This anthology of writings by prominent black thinkers from antiquity to the present makes the case for a central tradition of black philosophy, rooted in Africa and distinct from the intellectual heritage of the West. The work is divided geographically, and to some extent historically, into three parts--Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Readings range from the Egyptian Teachings of Ptahhotep to essays on negritude by Leopold Sedar Senghor and Wole Soyinka to proposals for the transformation of Western ideas and ...

I Am Because We Are 1995, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9780870239656

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