“In one powerful essay after another, ideas come as torrents of rainfall to expose the undercurrents of African politics, the surface of global geopolitics, the skyline of underdevelopment, and the clouds of hope and aspiration of the struggling African masses. The voice is neither that of radical right or left populism nor optimism, but of caution, balance, and excellence.”
—Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Africa in Fragments is one of a few texts to tackle many topics on the position and challenges of Africa, its peoples, and its diaspora in the world today. It is part of a new genre that makes old and new academic debates on the problems and predicaments of Africanness accessible to a broad spectrum of audiences while outlining and defending the author's own compelling arguments. This book is also one of a few texts breaking new ground by bringing nation, continent, and diaspora into conversation. It weaves together analyses of Nigerian, African, and global African topics in an informed but polemical style, challenges readers to rethink their preconceptions on the topics, and offers profoundly new insights into these issues.
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