Epistemic freedom in Africa: deprovincialization and decolonization by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni


  • Masixole Booi Rhodes University




decolonisation, politics of knowledge, epistemic freedom, social justice, epistemic justice


In this review of Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni's Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization, Masixole Booi explains in detail how the book focuses on the history and politics of knowledge production and how Africa has been located on the marginal lines of such ‘knowledge production’.

Key words: decolonisaiton, politics of knowledge, epistemic freedom, social justice, epistemic justice

How to cite this article:
Booi, M. 2020. Book review: Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. 2018. Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South. v. 4, n. 1, p. 89-96. April 2020. Available at:

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How to Cite

Booi, M. (2020). Epistemic freedom in Africa: deprovincialization and decolonization by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South, 4(1), 89–96. https://doi.org/10.36615/sotls.v4i1.143