Behind The Eurocentric Veils: The Search For African Realities

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Behind The Eurocentric Veils: The Search For African Realities

By Clinton M. Jean
University of Massachusetts Press, 1991
113 pp. $19.95
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This book aims to add academic depth to the Afrocentricity debate by demonstrating that Western social scientists of both the liberal and Marxist variety have misinterpreted Africa's history. To replace their stereotypes and distortions, the author offers some of his own interpretations. Readers are likely to disagree about whether these are a useful corrective, but the ensuing arguments may be constructive.