International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

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Myths in African concept of reality

Jones M. Jaja
  • Jones M. Jaja
  • Institute of Foundation Studies, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 04 January 2012
  •  Published: 28 February 2014

Abstract

Myths are accounts of the origin of societies and institutions not subject to rationalization but often used by historians and philosophers in their quest to study African history; for it is only thus that we can comprehend the various aspects of the continent’s history and culture. This paper examines the critical understanding of African worldview, the place of African philosophy and the significance of myths in the reflection of African experience.

Key words: Myths, communalistic, african philosophy, earth and  God.