Dádìsì Speaks

Consider This

This page offers my take on the public intellectual with our many ramblings, pondering, random thoughts and cultural musings.  To offer a working definition for a public intellectual consider the following: “Public Intellectual is a common term for an intellectual engaged in public rather than (or as well as) academic or other professional discourse.

Regardless of the field of expertise, as a public intellectual, one is addressing and responding to the problems of his or her society and thus such an individual is expected to “rise above the partial preoccupation of one’s own profession . . . and engage with the global issues of truth, judgement, and taste of the time.” According to Edward Saïd however: [The] . . . real or ‘true’ intellectual is, therefore, always an outsider, living in self-imposed exile, and on the margins of society’.”

Let the mind games begin …

These books are currently being read or re-read.  Staple material for any budding public intellectual.  I am currently doing research on a book about Black Intellectuals, Black Think Tanks and their value to people of African descent in the world today.

More to come.  Stay tuned…

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