ISBN 9780797484931
Pages 298
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Writing Language, Culture, and Development: Volume 1

Africa vs Asia

edited by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Wanjohi wa Makokha

Writing Language, Culture and Development has 2 essays, 6 stories, 63 poems, 2 plays, and 50 translations into 13 languages; Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Kiswahili, Shona, Hausa, Idoma, Igbo, Akan Twi, and of course, English, from Authors and poets who reside in these among other countries: South Africa, Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, China, Korea, Rusia, Tunisia, Nigeria, India, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, and the UK, who are connected to these two continents, Asia and Africa. Nurturing South-South interactions and interlocutions, spiritually is an open ended discourse and praxis.

It is envisioned that this ground-breaking idea will serve as a testament to future cooperations between the two continents. It is hoped Africa and Asia can use their competencies, i.e., human capital, culture, and langauges, histories, and deconstructionist agendas, to create developmental competences and this book highlights and explore a number of pathways that creatives of the two lands can explore and exploit as they march into a future of Weltliteratur. The cast and nature of the book and its content is a product of thought, imagination and environment. We invite you to it’s offerings that individually, and collectively, accentuate our allied artistic commitment to the Humanities as an arena of thought on identities, languages, cultures, histories and epistemologies of postcolonial posture.

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About the Editors

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres, inter-disciplines etc. Voices from Exile, a poetry collection came out from Lapwing Publications, Northern Ireland, 2010, Keys in the River, a novel of interlinked short fictions came out from Savant Books and Publications, 2012, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, a book of creative non fictions on Zimbabwe came out from Langaa RPCIG, 2013. A Dark Energy (full length novel) forthcoming from Aignos Publishing Inc. Work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries. Nominated, shortlisted and won some prizes and work has been translated into French and Spanish.

Wanjohi wa Makokha

Wanjohi wa Makokha (b.1979) lives and writes in Neukölln, Berlin. He teaches courses in African, South Asian and Caribbean literature at the Freie University of Berlin (FUB). He is a committed literary critic with several publications to his credit including Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore (Rodopi: 2011) co-edited with Jennifer Wawrzinek.

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