Last Thursday, in the opening segment, we introduced and characterised the subject, highlighting some of its key features – but mainly from sources outside Taiwo’s book. We also re-introduced the book and criticised some parts of its introduction (as I did in the first segment of the preceding series, Endless debate). The present segment concludes the general characterisation of “modernity” (and postmodernity) and then moves on to the appreciation of Africa must be modern – against the background of the little we think we now know about the subject.
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