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Our Heritage: The Past in the Present of African-American and African Existence: The Past in the Present of African-American and African Existence Tsenay Serequeberhan

Our Heritage: The Past in the Present of African-American and African Existence: The Past in the Present of African-American and African Existence

Tsenay Serequeberhan

Published March 28th 2000
ISBN : 9780847689217
Paperback
118 pages
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 About the Book 

In this compelling and engaging work, Tsenay Serequeberhan discusses recent attempts to define African philosophy and the practice of hermeneutics for articulating a philosophy that is distinctively African. Pressing into service insights derived from Marx, Nietzsche, Levinas, Fanon, and others, Serequeberhan analyzes the question of how we relate to our past (i.e., our heritage) and the open possibilities of our future. He carefully examines the variety of approaches to African philosophy and argues for a historically engaged and existentially attuned paradigm shift. The result is an approach that explores the contemporary situation of African and African-American existence in view of emancipatory struggles that have established the confines of the present.