The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa

Authors: Bongmba, E.

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A discussion of political and religious crisis in Africa, this book covers such topics as democratic transition, good governance, civil society and the African renaissance. Elias K. Bongmba proposes humanistic interventions centred on the recovery of interpersonal relations and seeks to understand the ongoing struggles in Africa.

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ELIAS K. BONGMBA is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University, USA.

Reviews

'Dr. Bongmba has given us a testimony of his concern and love for his people. It is a erudite and engaging story of a commitment to the best values in human solidarity.' - V.Y. Mudimbe, Newman Ivey White Professor of Literature, Duke University

"Elias K. Bongmba has written an important contribution to the contemporary discussion of the plight of the people on the African continent. Inspired by his love of Africa, this work offers the respect of a sober, critical discussion of the political realities that besiege the place of humanity's birth, while offering an analysis, with echoes of Fanon's reflection on the leadership of decolonization, that every generation should realize its mission. Those who stand in the way of breaking the grip of neocolonization and opening the way for the postcolonization that beckons over the horizon are brought to task in this powerfully written, poignant text. I expect this book to become a classic work in political thought, ethics, and social criticism." - Lewis R. Gordon, Laura H. Carnell University Professor of Philosophy, Temple University, and author of Existentia Africana.

"An anguished and ecstatic work showing Africa's seemingly infinite capacity for self-renewal. With its political gospel of love, Bongmba's is a distinct voice in current normative critiques of African postcolonial societies." - Emmanuel Eze, Department of Philosophy, DePaul University


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bongmba, Elias Kifon

    Pages 1-7

  • Defining the Human Crisis in Africa

    Bongmba, Elias Kifon

    Pages 9-37

  • The Genesis of the African Crisis: the Manifestation of a Political Will

    Bongmba, Elias Kifon

    Pages 39-62

  • Recovery Ideas I: Economic Adjustments, Democracy, and Governance

    Bongmba, Elias Kifon

    Pages 63-93

  • Recovery Ideas 2: Civil Society and the African Renaissance

    Bongmba, Elias Kifon

    Pages 95-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8458-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403984586
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7211-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53341-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
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