EnglishShow more Africannoun1 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.
1952Z. Mothopeng inDrum July 10The present basis of the struggle is Africanism — we must broaden the basis.
1957W.M. HaileyAfr. Survey 251It seems advisable on this occasion to give prominence to the use of the term ‘Africanism’ rather than ‘nationalism’.
1959Cape Times 14 Apr. 8Africanism can be accepted as a solution in one sense, viz. that Africa in future must belong to the Africans, that is to those peoples who have chosen Africa as their home.
1964M. BensonAfr. Patriots 243‘Africanism’ had an obvious emotional appeal especially to younger men, not only in a negative retaliation to Afrikaner nationalism but in positive identification with what was happening in other African countries.
1986P. MaylamHist. of Afr. People 184Africanism in the 1940s found its main institutional expression in the ANC’s Youth League.
1986Sowetan 17 Nov. 2More than 1 000 SA Black Municipal and Allied Workers delegates yesterday adopted Africanism as a ‘guiding factor’ in the black liberation struggle.
1988P. Lawrence inSaturday Star 9 July 11Africanism..sees the struggle in South Africa as primarily a struggle against colonialism and for ‘national liberation and self-determination’ of the indigenous people.
1990Weekend Argus 17 Feb. 13Some..proclaim a policy of ‘non-racialism’ and others..a more racially exclusive one of ‘Africanism’.
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