Azibuye emasisweni: Reclaiming our space and centring our knowledge is a delayed open access book published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
African knowledge is yet to fully contribute to spaces of learning because of the disciplinary boundaries founded on Western separatist logic. From an African epistemology, knowledge is interconnected because of the cosmological understanding that the universe is one entity. Bringing African knowledge into the academy requires a concerted effort to bring it of its own accord. There have been commendable efforts by scholars in South Africa to bring African knowledge to higher education in ways that do not alter or re-shape this knowledge to suit the dominant Euro-American script. This book aims to showcase such efforts.
This book makes interconnections of themes across disciplines. The content produced in this book will ensure that literature will anchor the noble efforts to build African universities that deliberately centre African ways of knowing. This book will be among the few publications that focus on Africanisation and decolonisation of knowledges as praxis. We anticipate that this book will be recommended in various disciplines of social sciences in South African universities.
Copyright (c) 2023 Zethu Cakata, Nompumelelo Z Radebe, Mogobe B Ramose (Volume editors). Delayed open access. All rights reserved.
This book is a welcome contribution to thinking through the decolonial turn in both research and teaching environments. Its respect for indigenous knowledge, worldviews and interests is unique. The book is a must-read for scholars involved in research into decolonising knowledge and practice.
Prof. Siphamandla Zondi, Department of Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Humanities,University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa