In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary society.
Thus, this book engages the major critiques of Afrocentricity, defends the necessity for African people to view themselves as agents instead of as objects on the fringes of Europe, and proposes a more democratic framework for human relationships.
An Afrocentric Manifesto completes Asante's quartet on Afrocentric theory. It is at the cutting edge of this new paradigm with implications for all disciplines and fields of study. It will be essential reading for urban studies, philosophy, African and African American Studies, social work, sociology, political science, and communication.
1 Introduction 1
2 Ama Mazama and Paradigmatic Discourse 9
3 Afrocentricity: Notes on a Disciplinary Position 31
4 In Search of an Afrocentric Historiography 55
5 Kemetic Bases: The Africanness of Ancient Egypt 68
6 The Afrocentric Idea in Education 78
7 Sustaining a Relationship to Black Studies 93
8 Afrocentricity and History 105
9 The Black Nationalist Question 122
10 Race, Brutality, and Hegemony 132
11 Blackness as an Ethical Trope: Toward a Post-Western Manifesto 153