6. Publications

African Union Ten Years After; Solving African problems with Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance

AU ten years after

This book deals with The Africa Union Ten Years After: Putting Africa First is Putting Humanity First. This is the second in a series of books to be produced each year by holding annual conferences on the multi-faceted issue of African liberation. The key themes of the book explore ways of strengthening and improving the efficiency of the African Union, unity amongst African countries, building ownership of the African Union by the people and communities and the entrenchment of pan-Africanism as a viable programme of action to unite Africans by appreciating differences.

In addition, the thought of the key figures of pan-Africanism and black emancipation such as Sylvester Williams and Frantz Fanon is re-positioned to even greater contemporary relevance so that thoughts that stimulate Africans to stand up together to go far and never again all into humiliation are enriched.

We trust this book will add interest, identity and fresh thinking on how Africans move forward together by promoting, with high social and trust capital, Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance to enter a post-colonial era where policies and actions are determined by the united agency of free Africans the world over.

 Editors: Mammo Muchie, Phindile Lukhele-Olorunju and Oghenerobor Akpor

ISBN: 978-0-7983-0387-3


The Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance


It is 127 years since the Scramble for Africa divided up the continent, imposing borders that have led to conflict rather than peace and stability. It is 100 years since the African National Congress (ANC) was founded as the first African liberation movement with pan-African roots. It is nearly 50 years since the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in May 1963 and ten years since the African Union (AU) was born with a vision that seeks ‘the actualisation of human dignity, development and prosperity for the entire African people, anchored on a vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven and managed by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena’. The achievement of the AU vision is predicated on colonialism being dead. However, it has actually been replaced by neo-colonialism, which requires extra vigilance from Africa and its diaspora in order for the unity and renaissance dreamed of to become a reality.

The chapters in Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance address colonial and postcolonial African realities with a view to present a holistic and transcontinental appraisal of questions, issues and challenges that confront the continent. Contributors are drawn from different parts of the world – Africa, Europe and the Americas –and it is this eclectic range of scholarly views that lends a rich historicity to the meaning of Africanity. The book contains multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary engagements with Africa’s rich cultural heritage, its lingering contemporary challenges, its multifaceted systems of knowledge and its future in the exciting context of the twenty-first century. Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance is put together in order to help develop the study and knowledge of African liberation across the continent and the diaspora. This first volume launches a new book series, following the Scramble for Africa conferences held every May to commemorate the founding of the OAU, which will be published annually to support the scholarly study of African unity and renaissance in order to replace the lingering imagery of colonialism in Africa with a fully liberated African consciousness.

Editors: Mammo Muchie, Sanya Osha and Matlotleng Matlou

ISBN: 9780798303118


To Order:

Africa Institute of South Africa

P.0. Box 630 Pretoria 0001

Tel: +12 304 9700

Fax: +12 323 8153

Email: publish@ai.org.za


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