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African Philosophies - Bibliography

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Diop, Cheikh Anta. Civilization or Barbarism, an Authentic Anthropology. New York: Lawrence Hill, 1991. Translated from the French, this work was first published by Présence Africaine, Paris, in 1981. It is the last book by C. A. Diop, who died in 1986.

Eze, Emmanuel. African Philosophy: An Anthology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1998.

Griaule, Marcel. Conversations with Ogotemmēli: An Introduction to Dogon Religious Ideas. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Gyekye, Kwame, and Kwasi Wiredu eds. Person and Community. Ghanaian Philosophical Studies, I. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1992.

Hountondji, Paulin. The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture and Democracy in Africa. Athens: Ohio University Center for International Studies, 2002. In this recent book the author presents his intellectual itinerary and softens some of the criticisms he leveled against "ethno-philosophy" in African Philosophy: Myth and Reality (London: Hutchinson, 1983).

Kagame, Alexis. La philosophie bantu-rwandaise de l'Être. Brussels, Belgium: Mémoires de l'Académie royale des Sciences coloniales. Classe des sciences morales et politiques. Nouv. Série., t. 6, fasc. 1, 1956.

Mbiti, John S. African Religions and Philosophy. 2nd ed. London: Heinemann, 1990 (1st ed. 1969).

Mosley, Albert, ed. African Philosophy: Selected Readings. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1995. Contains Léopold S. Senghor's discussion of Negritude in an article titled "On Negrohood: Psychology of the African Negro."

Oruka, H. Odera. Sage Philosophy: Indigenous Thinkers and Modern Debate on African Philosophy. Leiden, Netherlands, and New York: Brill, 1990.

Tempels, Placide. Bantu Philosophy, 2nd edition. Paris: Présence africaine, 1969.

Wiredu, Kwasi, ed. Companion to African Philosophy. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2003. Theophile Obenga, who has published extensively on the Egyptian origin of African philosophy, has contributed an article titled "Egypt: Ancient History of African Philosophy." In the same volume are also: Souleymane Bachir Diagne, "Precolonial African Philosophy in Arabic" and D. A. Masolo's "African Philosophers in the Greco-Roman Era."

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