Education for Decoloniality and Decolonisation in Africa

  • Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu
  • Yusef Waghid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Yusef Waghid
    Pages 25-46
  3. Yusef Waghid, Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu
    Pages 47-68
  4. Monica Zembere
    Pages 125-138
  5. Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu
    Pages 175-201
  6. Joseph Pardon Hungwe, Joseph Jinja Karlos Divala
    Pages 225-240
  7. Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Yusef Waghid
    Pages 241-253
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-282

About this book


This book focuses on understandings of higher education in relation to notions of decoloniality and decolonization in southern Africa. The volume draws on a range of case studies in multiple politico-cultural contexts on the African continent, and examines some of the challenges to be overcome in order to achieve education for decolonization and decoloniality. Acknowledging that patterns of exclusion, inequality and injustice are still prevalent in the African higher education landscape, the editors and contributors proffer bold attempts at democratizing education and examine how to cultivate just, equal and diverse pedagogical relations. Featuring case studies from South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, the authors and editors examine how higher education can be further democratized and transformed along the lines of equality, liberty and recognition of diversity. This hopeful and bold collection will be of interest to scholars of decoloniality and decolonization in higher education, as well as higher education in southern Africa more specifically.


Decolonising education Decoloniality in education Ubuntu African philosophy of education Social justice in higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu
    • 1
  • Yusef Waghid
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Education, Chancellor CollegeUniversity of MalawiZombaMalawi
  2. 2.Department of Education Policy StudiesStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15688-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15689-3
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