- Series: Africa Seminal Ideas Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: BookBaby (March 25, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099683432X
- ISBN-13: 978-0996834322
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,065,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of Black Servitude Without Slavery: The Unspoken Politics of the English Language (Africa Seminal Ideas Series) Paperback – March 25, 2016
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"5 Stars .... a timely addition to works on social anthropology, culture, history, human relations, and global economy. A well-researched, well-written, and a highly captivating book that will serve as an eye-opener for many readers... another powerful voice that should be listened (to) alongside colossal figures like Achebe and Soyinka". - Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
"5 Stars... an extremely well thought out and well researched book .... The writing style is easy and flows naturally.... and although a lot of the theories presented in the book hadn't occurred to me before, after reading the book, they seem to be the most obvious thing.... A must-read book that I would highly recommend!" - Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite.
"5 Stars... Whether knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally, the use of terms like black sheep, blackmail, black spot, black book etc.automatically instills the concept that black is evil, and hence white represents the opposite. In Of Black Servitude Without Slavery: The Unspoken Politics of the English Language, (the author) dissects this mind set, its root causes, its effects, and how it can be overcome." - Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite.
"Of Black Servitude Without Slavery should be made compulsory reading for all sons and daughters of Africa, especially the younger ones, and all those who share a common commitment to justice, peace and human dignity." - Ibrahim Gambari, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Former Nigerian Foreign Minister
"This is a book to crow about. Dr. Okali has concluded that if we are going to continue to speak this (English) language (... is there any other to speak today?), we must do something to help purify it so that it does not abuse us, we African speakers of the language.... I can only end...by asking that the redemptive action begin!" - Kole Omotoso, Noted African literary figure
From the Back Cover
A Publication of The Okali Seminal Ideas Foundation for Africa (OSIFA)
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