Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africa

Editors: Salawu, Abiodun, Chibita, Monica, Sarantakos (Eds.)

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This book deals with the often-neglected link between indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa. It recognizes that the media plays an amplifying role that is vital to modern-day expression, public participation and democracy but that without the agency to harness media potential, many Africans will be excluded from public discourse.

About the authors

Brilliant Mhlanga, University of Hertfordshire, UK Chima Dick Onwukwe, Abia State University, Nigeria Chukwuemeka Uzoma Okugo, Abia State University, Nigeria Ikhidero Solomon Ijeweimen, Researcher Itohan Mercy Idumwonyi, Rice University, USA John Lwanda, Physician and Social Historian Modestus Fosu, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana Oloruntola Sunday, University of Lagos, Nigeria Philip Onguny, Saint Paul University, Canada Thabisile Buthelezi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Ufuoma Akpojivi, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Language, Structure and Agency: Optimising Media Diversity in Africa Using the Indigenous Languages

    Chibita, Monica B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Indigenous Language Media and Democracy in Africa

    Salawu, Abiodun

    Pages 13-27

  • Indigenous Language Media and Freedom of Expression in Uganda

    Chibita, Monica B.

    Pages 28-56

  • IsiZulu Language and the Ilanga Newspaper as Catalysts for Participatory Democracy in South Africa

    Buthelezi, Thabisile

    Pages 59-86

  • The Return of the Local: Community Radio as Dialogic and Participatory

    Mhlanga, Brilliant

    Pages 87-112

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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africa
Editors
  • Abiodun Salawu
  • Monica Chibita
  • Sarantakos
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54730-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137547309
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54729-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 246
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