Indigenous People in Africa.

Indigenous People in Africa.

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This volume is an attempt to provide this intersectional and reflexive space. The thinking behind the book began in Lamu in mid-2010. It was a time when growing community resistance emerged towards the Kenyan government's plan to build a second seaport under a trans-frontier infrastructural project known as the Lamu Port- South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET). The editors agreed that a book that draws community activists, academics, researchers and policy makers into a discussion of the predicament of indigenous rights and development against the backdrop of the Endorois case was timely and needed. Assembled here are the original contributions of some of the leading contemporary thinkers in the area of indigenous and human rights in Africa. The book is an interdisciplinary effort with the single purpose of thinking through indigenous rights after the Endorois case but it is not a singular laudatory remark on indigenous life in Africa. The discussion begins by framing indigenous rights and claims to indigeneity as found in the Endorois decision and its related socio-political history. Subsequent chapters provide deeper contextual analysis by evaluating the tense relationship between indigenous peoples and the post-colonial nation-state. Overall, the book makes a peering and provocative contribution to the relational interests between state policies and the developmental intersections of indigeneity, indigenous rights, gender advocacy, environmental conservation, chronic trauma and transitional justice.The meeting took place at the offices of the Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE). At the time of the meeting, Ridwan Laher was a chief research specialist and head of the Sustainable Development Unit at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), and Korir ... of gratitude to AISAa#39;s director of publications, Solani Ngobeni, for steering this volume through the processes of editing, peer reviewanbsp;...

Title:Indigenous People in Africa.
Author:Laher, Ridwan, SingíOei, Korir
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa - 2014-05-05


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