Africology 101: an Interview with Scholar Activist Molefi Kete Asante (Interview) by Journal of Pan African Studies

Africology 101: an Interview with Scholar Activist Molefi Kete Asante (Interview)

By Journal of Pan African Studies

  • Publication Date: 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Social Science

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Molefi Kete Asante (http://www.asante.net) is Professor of African American Studies in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University. He is considered one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars, and has published 66 books, among the most recent being An Afrocentric Manifesto: Toward an African Renaissance and The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony. He has published more scholarly books than any contemporary African author and has been recognized as one of the ten most widely cited African Americans. Dr. Asante completed his M.A. at Pepperdine University, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles at the age of 26 and was appointed a full professor at the age of 30 at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and notwithstanding, at Temple University he created the first Ph.D. program in African American Studies in 1987; he has directed more than 125 Ph.D. dissertations; written more than 300 articles for journals and magazines; he is the founding editor of The Journal of Black Studies (1969); the founder of the theory of Afrocentricity, and in 1995 he was made a traditional king, Nana Okru Asante Peasah, Kyldomhene of Tafo, Akyem, Ghana. Itibari M. Zulu (itibari.zulu@tui.edu) is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Pan African Studies, author of Exploring the African Centered Paradigm: Discourse and Innovation in African World Community Studies, editor of Authentic Voices: Quotations and Axioms from the African World Community, editor of the forthcoming book Africology: A Concise Dictionary, provost of Amen-Ra Theological Seminary, and vice president of the African Diaspora Foundation. He holds a Th.D. in African world community theology, a M.L.S. in library and information science, undergraduate degrees in African American Studies, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.

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