Day Nineteen: February 27, on Black History Month

Day Nineteen: February 27, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on Africana Philosophy:

  1. “An Introduction to Africana Philosophy” by Lewis R. Gordon
  2. “Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought” by Lewis Gordon
  3. “Africana Critical Theory: Reconstructing The Black Radical Tradition, From W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James” by Reiland Rabaka
  4. “I Am Because We Are: Readings in Africana Philosophy” edited by Fred Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee
  5. “African Intellectual Heritage: A Book of Source” edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Abu S. Abarry

***Bonus Texts: “African-American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions” edited by J. P. Pittman; “The Negritude Movement: W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea,” “Forms of Fanonism,” and “Forms of Cabralism” by Reiland Rabaka; “Black Heretics, Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals” by Anthony Bogues; “Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition” by Cedric J. Robinson; “What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought” by Lewis R. Gordon; “On Race and Philosophy” by Lucius T. Outlaw (Jr.); “In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture” by Kwame Anthony Appiah; “Understanding African Philosophy. A Cross-Cultural Approach to Classical and Contemporary Issues in Africa” by R. H. Bell; “Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought” by B. Guy-Sheftall; “Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy” edited by Chike Jeffers; “Our Heritage: The Past in the Present of African-American and African Existence” by T. Serequeberhan; “I Write What I Like” by Steve Biko; “The Afrocentric Idea” by Molefi Kete Asante; “The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.




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