"This powerful and wide ranging anthology is ideal for classroom use. The issues discussed are central: the selections are engaging; and the contributors are of the highest order. It will help bring about a long overdue change in the philosophical canon." Robert Bernasconi, University of Memphis
"We are indeed blessed to have Eze's wide-ranging and magnificent anthology. It brings together some of the most stimulating texts of African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black European philosophy. Its ambitious effort will serve well all those interested in African studies and students and specialists of philosophy in general." V. Y. Mudimbe, Stanford University
From the Back Cover
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.