Definitions

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  • noun A specialist in African affairs, cultures, or languages.

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  • noun A specialist in African studies.
  • noun An African nationalist; someone who subscribes to the doctrine of Africanism.

Etymologies

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From African +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • Moosa and Deputy Defence Minister Ronnie Kasrils made up the rest of the first 10 positions, giving the so-called Africanist lobby food for thought.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Toni MorrisonA major novelist who wants American literary history re-examined for signs of "Africanist" influence.

    The Newsweek 100

  • The majority of ANC members resisted these siren songs despite the evident emotional appeal of the "Africanist" slogans.

    The National Question in a democratic South Africa

  • At the height of the struggles of the 1950s a group of dissidents, led by Potlako Leballo, tried to manipulate the justifiable anger of Africans against their oppressors on an "Africanist" platform, a large component of which was also opposition to communism.

    The National Question in a democratic South Africa

  • At the height of the struggles of the 1950s, the Africanists, led by Potlako Leballo, tried to manipulate the justifiable anger of africans against their oppressors on an "Africanist" platform, a large component of which was also opposition to communism.

    AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS NATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL 2005

  • The meeting, the first official get-together of the two Alliance partners since a so-called "Africanist" faction came to power at the ANC provincial conference in June, was attended by Ehrenreich,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • His comments follow clashes between Rasool and the recently-elected "Africanist" ANC provincial leadership under James

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Leballo, tried to manipulate the justifiable anger of africans against their oppressors on an "Africanist" platform, a large component of which was also opposition to communism.

    ANC Today

  • Rasool himself was dislodged from his party position by a faction pushing a so-called "Africanist" agenda, which did not want to see a coloured person leading a party whose voters were mostly black.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Those who fight for the completion of the national democratic revolution, for the advancement of the purposes of the national liberation struggle, have been denounced as "Africanist", with this categorisation used to suggest a chauvinist nationalism.

    ANC Today

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