In twenty brilliant and illuminating chapters, Molefi Kete Asante explores major intellectual themes confronting African people. Engaging a wide range of issues, such as gender, African hunger, slavery in Mauritania, lack of historical consciousness, the contest over ancient Egypt, and Malcolm X as cultural hero, he sustains one overarching argument: Africans owe deference to no one. This is a major book which no African intellectual anywhere in the world should be without.
"Molefi Kete Asante represents the best of African culture. He is unafraid of the truth and his writings are wholly committed to advancing theory and practice. These essays are accessible to the common reader, well thought-out, and full of Afrocentric allusions and figures. I highly recommend Malcolm X as Cultural hero and Other Afrocentric Essays." -Paulette Fair, President, Afri-Charte, Indianapolis
"Molefi Kete Asante, our most prolific contemporary intellectual, has stayed the course in Malcolm X as Cultural Hero and Other Afrocentric Essays on issues confronting African people." -Dr. C. T. Keto, Director of Graduate Studies African American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia
"With Malcolm X as Cultural Hero and Other Afrocentric Essays, Dr. Asante underscores the organic and authentic relationship Malcolm X had with African politics and culture at the level of community." -Dr. Adeniyi Coker, Director African Studies University of Wyoming
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MOLEFI KETE ASANTE is Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies at Temple University. Dr. Asante is the creator of the first Ph.D. program in an African American Studies department and is credited with founding the philosophy of Afrocentrism. Dr. Asante has written more than thirty-five books, including Afrocentricity, The Book of African Names, and Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge, and two hundred articles for journals and magazines.
Biography, Sociology, Cultural Studies/AFRICAN AMERICAN