Afrosofian Knowledge and Cheikh Anta Diop: Geo-Ethical and Political Implications wrestles with the cultural, epistemological, ethical, and geopolitical conundrums of our contemporary world. The book offers fresh conceptual and dialogical frameworks that allow the reader to explore alternative perspectives on the axiological impasses of philosophia. A cultural slide from Greek to Afrikan terrain offers a novel semantic trove, namely sofia in the Beti Mvett. Therefore, sophia calls for sofia, the trope for subjective and social “solarization.” François Ngoa Kodena argues that sofia is a psychological, discursive, social, and civilizational sickle constantly sharpened to weed barbarism in its alienating, imperial-colonial, mental, linguistic, racist, and prejudicial overtones from private and public spheres. Kodena’s methodology is direct and trans-disciplinary; his overall ontological outlook is curative and conciliatory. After expounding an Afrosofian-Antadiopian paradigm, the author undertakes an in-depth examination of Cheikh Anta Diop’s epistemology to uncover its subtle underlying threads connecting sofia to the Kemetic cosmic law of becoming called kheper. Contemporary humanity is thus faced with a crucial dilemma: civilization or barbarism? The former informs earthly existential struggles and epistemic Afrosofian practices.
François Ngoa Kodena is an independent scholar.
Chapter I: For A Sofian Panafrikan Renaissance
Chapter II: Toward the Afrosofian and Antadiopian Epistemic Paradigm
Chapter III: Kara Olere: Up From Colonial Aliénation!
Chapter IV: Zen: Afrosofia in The Antadiopian Mvettean and Scientific-Philosophic “Méthode Directe
Chapter V: Sofia: From Philosophia to Afrosofia