IN REMEMBRANCE: 10-26-2014

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BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

ALI MAZRUI, SCHOLAR OF AFRICA WHO DIVIDED U.S. AUDIENCES

Dr. Ali A. Mazrui in 1986.Credit Chris Terrill/BBC Enterprises

His family announced the death without specifying a cause.

Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, where Professor Mazrui was born, said at the time of his death that he was “a towering academician whose intellectual contributions played a major role in shaping African scholarship.”

His books and his hundreds of scholarly articles explored topics like African politics, international political culture, political Islam and globalization. He was for…

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