Ali A Mazrui: a great man, a great scholar

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In 2013, Ali A Mazrui gave a lecture in Muscat (Oman) about Barack Obama, the 44th president of the USA, in which he suggested that Obama was a great man but not yet a great president. Mazrui said we would have to wait and see if Obama would become a great president. I think Mazrui was right. But we would not have to wait any longer to say: ‘Ali A Mazrui: a great man, a great scholar’. On 12 October 2014, Ali Mazrui passed away at the age of 81. He was indeed a great man and an extraordinary scholar. This essay is a special tribute to him.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-801
Number of pages10
JournalThird World Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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  • Development


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