"Dr. Bongmba has given us a testimony of his concern and love for his people. It is a erudite and engaging story of a commitment to the best values in human solidarity."-- V.Y. Mudimbe, Newman Ivey White Professor of Literature, Duke University
"Elias K. Bongmba has written an important contribution to the contemporary discussion of the plight of the people on the African continent. Inspired by his love of Africa, this work offers the respect of a sober, critical discussion of the political realities that besiege the place of humanity's birth, while offering an analysis, with echoes of Fanon's reflection on the leadership of decolonization, that every generation should realize its mission. Those who stand in the way of breaking the grip of neocolonization and opening the way for the postcolonization that beckons over the horizon are brought to task in this powerfully written, poignant text. I expect this book to become a classic work in political thought, ethics, and social criticism."--Lewis R. Gordon, Laura H. Carnell University Professor of Philosophy, Temple University, and author of Existentia Africana.
"An anguished and ecstatic work showing Africa's seemingly infinite capacity for self-renewal. With its political gospel of love, Bongmba's is a distinct voice in current normative critiques of African postcolonial societies."--Emmanuel Eze, Department of Philosophy, DePaul University
About the Author
Elias K. Bongmba is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University.