Epistemologies of African Conflicts

Violence, Evolutionism, and the War in Sierra Leone

  • Authors
  • Zubairu Wai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-14
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    Pages 59-91
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-263

About this book


This book offers a bold, ground-breaking epistemological critique of the dominant discourses on African conflicts. Based on a painstaking study of the ways in which the Sierra Leone civil war has been interpreted, it considers how Africa is constructed as a site of knowledge and the implications that this has for the continent and its people.


Civil War conflict conflicts knowledge violence

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