by Molefi Kete Asante
About the Author:
Molefi Kete Asante is the founder of the African American studies department at Temple University. He developed the first program to offer a Ph.D. in African American studies. He is the author of Egyptian Philosophies and Egypt vs. Greece. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Discussed in this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of "Afrocentricity," which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects and is driven by the question Is it in the best interest of African people? This book looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and worldview gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities. History, psychology, sociology, literature, economics, and education are explored, including discussions on Washingtonianism, Garveyism, Du Bois, Malcolm X, race and identity, Marxism, and breakthrough strategies
Paperback: 148 pages