Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.
Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.
Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?
John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”
A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek.
An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.
Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa.
Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate.
The spread of Islamic scholarship in subsaharan Africa, focusing on intellectuals of the Songhay empire around the Niger River in the 15th-17th centuries.