The African Genius

The African Genius

Basil Davidson / Sep 20, 2019

The African Genius The African Genius presents the ideas social systems religions moral values arts and metaphysics of a range of African peoples Basil Davidson points toward the Africa that may emerge from an anci

  • Title: The African Genius
  • Author: Basil Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780821416051
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • The African Genius presents the ideas, social systems, religions, moral values, arts, and metaphysics of a range of African peoples Basil Davidson points toward the Africa that may emerge from an ancient civilization that was overlaid and battered by colonialism, then torn by the upheaval of colonialism s dismantlement Davidson disputes the notion that Africa gained undeThe African Genius presents the ideas, social systems, religions, moral values, arts, and metaphysics of a range of African peoples Basil Davidson points toward the Africa that may emerge from an ancient civilization that was overlaid and battered by colonialism, then torn by the upheaval of colonialism s dismantlement Davidson disputes the notion that Africa gained under colonialism by entering the modern world He sees, instead, an ancient order replaced by modern dysfunction Davidson s depiction of the sophisticated native genius that has carried Africans through centuries of change is vital to an understanding of modern Africa as well.

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      • Basil Davidson

        He is an acclaimed British historian, writer and Africanist, particularly knowledgeable on the subject of Portuguese Africa prior to the 1974 Carnation Revolution.He has written several books on the current plight of Africa Colonialism and the rise of African emancipation movements have been central themes of his work.He is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS.From 1939, Davidson was a reporter for the London Economist in Paris, France From December 1939, he was a Secret Intelligence Service SIS MI 6 D Section sabotage officer sent to Budapest see Special Operations Europe, chapter 3 to establish a news service as cover In April 1941, with the Nazi invasion, he fled to Belgrade, Yugoslavia In May, he was captured by Italian forces and was later released as part of a prisoner exchange From late 1942 to mid 1943, he was chief of the Special Operations Executive SOE Yugoslav Section in Cairo, Egypt, where he was James Klugmann s supervisor From January 1945 he was liaison officer with partisans in Liguria, Italy.After the war, he was Paris correspondent for The Times, Daily Herald , New Statesman , and the Daily Mirror Since 1951, he became a well known authority on African history, an unfashionable subject in the 1950s His writings have emphasised the pre colonial achievements of Africans, the disastrous effects of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the further damage inflicted on Africa by European colonialism and the baleful effects of the Nation State in Africa.Davidson s works are required reading in many British universities He is globally recognized as an expert on African History.He currently lives in Staffordshire.


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