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Editorial: To Our Readers

Olufemi Taiwo


We present this latest issue of African Philosophy with mixed feelings. Yes, we are happy to be putting out another number of the journal; but our enthusiasm is tempered by the realization that the regularity of its publication is nowhere near what it should be if we are to realize the lofty ambitions that we have for it. After all, a journal is only as good as the kinds of contributors it is able to attract. And, truth be told, our spasmodic publication record has, we have no doubt, alienated not a few prospective contributors. Additionally, many contributors were compelled to pull their manuscripts and put them elsewhere. To all concerned we would like to offer our sincerest apologies. We hope that what happens from here on will not only persuade those who have been alienated to take another look at us, but will also make them willing to trust us with their work again. While we have been in hiatus, nothing has happened to make us think that the journal and the vision that gave it birth either are dead or have become irrelevant in the current situation. Quite the contrary, the censure that we have received from critics, as well as the continuing inquiries from prospective contributors and, not the least, the steadfastness of the authors that we have included in this volume, are all indicative of the continuing belief of many in our subdiscipline in the necessity and relevance of the journal. For that, we are very grateful.

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Journal on African Philosophy. ISSN: 1533-1067 (online).
Editor: Olufemi Taiwo.

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