- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161205076X
- ISBN-13: 978-1612050768
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,040,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As I Run Toward Africa: A Memoir 1st Edition
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Asante is “one of America’s top 100 leading thinkers. --Utne Reader
Asante, a sixth-generation American descended from enslaved Africans, has been a guiding light in African American studies. --Booklist
Molefi Kete Asante is a seminal thinker.
--Cornel West, Princeton University
About the Author
Author of 72 books and more than 500 articles, Molefi Kete Asante is the most prolific African American scholar. His publications have included all genres: criticism, fiction, poetry, historical essays, bibliographic and encyclopaedic entries, drama, and textbooks. He has appeared on Sixty Minutes, Nightline, BET, Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, the Tony Brown Show, Night Watch, and Like It Is and more than one hundred local and international television shows. Famous as the founder of the Afrocentric movement, Asante continues to speak throughout the world.
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You do get a sense of what drove Molefi Asante to become the prolific scholar that he is. He always had an innate sense of being African, which was one of the good things about being raised in the coastal plains of Georgia in the late 40's. The man is very accomplished having obtained a Phd by 26 and full tenure by 30. There were areas I wish he would have spent more time on, but I guess he included all that he thought was necessary and that worked for me.
If one is unfamiliar with Asante, you will certainly be inspired to read one of his many works after finishing this memoir. If you are already acquainted, you will see some surprises and you will gain a greater understanding of the depth of his commitment to his people. You will also enjoy his accounts of his meetings/debates with people you will certainly know by their works. It has been an interesting run for Molefi Asante and I enthusiastically recommend this book.