The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought: Two-volume set

Hardcover | April 26, 2010

EditorF. Abiola Irele, Biodun Jeyifo

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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diasporain the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the worlddetermined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource forteaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diasporain the Americas and in Europe. The term "Af...

F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo are currently teaching in the African and African-American Studies department at Harvard University. Irele's The African Experience in Literature and Ideology is a fundamental text in the field. Biodun Jeyifo is a former director of the WEB DuBois Institute at Harvard.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:992 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195334736

ISBN - 13:9780195334739

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