: Ogude (J.) ed.

R 800.00
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272pp., paperback, Trenton, 2018


Contributions include:

"The Primacy of the Personal" by Augustine Shutt

"The Role of the South African Churches in the Revitalisation of Ubuntu Values in Society" by John L.B. Eliastam and Wonke Buqa

"Antjie Krog's Exploration of Ubuntu" by Jacomien Van Niekerk

"Reflections on Personhood through the Eyes of A.C. Jordan's The Wrath of Ancestors" by James Ogude.

Ubuntu and Personhood brings together some of the most incisive thinkers on the question of African being. It will be an essential primer for readers interested in debates on the status of the person in Africa and the role of metaphysics and morals in the imagination of selfhood, communitarian identity, moral leadership, and the ethics of care.” Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University

James Ogude is a research fellow and Director at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria. He has served as a Professor of African Literature and Cultures in the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include Ngugi’s Novels and African History: Narrating the nation and Chinua Achebe’s Legacy: Illuminations from Africa.