Section VII: Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—B

Track 7: The Contributions of Africa
(Toni Bond Leonard)


The people of Africa have been heavily affected by Europeans. Nevertheless, many of them are still deeply rooted in their distinctive culture. This has given them astonishing capacity of survival through exploitation and slavery. Both in Africa and in the diaspora it continues to express a wisdom with great significance for all. Its distinctiveness and power need clarification and fuller recognition.


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