ISBN 9789956558377
Pages 196
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Power in the Writer

Collected Essays on Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa

by Mwalimu George Ngwane

The book examines the creative industries of Cameroon and Africa and makes bold the cultural triumphant assertion that Africa is home to some of the most diverse cultural patrimony and the most versatile creative professionals. It also discusses indigenous development models and questions the rationale for Eurocentric democratic paradigms which have partly contributed to the demise of a concrete democratic development entitlement in most African countries. Ngwane weaves both the cultural and political strands into a search for a homegrown development web which he calls 'glocalisation'. Ngwane's essays, most of which have animated debate and discourse in national newspapers, online blogs and International journals are lucid in their arguments, poignant in their ideological focus, rich in their non-fiction craftsmanship and urgent in their message delivery. The essays will make good reading for students of Africa studies, Development studies, Politics and Culture.

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About the Author

Mwalimu George Ngwane

Mwalimu George Ngwane is author of seven books and feature essayist in national and international newspapers, Chairman of the National Book Development Council- Cameroon, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the African Book Publishing Record- Columbia, U.S.A. Recipient, Scholar at Risk Fund Fellowship in 2004 (U.S.A), Executive Director of the pan African Association AFRICAphonie. His personal blog is He lives in Cameroon.

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