Es'kia: Education, African Humanism and Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation (Signed)
Author: Es'kia Mphahlele Signed by the Author Publisher: Kwela Books (2002) ISBN-10: 0795701519 ISBN-13: 9780795701511 Condition: Very Good. Some foxing along the top edge of the pages and front board. Previous owner's inscription on the verso of the ffep. There is marking on the inside of the dust jacket and along the edges. The DJ also has some scratches, light creasing to the edges and a few very small closed tears. Still a very good copy. Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket Pages: 485 Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.5 x 3.6 cm
Weight: 1.0 kg
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The essays and public addresses of scholar, teacher, philosopher, and activist Es'kiaMphahlele are presented in this collection spanning 40 years of recent African history. The intellectual and distinctly South African perspective exhibited in these writings is enriched by humor and autobiographical anecdotes.
Subjects addressed include African literature and literary criticism, education in a democratic South Africa, relations between Africans and African Americans, negritude, African identity, and African humanism. A critical introduction, full biography, bibliography, and brief synopsis of each essay are included.