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African Renaissance: A Northbound Gaze

By Prof M B Ramose, Formerly Department of Philosophy, Catholic University of Brabant, Tilburg, Netherlands, currently Department of Philosophy, Unisa. In: Politeia Vol 19 No 3 2000, pp. 47-62. The present article argues that at best the 'renaissance' has dubious linguistic roots in the soil of Africa. Although the sequence 'African Renaissance' gives first place to Africa, Africa is denied the right to choose from its own experience a key concept for understanding and interpreting its history and politics. Mokoko-Hungwe is an indigenous African concept capable of aiding our understanding and interpretation of contemporary African history and politics. |+| Full Text Article, pdf, Engl, 666 KB

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