Africa Must Be Modern : The Modern Imperative in Contemporary Africa : A Manifesto By Olufemi Taiwo

    The book is described as “philosophical and thought provoking”, “an argument and analyses in a forthright and uncompromising manner, on what the author describes as Africa’s hostility towards modernity and how it affects economic development and social political transformation.”

    Olufemi Taiwo was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. He attended Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan for his secondary education and the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, Nigeria where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. He later obtained graduate degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada.

    He has authored two other books – “Legal Naturalism: A Marxist Theory of Law” and “How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa”.

    He taught at the Obafemi Awolowo University until 1990. Presently, he is a Director of the Global Africa Studies Program and Professor of Philosophy and Global African Studies at Seattle University, Seattle, United States.

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