In My Father's House (book review) Kwame Anthony Appiah

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture


171215: excellent selection of essays on philosophy, on history, on racism and racialism, with an interesting non-european, non-american perspective. only misfortune is that this is a historical document (1992), so does not talk about various places on the immediate ground in africa. there are essays on pan-africanism, on myths of what are africa and africans, on colonial and postcolonial and postmodern, on art and identity, on the chance to perhaps integrate modernity with less disruption and damage to cultures... all intriguing, well-written, philosophically compelling... and my edition has a great cover of a sculpture that encapsulates many ideas of text...

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