I have just heard of the passing on of my Professor.
Ali Al’Amin Mazrui from his dear wife Pauline today. My wife Dorothy and I are in deep shock since we were talking to Pauline while in California last week, that we would be visiting them next month.
With the demise of Ali the curtain has fallen on a generation of African social science that he dominated with his global approach to social analysis, philosophical insight into social phenomena and the use of the English language that was uniquely Mazruic.
Mazruiana, as a body of thought, will need to be carefully compiled in his memory by his students, colleagues and those who exchanged intellectual ideas with him. Mazrui was a global scholar per excellence.
May God give Pauline and the family peace at this very trying time while he rests Ali’s soul in eternal peace.