We the poor must abandon our wheelchairs and begin to walk unaided : on African agency discourse
CITATION: Akper, G. I. 2009. We the poor must abandon our wheelchairs and begin to walk unaided : on African agency discourse. Scriptura, 100:108-120, doi:10.7833/100-0-659.
The original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
After mapping the current notions of African agency discourse, the article suggests a more dialogical approach to the discourse, the partnership notion of African agency discourse. This suggestion is based on the view that African leaders and academics are apparently not yet ready to walk unaided. Therefore, the article proposes a broadened African agency that involves other races. Specifically, it stresses the need for a discourse that goes beyond a black identity as a category for an African agency discourse to be African proper. The essay further suggests that the contribution of the “other” in the discourse should be cherished by black and white discussants.