AfricaNow! March 15, 2017
Topic: Ifa's Ancient Future
Topic and Guest:
Today AfricaNow! covers the topic Ifa's Ancient Future as the show continues to highlight the International Decade for People of African Descent and commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade which is March 25. Here is the conversation between Dr. Kola Abimbola, associate professor of philosophy at Howard University, and AfricaNow!’s Executive Producer and Co-Host James Pope on deep traditions of African thought and its relationship to the physical and nonphysical world. Dr. Kola Abimbola studied the Ifa Literary Corpus as an apprentice under Wande Abimbola from 1969 to 2000, and Babalola Adeboye Ifatoogun. He received his Ph.D. from London School of Economics and Political Science and a second Ph.D. in the Law of Evidence and Criminal Justice at the University of Birmingham. He has taught at Seattle University, Haverford College, Temple University, and at the University of Leicester School of Law. He is currently an associate professor of philosophy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Abimbola is the Editor of Journal of Forensic Research and Criminology. He was President of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies from 2006 to 2010, and a British Council Commonwealth Academic Scholar from 1989 to 1992. Our show today is produced in solidarity with the native, indigenous, Afro-descendants of Standing Rock, Niger Delta, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Palestine, South Africa, Ghana and other places where we’re fighting for the protection of our land for the benefit of all peoples.
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