a broad concept with a variety of definitions. However, a
common theme is the promotion of an alternate understanding
of our world. Some of the key principles of Africentricity
of African experiences and history - Africentricity
seeks to review the continued exclusion and marginalization
of African knowledge systems from educational textbooks,
and mainstream academic knowledge.
is about inclusion; especially in a world where African
peoples’ identities are destroyed by making
their experiences seem marginal.
A prime belief
of Africentric thought is to “move” or
“bring” all peoples of African descent
from the margins to the center of world history.
embodies a struggle for the total liberation of the
African mind from the effects of enslavement, colonialism
theoretical aspect of Africentricity consists of analysis
and interpretation from the perspective of African
people as subjects rather than objects on the fringes
of European experiences.