Date of Publication: 2018
Adebayo C. Akomolafe, Molefi Kete Asante, Augustine Nwoye
We Will Tell Our Own Stories! The Lions of Africa Speak
These authors, all deeply dedicated to the telling of an African story, are committed to righting the wrongs of intellectual inquiry by setting upright the standards, criteria, and assumptions often avoided by Eurocentrists—of any complexion. Without the ‘lions of Africa’ speaking and writing about their narratives, the fields of literature, philosophy, social science, history, and psychology, evidence would cede to those without the slightest idea about the African knowledge base or how to add to it. Thus, the authors in this volume speak loudly, and write deftly and definitively to erect a new phalanx of liberated minds.
Readers will learn how:
- Black people of the African Diaspora have a story that transcends Eurocentric teachings and ideology.
- The intricate knowledge of history, physical, and social sciences are rich in the scholarship of Black educators.
- To navigate the spaces of socio-political concepts by shedding new light and thinking strategy.
- The stories are different when the lions are not the victims but can display agency in the hunt and hunted.