THE PAN-AFRICAN PANTHEON, prophets, poets, and philosophers

: Adebajo (A.) ed.

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654pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020


Biographical essays of 36 Pan-African figures, including Steve Biko (by Barney Pityana), Ruth First (by Marureen Isaacson) and Pixley Seme (by Bongani Ngqulunga)

"This book makes a unique contribution to the literature on Pan-Africanism. It not only analyzes Pan-Africanism as a school of thought, but connects this intellectual thinking to the lived experience of those who practiced and promoted this worldview." Krista Johnson, Howard University, USA

"A major contribution to our understanding of the life and work of key figures in the history of Pan-Africanism. presented by scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, the US and Europe." Hakim Adi, University of Chichester, England

Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg. He was Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town between 2003 and 2016. Adebajo served on United Nations missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq, and was Director of the Africa Programme at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York.