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dc.contributor.authorDerricourt, Robin
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:19:49Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:19:49Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/44090
dc.identifier51496*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34725
dc.description.abstractInventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past. Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of past civilisations. Debates continue on the African origins of humankind, the contributions of ancient Egypt to the world and Africa's importance to global history. Images of 'Africa', simplifying a complex and diverse continent, have existed from ancient Mediterranean worlds, slave trading nations and colonial powers to today's political elites, ecotourists and aid-givers. Robin Derricourt draws on his background as publisher and practitioner in archaeology and history to explore the limits and the dangers of simplifications, arguing - as with Said's concept of 'Orientalism' - that ambitious ideas can delude or oppress as well as inform. Defending Africa against some of the grand narratives that have been imposed upon its peoples, Inventing Africa will spark new debates in the history of Africa and of archaeology.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherGeneral
dc.titleInventing Africa
dc.title.alternativeHistory, Archaeology and Ideas
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBycdf55516-7e48-4edb-898e-73aa7305a12c
oapen.relation.isFundedBy969f21b5-ac00-4517-9de2-44973eec6874
oapen.relation.isbn9781783713608
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintPluto Press
dc.dateSubmitted2020-12-15T14:23:22Z
dc.number104296
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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