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Terms like decolonising knowledge and education, nativisation, domestication, de-Westernisation and indigenisation all imply ‘bringing home’, rehabilitating, and making knowledge part of your own belongings.
Kwesi Prah – Wikipedia
Prah at the University of Amsterdam Album Academicum. It happened in France, in Russia, and in Great Britain — which used to have upwards of six spoken languages.
With them appeared categorisations as ‘indigenous anthropologies’, ‘world anthropologies’, ‘peripheral anthropologies’, ‘anthropologies of the south’. However, he suggests that even those in positions of power are allowing themselves to be limited by the same colonial hierarchies of the past.
Arguably, we can say that both generations of Kwxa philosophers are struggling to come to terms with the Western encounter. Students and lecturers, alike, were prxh deciding where they stood with regards to the populism of ‘African socialism’ called Ujamaa by Nyerere and his ideological acolytes. But when you come to Africa, we have this anomalous situation where African philosophy is an exotic option which is offered to justify the complaints of some irritating little Oompa Loompas.
They are mutually intelligible dialects of core languages that can easily by harmonized to a standard written form which thankfully with his work has already wkaa done. And we have a lot of users. Your email address will not be published. Views Read Edit View history. The cultural power of the Kkwaa elite is based on the fact that they are proficient users of post-colonial languages.
I enjoy further discussions at the eLearning in Windhoek! Along with writing papers, he has had many speeches and books about that address pgah topics as his papers but in more depth. Best practices and technological support can create a veritable army of local language translators.
mwaa Many of these interviewees, Professor Prah amongst them, will be present at the eLearning Africa Conference for the launch of the Report — after which it will be made available on our website for free. He is vocal about the race issues in society, speaking publicly and challenging government actions.
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Intellectual sovereignty – Shifting the centre of gravity
By forming standardised groupings of mutually intelligible African dialects, Prah hopes to overcome not only the local linguistic barriers created by the diversity of African dialects, but also to finally break down the far more divisive borders that are maintained by the pervasive grip of post-colonial languages across the Continent.
Lwaa knowledge It is possible to say that this sort of knowledge is generally endangered and dying out as a reproduced genre, as it is superseded wkaa the parallel colonially received knowledge. What is important for us to note is that these issues which have hitherto been confined to the non-academic dimensions of social life have entered open discussion in academia with a vengeance.
Societal relevance The decolonisation of knowledge and education does not and should not mean the facile rejection of Western-derived epistemologies and their modes of construction. In addition, but as a subsidiary addition, it also invariably speaks to trends and ideas outside the tradition.
From the s, the period of the high-noon of imperialist kwrsi for colonial territories in Africa which historically panned out as the scramble for Africa, Africans started articulating their rejection of unbridled Westernisms. For the Afro-Asian and Latin American worlds this peah when the ideas towards the decolonisation of social science in the Third World emerged. Orally constructed memory is permanently unstable.
Join us prab Facebook Follow us on Twitter. Africa portal Pan-Africanism portal Politics portal. I agree with you Alicia, but only in part. The upshot of my argument is that wherever extraneous knowledge is rendered in indigenous languages, it becomes part of indigenous knowledge. They instil a new colonial order which excludes the majority from the structures of power.
These languages cannot be orah only languages of African development. Speaking about his work with language and education from Cape Town, Prah asserts that questions of relevance when speaking about the local languages of Africa are themselves irrelevant. Also, they address what struggles the continent has faced and may face in the future.
In this respect, the challenge we face are for works of critical synthesis, nomothetic approaches which unite and differentiate forms and substances of social thought. But we must not consider the colonial languages as a yoke. In a globalising world in which we all have become in word and deed near neighbours, in order to achieve a universalism which has equal space kwesk all voices, and not a universalism under restrictive Western hegemony, African academic endeavours must realise and accept the fact that ultimately the centre of gravity of knowledge production about Africa and Africans must be situated in Africa, so that the ‘otherness’ of the subject of scholarship which Western hegemony has imposed on Africa and Africans is eliminated.
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This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Used as a utilitarian lingua franca for trans-continental communication, English and French, as umbrella languages, not loved but practically used, could preserve this linguistic diversity beneath them — by keeping all African languages as precious minorities.