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The vexed "colour problem" : Doris Lessing and the "African Renaissance"

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dc.contributor.author Louw, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-24T09:20:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-24T09:20:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Louw, P., 2009. The vexed “colour problem”: Doris Lessing and the “African Renaissance”. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1), pp.18-21. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1977
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 1, Issue 1, Jan 2009, p. 18 - 21 en_US
dc.description.abstract The question of an African Renaissance is drawing increasing debate among African scholars as they aspire for African unity and the revitalization of African cultures. This involves looking back to Africa’s past and evaluating traditions and customs in order to learn how to shape the future. In this paper it is argued that Doris Lessing, in her African Stories, anticipated post-liberation issues such as the protection of Indigenous Knowledge Systems which have become the cornerstone concepts of the African Renaissance today. She exposes the threat posed by colonial society to African traditions and thereby subverts colonial discourse. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject African Renaissance en_US
dc.subject Doris Lessing en_US
dc.title The vexed "colour problem" : Doris Lessing and the "African Renaissance" en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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