Definition of pan-Africanism in US English:



  • The principle or advocacy of the political union of all the indigenous inhabitants of Africa.

    • ‘Consideration of these issues leads you on to the perspective of pan-Africanism.’
    • ‘I like work that deals with pan-Africanism and revolution.’
    • ‘The idea of pan-Africanism became the basis for the foundation of the Organization of African Unity.’
    • ‘One also should consider the streetside pan-Africanism of politically charged music, reflecting a widespread sense of a shared destiny, especially among the continent's youth.’
    • ‘When I was growing up, we had big Utopias: pan-Africanism, African liberation.’