Defining an African vocabulary for the exploration of possibilities in higher education

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dc.contributor.author Kumalo, S.H. (Siseko)
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-18T11:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-18T11:42:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract In a review of Coetzee’s White Writing (1988) and Gordimer’s Essential Gesture (1988), Lewis Nkosi (1989) highlights fundamental deficits in South African literature. Owing to inadequate resources and statutory racial divides – instituted by apartheid – Nkosi (1989) responds to these deficits through what I interpret as a series of provocations, that posit an African Vocabulary. Using a narrative approach I suggest a rudimentary articulation of an African Vocabulary. I explore the negotiation of power, and ethics from an African ontological framework for the purposes of reimagining an inclusive higher education system that is decolonised. This treatise facilitates my conceptualisation of an African Vocabulary in a post-apartheid, decolonial higher education landscape in South Africa through revealing colonial attempts at the decimation of African ontologies. Through this contribution, I aim to articulate an African Vocabulary and trouble representations of African subjectivities as static and primitive. I therefore highlight and challenge sustained colonial descriptions of a gradual African epistemic framework. I frame the use of an African Vocabulary in the South African academy as an initial move towards substantive decolonisation. en_ZA
dc.description.department Philosophy en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://alternation.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kumalo S.H. 2018, 'Defining an African vocabulary for the exploration of possibilities in higher education', Alternation, vol. 23, pp. 197-223. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1023-1757 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-5476 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.29086/2519-5476/2018/sp23a9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/69009
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher CSSALL Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights Alternation is an Open Access Journal en_ZA
dc.subject African vocabulary en_ZA
dc.subject Decolonisation en_ZA
dc.subject umDlakazi en_ZA
dc.subject Power en_ZA
dc.subject Identity en_ZA
dc.subject Ethics en_ZA
dc.title Defining an African vocabulary for the exploration of possibilities in higher education en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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