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The Palgrave Handbook of African Social Ethics

  • Nimi Wariboko
  • Toyin Falola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nimi Wariboko, Toyin Falola
    Pages 1-7
  3. Family and Community (Eros as in Belonging, Togetherness)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Victor Ojakorotu, Nelson Goldpin Obah-Akpowoghaha
      Pages 11-25
    3. George Kotei Neequaye
      Pages 103-127
    4. Polycarp Ikuenobe
      Pages 129-145
  4. Polity (Violence, Power, Figures)

About this book


This Handbook provides a robust collection of vibrant discourses on African social ethics and ethical practices. It focuses on how the ethical thoughts of Africans are forged within the context of everyday life, and how in turn ethical and philosophical thoughts inform day-to-day living. The essays frame ethics as a historical phenomenon best examined as a historical movement, the dynamic ethos of a people, rather than as a theoretical construct. It thereby offers a bold, incisive, and fresh interpretation of Africa’s ethical life and thought.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nimi Wariboko
    • 1
  • Toyin Falola
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of TexasAustinUSA

About the editors

Nimi Wariboko is the Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics at Boston University, USA. He is the author of Ethics and Society in Nigeria: Identity, History, Political Theory (2019).

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

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