchical Democracy: An African System of Good Governance?—H. Dlamini
  • Rights-Recognition Theory: An African Perspective—S.W.  Ndwandwe.
  • Postconflict Rehabilitation of the Child: Psychology and the Law in Africa—A. Onuora-Oguno and S. Shaanika.
  • AN AFRICA WITH A STRONG CULTURAL IDENTITY, COMMON HERITAGE, SHARED VALUES, AND ETHICS.
  • Political Leadership and Cultural Identity—N.K. Mwila.
  • Visioning the Africa We Want: Post-Africanism and the Art of Titus Matiyane—P. Sidogi.
  • Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage: Indigenous Songs of the Naro of Botswana—M.F. Rabatoko.
  • AN AFRICA WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS PEOPLE DRIVEN, UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN AND YOUTH.
  • Stokvels as Small-Business Financiers in KwaZulu Natal—M.J. Ndlovu.
  • POSTSCRIPT.
  • #Sowhat? Or a Letter to New African Thinkers—O. Bialostocka and V. Mjimba.
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