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Published by Polity in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Afrocentrism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and index.

StatementMolefi Kete Asante.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT15 .A83 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. ;
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18939368M
ISBN 100745641024, 0745641032
ISBN 109780745641027, 9780745641034

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Overall, An Afrocentric Manifesto is riveting, empowering, and inspiring. A perfect read for scholars, teachers, and all who are hungry to learn about a groundbreaking way to approach African phenomena. 5 people found this helpful out of 5 stars Molefi Kete Asante does an amazing job at re-centering African epistemology and has taught me /5(7).   Thus, this book engages the major critiques of Afrocentricity, defends the necessity for African people to view themselves as agents instead of as .   "An Afrocentric Manifesto is the most comprehensive response to those critics that charge Afrocentricity is a closed system. Building on the work of Cruse, Nkrumah and Karenga, Asante defines Afrocentricity as a paradigmatic intellectual perspective linking research to ethical praxis."/5(23). “An Afrocentric Manifesto is the most comprehensive response to those critics that charge Afrocentricity is a closed system. Building on the work of Cruse, Nkrumah and Karenga, Asante defines Afrocentricity as a paradigmatic intellectual perspective linking research to ethical praxis.”.

In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary society. For academics the book serves as a foundation to understanding the processes connected to African centered thought which then can be applied to understanding the continent’s contributions from a historigraphical and theoretical perspective. In the case of social activists, The Afrocentric Manifesto should serve as a springboard for action in theFile Size: 31KB. Molefi Asante (born ) is an African-American scholar, historian, and philosopher, who is currently Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University, where he founded the first Ph.D. program in African American Studies. He is also widely credited with being the founder of the "Afrocentricity" school of by: 6The Afrocentric Idea in Education 78 7 Sustaining a Relationship to Black Studies 93 8 Afrocentricity and History 9The Black Nationalist Question 10 Race, Brutality, and Hegemony 11 Blackness as an Ethical Trope: Toward a Post-Western Manifesto References Index v.

He has also written books such as Afrocentric Idea Revised,Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge, and Classical Africa. He begins the first chapter of this book by saying, "This book offers a philosophical inquiry into the future of the Afrocentric perspective and a testament of Nija, the ideology of victorious thought."Cited by: In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary society. Thus, this book engages the major critiques of Afrocentricity, defends the necessity for. In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary : Molefi Kete Asante. The Afrocentric Manifesto by Molefi Kete Asante | Polity Press, Asante's Afrocentric philosophy has become one of the most persistent influences in the social sciences and .