“African Psychology is not a thing, but a place– a view, a perspective, a way of observing.” African Psychology does not claim to be exclusive body of knowledge, though a body of knowledge has and will continue to be generated from the place. It is a perspective that is lodged in the historical primacy of the human view from the land that is known a s Africa. It is not limited to a geographical place, neither a particular ethnicity nor an identifiable ideology. It is the view that led to the very dawning of human consciousness and it is the substratum f all that is uniquely human on this planet.
From the “introduction” to the Akbar papers in African Psychology