Es'kia: education, African humanism & culture, social consciousness, literary appreciation

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Kwela Books in association with Stainbank & Associates, 2002 - History - 485 pages
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"The essays and public addresses of scholar, teacher, philosopher, and activist Es'kia Mphahlele are presented in this collection spanning 40 years of recent African history. The intellectual and distinctly South African perspective exhibited in these writings is enriched by humor and autobiographical anecdotes. Subjects addressed include African literature and literary criticism, education in a democratic South Africa, relations between Africans and African Americans, negritude, African identity, and African humanism. A critical introduction, full biography, bibliography, and brief synopsis of each essay are included."

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Contents

Alternative Institutions of Education for Africans in South Africa 1990
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The Disinherited Imagination and the Universitys Mission Towards its Restoration 1993
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Educating the Imagination 1993
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About the author (2002)

Es'kia Mphahlele was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. He is the author of Down Second Avenue, Renewal Time, The Wanderers, and The Unbroken Song. James Ogude is an associate professor of literature and language studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Sam Raditlhalo lectures about English at the University of Venda for Science & Technology. Ndavhe Ramakuela is a deputy director of multimedia, marketing, and communications at the University of the North. Marcus Ramogale is an associate professor of English at the University of Venda. Peter N. Thuynsma founded the Institute for Human Rights Education. Don Mattera is a poet, writer, and social activist. He is the author of Azanian Love Song and Memory Is the Weapon.

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