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Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is an interdisciplinary journal of African Studies. The journal was founded by UCLA's African Activist Association in 1970 and named after the Swahili word for comprehension, understanding or being. The journal publishes views about social issues, addressing both the general reader and the scholar. It publishes material supportive of African revolutions and socially significant works on history, politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, planning and development, literature and other topics about the African continent and the African Diaspora.
The journal has continuously published the work of a wide variety of scholars with a particular emphasis on voices from Africa and others marginalized by the mainstream academic presses. Featured original works include a wide variety of seminal intellectuals including Walter Rodney, Sondra Hale, Mahmood Mamdani, Richard Sklar, and Ali Mazrui.
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