We need to escape enslavement to the past by using that past to open up the future!

The discourse of African philosophy is indirectly and historically linked to the demise of European hegemony (colonialism and neocolonialism) and is aimed at fulfilling/completing this demise. It is a reflective and critical effort to rethink the indigenized African situation beyond the confines of Eurocentric concepts and categories.
Serequeberhan (1994)