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By Ama Mazama

Africa within the twenty first Century: towards a brand new destiny brings jointly a number of the best Pan African and Afrocentric intellectuals to debate the probabilities of a brand new destiny the place the continent claims its personal organisation in accordance with the industrial, social, political, and cultural difficulties that are present in each state. the amount is dependent round 4 sections: I. African cohesion and recognition: resources and demanding situations; II. Language, details, and schooling; III. African ladies, little ones and households; and IV. Political and monetary way forward for the African global. In unique essays, the authors bring up the extent of discourse round the questions of integration, pluralism, households, a federative kingdom, and stable governance. each one author sees within the continent the possibility of greatness and consequently articulates a theoretical and philosophical method of Africa that constructs a successful cognizance from tough concrete proof. This publication will curiosity scholars and students of the heritage and politics of Africa in addition to expert Africanists, Africologists, and overseas stories students who're vulnerable towards Africa. 

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It is doubtful that any European Marxist would have initiated a call for an economically sound and politically valid African Union, which is exactly what Nkrumah called for. Nkrumah agreed with the perspective of seeking the social contention in phenomena and applied that perspective to the philosophical systems he explicated. For Nkrumah, this contention was a sign of the life within philosophy. He was aware of traditional academic ways to examine philosophy, which he often saw as lifeless and abstract.

The spirit of a people can only flourish in freedom. When the liberation and unification of Africa is completed, the African Personality will find full expression and be meaningfully projected in the international community. In the meantime, while Africa remains divided, oppressed and exploited, the African Personality is merely a term expressing cultural and social bonds which unite Africans and people of African descent. It is a concept of the African nation, and is not associated with a particular state, language, religion, political system, or colour of the skin.

Those African leaders such as Nyerere that preached the step-by-step approach to African unity were selecting “the tortoise paced” developmental approach to African development (Agyeman, 1992: 89), while the rest of the world sped ahead in science, technology, and industrialization. For Kwame Nkrumah, continental Africa must not only unite, but must also be industrialized, if it is ever to be free from the external manipulations of neo-colonialism and exploitation. In the area of education, in a united Africa “ .

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