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Title What colonialism ignored : 'African potentials' for resolving conflicts in Southern Africa / edited by Sam Moyo & Yoichi Mine
Published Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group, [2016]
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Contents Preface -- 1. Introduction : African potentials for conflict resolution and transformation -- part I : Structure and agency -- 2. Southern African potentials to address land-based conflict -- 3. Utilising 'African potentials' to resolve conflicts in a changing agrarian situation in central Zimbabwe -- 4. Guardian or misfeasor? Chiefs' roles in land administration under the 1995 Land Act in Zambia -- part II. National projections -- 5. History as an African potential : Namibia, Southern Africa and East Asia in historical connectedness and contemporaneousness -- 6. Creating space for productive deviance : the latent function of the Truth and reconciliation Commission of South Africa -- 7. Sharing power for conflict resolution? Pluralism, integrationism and African potentials -- part III. The power of conversation -- 8. Potential of African philosophy in conflict resolution and peace-building -- 9. Guided by weak conviction : tentative order and morality among urban dwellers in the unconventional economy of 2008 Zimbabwe -- 10. Thinking an African politics of peace in an era of increasing violence
Summary As Julius Nyerere once noted, Africa has largely been the continent of peace, though this fact has not been widely publicised. In reality, Africa possesses dynamic potentials for resolving contradictions and violent ruptures that colonial authorities, post-colonial states and global actors have failed to capture and capitalise upon. Drawing on the everyday experience of rural and urban people in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia, this book brings into conversation leading Japanese scholars of Southern Africa with their African colleagues. The result is an exploration in comparative perspective of the fascinating richness of bottom-up 'African potentials' for conflict resolution in Southern Africa, a region burdened with the legacy of settler capitalism and contemporary neoliberalism. The book is a pacesetter on how to think and research Africa in fruitful collaboration and with an ear to the nuances and complexities of the dynamic and lived realities of Africans
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Subject Social conflict -- Africa, Southern
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Social conflict.
Africa, Southern.
Form Electronic book
Author Mine, Yōichi, 1961- editor
Moyo, Sam, editor
ISBN 9789956763757 (electronic bk.)
9956763756 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles 'African potentials' for resolving conflicts in Southern Africa