chapter  8
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Towards an African consciousness

Some leading Africans echo the reservations of African American psychologists about the adequacy of the Euro-American worldview to provide a basis upon which to build a psychology that can be universally representative. The most conspicuous among these are the poets, the writers, and the statesmen of various countries. Although these critics differ from each other and from Africans in the Diaspora with respect to the nature of the contact that they have had with Western culture, they have in common that their views are experientially based.