Recommended Readings: African Political Thought Pt.1

The Progressive Corner will be releasing weekly material related to a particular topic within the Social Sciences.

This weeks Progressive Series features readings discussing African Political Thought, from Frantz Fanon, Valentin-Yves Mudimbe , Julius Nyerere and Thandika Mkandawire. The retrospective analysis of political theorising in Africa can give us important insight into the various material conditions which contributed to the formation of theories which sought to prescribe and describe  social , economic and political relations amongst communities within the regions.

We hope you find the below recommendations useful

Appiah, K.A., 2010. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time). WW Norton & Company

Fanon, F., 1967. A dying colonialism. Grove Press.

Mkandawire, T. 2001. “African Intellectuals and Nationalism in the Changing Global Context”. Australasian Review of African Studies 23(1):11-37

Mudimbe, V. Y. 1988. The Invention of Africa: Prognosis, Philosophy and the Order of Knowlegde.Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Nyerere, J. 1986. Freedom and Unity: A Selection from Writings and Speeches, 1952-65. Oxford: Oxford University Press.