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Yoruba Gurus: Indigenous Production of Knowledge in Africa

ISBN: 9780865436992
Publisher: Africa World Pr
Publication Date: 2000-04
Number of pages: 432
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In the quest to promote "universal knowledge" and create Western institutions in Africa, the intellectual contributions of Africans without university certificates or connections to the academy have been maligned, ignored or slighted. Yet, as Toyin Falola's book points out, there are African scholars and thinkers without academic credentials doing important works. Here is a book that shows that intellectual contributions need not be divorced from the concerns of local communities or deliberately promote narrative inequality and distance.

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