: Chasi (C.)

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217pp., paperback, Trenton, 2021


Foreword by Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni.

"Chasi’s theoretical re-working of ubuntu is tested against the complex and varied profiles of five African historical figures who are all seen as warriors: Shaka, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Kenneth Kaunda. The main contribution of the book, thus, is to rescue ubuntu from the one-dimensional philosophical strait-jacket long imposed on it in normative readings." Nyasha Mboti, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State

"Colin Chasi's riveting book overturns commonly held epistemological premises of the philosophy of ubuntu. Chasi goes further to uncover and position ubuntu as a resource for counterhegemonic struggles. It is a must read not only for all those interested in taking African philosophy but also and especially for all those warriors involved in moving African epistemologies to the centre." Winston Mano, Director, Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster

Colin Chasi is Director, Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice, University of the Free State.