The Cultural Modernity of H.I.E. Dhlomo

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Africa World, 2007 - Africa - 248 pages
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Dhlomo, one of the most outstanding African intellectuals in the New African Movement, engaged the notion of the construction of modernity in South Africa in the first half of the 20th century. His principal concern, following a root tradition of the Xhosa Intellectuals of the 19th century, was with the problem of how to transform European, Christian-informed modernity into a true African modernism that embraced the powerful political currents of Ethiopianism, Pan-Africanism, the ANC, New Africanism and Shembeism. This book considers his influence.

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Ntongela Masilela is Professor of English and World Literature, Professor of Creative Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is Director of the H. I. E. Dhlomo Center for African Intellectual History at Pitzer College. He is Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at the University of California in Irvine. He studied at UCLA, Technical University of Berlin, and at Polish Academy of Film Art in Lodz. He has taught at the University of Nairobi, UCLA, University of Lodz, and at the Summer Dance Academy in Arezzo, Italy.

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