oa Alternation - African Philosophy Revisited

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



It is more than thirty years since the debate about the existence or non-existence of African Philosophy began. According to Okolo (1995:106), the issue has finally been settled among African philosophers. A cursory glance at recent texts on African philosophy1 reveals, pace Okolo, that it still remains a contested terrain. Why has African philosophy been subjected to the panopticon gaze? What is so special about it or the Africans to deserve such attention? After all, British, German, French, American. Latin American. Russian. Indian or Chinese philosophy have never been under such intense surveillance and interrogation.

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