Reimagining the dream : decolonising academia by putting the last first

TitleReimagining the dream : decolonising academia by putting the last first
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsN. Omarjee
Series titleAfrican Studies Collection
Pagination - 121
Date Published2018///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number978-90-5448-172-0
Keywordsacademics, african identity, colonialism, decolonization, South Africa, student movements, universities

University of Colour in Amsterdam demonstrated against the neoliberal university and the perpetuation of coloniality in the curricula. Rhodes Must Fall in Cape Town specifically focused?on the Fanonian concept of 'putting the last first'. Both Rhodes Must Fall and the University of Colour centred historically marginalised voices as an aim of the decolonised university. The book argues that epistemic justice requires an unlearning and relearning of being/becoming that is the decolonised self; reimagining the relationship between pedagogy and community, theory and lived experience. It attempts to rethink theoretical frames such as Freudian psychoanalysis from a decolonial feminist perspective. This books seeks to share and encourage more dialogue towards achieving decolonised universities.

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