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A World Federation of Cultures: An African Perspective
A World Federation of Cultures: An African Perspective
By Ali A. Mazrui
Free Press, 1976, 508 pp
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A prodigious ecumenical enterprise-and quintessential Mazrui-describing contemporary social institutions in terms of data about worldwide kinship, race, sexual, religious, caste and class structure. His proposal is as ambitious as his overview: international reform and "human consensus," he maintains, can be achieved through the establishment of a world federation in which universal communication would be based on the ability of each citizen to speak and understand a world language and a regional one as well as a national or communal language.