n African Renaissance - Kwasi Wiredu : philosophy in the African way

Volume 2, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Professor Wiredu is one of Africa's foremost philosophers and he has done a lot to establish the discipline as a solid domain of inquiry in its contemporary formation especially within the Anglophone divide in Africa. In order to appreciate the scope and importance of his work, it is necessary to possess some familiarity with relevant areas of African studies such as history, anthropology, literature and postcolonial theory as advanced by figures such as Edward W. Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo. Wiredu's contribution to the making of modern African thought provides an interesting, and also an important site for an inquiry of agency-in-action since it can be read as a counter-articulation to the hegemonic discourses of colonialism.

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