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On the State of African Philosophy and Development

Ernest Wamba dia Wamba


It has been a while since I have — as I used to do regularly - visited the homes of African philosophers (or was it philosophers for Africa?) and often renewed my fidelity to my declaration of love for their wisdom. Thus, I may not now be aware of possible breakthroughs and cannot even claim to have a familiarity with the younger faces among them, especially with the lightening passage of the great contemporary sophism called ‘post-modernism’. At a distance, I have been trying to cure myself of my then recurrent illusions (or was it a theoretical slumber?). I have been getting my feet wet, as advised by my friend Walter Rodney who did pass away from it, and risking my life, with the hope of attaining clarity and true self-consciousness.

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

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