“Africa, Are We There Yet?” Taking African Mobilities Seriously—Concluding Remarks

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Kudzai Matereke Independent Researcher

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Adopting an African-focused perspective in the analysis of African experiences of mobility enables us to confront the limits imposed by a historicist-induced articulation of African experiences of mobility. This article off ers some concluding remarks to a section on African mobilities and attempts a critical analysis of how an African-based perspective of mobility serves to decenter or provincialize the Western-centric discourses of mobility. This undertaking is important in the attempts to fashion African modes of thought that serve as a counternarrative to European thought and to subvert the misrepresentations of im/mobilities of Africa and things African.

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Kudzai Matereke holds a PhD in political philosophy from the University of New South Wales. He is an independent researcher based in Sydney, Australia.

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