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Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa

  • Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
  • Adeshina Afolayan
  • Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba, Adeshina Afolayan, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
    Pages 1-14
  3. Reconstructing Indigenous Knowledges for Africa’s Development

  4. The Role of the State and Intellectuals in Knowledge Production in Africa

  5. Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Pre-colonial Africa

About this book

Introduction

This edited volume analyzes African knowledge production and alternative development paths of the region. The contributors demonstrate ways in which African-centered knowledge refutes stereotypes depicted by Euro-centric scholars and, overall, examine indigenous African contributions in global knowledge production and development. The project provides historical and contemporary evidences that challenge the dominance of Euro-centric knowledge, particularly, about Africa, across various disciplines. Each chapter engages with existing scholarship and extends it by emphasizing on Indigenous knowledge systems in addition to future indicators of African knowledge production. 

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor at  the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa and Visiting Scholar, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada.

Adeshina Afolayan is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Associate Professor of political science and Acting Dean Faculty of Social Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.


Keywords

Intellectual Property Rights Africa African politics African Studies Indigenous African Knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
    • 1
  • Adeshina Afolayan
    • 2
  • Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Babcock UniversityIlishan-RemoNigeria

About the editors

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor at  the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa and Visiting Scholar, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada.

Adeshina Afolayan is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Associate Professor of political science and Acting Dean Faculty of Social Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.

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