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Historical Memory in Africa Dealing with the Past, Reaching for the Future in an Intercultural Context

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.01.2011
  • Verlag: Berghahn Books
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Historical Memory in Africa

A vast amount of literatureboth scholarly and popularnow exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all its variations, from its most destructive and divisive impact to its remarkable potential to heal and reconcile. It addresses issues on both the conceptual and the pragmatic level and its theoretical observations and reflections are informed by first-hand experiences and comparative reflections from a German, Indian, and Korean perspective. A new insight is the importance of the future dimension of memory and hence the need to develop the ability to ',remember with the future in mind'. Historical memory in an African context provides a rich kaleidoscope of the diverse experiences and perspectivesand yet there are recurring themes and similar conclusions, connecting it to a global dialogue to which it has much to contribute, but from which it also has much to receive.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 15.01.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781845458379
    Verlag: Berghahn Books
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