Debating African Issues: Conversations Under the Palaver Tree (Paperback)

Debating African Issues: Conversations Under the Palaver Tree By William G. Moseley (Editor), Kefa M. Otiso (Editor) Cover Image

Debating African Issues: Conversations Under the Palaver Tree (Paperback)

By William G. Moseley (Editor), Kefa M. Otiso (Editor)


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This debate style textbook allows students to explore diverse, well-founded views on controversial African issues, pushing them to go beyond superficial interpretations and complicate and ground their understanding of the continent.

From the positive images in the film Black Panther, to the derogatory remarks of former American President Donald Trump, the African continent often figures prominently in the collective, global imagination. This interdisciplinary collection covers 20 enduring and contemporary debates across a broad range of subjects affecting Africa, from development and health to agriculture, climate change, and urbanization. Each chapter has a pro and con view penned by a leading expert on the topic in an accessible and engaging style. These contrasting views on each issue are framed by an introduction that helps the student contextualize the debate and draw on further resources. Moreover, they enable readers to deepen their understanding of the topic, develop a more nuanced perspective, and foster classroom debates.

This book is an excellent resource for Africa related courses across a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields including African studies, anthropology, development studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, international studies, political science and public health.

William G. Moseley is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography, and Director of the Food, Agriculture and Society Program, at Macalester College, USA, where he teaches courses on human geography, agriculture, environment, development and Africa.Kefa M. Otiso is Professor of Geography and Graduate Coordinator for the School of Earth, Environment and Society (SEES) at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA. He's also the founding president of the US-based Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA).

Product Details ISBN: 9780367201494
ISBN-10: 0367201496
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 14th, 2022
Pages: 292
Language: English