Furrowing Africa’s Killing Fields

By Kevin M. Hickey.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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How do Ivoirean Véronique Tadjo and Zimbabwean Yvonne Vera use history, place, gender, and the process of nationalism to promote more sustainable futures.

Keywords: History, Gender, Ethnicity, Nation, Citizenship, Africa, Place, Globalization, Women, Patriarchy

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.101-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.826MB).

Dr. Kevin M. Hickey

My research focuses on ideas about space (e.g., center, margin, underground, home, museum, nation) and power. Specifically, I look at how long-19th-century metaphysical and Romantic philosophies both supported and disrupted ideas of the expanding British empire and at how African and Afro-diasporic writers attempt to transform these colonial ideas to argue a longstanding African presence that counters dominant concepts (i.e., colonial concepts) of space and the power structures sustained by those concepts. I ask how these “transformed ideas” promote a more just and sustainable world. Additionally, I am working on a book about my six-year (61,000 kms) bicycle trip through Europe and Africa; it includes an emphasis on kitchens, birds, and connecting with others.

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