The comprehensive character of the African has finally acquired international public recognition. Yet in Africa itself a mood of conservatism and withdrawal characterises intellectual life. A critical perspective is essential for challenging this.
Africa is in an Era of Crisis does not claim to provide the definitive answers to Africa's problems. That is not its aim. It's purpose is to state the argument for rethinking critical issues in Africa and through this argument press home the necessity for critical debate.
It is our contention that such an intellectual revolution is one of the requirements for meaningful change in Africa today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kofi Buenor Hadjor (editor) is publisher of Third World Communications. He studied at McGill, Carleton, Stanford and Oxford Universities. He was press aide in the publicity secretariat of the late President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and represented Ghana on the Permanent Secretariat of the Cairo-based Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation. He has taught at several universities in Africa, Canda and the U.S.A. He was UNESCO's Communications Advisor to the government of Tanzania, Director of the Tanzania School of Journalism, and editor of New African, a leading news magazine on Africa.
Journalism, Political Economy, Foreign Affairs, AFRICA