African historians

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Subject: The African historians and the African Renaissance. Syllabus:

  1. Cheikh 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, the 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 this subject, 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 “African historians and the African Renaissance” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Master (e-learning): Africa

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

Languages of study English or French Historiens Africains Portuguese Historiadores Africanos Spanish Historiadores Africanos

Sample of the subject: African historians
Cheikh Anta Diop (Negritude)

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 Cheikh Anta Diop, revolutionised the vision of the African history, from prehistory to the present, based on the conception that 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 currently, contributing to rewrite the history, not only the African History but the History of 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 African historians, so we have selected the works of some of the most famous historians. We apologise for all those 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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