These authors, all deeply dedicated to the telling of an African story, are committed to righting the wrongs of intellectual inquiry by setting upright the standards, criteria, and assumptions often avoided by Eurocentrists-of any complexion. Without the 'lions of Africa' speaking and writing about their narratives, the fields of literature, philosophy, social science, history, and psychology, evidence would cede to those without the slightest idea about the African knowledge base or how to add to it. Thus, the authors in this volume speak loudly, and write deftly and definitively to erect a new phalanx of liberated minds.
Readers will learn how:
- Black people of the African Diaspora have a story that transcends Eurocentric teachings and ideology.
- The intricate knowledge of history, physical, and social sciences are rich in the scholarship of Black educators.
- To navigate the spaces of socio-political concepts by shedding new light and thinking strategy.
- The stories are different when the lions are not the victims but can display agency in the hunt and hunted.
The authors in this book logically state the cultural, social, economic, political, and literary facts regarding African people and explore what Africans have said-and will say.
About the Author
Molefi Kete Asante has become the seminal theoretician of Afrocentric infusion into the curriculum, examining and advancing the agency-centered ideological position in the realm of education, culture, and science. Widely read and consulted, Dr. Asante and his books have inspired educators in the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Canada, and Brazil.
Bayo is author and editor of We Will Tell Our Own Story! and These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letter to My Daughter of Humanity's Search for Home. He is the author of multiple essays on matters ranging from the nature of science, the coronavirus pandemic, racism, tricksters, climate chaos, and unschooling.
This superb book will be a landmark in African studies because the scholars who have undertaken the task of telling their own social sciences, humanities, and literary narratives have displayed a sharp and penetrating engagement with history, politics and culture in such a powerful manner that one cannot read these chapters without claiming them to be the gold standard in contemporary thinking.
AARON SMITH, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
We Will Tell Our Own Story is instructive to scholars and general readers as a method of confronting the manifold problems of misinterpretation and false presentations about African people. I find this work to be extraordinary in conception and execution.
SWAHILI SMT, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF BAHIA, BRAZIL
We Will Tell Our Own Story joins a growing number of Afrocentric books that are already revolutionizing the way Africans view themselves and their academies. The creation of a cadre of scholars devoted to truth, rigor, ancestrality, and values is a mark of a mature civilization; these authors are the necessary foundation for further growth.