EPISTEMIC APPRECIATION OF BELONGINGNESS AS A DEFINITIVE PRINCIPLE IN AFRICAN COMMUNALISM
Keywords:Epistemic Appreciation, Belongingness, African Communalism
The thematic theory of communalism is an ideal pertinent cultural value that has been practiced among Black Africans from the moment they are grouped into communities. African communalism showing the existential life of traditional African is founded on the assumption and belief that all human beings are members of one human family. African communalism in time-oriented since it transcends those that practice it and it is man-oriented based on its place in the culture of the people. With the method of critical evaluation and observation, this paper proves that without belongingness, other principles of African communalism are baseless and foundationless, hence, belongingness is definitive.