from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A characteristically African cultural feature, such as a belief or custom.
- n. A linguistic feature of an African language occurring in a non-African language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Eurocentric representation of Africans or people of African ancestry.
- n. A characteristically African cultural feature, such as a belief, custom or linguistic feature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An African provincialism; a peculiarity of Latin diction characteristic of some of the African fathers of the church.
- n. A mode or peculiarity of speech of the African race in America.
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Pan-Africanism is a result of perhaps the most significant and greatest change in Africa-a change in attitude towards themselves as people of equal worth and with unique characteristics and contributions.
Pan-Africanism is destined to become a powerful force of change and will stimulate many more changes.
Over the years, these issues came to coalesce around Pan-Africanism, which is simultaneously a movement for the liberation of the African continent and an intellectual project aimed at contesting the ideological hegemony of the West.
What honour would accrue to the ANC if it were to compete with the PAC on the issue of "Africanism"?
"Africanism" that its founders criticised the ANC's non-racialism, and the Freedom Charter vision of a South Africa that belongs to all who live in it.
"Africanism" was not radical, but a cringing, "ja-baas" attitude to the struggle.
But on closer examination the PAC's "Africanism" turns out to be a slippery concept.
On closer scrutiny the PAC's "Africanism" turns out to be a blend of populist demagogy, and the insecurities of a leadership that is not confident of itself.
He had made a name for himself for his pan-Arabism and his pan-Africanism--fashionable ideologies at the time, especially among Francophile intellectuals--and as a severe critic of Israel, which he saw as dominated by the "colonialism" of "white settler" mentality.
“Pan-Africanism will happen, but not in the hands of black Africans.”