Africanism, noun

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EnglishShow more African noun1 sense 1 + English suffix -ism, forming the name of a system or theory.
A philosophical and political creed based on the belief that black African values should predominate in Africa and that black Africans should achieve political control without assistance from whites. See also PAC. Cf. Black Consciousness.
1952 Z. Mothopeng in Drum July 10The present basis of the struggle is Africanism — we must broaden the basis.
1990 Weekend Argus 17 Feb. 13Some..proclaim a policy of ‘non-racialism’ and others..a more racially exclusive one of ‘Africanism’.
A philosophical and political creed based on the belief that black African values should predominate in Africa and that black Africans should achieve political control without assistance from whites.

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