n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Wisdom in re-inventing the wheel? Cultivating and industrialising indigenous knowledge tracts in Africa




Extracted from text ... 144 WISDOM IN RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL? CULTIVATING AND INDUSTRIALISING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE TRACTS IN AFRICA1 Chukwudi Anthony Njoku Whelan Research Academy, Owerri, Nigeria INTRODUCTION: RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL? In the midst of the great plenty that the world has witnessed, with food surplus rather than food shortage, with massive plantations, mechanised agriculture and industrialisation, with crammed and overflowing supermarkets, is there still a need to be concerned about so-called recovering of endangered knowledge tracts, knowledge pathways, knowledge compasses, knowledge routes, knowledge stores and archives in Africa, Latin America, Asia and India? Do we really need them? Is it not an unnecessary ..


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