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Ethical Benchmarks in Life and Art of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was a pioneer in many respects in the fields of music, social activism and ideology. And during his extraordinary lifetime, life and art were constantly marked by extreme polarities that reveal much about his uncommonly uncompromising temperament. This chapter evaluates his ethical conduct and principles.

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Notes

  1. 1.

    Carlos Moore 2010, p. 32.

  2. 2.

    Osha 2013, 2016, 2017.

  3. 3.

    Whiteman 2012.

  4. 4.

    Wiredu 1980, 1983, 1993, 1994, 1996; Wiredu and Gyekye 1992.

  5. 5.

    Appiah 1992; Davidson 1959; de Buck 1935; Hountondji 1983, 1987, 1996, 2002.

  6. 6.

    Asante 1977; Cameron 1961; Cronon 1955; Cummings 1986; Diop 1974; Fanon 1967; Fanon 1963.

  7. 7.

    Asante 2017, p. 231.

  8. 8.

    Asante 1987.

  9. 9.

    Asante 1987, 2017.

  10. 10.

    Collins 1992; Palmberg and Kirkegaard 2002.

  11. 11.

    Waterman 2002.

  12. 12.

    Moore 2010, p. 321.

  13. 13.

    Nabudere 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007.

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Osha, S. (2020). Ethical Benchmarks in Life and Art of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. In: Wariboko, N., Falola, T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Social Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36490-8_23

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