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The 100 most influential Africans (61-70)

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The 100 most influential Africans

By Alison Culliford, Olivia Konotey-Ahulu, Nicholas Norbrook, Oheneba Ama Nti Osei and Marshall Van Valen

Posted on May 17, 2019 17:58

The names in this year’s ranking of the 100 most influential Africans are examples of the heights of African leadership in the world, both at home and in the diaspora.

61 – Kwame Anthony Appiah
Contemporary questioner

Engaging with ideas of race and identity, the New York University-based thinker is tackling questions of a global nature in times when nativist forces are questioning the global infrastructure of the post-Second World War period. He argues that local attachment and cosmopolitanism can be reconciled, saying in a recent Foreign Affairs article: “Forgetting that we are all citizens of the world – a small, warming, intensely vulnerable world – would be a reckless relaxation of vigilance.”