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Epilogue Theorizing Agency In And On Africa: The Questions Are Key

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This epilogue of the book highlights that researchers of Africa and African researchers operate in scholarly contexts where it is normal to minimize the scientific and creative capabilities of the African mind. It is hardly surprising that African social scientists continue to face an uphill task convincing their non-African counterparts about the maturity and validity of their scholarship. Similarly, it is not surprising that non- African counterparts face a Herculean task to convince African social scientists about the integrity of their research ventures in the context of such inequalities and prejudices. This book and the questions it has inspired provide the kind of background context for the journey to begin the process of redressing the inequalities, prejudices and tensions that continue to stand in the way of meaningful research on agency in and on Africa and on African agency.

Keywords: African agency; African predicaments; African researchers; African social scientists



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