Africa's Second Struggle for Independence: What's Modernity Got to Do with It?
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 at 8:00 pm – Gallery, Memorial UnionOlúfémi Táíwó is the director of the Global African Studies Program and a professor of philosophy at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. He has held visiting appointments at institutions in the United States, Germany, South Korea and Jamaica. He is the author of Africa Must Be Modern: a Manifesto, How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa, and Legal Naturalism: A Marxist Theory of Law.
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