Dr. Asante combines cultural studies, linguistics, historiography, Kementology, and Africology in this brilliant response to the critics of Afrocentricity. He demonstrates that the principal problem with the critics of Afrocentrics is their disbelief in the agency of Africans ¡V that is the ability of Africans to create society, community, culture and civilization. Asante challenges the basic arguments of the critics and reiterates the correctness of the Afrocentric vision for the African world.
In a successful balance of polemics and analysis, the author engages Stephen Howe, Mary Lefkowitz, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and others, with wit and intelligence. The book is useful for the readers interested in the general studies of ancient Africa as well as the continuing discourse around the Afrocentric idea.
- Publisher : Africa World Pr
- February 1, 2000
- ISBN-10 : 0865437424 / hardcopy
- ISBN-13 : 978-0865437425