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The Resource Narrating war and peace in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar, (electronic resource)

Narrating war and peace in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar, (electronic resource)

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Narrating war and peace in Africa
Title
Narrating war and peace in Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar
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Language
eng
Summary
<I>Narrating War and Peace in Africa</I> interrogates conventional representations of Africa and African culture -- mainly in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries -- with an emphasis on portrayals of conflict and peace. While Africa has experienced political and social turbulence throughout its history, more recent conflicts seem to reinforce the myth of barbarism across the continent: in Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Chad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. The essays in this volume address reductive and stereotypical assumptions of postcolonial violence as "tribal" in nature, and offer instead various perspectives -- across disciplinary boundaries -- that foster a less fetishized, more contextualized understanding of African war, peace, and memory. Through their geographical, historical, and cultural scope and diversity, the chapters in <I>Narrating War and Peace in Africa</I> aim to challenge negative stereotypes that abound in relation to Africa in general and to its wars and conflicts in particular, encouraging a shift to more balanced and nuanced representations of the continent and its political and social climates.<BR><BR> Contributors: Ann Albuyeh, Zermarie Deacon, Alicia C. Decker, Aména Moïnfar, Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi, Sabrina Parent, Susan Rasmussen, Michael Sharp, Cheryl Sterling, Hetty ter Haar, Melissa Tully, Pamela Wadende, Metasebia Woldemariam, Jonathan Zilberg.<BR><BR> Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.<BR> Hetty ter Haar is an independent researcher in England.--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/meetingDate
2008
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Africa Conference (Tex.)
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Falola, Toyin
  • Haar, Hetty ter
Series statement
  • Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • War in mass media
  • War in literature
  • Peace in literature
  • Mass media and war
  • War
  • Mass media and peace
  • Peace
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
Narrating war and peace in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467070/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : narrating war and peace in Africa / Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar -- Struggles for Independence. Wars of words: enlisting colonial languages in the fight for independence in Africa / Ann Albuyeh -- Alternative representations of war in Africa: new times and Ethiopia news coverage of the 1935-41 Italian-Ethiopian War / Metasebia Woldemariam -- All's well in the colony: newspaper coverage of the Mau Mau movement, 1952-56 / Melissa Tully -- Ungendering conflicts, engendering peace. Pedagogies of pain: teaching women, war, and militarism in Africa / Alicia C. Decker -- Women and war: a Kenyan experience / Pamela Wadende -- Mass rape as a weapon of war in the Eastern DRC / Jonathan Zilberg -- Mozambique: the gendered impact of warfare / Zermarie Deacon -- Narrative strategies and visions of peace. Acting as heroic: creativity and political violence in Tuareg theater in Northern Mali / Susan Rasmussen -- Representations of war and peace in selected works of Ben Okri / -- Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi -- Visions of war, testaments of peace: the "burden" of Sierra Leone / Cheryl Sterling -- The duty to remember. (Re)writing the massacre of Thiaroye / Sabrina Parent -- In search of lost Kabyles in Mehdi Lallaoui's La colline aux oliviers / Amina Moinfar -- "Lament for the casualties": the Nigerian War of 1967-70 and the poetry of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo / Michael Sharp
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CR9781580467070
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781580463300
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680628951
Label
Narrating war and peace in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467070/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : narrating war and peace in Africa / Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar -- Struggles for Independence. Wars of words: enlisting colonial languages in the fight for independence in Africa / Ann Albuyeh -- Alternative representations of war in Africa: new times and Ethiopia news coverage of the 1935-41 Italian-Ethiopian War / Metasebia Woldemariam -- All's well in the colony: newspaper coverage of the Mau Mau movement, 1952-56 / Melissa Tully -- Ungendering conflicts, engendering peace. Pedagogies of pain: teaching women, war, and militarism in Africa / Alicia C. Decker -- Women and war: a Kenyan experience / Pamela Wadende -- Mass rape as a weapon of war in the Eastern DRC / Jonathan Zilberg -- Mozambique: the gendered impact of warfare / Zermarie Deacon -- Narrative strategies and visions of peace. Acting as heroic: creativity and political violence in Tuareg theater in Northern Mali / Susan Rasmussen -- Representations of war and peace in selected works of Ben Okri / -- Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi -- Visions of war, testaments of peace: the "burden" of Sierra Leone / Cheryl Sterling -- The duty to remember. (Re)writing the massacre of Thiaroye / Sabrina Parent -- In search of lost Kabyles in Mehdi Lallaoui's La colline aux oliviers / Amina Moinfar -- "Lament for the casualties": the Nigerian War of 1967-70 and the poetry of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo / Michael Sharp
Control code
CR9781580467070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580463300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680628951

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