Oral Traditions as Philosophy: Okot p'Bitek's Legacy for African Philosophy

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Oral Traditions as Philosophy is a study of the Ugandan poet and cultural critic Okot p'Bitek. In his poems and critical essays, Okot engages with the oral traditions of his people―the songs, dances, funeral dirges, and so forth―seeing them as manifestations of the people's philosophy of life. Imbo's book makes explicit the philosophical questions raised in Okot's work and places them within the wider picture of contemporary African philosophy.

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Samuel Oluoch Imbo is assistant professor of philosophy at Hamline University and author of An Introduction to African Philosophy.

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Samuel Imbo's book explores the philosophical significance of a remarkable African man-of-letters. Okot p'Bitek was a pioneer in the debate about 'the invention of Africa,' in the discourse about the alleged 'Christianization' of African indigenous religions, in the choice of an African language by a Westernized African writer as a literary medium, and in giving voice to 'negritude' in a non-European language at long last. P'Bitek also remains as the only male African writer whose most famous work is about a woman's perspective on the gender-divide. Samuel Oluoch Imbo takes us to those philosophical and social areas―and beyond. (Ali A. Mazrui, director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, SUNY Binghamton)

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