Africa Summit

Nikitah Imani

Nikitah Imani

Professor

UNO - Black Studies
Pan-Africanism, Africentric philosophy and sociocultural analysis

My scholarly career has been focused on identifying linkages between Africana peoples and phenomena throughout the continent and the diaspora with the goal of contributing to pan-African praxis, Africa-centered socioeconomic and philosophical analysis, and the kujichagulia of African peoples. Of particular interest has been the deconstruction of colonialisms, neocolonialisms, and systems of segregation and apartheid and the effects these have had on the processes of independence and self-determination of Africana, as well as upon its global and domestic agency. Informing by the Garveyite notion of an “Africa for the Africans” and mentored by Dr. John Henrik Clarke, I have shared this “life in search of Africa.” My first two books Mbongi and Kinzonzi were practical application textbooks for institution building among Africana peoples in the critical areas of dispute and conflict resolution and popular politics, respectively. These models were based on a careful study of indigenous groups in Africa and a discussion of how their culturally bound institutional and structural forms could be implemented cross-culturally in a diasporic context. My current work is on the spiritual dimensions of Africana ethnomathematics and the practical methodology and ethics of African liberation.