This edited volume analyzes African knowledge production and alternative development paths of the region. The contributors demonstrate ways in which African-centered knowledge refutes stereotypes depicted by Euro-centric scholars and, overall, examine indigenous African contributions in global knowledge production and development. The project provides historical and contemporary evidences that challenge the dominance of Euro-centric knowledge, particularly, about Africa, across various disciplines. Each chapter engages with existing scholarship and extends it by emphasizing on Indigenous knowledge systems in addition to future indicators of African knowledge production.
Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa and Visiting Scholar, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada.
Adeshina Afolayan is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Associate Professor of political science and Acting Dean Faculty of Social Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.