African Historians

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Syllabus of the Subject: African Historians. African Renaissance.

  1. Sheikh Anta Diop (Historian, Senegal): African Renaissance
  2. Bethwell Allan Ogot (Historian, Kenya)
  3. Ali Al'amin Mazrui (Historian, Kenya)
  4. Théophile Obenga (Historian, the Republic of the Congo): Afro-centricity
  5. Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Historian, Burkina Faso)
  6. Elikia M'Bokolo (Historian, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  7. Boubou Hama (Historian, Niger)
  8. Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi (Nigerian Historian)
  9. Hichem Djaït (Historian, Tunisia)
  10. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá (Historian, Mali)
  11. Akin Mabogunje (Historian and geographer, Nigeria)
  12. Pathé Diagne (Political scientist and linguist, Senegal)
  13. Christophe Wondji (Historian, Ivory Coast)
  14. Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo (Historian, Ghana)
  15. Djibril Tamsir Niane (Historian, Guinea-Conakry)
  16. Others African Historians

African Literature.

  1. Leopold Sédar Senghor (Poet and Africanist, Senegal)
  2. Wole Soyinka (Poet and dramaturge, Nigeria, Nobel Prize in Literature)

The objectives of the subject “African Historians”, also, to publicly show our admiration to all those historians, are:

  1. To provide an overview of the African Historians who are rewriting the history of Africa, and therefore the history of humanity
  2. To know the main theories and reflections that these scholars are developing
  3. That the student should be aware of this African Renaissance and its implications, especially from the human and business perspective in Africa
The Subject (e-learning) “African Historians” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (EENI- School of Business & HA University):
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Master (e-learning): Africa
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Download the syllabus: “History of Africa” (PDF)

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French Historiens Africains Study in Portuguese Historiadores Africanos Tertiary Education in Spanish Historiadores Africanos

Sample of the subject: “African Historians”
Sheikh Anta Diop (Negritude)

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Africa: Cradle of humanity

Bethwell Allan Ogot (Kenya)

General History of Africa of the UNESCO

Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkinabe Historian)

Description of the Subject - African Historians

After the famous Senegalese historian Sheikh Anta Diop, revolutionised the vision on the African history, from the prehistory to the present, based on the conception that the Africans must write his story, the perception of Africa's place in the history of humanity is changing radically.

Other leading historians such as Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso), Théophile Obenga (Congo) or Elikia M'Bokolo (the Democratic Republic of the Congo) are contributing to rewrite the history, not only the African History but the History of the Civilisations.

In this subject; we wish to pay tribute to all those historians who allow us to understand this African Renaissance.

It would be impossible to analyse the works of all the African Historians, so we have selected the works of some of the most famous historians. We apologise for all those African historians not included in this analysis.

Samples - African Historians

Amadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian)

Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo (Ghana)

Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi

Ali Al'amin Mazrui

Théophile Obenga (Congo, Afrocentricity)

Elikia M'Bokolo

Boubou Hama (Niger)

Hichem Djaït (Tunisian Historian)

Akin Mabogunje



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