Wiping away the Tears of the Ocean


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Mogobe Ramose Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University tanella@mweb.co.za

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This article distinguishes between pan-Africanism and pan-Africanness. It argues that the history of pan-Africanism is replete with achievements but that the achievements could have been more and radical if the movement had from its inception adopted pan-Africanness, manifesting itself as ubuntu, as its point of departure. It focuses on epistemic and material injustice and suggests that there cannot be social justice without epistemic justice. The pursuit of the latter ought to lead to giving up one’s life if necessary, for the sake of giving life to others.

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Mogobe Ramose obtained the degree Doctor of Philosophy from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He holds also the degree of Master of Science in International Relations from London University. He teaches philosophy of research in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. His recent publications are: “Towards the betterment of human relations” and, “But the man does not throw bones”. A Dutch translation of his book, African philosophy through Ubuntu, is scheduled for publication in the first quarter of 2018. E-mail: tanella@mweb.co.za

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