Liberating African heritage from modernity through a radical decolonial path

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-15T13:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-15T13:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2022-11-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19572
dc.description.abstract What is modernity and why do Africans aspire to arrive at it? Do African cultures embrace the values of modernity and do the existing conceptualisations of modernity cover African axiologies? If modern heritage is a manifestation of modernity, are modern heritage sites in Africa necessarily rooted in coloniality? Can African modern heritage be conceptualised in a way that makes it more than a subcategory of (Western) modern heritage? This conceptual paper addresses the above questions from the perspective of decoloniality. It analyses the precepts of modernity in order to reclaim the place of African heritage of the 20th century and liberate it from modernity's Western/Eurocentric legacy and associated values. It questions the rhetoric of alternative modernities, seeking alternatives to modernity instead. Guided by the 'border thinking' of the decolonial school of thought, it proposes defining post/colonial heritage of Africa through 'exteriority' and transmodernity, in recognising the existence of a counter-narrative to the Western modern movement/modernism. It proposes a new transversal heritage category, rooted in decoloniality movements, as a way of decentring modernist histories and cultural heritages of Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Source Corporation en
dc.subject COLONIALISM en
dc.subject MODERNIZATION en
dc.subject HERITAGE en
dc.title Liberating African heritage from modernity through a radical decolonial path en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Proceedings of the conference on Modern Heritage of Africa, held at the Unviversity of Cape Town, 22-24 September 2021 en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Vawda, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Denison, E. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812470 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=25987 en
dc.PageNumber 39-42 en
dc.outputnumber 13974 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bialostocka, O. (2022) Liberating African heritage from modernity through a radical decolonial path. In: Vawda, S. & Denison, E. (eds).Proceedings of the conference on Modern Heritage of Africa, held at the Unviversity of Cape Town, 22-24 September 2021. Cape Town: Source Corporation. 39-42. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19572 en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bialostocka, O. en


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