Indigenousness in Africa

A Contested Legal Framework for Empowerment of 'Marginalized' Communities

Authors: Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

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With a Foreword by Prof. Asbjørn Eide, a former Chairman of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Chairman of the UN Working Group on Minorities, President of the Advisory Committee on National Minorities of the Council of Europe

 

Following the internationalization of the indigenous rights movement, a growing number of African hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and other communities have channelled their claims for special legal protection through the global indigenous rights movement. Their claims as the indigenous peoples of Africa are backed by many (international) actors such as indigenous rights activists, donors and some academia. However, indigenous identification is contested by many African governments, some members of non-claimant communities and a number of anthropologists who have extensively interacted with claimant indigenous groups.

 

This book explores the sources as well as the legal and political implications of indigenous identification in Africa. By highlighting the quasi-inexistence of systematic and discursive – rather than activist – studies on the subject-matter, the analysis questions the appropriateness of this framework in efforts aimed at empowering claimant communities in inherently multiethnic African countries. The book navigates between various disciplines in trying to better capture the phenomenon of indigenous rights advocacy in Africa.

 

The book is valuable reading for academics in law and all (other) social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, as well as for economists. It is also a useful tool for policy-makers, legal practitioners, indigenous rights activists, and a wide range of NGOs.

 

Dr. Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda is Associate Professor at the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT), Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Indigenous Identity in Africa

    Pages 1-13

    Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

  • Overview of Narratives on Indigenousness

    Pages 17-54

    Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

  • Contextual Application of Indigenousness in Africa

    Pages 55-116

    Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

  • International Legal Framework and Indigenous Claims in Africa

    Pages 119-168

    Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

  • Indigenous Claims and Rights Under African Regional Institutions

    Pages 169-212

    Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenousness in Africa
Book Subtitle
A Contested Legal Framework for Empowerment of 'Marginalized' Communities
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-609-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-609-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-333-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-6704-976-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 393
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