Professor Ali Mazrui has stated that black Africans have been humiliated by other peoples in the world, especially Europeans. The question that this book seeks to address is: How does one make theological sense of such a humiliated humanity? It is the contention of
Being Human in Africa that the theological meaning can only be derived by beginning with the African peoples' own self-understanding and definition. In order to establish that self-understanding and definition, the book looks at the dilemmas of identity, historical consciousness, cultural salvation, change and modernity, and epistemology.