Trim size: 230 x 150mm
Page count: 402
Publication date: September 2017
Africa Rise Up! is the result of papers presented at the second colloquium organised by the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) at the University of South Africa (Unisa) under the theme ‘Investing in Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal’.
Following on from Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal, this publication raises the bar on the debate about the place of Africa in the world. There is no doubt that a single volume of this nature cannot provide answers to all the myriad challenges that are confronting the continent. However, the well-researched chapters on the various aspects of those challenges facing Africa have provided fertile ground for more academic discourses and interrogations. While many papers were presented at the colloquium, only those that passed the test of standard peer review have been published. The strength of this book lies in its interpretation of the African condition through the lens of African-centred epistemologies.
As Africa continues the search for relevance, influence, peace, progress and stability in a highly competitive global system, Africa Rise Up! interrogates the historical and contemporary forces, agency and factors that combine to affect the location of the continent in the global order. From politics to economics, science and engineering, the contributors to this book argue for a paradigm shift in both theory and praxis of national, regional and continental efforts geared toward the realisation of the much-needed African Renaissance.