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Ethnic Studies Review
Explorations in African Political Thought: Identity, Community, Ethics is a collection of ten essays written both by newcomers and by well-known African philosophers. Most of the authors are currently teaching in American universities. It is part of the growing literature that cements African philosophy as an integral part of the discipline of philosophy while charting new venues for the field. The objective of this book is to illustrate that African philosophy can serve African people as a moralactivity guided by the principles of practical reason in addressing the underlying problems of African economic, political, and social institutions. Teodros Kiros, the volume's editor, chose the contributors because they were willing to describe phenomenologically entrenched practices of today's Africa, "subject them to critical assessment, and, when necessary, displace them with better visions and research." Kiros writes in the introduction that the authors address "perennial cultural, political, and ethical problems that plague the human condition in Africa."
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