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  • Title: Decolonizing African Religion: A Short History of African Religions in Western Scholarship
  • Author: Okot p'Bitek Kwasi Wiredu
  • ISBN: 9780966020151
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback

  • For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African religions per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual categories Okot p Bitek, who is best known for Song of Lawino, was one of tFor centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African religions per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual categories Okot p Bitek, who is best known for Song of Lawino, was one of the first African scholars to call attention to this situation and argue African scholars need not Hellenize African spiritual practices and ideas and that what we have come to think as African religions are European versions in African disguise This publication, along with a new introduction by Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu, reintroduces a classic work to a new generation, especially for those with an interest in African spiritual cultures and in need of decolonizing them so that they be studied, appreciated, and engaged on their own cultural and historic terms.
    Okot p'Bitek Kwasi Wiredu
    Okot p Bitek 7 June 1931 20 July 1982 was a Ugandan poet, who achieved wide international recognition for Song of Lawino, a long poem dealing with the tribulations of a rural African wife whose husband has taken up urban life and wishes everything to be westernised from


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