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By Thandika Mkandawire

In comparison with Asia or Latin the US, Africa has skilled a lot greater premiums of emigration of its intelligentsia to North the USA and Europe, and widespread displacement in the continent. This infrequent assessment of the heritage, destiny and destiny roles explores their courting to nationalism and the Pan African undertaking; the indigenous language of African intellectuals; ladies intellectuals; and the position of the increasing African educational diaspora.

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It is significant that this upsurge of interest in democratization took place at the time when Africanist research was mired in an Afropessimism that essentially saw no internal sources of change within Africa. Development once again Through all the twists and turns, development still remains on the agenda and is part of African debates on democracy. Anyang’ Nyongo’s defence of democracy (1988) was on the grounds that it would lead to better governance and more development. Even those who 44 objected to this instrumentalization of democracy admitted that it would be worthwhile exploring the possibilities of a process in which democracy and development were not only synergetic but also mutually constitutive.

This sociological character of African intellectuals – exile, racial and ethnic minority – could also lead to tone-deafness to various localisms, including nationalism. In addition, the privileging of the intellectual expressions of the diaspora could mute the voices in the periphery and render them neutral by simply positing them as part of the hybridity. 38 The new agenda? Bringing democracy back in By the mid-1980s, there was a trend towards a greater focus on the problems of democratization.

Women first pointed out their specific role in development and insisted on the recognition of their contributions. Later the ‘Women in Development’ agenda shifted towards a more gendered approach to social issues. Feminist scholars attacked African scholarship and intellectual endeavours for their blindness to gender issues and declared that the nationalist projects had been fundamentally patriarchal. Even as they criticized the research agenda in Africa, however, they also had to ensure that the specificities of their own concerns were not submerged by the dominant Western feminism – the old issue of the particular and the universal.

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