Towards an African cultural renaissance

  • IA Kanu
  • PT Haaga
Keywords: African, Culture, Renaissance


The match towards an African cultural renaissance is not a speculation that should be left hanging on an ivory tower but rather a reality that is praxis oriented. The call for a cultural revolution does not mean a call to primitivism; it is not a call back to cultural practices such as the killing of twins, patriarchy, human sacrifices nor the visualization of western education as taboo or abomination as some groups hold. Also, it is not a call to close the door against cultural. This paper argues that for Africans to be Africans, they must know what makes them Africans with regard to their cultural heritage. This was the point stressed by Socrates when he said “Man know thyself”.

Keywords: African, Culture, Renaissance


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