- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: CQ Press; 1st edition (November 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452216703
- ISBN-13: 978-1452216706
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,741,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Ama Mazama is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Temple University. She holds a Ph.D. from La Sorbonne and has published eleven books including co-editing the Encyclopedia of African Religion; The Afrocentric Paradigm; Africa in the 21st Century; L Imperatif Afrocentricité as well as more than forty articles in research journals. In addition she has translated the political and social works of African American intellectuals into French. During the past twenty years Dr. Mazama has directed a dozen doctoral degree programs and educated thousands of students in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean. Her work is regularly cited by others scholars in Canada, Jamaica, England, France, and the United States. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Black Studies, the premier journal in its field. Dr. Mazama edited the first scholarly special issue on the candidacy of Barack Obama.
Molefi Kete Asante holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published more than 70 books and is the creator of the first doctoral program in African American Studies. Asante is author of As I Run Toward Africa, The African American People, The Afrocentric Idea; An Afrocentric Manifesto; and Afrocentricity. He is also the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Black Studies and the Handbook of Black Studies. Asante has been called the most published African American scholar with more than 400 articles to his credit. Dr. Asante in an intellectual activist believing that one must seek to use scholarship to humanize the world.
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