In this edition of The Interview, Professor Olúfẹ́mi...
Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò is a professor at Cornell University who has expanded the African contribution in philosophy and has, simultaneously, worked to indigenize the discipline. Over the years, Táíwò has made philosophy more relevant to Africa and African students. His scholarly activities aim to contribute to the creation, at the intellectual level, of categories that will enable all who share similar experiences to indigenize the alien idioms of their philosophical training. Simultaneously, Táíwò seeks to globalize the historical experience of African peoples and their modes of discourse. The professor is working towards the emergence of authentic African voices in the ongoing polylogue among the world’s peoples. Táíwò is a noted author and his latest book is titled, Against Decolonisation: Taking African Agency Seriously.
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