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African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century

Editors: Lisanza, Esther, Muaka, Leonard (Eds.)

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  • Explores the interplay of language, literature, and education in Africa and beyond
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  • Seeks to bridge the gap between the African continent and the rest of the world, including diaspora cultures and literatures
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  • Examines multilingual and multicultural Africa in the context of 21st-century neo-colonialism and globalization
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  • Foregrounds marginalized groups, female empowerment and immigration issues.
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About this book

This edited book examines the crucial role still played by African languages in pedagogy and literatures in the 21st century, generating insights into how they effectively serve cultural needs across the African continent and beyond. Boldly positioning African languages as key resources in the 21st century, chapters focus on themes such as language revolt by marginalized groups at grassroots level, the experience of American students learning African languages, female empowerment through the use of African languages in music, film and literary works, and immigration issues. The contributions are written by scholars of language, literature, education and linguistics, and the book will be of interest to students and scholars in these and related areas.  

About the authors

Esther Mukewa Lisanza is Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her research and publications centre on language and literacy development, politics of language in education, African education, and women empowerment in Africa.

Leonard Muaka is an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Howard University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has taught in Kenya, Mexico and USA, and his research focuses on youth language, language and identity, political language, and multilingualism. 



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Lisanza, Esther Mukewa (et al.)

  • Twenty-First-Century North Africa: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Struggle for Tamazight Language

    Pages 13-41

    Alalou, Ali

  • Appropriation of Orature for Pedagogy by Early Yorùbá Christians

    Pages 43-69

    Adesina, Damola (et al.)

  • Swahili Learning in the United States: What Does It Mean?

    Pages 71-100

    Lisanza, Esther Mukewa

  • Learning That Brings Joy in an African Language Class: The Power of Reflection and Service Learning

    Pages 101-125

    Maganda, Dainess

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23479-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23478-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Esther Lisanza
  • Leonard Muaka
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23479-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23479-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23478-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 248
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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