Ama Mazama: The Ogunic Presence in Africology is a critical analysis of the ideas of Ama Mazama, a prominent and leading female theorist in Africology and African American Studies. Molefe Asante studies the creative and productive power of Mazama's intellectual work as it emerges from the personal wrestling with spiritual elements of consciousness as well as Mazama's attention to ancestral and perhaps epigenetic relationships to African spirituality in the making of theory and practice. Painting a picture of an activist intellectual concerned as much with mental as well as spiritual liberation, Asante demonstrates how and why Ama Mazama has evolved into one of the most popular Africologists in the field.
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About the Author
Molefi Kete Asante is professor and chair in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.