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Title Indigenous language media, language politics and democracy in Africa / edited by Abiodun Salawu, North-West University, South Africa, and Monica B. Chibita, Uganda Christian University, Uganda
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : language, structure and agency : optimising media diversity in Africa using the indigenous languages -- pt. I. Indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa: 1. indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa / Abiodun Salawu. Indigenous language media and freedom of expression in Uganda / Monica B. Chibita -- pt. II. The media, language, inclusion and exclusion in Africa: 3. IsiZulu language and the Ilanga newspaper as catalysts for participatory democracy in South Africa / Thabisile Buthelezi. 4. The return of the local : community radio as dialogic and participatory / Brilliant Mhlanga. 5. "Englishisation" of the world wide web : implications for indigenous languages in Nigeria / Chimaobi Dick Onwukwe and Uzoma Chukwuemeka Okugo. 6. Indigenous language broadcasting in Ghana : retrospect and prospect / Ufuoma Akpojivi and Modestus Fosu -- part III. The indigenous language media in political and cultural expression in Africa: 7. Indigenous language radio in Kenya and the negotiation of inter-group relations during conflict processes / Philip Oburu. 8. Mobilising Nigerians towards a national population census : the role of indigenous language media / Oloruntola Sunday. 9. The dynamics of language politics in religious expression in African indigenous churches / Itohan Mercy Idumwonyi and Ijeweimen Solomon Ikhidero. 10. Poverty, prophets and politics : 'Marxist' discourses in Malawi music, 1994-2012 / John Lwanda
Summary This book deals with the often-neglected link between indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa. It recognizes that the media plays an amplifying role that is vital to modern-day expression, public participation and democracy but that without the agency to harness media potential, many Africans will be excluded from public discourse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Communication.
Local mass media -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 20th century.
Mass media and language -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Mass media -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chibita, Monica Balya, editor
Salawu, 'Biodun, editor
ISBN 1137547308 (electronic bk)
9781137547309 (electronic bk)