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 might emerge from an ancient civilization that was overlaid and battered by colonialism, then torn apart 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.
Soft cover. MINT. Internally spotless. Cover boards as you see in OUR OWN photograph . Tight, no creases on the spine, reprint of 1969, reprinted 13 times, so you know its very sought after, could pass for “like new” Inventory 1697 (nisa)