We Will Tell Our Own Story Adebayo Akomolafe, Molefi Asante et al
This superb book will be a landmark in African studies because the scholars who have undertaken the task of telling their own social sciences, humanities, and literary narratives have displayed a sharp and penetrating engagement with history, politics and culture.
This superb book will be a landmark in African studies because the scholars who have undertaken the task of telling their own social sciences, humanities, and literary narratives have displayed a sharp and penetrating engagement with history, politics and culture in such a powerful manner that one cannot read these chapters without claiming them to be the gold standard in contemporary thinking.
AARON SMITH, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
We Will Tell Our Own Story is instructive to scholars and general readers as a method of confronting the manifold problems of misinterpretation and false presentations about African people. I find this work to be extraordinary in conception and execution.
SWAHILI SMT, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF BAHIA, BRAZIL
We Will Tell Our Own Story joins a growing number of Afrocentric books that are already revolutionizing the way Africans view themselves and their academies. The creation of a cadre of scholars devoted to truth, rigor, ancestrality, and values is a mark of a mature civilization; these authors are the necessary foundation for further growth.
Table of Contents:
Beyond Truth: The Subversion of Story 4
Adebayo C. Akomolafe
Telling an African Social Sciences Narrative: An Approach
Molefi Kete Asante 37
Afrocentricity and the Critical Question of African Agency
Ama Mazama 48
Social Sciences and Academic Imperialism in the Global South: Some Reflections on Africa
Gordon Onyango Omenya 60
In Search of Becoming Whole: Moving the Center in Social Science Research
Augustine Nwoye 82
Re-claiming Schooling and Higher Education in Africa
George J. Sefa Dei 107
Western Media Stereotypes and Portrayal of Africa
Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu 134
The Myth of Poverty: African Identities within an Ecosystem Approach to the Gift Economy
Yvette Abrahams 152
Exploring Indigenous Healing Methods: A Personal Account
Peter Onyekwere Ebigbo 161
Beyond Revolution: Who Shall Lead Afrika's 21st Century Transformation?
Paulo Wangoola 186
Koru: Celebrating New Ecologies of Knowledges
Ijeoma Clement-Akomolafe 226
Dream States and Interrupted People
Tsitsi Dangarembga 251
Reflections on Political Science
Daryl Taiwo Harris 266