Symbolic Xenophobia Mirrored through the Struggle of an African Scholar in the Academic Space
AbstractIn this literature study paper I dispel and confront the struggles that an African scholar is faced with in the (western) academia which mirror symbolic xenophobia. This is due to the racial and separatist behaviour that African scholars experience trying to operate in the academia. I draw more from the work of Dei (2012; 2013a; 2013b) and Kuokkanen (2010) to base my deliberations. I adopt an Africentric critical position in doing this work not to portray an attitude of hatred short of take on western systems that act as road blocks against African scholarship and indigenous knowledges.
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