Dani Nabudere’s Afrikology - A Quest for African Holism
Keywords:Afrikology, Dani Nabudere, intellectual , Afrocentricity
Dani Wadada Nabudere, the illustrious Ugandan scholar, produced a divers body of work on various aspects of African culture, politics, and philosophy. Toward the end of his life, he formulated a theoretical construct that he termed “Afrikology.” Unlike most other Afrocentrists, who have stopped with the task of proving the primacy of the Egyptian past and its numerous cultural and scientifc achievements, Nabudere strenuously attempts to connect that illustrious heritage with the African present. Tis, remarkably, is what makes his project worthy of careful attention. His corpus is multidisciplinary, although a major preoccupation with Africa is discernible in virtually all his works. His writings deal with critiques of imperialism, African political systems, processes of globalization and Africa’s location within them, and fnally the ideological and existential imperatives of Afrocentric discourse.CODESRIA Book Series Sanya Osha is a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research in Innovation, at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. He was also a fellow of the Africa Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. He has published extensivily on philosophy. His last publications include African Postcolonial Modernity: Informal Subjectivities and the Democratic Consensus (2014) and Te Social Contract in Africa, (ed.) (2014).Dani Nabudere’s AfrikologyA Quest for African Holism ISBN: 978-2-86978-753-7Sanya OshaSanya Osha has written a deeply profound study of one of Africa’s most brilliant thinkers. Osha is a towering fgure among leading social scientists and intellectuals of this generation. I am truly excited about this book and believe that it will further clarify Nabudere’s outstanding contribution and remarkable achievement.