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Personhood in African Thought - Bibliography

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Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Nuer Religion. Oxford: Clarendon, 1956.

Fortes, Meyer. Religion, Morality, and the Person: Essays on Tallensi Religion. Edited with an introduction by Jack Goody. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Gbadegesin, Segun. African Philosophy: Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.

Gyekye, Kwame. An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual Scheme. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

——. Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Idowu, Bolaji E. Olódùmarè: God in Yoruba Belief. London: Longmans, 1962.

Kagame, Alexis. "The Problem of 'Man' in Bantu Philosophy." African Mind: Journal of African Religion and Philosophy 1, no. 1 (1989).

Kaphagawani, Didier Njirayamanda. "African Conceptions of a Person: A Critical Survey." In A Companion to African Philosophy, edited by Kwasi Wiredu. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004.

Little, Kenneth. "The Mende in Sierra Leone." In African Worlds, edited by Daryll Forde. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1954.

Mbiti, John S. African Religions and Philosophy. 2nd ed. Oxford and Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1990.

Menkiti, Ifeanyi. "On the Normative Conception of a Person." In A Companion to African Philosophy, edited by Kwasi Wiredu. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004.

——. "Person and Community in African Traditional Thought." In African Philosophy: An Introduction, 3rd ed., edited by Richard A. Wright. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1984.

Middleton, John. Lugbara Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Opoku, Kofi Asare. West African Traditional Religion. London: FEP International, 1978.

p'Bitek, Okot. Religion of the Central Luo. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Literature Bureau, 1971.

Wiredu, Kwasi. "The African Concept of Personhood." In African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics, edited by Harley E. Flack and Edmund D. Pellegrino. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1992.

——. "The Concept of Mind with Particular Reference to the Language and Thought of the Akans." In Contemporary Philosophy, vol. 5: African Philosophy, edited by Guttorm Fløistad. Boston: Kluwer, 1987.

——. Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

——. "Death and the Afterlife in African Culture." In Person and Community: Ghanaian Philosophical Studies I, edited by Kwasi Wiredu and Kwame Gyekye. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1992.

——. "Determinism and Human Destiny in an African Philosophy." Hamline Review 25 (spring 2001).

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