oa Alternation - Biko: Africana Existentialist Philosopher

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



One of the curious features of African intellectual life in South Africa is, as is the case with Afro-Caribbean philosophy, 'the near absence of an explicitly cultivated philosophical tradition' (Henry 2000:xi). South Africa has produced a number of internationally acclaimed African literary, social, religious and political figures whose works are full of philosophical insights and arguments. Yet this country has apparently not produced African philosophers of the same calibre and comparable to internationally well-known African philosophers such as Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Paulin Hountondji, Kwasi Wiredu, Odera Oruka, Kwame Anthony Appiah, or V.Y. Mudimbe,

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