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Africana Studies: Post Black Studies Vagrancy in Academe

@article{Zulu2012AfricanaSP,
  title={Africana Studies: Post Black Studies Vagrancy in Academe},
  author={Itibari M. Zulu},
  journal={The Journal of Pan-African Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={3}
}
  • Itibari M. Zulu
  • Published 1 October 2012
  • History
  • The Journal of Pan-African Studies
Maulana Karenga (2010: 425-429) in the Introduction to Black Studies informs us that critique and the corrective (problem solving) are indispensable to the mission and meaning of Black Studies. In this context, this essay is a dignity-affirming African centered critique and corrective designed to examine the present, the possibly distorted, the vacant and the silent issues in our disciplinary vicinity. In this context of critique and corrective, I don't think the now popular 'Africana Studies… 

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