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Pan-Africanism - Origins And Development Of Pan-africanism, Transnational Pan-africanism, Pan-africanism In The Early Twentieth Century

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Because it refers neither to a single political ideology nor a clearly discernible philosophical tradition, Pan-Africanism is difficult to define. Many scholars avoid defining it, noting that black internationalism has varied drastically according to time and place. Indeed, various conceptions of Pan-Africanism have been aligned with disparate political and theoretical positions, from largely religious to communist to even, Paul Gilroy suggests, fascist forms. Yet, the concept can be said to signify a set of shared assumptions. Pan-Africanist intellectual, cultural, and political movements tend to view all Africans and descendants of Africans as belonging to a single "race" and sharing cultural unity. Pan-Africanism posits a sense of a shared historical fate for Africans in the Americas, West Indies, and, on the continent itself, has centered on the Atlantic trade in slaves, African slavery, and European imperialism.

Cultural and intellectual manifestations of Pan-Africanism have been devoted to recovering or preserving African "traditions" and emphasizing the contributions of Africans and those in the diaspora to the modern world. Pan-Africanists have invariably fought against racial discrimination and for the political rights of Africans and descendants of Africans, have tended to be anti-imperialist, and often espoused a metaphorical or symbolic (if not literal) "return" to Africa.

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about 6 years ago


Monday, May 09, 2011
[ 1909 - 1971 ]
Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Nkrumah


[ 1904 - 1996 ]
Nnamdi Azikiwe
Nnamdi Azikiwe


[ 1922 - 1999 ]
Julius Nyerere
Julius Nyerere



Moammar Al Qaddafi
Moammar Al Qaddafi


Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela



[ 1887 - 1940 ]
Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey


[ 1929 - 1968 ]
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr

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3 months ago

hey if possible trace for the evluotion of pan african and state the challenges faced in meeting it's objectives?

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over 3 years ago

I'm requesting for a full text on the general factors that led to the rise /growth/development of Pan-africanism, both with in Africa and the Diaspora as well!!

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over 4 years ago

PAN AFRICANISM AS A PHYLOSOPHY IT ADVOCATE THE WAY OF ELIMINATING THE NEGRO,BLACK PEOPLE FROM ANY FORM OF COLONIZATION AND ESTABLISHING THE UNITY FOR AFRICANS AND THE NEED TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT FOR AFRICA AS UNITED STATES OF AFRICA.

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over 6 years ago

why is it important to situate pan africanism in africa despite its diaspora orgiin

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3 months ago

about the root of this pan africanism story....................

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3 months ago

about the root of this pan africanism story....................

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6 months ago

your information was very useful.

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over 2 years ago

i see your information is nice critically

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about 7 years ago

i think the idea sounds great but what about the conflicting ideas between leaders, the debt and corruption in other parts of Africa, the unrest and civil wars and many othehr challenges Africa is facing country to country? i mean its much easier for robert Mogabe to say yes plaese to the idea but what about countries like SA, Botswana and others who have worked so hard to be where they are now? i think the ideology is great but Africans need to to face their chanllenges alone then when there is more rest and stability in the country then we can think of intergrating all countries