This author in this article reasons that academic debates can be confusing for the general reader, and this was the case with some the arguments around academic freedom taken up in Suren Pillay's recent Mail & Guardian article: "Decolonising the humanities" (Getting Ahead, April 5 2013). This article attempts to explain what it is in our current context that so often distorts thinking on questions of and around academic freedom, acting like some black hole in intellectual life, which, invisible in itself, distorts the space around it. [10 May 2013]
Recolonising the humanities?
Mail & Guardian Online
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Education, Higher education, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Codesria), Institutional autonomy and accountability