A REVIEW OF BARRY HALLEN, READING WIREDU. BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2021. Pp. 130
Going by the quantity, quality and influences of his contributions, the prominence of Kwasi Wiredu among African philosophers is not a subject of doubt. This prominence has tended to make it difficult to put forward a clear classification of Wiredu and his works. This recalls our memory of the onerous debates on what is African philosophy and who is an African Philosopher1. Tendencies are there to classify Wiredu as an African who is trained in philosophy and who is devoted to using philosophical tools to examining issues in African thoughts, or merely concentrating on critical propagation of African world views, or perhaps an academic and professional philosopher, who as an African, studied philosophy, and decides to write on all and any philosophical topic(s). It is in this and some other respects that Barry Hallen’s Reading Wiredu becomes handy.
The book provides a valuable source to the understanding of the works of Wiredu. It examines, analyses, and classifies Wiredu’s