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 languages, histories, and deconstructionist agendas, to create developmental competences and this book highlights and explores 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 and inter-disciplines. His work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries.

Wanjohi wa Makokha

Dr. Justus. Kizito Makokha is based in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Kenyatta University. He is a widely published literary critic and editor of several volumes on literary criticism. His most recent work is Cultural Archives of Atrocities: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society (2019) co-edited with Dr. C. A. Kebaya and Prof. C. K. Muriungi. He is a poet. Nest of Stones (2010) is his debut book of verse. He serves on advisory boards of several peer reviewed journals including, Journal of Somali Studies (JOSS). His research interests include literary theory, diaspora and gender studies in Anglophone literature. He is also interested in media and society in Africa. He is a columnist for the Star Newspaper in Kenya.

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