African Philosophy and Thought Systems. A search for a Culture and Philosophy of Belonging

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The book is a well-researched and comprehensive overview of the African Philosophy debate. It is written in an accessible language and will make a good paedagogical text. But even beyond its use at universities, it provides interesting perspectives and insights for scholars of African philosophy.

African philosophy puts politics at the core of its concern, even more so than Western philosophy of Hannah Arend and Baruch Spinoza and Plato. So does its conceptual art. Kenyan artist ‘like’ to make their art politcal and relevant. Art can raise awareness about important issues? Issues like the drought and starvation of cattle, the coconut tree disease, the plastic bag problem, the junkies and the scarcity of jobs.

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