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Copyright (c) 1993 Saint Louis University School of Law 
Saint Louis University Law Journal

ESSAY: AFRICA'S VALUE DEBATE: KAUNDA * ON APARTHEID AND AFRICAN HUMANISM



* Kenneth Kaunda has been an eloquent spokesman for the promise of African humanism. This comment provides a modest addendum to Kaunda's view of both the promise of an Afrocentric humanism and the contrast to that vision provided by the ideology, policies and practices of apartheid.

SUMMER, 1993

37 St. Louis L.J. 871

Author

WINSTON P. NAGAN**

Excerpt

I. AFRICAN HUMANISM: APARTHEID AND AFRICA'S VALUE CRISIS

KENNETH Kaunda is one of Africa's most senior statesmen. He led his country to independence. Although caught in the vortex of a major anticolonial struggle in Southern Africa, he remained a voice of reason and compassion not only for the Southern African region, but for the continent of Africa as a whole and the Third World, "the have-nots of the South." He has been an African voice with a humane vision. In this sense, he has consistently sought to bring Africa's humanistic tradition to both his African compatriots as well as the larger world community. Kaunda has sought to distill a distinctively Afro-centric sense of humanistic values which represent the best of life-affirming experiences drawn from the African reality.

To those who are cynical, Kaunda's quest for the spirit of African humanism may seem almost quixotic when seen against the background of a subcontinent still fighting wars of decolonization, or wars at least partly inspired by Cold War rivalries, or, indeed, wars and allied depredations that reflect deeply flawed post-colonial, political, economic, and social arrangements. But even more to the point has been the radical juxtaposition of the life-affirming visions of African humanism and hope-negating Apartheid. Among the ideas implicit in Apartheid is the idea that life, that is to say White life in South Africa, is essentially a matter of survival. Such a vision not only reduces the capacity of human beings to moral elevation, it insidiously seeks ...
 
 
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