March 4, 2017

Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait by Molefi Kete Asante

By Molefi Kete Asante

during this e-book, the main prolific modern African American pupil and cultural theorist Molefi Kete Asante leads the reader on an informative trip in the course of the brain of Maulana Karenga, one of many key cultural thinkers of our time. not just is Karenga the writer of Kwanzaa, an intensive and common celebratory vacation in accordance with his philosophy of Kawaida, he's an activist-scholar dedicated to a "dignity-affirming" lifestyles for all people. Asante examines the assets of Karenga's highbrow preoccupations and demonstrates that Karenga's matters with the liberation narratives and mythic realities of African everyone is rooted within the top pursuits of a collective humanity.

The e-book indicates Karenga to be an highbrow substantial prepared to perform his theories on the way to occur his extreme emotional attachment to tradition, fact and justice. Asante's enlightening presentation and riveting critique of Karenga's works display a compelling account of a philosopher whose contributions expand a long way past the Academy. even though Karenga all started his occupation as a pupil activist, a civil rights chief, a Pan Africanist, and a culturalist, he finally succeeds in turning his fierce dedication to fact towards dissecting political, social, and moral matters. Asante conscientiously analyzes Karenga's vital works on Black reviews, but additionally his past works on tradition and his later works on ethics, equivalent to The Husia, and Odu Ifa: the moral Teachings.

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