The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers (Hardcover)

The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers By Adekeye Adebajo (Editor) Cover Image
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With thirty-eight accessible essays from prominent African, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American scholars, The Pan-African Pantheon offers readers a fascinating insight into the intellectual thinking and contributions to Pan-Africanism. It explores the history of Pan-Africanism and the quest for reparations, and examines early pioneers of Pan-Africanism as well as key activists, politicians, and literati. The volume covers thirty-six historical and contemporary figures, including well-known Pan-Africanists such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, alongside popular figures not typically identified with mainstream Pan-Africanism, such as Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, and Bob Marley. While acknowledging the contributions of these figures to Pan- Africanism, these essays are not just celebratory - they offer valuable criticism in areas where their subjects may have fallen short of their ideals.

About the Author


Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg. He was Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town between 2003 and 2016. Adebajo served on United Nations missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq, and was Director of the Africa Programme at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526156815
ISBN-10: 1526156814
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021
Pages: 680
Language: English