Opinion

Adebayo Adedeji and Africa’s Ideology of Development, By Tunji Olaopa

His ideas and legacies are still intact, left on the burner and awaiting that revolutionary government that would push them into bold implementation. Nothing else would constitute the proper honour for Professor Adebayo Adedeji — pan-Africanist, public intellectual, economist, national development planner, and scholar. The world recently lost a colossal…
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Opinion

The Way of Wakanda and the Great Black Hope, By Chris Ngwodo

Wakanda is a metaphor for black beauty, black pride and black power but the first two have been more attainable than the third principle. Themes of black beauty, black pride and negritude, all aimed at restoring the dignity of blackness, have lingered since the 1960s and endure in fashion, popular…
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Opinion

Reconstructing the Global Academy: Falola and African Scholarship, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Omoyeni Falola represents a significant figure whose entire corpus points us in the right methodological direction for a postcolonial intellectual restructuring of the African continent. In my last reflection on the global personality, Professor Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the…
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Opinion

Toyin Falola, Nigerian History and the African Humanities, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Falola stands at the core to rethink and restructure the way we think about the humanities, the development initiatives and higher education in Nigeria. And these alone recommend his unique scholarship and intellectual contributions for critical My celebratory critique of those I have been calling intellectual heroes and…
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Columns

Ali Mazrui,1933-2014: A Tribute, By Toyin Falola

Laa ilaaha illal-lahuu Muhammadur Rasuulullah   Inna lillaahi maa akhaza, wa lillaahi maa a'ataa, wa kullun indahu, bi ajalim musamman, faltasbir waltahtasib.   The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar…
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