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Afrocentric

Line breaks: Afro|cen¦tric
Pronunciation: /afrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
 
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Definition of Afrocentric in English:

adjective

Regarding African or black culture as pre-eminent.
Example sentences
  • In such travels to so many corners of the African American world, Black becomes the first Afrocentric, Pan-African, revolutionary ideologue and hero in world literature.
  • Fortunately for him, his African grandmother and mother and his Afrocentric Black American father have all contributed to his being grounded in a strong Black identity.
  • The term was later applied by Afrocentric writers to Africans.

Derivatives

Afrocentrism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • My public elementary school was pretty awesome despite its Afrocentrism - Afrocentrism was mostly used as a pathway into American history and common values, not an alternative to those values.
  • Most of the chapters here provide useful examples of how popular culture, theology, politics, the bible, theological reflection, revolution, protest, Afrocentrism and Caribbean history intersect.
  • He was an early proponent of multiculturalism and Afrocentrism.

Afrocentrist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • By and large, nineteenth-century Afrocentrists accepted a single, Northern European model of ‘civilization,’ which they usually saw as interchangeable with ‘culture.’
  • Will Black nationalists be represented, will Afrocentrists be there, or will even White nationalists be included?
  • A rollcall of Afrocentrists in the African Diaspora, since the 18th century, would include the inspirer of the Haitian liberation struggle.

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