Ada Agada
Research Fellow, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Ada Agada is a research fellow at the University of Calabar in Nigeria. His book Existence and Consolation: Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis, and Values in African Philosophy (2015) was a winner in the American Library Association’s Choice/ACRL list of Outstanding Academic Titles.

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History of ideas
A truly African philosophy

‘Consolation philosophy’ understands the human being as a unity of feeling and reason, in a cosmos rich with primal emotion

Ada Agada