Africa's Agenda

Africa's Agenda

by Harvey J. Sindima
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313294798

ISBN-13: 9780313294792

Pub. Date: 10/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Liberal philosophy came to Africa through colonialism: it was taught in schools, preached and supported by the churches, and maintained and encouraged by an economic system characterized by competition and maximizing profit—capitalism. Thirty years after independence, liberal philosophy continues to erode traditional values in Africa. To redirect Africans

Overview

Liberal philosophy came to Africa through colonialism: it was taught in schools, preached and supported by the churches, and maintained and encouraged by an economic system characterized by competition and maximizing profit—capitalism. Thirty years after independence, liberal philosophy continues to erode traditional values in Africa. To redirect Africans to symbols of common life and respect for persons, nationalist leaders have tried other philosophies: negritude, African socialism, and humanism. This book shows the limitations of these philosophies, and the failure of African philosophy and theology to offer a paradigm for social change. The author proposes a new paradigm for transformation, one rooted in traditional thought, found in the concepts of moyo (life) and umunthu (personhood).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313294792
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1995
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Africa's Biography

Liberalism and African Culture

The Struggle for Authenticity

African Socialism

African Concepts of the World, Life and Person

Christianity and African Values

Community of Life: A Framework for Transformation

Christianity and Social Change

Bibliography

Index

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