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  1. A. Pablo Iannone (2001). Dictionary of World Philosophy. Routledge.
    This is the first comprehensive reference to the vast field of world philosophy. The Dictionary covers all the major subfields of the discipline, with entries drawn from West African, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latin American, Maori, and Native American philosophy--including Nahua philosophy, a previously unexplored, but key instance of Pre-Hispanic thought. Entries include: * abazimu * abortion * Advaita * afrocentricity * age of the world * artificial life * baskets of knowledge * bhakti body *brotherhood * chain (...)
  2. Adele Jinadu (1980/1986). Fanon: In Search of the African Revolution. Distributed by Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Different from other books on Fanon, this book approaches him as both a political philosopher and political sociologist of the African experience.
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  3. George Yancy (ed.) (1998). African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations. Routledge.
    African-American Philosophers brings into conversation seventeen of the foremost thinkers of color to discuss issues such as Black existentialism, racism, Black women philosophers within the academy, affirmative action and the conceptual parameters of African-American philosophy.
  4. Stanlie M. James & Abena P. A. Busia (eds.) (1993). Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women. Routledge.
    Theorizing Black Feminisms outlines some of the crucial debates going on among Black feminists today. In doing so it brings together a collection of some of the most exciting work by Black women scholars. The book encompasses a wide range of diverse subjects and refuses to be limited by notions of disciplinary boundaries or divisions between theory and practice. Theorizing Black Feminisms combines essays on literature, sociology, history, political science, anthropology, and art. As such it will be vital reading for (...)
  5. John G. Taylor (2001). The Race for Consciousness. MIT Press.
  6. Jon Miller & Rahul Kumar (eds.) (2007). Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries. Oxford University Press.
    Reparations is an idea whose time has come. From civilian victims of war in Iraq and South America to descendents of slaves in the US to citizens of colonized nations in Africa and south Asia to indigenous peoples around the world--these groups and their advocates are increasingly arguing for the importance of addressing historical injustices that have long been either ignored or denied. This volume contributes to these debates by focusing the attention of a group of highly distinguished international experts (...)
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  7. Peter Rigby (1996). African Images: Racism and the End of Anthropology. Berg.
    This controversial book is an impassioned African response to the racial stereotyping of African people and people of African descent by prominent white scholars. It highlights how the media contributes to the growth of racist ideas, particularly in reporting current events in Africa, and demonstrates how some of America’s most revered intellectuals cloak racist ideologies in ostensibly egalitarian discourses. The author seeks to rewrite the image of 'race' in order to show the damage racism can cause serious scholarship.
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  8. Lewis R. Gordon (ed.) (1997). Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy. Routledge.
    Existence in Black is the first collective statement on the subject of Africana Philosophy of Existence. Drawing upon resources in Africana philosophy and literature, the contributors explore some of the central themes of Existentialism as posed by the context of what Frantz Fanon has identified as "the lived-experience of the black." Among questions posed and explored in the volume are: What is to be done in a world of near universal sense of superiority to, if not universal hatred of, black (...)
  9. Kwasi Wiredu (1996). Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective. Indiana University Press.
    The eminent Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu confronts the paradox that while Western cultures recoil from claims of universality, previously colonized peoples, seeking to redefine their identities, insist on cultural particularities.
  10. Philip Alperson (ed.) (2002). Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Blackwell Pub..
  11. Samuel K. Roberts (2001). African American Christian Ethics. Pilgrim Press.
  12. Lewis R. Gordon (2000). Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought. Routledge.
    The intellectual history of the last quarter of this century has been marked by the growing influence of Africana thought--an area of philosophy that focuses on issues raised by the struggle over ideas in African cultures and their hybrid forms in Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Existentia Africana is an engaging and highly readable introduction to the field of Africana philosophy and will help to define this rapidly growing field. Lewis R. Gordon clearly explains Africana existential thought to a (...)
  13. Samuel Oluoch Imbo (1998). An Introduction to African Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    An invaluable introduction to this dynamic and growing area of study, Imbo's book synthesizes the ideas of key African philosophers into an accessible narrative. By making cross-disciplinary and transnational connections, Imbo stakes out an important place for African philosophy.
  14. Barbara Bloom Lloyd & John Gay (eds.) (1981). Universals of Human Thought: Some African Evidence. Cambridge University Press.
    This book was originally published in 1981 and the theme of universals attracted a great deal of attention in the decade preceding publication.
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  15. Brad Weiss (1992). The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World. Duke Univ Pr.
    "The strength of this book lies in its brilliant demonstration that local contexts of practical life and quotidian experience--understood in terms of embodiment ...
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  16. P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) (2003). The African Philosophy Reader: A Text with Readings. Routledge.
    The African Philosophy Reader, Second Edition , is a substantially revised and greatly enhanced collection of writings on African philosophy. Editors P.H. Coetzee and A.P.J. Roux have brought together thirty-seven philosophers, thirty-three of whom are black Africans, to present the most current philosophical discussions. Divided into eight sections, each with introductory essays, the selections offer rich and detailed insights into a diverse multinational philosophical landscape. Revealed in this pathbreaking work is the way in which traditional philosophical issues related to ethics, (...)
  17. Barry Hallen (2009). A Short History of African Philosophy. Indiana University Press.
    An historical and contemporary survey of African philosophy and philosophers, with chapters organized for the most part on the basis of methodological approaches.
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  18. Idelber Avelar (2004). The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in Colombia.
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  19. Paulin J. Hountondji (1983). African Philosophy: Myth and Reality. Indiana University Press.
  20. Eddie S. Glaude (2007). In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. University of Chicago Press.
    In this timely book, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., one of our nation’s rising young African American intellectuals, makes an impassioned plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and categories of the past. Central to Glaude’s mission is a rehabilitation of philosopher John Dewey, whose ideas, he argues, can be fruitfully applied to a renewal of African American (...)
  21. P. H. Coetzee & A. P. J. Roux (eds.) (1998). The African Philosophy Reader. Routledge.
    From early sage philosophers to Senghor of Senegal and Biko of South Africa, African thinking has challenged the way we think. As we enter a new millenium, the perspectives provided in this volume offer wise and refreshing alternatives to problems of self and society, culture, aesthetics, metaphysics and religion. Out of Africa always something new, and in these pages contemporary problems of cross-cultural cognition and post-coloniality are not only addressed, but also enacted. The reader witnesses the collision and the coalescence (...)
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  22. Kwame Gyekye (1997). Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience. OUP Usa.
    Kwame Gyekye offers a philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. Critically employing Western political and philosophical concepts to clear, comparative advantage, Gyekye addresses a wide range of concrete problems afflicting postcolonial African states, such as ethnicity and nation-building, the relationship of tradition to modernity, the nature of political authority and political legitimation, political corruption, and the threat to traditional moral and social values, practices, and institutions in the wake of rapid social change.
  23. D. A. Masolo (1994). African Philosophy in Search of Identity. Edinburgh University Press.
    " -- Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, ...
  24. Richard H. Bell (2002). Understanding African Philosophy: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues. Routledge.
    Understanding African Philosophy serves as a critical guide to some of the most important issues in modern African philosophy. Richard Bell introduces readers to the complexity of Africa, the legacy of colonialism, the challenges of post independence Africa, and other recent developments in African Philosophy. Chapters discuss the value of African oral and written texts for philosophy, concepts of "negritude," "African socialism," and "race," as well as current discussions in international development ethics connected to poverty and human suffering. Two chapters (...)
  25. Charles Villa-Vicencio & John W. De Gruchy (eds.) (1994). Doing Ethics in Context: South African Perspectives. D. Philip.
  26. Tsenay Serequeberhan (1994). The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy: Horizon and Discourse. Routledge.
    Hermeneutics is a crucial but neglected perspective in African philosophy. Here, Tsenay Serequeberhan engages post-colonial African literature and the ideas of the African liberation struggle with critically-used insights from the European philosophical tradition. Continuing the work of Theophilus Okere and Okonda Okolo, this book attempts to overcome the debate between ethnophilosophy and professional philosophy, demonstrating that the promise of African philosophy lies with the critical development of the African hermeneutical perspective.
  27. John S. Mbiti (1990). African Religions & Philosophy. Heinemann.
    Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in ...
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  28. Lee M. Brown (ed.) (2004). African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
    In the last two decades the idea of African Philosophy has undergone significant change and scrutiny. Some critics have maintained that the idea of a system of philosophical thought tied to African traditions is incoherent. In African Philosophy Lee Brown has collected new essays by top scholars in the field that in various ways respond to these criticisms and defend the notion of African Philosophy. The essays address both epistemological and metaphysical issues that are specific to the traditional conceptual languages (...)
  29. Alain LeRoy Locke (1989). The Philosophy of Alain Locke: Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Temple University Press.
    Discusses Locke's life and views and their impact on American philosophy, as well as his role in the Harlem Renaissance.
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  30. Kwame Gyekye (1995). An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme. Temple University Press.
    On the denial of traditional thought as philosophy Scholars, including philosophers, tend to squirm a little at the mention of African philosophy, ...
  31. Paulin J. Hountondji & K. Anthony Appiah (2002). Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa. Ohio University Press.
    In this volume, he responds with autobiographical and philosophical reflection to the dialogue and controversy he has provoked.
  32. Naomi Zack (1994). Race and Mixed Race. Temple University Press.
    Author note: Naomi Zack is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany. She herself is of mixed race: Jewish, African American, and Native American.
  33. M. Akin Makinde (1988). African Philosophy, Culture, and Traditional Medicine. Ohio University Center for International Studies.
  34. Chiku Malunga (2012). Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons From African Proverbs and Folktales. Upa.
    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
  35. Michael Battle (2009). Ubuntu: I in You and You in Me. Seabury Books.
    Ubuntu is an African way of seeing the world-and the people in it-as an intricate web of relationships.
  36. Nissio Fiagbedzi (2005). An Essay on the Nature of the Aesthetic in the African Musical Arts. S.N.].
  37. Hope M. Bland & Ashraf Esmail (2012). School Social Work Services in Federally Funded Programs: An African American Perspective. Upa.
    Focusing on the barriers between social work intervention in education and government funded programs that impact African American students, this book approaches these issues from a child-centered perspective. Interviews with ten African American students were conducted to discuss their perspectives on education, family life, and social work intervention.
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  38. Helen Verran (2001). Science and an African Logic. University of Chicago Press.
    In this captivating book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question by looking at how science, mathematics, and logic come to life in Yoruba primary schools.
  39. Mary-Antoinette Smith (ed.) (2010). Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano: Essays on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. Broadview Press.
    When abolitionists Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano published their essays on slavery in the late eighteenth century, they became key participants in one of the most important human rights campaigns in history. British abolitionism sought to expose the realities of transatlantic slavery in addition to asking politicians to help dehumanized Africans in the New World, and this edition brings together two major essays of the 1780s that were influential in the spread of the early abolitionist movement: Clarkson's An Essay on (...)
  40. Samuel Waje Kunhiyop (2004). African Christian Ethics. Baraka Press.
    Introduction to the study of African Christian ethics -- Foundations of contemporary African ethics -- Foundations of Western ethics -- Foundations of Christian ethics -- Foundations of African Christian ethics -- Applying African Christian ethics -- Church and state -- War and violence -- Strikes -- Poverty -- Corruption -- Fund-raising -- Procreation and infertility -- Reproductive technologies -- Contraception -- Polygamy -- Domestic violence -- Divorce and remarriage -- Widows and orphans -- Rape -- Incest -- Prostitution and sex (...)