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The Rise of a New Senegalese Cultural Philosophy?

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

by Devin Bryson Abstract The Senegalese social movement Y’en a Marre formed in 2011 in response to political stagnation and a lack of key public services. It played a decisive role in… Read More

The New Type of Senegalese under Construction: Fadel Barro and Aliou Sané on Yenamarrism after Wade

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

by Sarah Nelson Abstract Senegal’s Y’en a Marre movement, formed in early 2011, was instrumental in mobilizing the nation’s population, and especially its youth, to participate in the 2012 presidential election and… Read More

Toward Decolonizing African Philosophy and Religion

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Kwasi Wiredu I. PARTICULARISTIC STUDIES OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHIES AS AN AID TO DECOLONIZATION Let me begin by defining what I mean by decolonization in African philosophy. By decolonization, I… Read More

Exorcising Hegel’s Ghost: African’s Challenge to Philosophy

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Olufemi Taiwo Introduction Anyone who has lived with, worked on, and generally hung out with philosophy as long as I have and who, and this is a very important… Read More


Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Olabiyi Babalola Yai The articles in this issue of African Studies Quarterly are entirely devoted to studies of religion and philosophy in Africa. This is a wise decision at… Read More

The (Mal) Function of “it” in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s Normative Account of Person

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Bernard Matolino Abstract The prominent African philosopher Ifeanyi Menkiti is of the view that the African conception of personhood is decidedly communitarian. He argues, however, that although there are… Read More

A Critique of the Concept of Quasi-Physicalism in Akan Philosophy

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

by Hasskei Mohammed Majeed Abstract One important feature of recent African philosophical works is the attempt by writers to interpret some key concepts from within the context of specific African cultures.… Read More