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Media, Identity and the Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa
This paper examines South African President Thabo Mbeki's notion of the African Renaissance. Representations of Africa have been challenged in the past by movements such as negritude and pan-Africanism. Thabo Mbeki's proclamation of the African Renaissance can be seen as another attempt to fight and challenge prevailing representations of Africa. An African Renaissance that does not degenerate into essentialism (particularlism) has the potential to transform the lives of the many Africans whodoi:10.1163/9789004474048_003 fatcat:gbk2tdljnffu3brsjpppuisa6i