by Molefi Kete Asante
An Intellectual Portrait
This volume is a lucid and essential contribution to our critical understanding of the intellectual and practical work of Cheikh Anta Diop. Professor Asante identifies and clarifies the key components, concerns and evolutionary contours in Diopian thought, and weaves them into a richly textured pattern and composite portrait of this distinguished scholar of astounding erudition and extraordinary insight. Asante traces Diop's intellectual and political evolution, opens critical vistas into his multidisciplinary competence and approach. The book focuses on Diop's constant concern with putting knowledge and science in the service of the dignity and development of Africa. Moreover, Asante reaffirms Diop's towering position as a founding figure in African-centered scholarship and his expansive and enduring influence in the world African community.
"Professor Asante's intellectual portrait of Cheikh Anta Diop, one of the first in English, captures the complex intellectual ideas of this great scholar and probes the meaning of his work to the continent and the diaspora. It is a gem for serious intellectuals and the ordinary reader. It is simply fascinating and a true pioneering masterpiece worthy of effusive praise by true Pan-Africanist and general scholars."
— Dr. A.B. Assensoh, Professor of African American and African diaspora Studies, Indiana University - Bloomington
Paperback: 144 pages