Bringing together canonical philosophical texts from African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black European thinkers, this major new anthology is designed to serve both as a textbook and as the authoritative reference volume in Africana philosophical and cultural studies.The texts collected here also have enormous historical range: from traditional to modern, pre-colonial through colonial to post-colonial: and from the slave period through emancipation and the Civil Rights movements to the postmodern. In so doing, they represent a variety of cultural and ideological viewpoints, including secular, feminist, Christian, Islamic, and animist perspectives.The volume will be useful for all those in gender and race theory as well as cultural, post-colonial, and black studies.
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. His teaching and research interests are in critical social theory, modern European philosophy, and Africana philosophy. His publications include
Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader (1997), and
Race and the Enlightenment (1996), both with Blackwell Publishers.