1 Introduction 1
2 Ama Mazama and Paradigmatic Discourse 9
3 Afrocentricity: Notes on a Disciplinary Position 31
4 In Search of an Afrocentric Historiography 55
5 Kemetic Bases: The Africanness of Ancient Egypt 68
6 The Afrocentric Idea in Education 78
7 Sustaining a Relationship to Black Studies 93
8 Afrocentricity and History 105
9 The Black Nationalist Question 122
10 Race, Brutality, and Hegemony 132
11 Blackness as an Ethical Trope: Toward a Post-Western Manifesto 153
Molefi Kete Asante is Professor of African American Studies at Temple University.
"An Afrocentric Manifesto is the most comprehensive response to
those critics that charge Afrocentricity is a closed system.
Building on the work of Cruse, Nkrumah and Karenga, Asante defines
Afrocentricity as a paradigmatic intellectual perspective linking
research to ethical praxis."
Charles P. Henry, University of California, Berkeley
"In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante has
accomplished something quite extraordinary in addressing a wide
range of issues shaping current discourse on Afrocentricity and