Ali-Mazrui-KenyaWorld-renowned, distinguished academic and prolific writer, Ali Mazrui, born in Kenya in 1933, obtained his doctorate from Oxford University in England. For ten years he served at Makerere University, Uganda, as head of the Department of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is now Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, New York. He is also Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large at the University of Jos in Nigeria, Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large Emeritus and Senior Scholar in Africana Studies at Cornell University. Dr Mazrui has also been appointed Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Mazrui served as Vice-President of the International Political Science Association and has lectured and published hundreds of articles in five continents. He has served on many boards and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. Ali Mazrui is Consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the Organization of African Unity, UNESCO and such broadcasting media as the BBC, the PBS, the ABC, the NBC, and the Voice of America.

 

Dr Mazrui's television work includes the widely discussed 1986 series, The Africans: A Triple Heritage, the book of which became a best seller in Britain and was recommended by various Book Clubs in the U.S.A., including the Book of the Month Club. With The Africans: A Triple Heritage, Ali Mazrui achieved the impossible - he translated complex questions into compelling interest: what is a European, an African, an Islamic? What is Africa's 'triple heritage'?1998 saw the publication, by Africa World Press, of the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of all Mazrui's works from 1962 to 1997, The Mazruiana Collection, compiled by Abdul S. Bemath, and another book entitled The Global African: A Portrait of Ali A. Mazrui, edited by Omari H. Kokole. His most influential articles of the last forty years are being republished by Africa World Press in three volumes under the overall editorship of Dr. Toyin Falola of the University of Texas.

 

Publications:

Towards a Pax Africana, 1967

The Political Socilogy of the English language,1975

The Trial of Christopher Okigbo, 1971

Africa's International Relations, Heinemann and Westview Press, 1977

Political Values and the Educated Class in Africa,Heinemann Educational Books, University of California Press, 1978

A World Federation of Cultures: An African Perspective, Free Press, N.Y., 1976

Cultural Forces in World Politics, James Currey and Heinemann, 1990

The Power of Babel: Language and Governance in Africa's Experience, James Currey and University of Chicago Press , 1998