The Rediscovery of Africa

  • Melike Yilmaz
  • Fatima Momodu
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


This chapter seeks to return Africa to its rightful position in global affairs. Yilmaz and Momodu highlight the problems with the current narratives that characterize Africa in the most uncomplimentary manner. While Africa, the second largest continent in the world, boasts of a rich geographic heritage, remarkable history, emerging economies and tremendous contributions to arts, literature, and civilization, it is not given its appropriate position in the global political economy. This chapter calls for a “rediscovery” of Africa so as to appropriately highlight all the positive sides of the continent, including its critical contributions to history and civilization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melike Yilmaz
    • 1
  • Fatima Momodu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Languages and African StudiesRegent University College of Science and TechnologyAccraGhana
  2. 2.Faculty of LawNile University of NigeriaAbujaNigeria

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