BEYOND THE POLITICAL SPIDER, critical issues in African humanities

: Yankah (K.)

R 260.00
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325pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Makhanda, 2021


"Fascinating snapshots from an engaged scholarly life in Africa, valuable as an archival resource for the understanding of this period of higher education in Africa." John Higgins, Arderne Chair in Literature, Department of English Literary Studies, University of Cape Town

"This book ... draws on African traditions, communal heritage, and governance in discussing the role and place of the Humanities in Africa. It also brings into the analysis the ever-changing imperatives and modernity in re-configuring African Humanities." Mark Benge Okot, Head of Department of Literature, Makerere University Uganda

Kwesi Yankah is the author of Speaking for the Chief (winner of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Gold Book award) and The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric (winner of the Ghana Book Award) and co-editor of African Folklore: An encyclopedia. He was Associate Director of the African Humanities Program (2009-2017) and Ghana’s Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education (2017-2021). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Folklore Society.