chapter
Introduction
WithJohn Murungi
Pages 14

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book is an invitation of readers to the world of African philosophy and to the world of philosophy in which it exists. The world of philosophy in which African philosophy exists should not be taken as a receptacle in which African philosophy is placed. The book proceeds by calling attention to some currents of African philosophy, each of which must not and cannot be understood in isolation from others. It calls attention to the centrality of the African body in this preparation, for it is this body that has borne and that still bears the most violent force of racism. The book explores the cost to Africans in being Christian, and examines another feature of African existence that has witnessed another assault on the African life under the rule of law.