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Readership: Scholars and students of language and nationalism in Africa, including language policy, language in
education, and language and ethnic conflict, in departments of linguistics, politics, anthropology, history, and sociology.
Andrew Simpson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
"... the collection provides a fascinating and valuable new perspective on language policy and planning and emphasizes the constructed yet fluid nature of the language-identity nexus." - Tracy G. Beckett, Linguistlist
Notes on Contributors
1: Andrew Simpson: Introduction
2: Yasir Suleiman: Egypt: From Egyptian to Pan-Arab Nationalism
3: Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi: Morocco: Language, Nationalism, and Gender
4: Wendy James: Sudan: Majorities, Minorities, and Language Interactions
5: Fiona McLaughlin: Senegal: The Emergence of a National Lingua Franca
6: Ingse Skattum: Mali: in Defence of Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism
7: B. Akíntúndé Oyètádé and Victor Fashole Luke: Sierra Leone: Krio and the Quest for National Integration
8: Akosua Anyidoho and M.E. Kropp Dakubu: Ghana: Indigenous Languages, English, and an Emergine National Identity
9: Anne Moseng Knutsen: Ivory Coast: the Supremacy of French
10: Andrew Simpson and B. Akíntúndé Oyètádé: Nigeria: Ethno-Linguistic Competition in the Giant of Africa
11: Edmond Biloa and George Echu: Cameroon: Official Bilingualism in a Multilingual State
12: Eyamba Bokamba: D.R. Congo: Language and 'Authentic Nationalism'
13: Chege Githiora: Kenya: Language and the Search for a Coherent National Identity
14: Farouk Topan: Tanzania: the Successful Development of Swahili as a National and Official Language
15: David Appleyard and Martin Orwin: The Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia
16: Lutz Marten and Nancy C. Kula: Zambia: 'One Zambia, One Nation, Many Languages'
17: Rajend Mesthrie: South Africa: the Rocky Road to Nation Building