Power of Babel
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320 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: James Currey

Power of Babel

Language and Governance in the African Experience

by Ali A. Mazrui and Alamin Mazrui

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Ali Mazrui address the great language debate in Africa.
Tackling the contentious question of African languages versus European languages, this study argues that the dominance of the incoming languages is due to two factors: originally the societies were not expansionist enough, and later the peoples of Africa failed to be nationalist enough.

ALI A. MAZRUI was Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton and Senior Scholar in African Studies atCornell University

North America: Chicago U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers; Kenya: EAEP

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9780852558072

January 1998

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: James Currey