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Africa the question of identity

Izu Marcel Onyeocha

Africa the question of identity

a philosophical reflection on Africa

by Izu Marcel Onyeocha

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Published by Council for Research in Values and Philosophy in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Group identity -- Africa.,
    • Africa -- Civilization -- Philosophy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-208) and index.

      StatementIzu Marcel Onyeocha.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT14 .O59 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination220 p. ;
      Number of Pages220
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6831167M
      ISBN 109783367927
      LC Control Number00321827
      OCLC/WorldCa44266259

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This sense of rootlessness and instability is due to a number of factors: postmodern philosophies, and the conditions of late modernity and postmodernity. National Identity and Democracy in Africa Edited by Mai Palmberg The Question of Identity during the Nigerian Civil War (–) Nordic Africa Institute forms the basis of this book.

We have worked on it with the aim of having it finished for the second joint conference. Wangari Maathai opines that if Africa is to build for the future it must first face its past. The book shows Africa’s colonial history as a disastrous period for the continent and how many of the problems faced by its people today stem from that past.

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The main objective of this paper is to examine African culture and values. Since. culture is often seen as the sum total of the peculiarities shared by a people, a people’s values can be seen as part of their culture.

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