Publication Title

The Post (Ghana Information Services)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1987

Subjects

Time -- Sociological aspects, African philosophy

Abstract

The article describes the African concept of time. The African concept of time is one that has never been properly understood by non-Africans. The reason probably lies in the fact that in Africa time becomes tied-in to activities of the season, day or night rather than in terms of a large solar clock or calendar. The African seasons are not thought of as stretching evenly, but rather are considered as periods in a chain of events one gradually culminating into another.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/29512

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