ISBN 9782869787537
Pages 162
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

Dani Nabudere's Afrikology

A Quest for African Holism

by Sanya Osha

Dani Wadada Nabudere, the illustrious Ugandan scholar, produced a diverse body of work on various aspects of African culture, politics, and philosophy. Toward the end of his life, he formulated a theoretical construct that he termed “Afrikology.” Unlike most other Afrocentrists, who have stopped with the task of proving the primacy of the Egyptian past and its numerous cultural and scientific achievements, Nabudere strenuously attempts to connect that illustrious heritage with the African present. This, remarkably, is what makes his project worthy of careful attention. His corpus is multidisciplinary, although a major preoccupation with Africa is discernible in virtually all his works. His writings deal with critiques of imperialism, African political systems, processes of globalization and Africa’s location within them, and finally the ideological and existential imperatives of Afrocentric discourse.

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"Dani Nabudere s Afrikology: A Quest for African Holism is an anthropological and empirical survey of African antiquity intended to advance research on African civilizations. The scholarship of this book affords more than merely intellectual self-absorption of repetitive Afrocentric and Eurocentric historicity; it is a concise read which assists in dispelling the myths and inaccuracies regarding African antiquity. Sanya Osha skillfully integrates scholarly references and oppositional scholarship, which challenges readers and encourages greater research by modern historians and generally inquiring minds."

U. Chinedu Amaefula The African American Research Library and Cultural Center, African Studies Review Volume 64, Number 1

About the Author

Sanya Osha

Sanya Osha is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Naked Light and the Blind Eye. His fictional work, Dust, Spittle and Wind won the Association of Nigerian Authors’ prize for prose in 1992. In 2000, he was a recipient of a Prince Claus Award. He lives in South Africa and is currently a South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) fellow at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria; and research fellow at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), Pretoria.

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