Teaching Africa: “Development” and Decolonization

  • George J Sefa DeiEmail author
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 9)


Challenging the pervasive position of the Western expert – the Africanist – as a long-standing literal and metaphoric figure, this discussion invites readers to transcend this power relationship. The chapter attempts to reframe the power dynamics by inviting the reader to consider development as an African-centred process of coming to power, knowledge, and identity.


Challenging the Africanist Knowledge formation Teaching Power dynamics Claiming power African knowledges Indigeneity Development Decolonization Identity formation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)TorontoCanada

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