Top 5 thought-provoking books written by celebrated Pan-African leaders

June 15, 2018 at 06:08 am | Culture

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

June 15, 2018 at 06:08 am | Culture

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois

Pioneering sociologist, Civil Rights activist and Pan-Africanist, W.E.B DuBois set the foundation for the intellectual study of race in this work he published in 1903. His book explored the issues of race, class, and society. Dubois coined the term ‘double consciousness’, and introduced other radical ideas such as the color line and the veil. He wrote, “One ever feels his twoness, — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

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