By Reiland Rabaka

Building on and going some distance past W.E.B. Du Bois and the issues of the Twenty-First Century and Du Bois's Dialectics, Reiland Rabaka's Africana severe Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and modern serious conception. This booklet represents a climatic serious theoretical clincher that cogently demonstrates how Du Bois's hardly mentioned dialectical idea, interdisciplinarity, highbrow history-making radical political activism, and world-historical a number of liberation move management helped to inaugurate a unique Africana culture of severe thought. With chapters on W.E.B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, Negritude (Aime Cesaire and Leopold Senghor), Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral, Africana severe idea endeavors to accessibly provide modern severe theorists an highbrow archaeology of the Africana culture of serious idea and a much-needed dialectical deconstruction and reconstruction of black radical politics. those six seminal figures' collective proposal and texts essentially cuts throughout a number of disciplines and, accordingly, closes the chasm among Africana experiences and important conception, regularly difficult that intellectuals now not easily imagine deep options, increase new theories, and theoretically aid radical politics, yet be and consistently develop into political activists, social organizers and cultural employees - that's, folks the Italian serious theorist Antonio Gramsci often called 'organic intellectuals.' during this feel, then, the sequence of stories accrued in Africana severe Theory give a contribution not just to African reports, African American stories, Caribbean experiences, Cultural stories, Gender reports, and Postcolonial stories, but additionally to modern severe theoretical discourse throughout an amazingly wide-range of 'traditional' disciplines, and radical political activism open air of (and, regularly, totally opposed to) Europe's ivory towers and the absurdities of the yankee academy.

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