An Agenda for Decolonising Law in Africa: Conceptualising the Curriculum

  title={An Agenda for Decolonising Law in Africa: Conceptualising the Curriculum},
  author={Asikia Karibi-Whyte},
  journal={Journal of Decolonising Disciplines},
Decolonisation as a theory focus on challenging the colonial imperialist perspectives on Africa and Africans. It seeks to debunk hegemonic discourses on Africa by continually opposing and resisting those notions that cast Africans as primitive and backward.[1] Law permeates all realms of social behaviour; law is also a tool of social engineering. It is also a truism that society needs law to solve the problem of social order by protecting certain human interests.[2] Law in Africa has followed… 



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