Challenges and opportunities of centring the African voice in disability research

African Journal of Disability

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Title Challenges and opportunities of centring the African voice in disability research
Creator Ned, Lieketseng Y. Dube, Kudakwashe Swartz, Leslie
Subject DISABILITY STUDIES disability; AFRINEAD; politics of voice; ideational space; African Renaissance.
Description In 2020, the African Network of Evidence to Action on Disability (also known as AFRINEAD) hosted its 10th conference in Cape Town. This paper synthesises inputs by the three authors as plenary addresses, particularly focusing on the challenges and opportunities of centring African voices in disability research. Our concern in this article is to engage with the question of exclusion as an issue not just in the everyday lives of people with disabilities but also in the world of ideas – the ideational space. We suggest that a reimagined disability study depends on the centring of African experiences, voices and knowledges. This is especially so as there are African concepts that are not rigorously pursued in research. African Renaissance thinking makes allowance not only for critically reflecting on the historical and contemporary constructs of disability but also for fashioning a higher civilisation in which people with disabilities can exist within society as worthy and valued human beings.
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Contributor NONE
Date 2022-10-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — REVIEW
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v11i0.1089
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 11 (2022); 4 pages 2226-7220 2223-9170
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Lieketseng Y. Ned, Kudakwashe Dube, Leslie Swartz