Conclusion: Reappraising Africa’s Place in International Relations

  • Marta Iñiguez de Heredia


The inseparable relation between how Africa is known and what actions, policies, and discourses are mobilized around such knowledge has unleashed a series of critical interventions and alternatives. This volume offers guidance to maintain such critique alive and contributes to knowing African politics in more sober ways while destabilizing the very idea of Africa as constructed by the colonial library and its problematic vectors of coloniality. This chapter concludes the book by reconstructing thematically the multiple strands that both unite and animate the arguments in the volume and considers the implications of the volume for IR and Africa.


Africa and IR Debates Power Knowledge Epistemology Coloniality 


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  • Marta Iñiguez de Heredia
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  1. 1.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis InternacionalsBarcelonaSpain

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