The Resource Drinking from the cosmic gourd : how Amos Tutuola can change our minds, Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Drinking from the cosmic gourd : how Amos Tutuola can change our minds, Francis B. Nyamnjoh

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Drinking from the cosmic gourd : how Amos Tutuola can change our minds
Title
Drinking from the cosmic gourd
Title remainder
how Amos Tutuola can change our minds
Statement of responsibility
Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book questions colonial and apartheid ideologies on being human and being African, ideologies that continue to shape how research is conceptualised, taught and practiced in universities across Africa. Africans immersed in popular traditions of meaning-making are denied the right, by those who police the borders of knowledge, to think and represent their realities in accordance with the civilisations and universes they know best. Often, the ways of life they cherish are labelled and dismissed too eagerly as traditional knowledge by some of the very African intellectual elite they look to for protection. The book makes a case for sidestepped traditions of knowledge. It draws attention to Africa's possibilities, prospects and emergent capacities for being and becoming in tune with its creativity and imagination. It speaks to the nimble-footed flexible-minded "frontier African" at the crossroads and junctions of encounters, facilitating creative conversations and challenging regressive logics of exclusionary identities. The book uses Amos Tutuola's stories to question dualistic assumptions about reality and scholarship, and to call for conviviality, interconnections and interdependence between competing knowledge traditions in Africa
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nyamnjoh, Francis B.
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.T8
LC item number
.N936 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tutuola, Amos
  • Africans
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Drinking from the cosmic gourd : how Amos Tutuola can change our minds, Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Richard Fardon -- 1. A preview -- 2. Dominant and dormant epistemologies of Africa -- 3. Tutuola and the extravagant illusion of completeness -- 4. Keeping alive popular ideas of reality -- 5. The palm-wine drinkard and the challenge of dichotomies -- 6. Activation, potency and efficacy in Tutuola's universe -- 7. Tutuola in conversation with the Cameroon grassfields and beyond -- 8. Conclusion : Tutuola's legacy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9789956764181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000001145895
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4838309
  • (OCoLC)982476003
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse59846
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001145895
Label
Drinking from the cosmic gourd : how Amos Tutuola can change our minds, Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Publication
Copyright
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Richard Fardon -- 1. A preview -- 2. Dominant and dormant epistemologies of Africa -- 3. Tutuola and the extravagant illusion of completeness -- 4. Keeping alive popular ideas of reality -- 5. The palm-wine drinkard and the challenge of dichotomies -- 6. Activation, potency and efficacy in Tutuola's universe -- 7. Tutuola in conversation with the Cameroon grassfields and beyond -- 8. Conclusion : Tutuola's legacy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9789956764181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000001145895
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4838309
  • (OCoLC)982476003
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse59846
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001145895

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