Invited To Boxing Ring Without Gloves: Globalization and the Future of Africa’s Identity

  • Adebowale Adeyemi - Suenu Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Opeyemi Samuel Onileowo Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.


The post-colonial Africa is bedeviled with the problems of development, Identity problems and security challenges among others. Globalization of the Western Neo-liberal values is fraught with negative consequences for the Identity of the Africans despite its advantages. Culture of a race defines the totality of its essence. Erosion of these values ultimately renders a race in a lurch of identity question. This paper is centrally concerned about a gradual but steady loss of African Identity. Is Africa having what it takes to sustain its identity in a globalized community? Is the global Neo-Liberal philosophy ready for a space for the retention of African Identity? Is the ferocious culture which underscores the philosophy of globalization not readily assimilating African Culture?  What is, culturally, is African Personality? Can African Identity be reconciled with the current global values? These and other questions underscore the focus of this paper. However, this paper concludes that while Africa is still striving to retain its identity, it was brought into a boxing duel without gloves and that the most influential globalized culture may soon define for Africa its Identity and values.

Keywords: Boxing, Gloves, Africa, Globalization, Identity.

How to Cite
SUENU, Adebowale Adeyemi -; ONILEOWO, Opeyemi Samuel. Invited To Boxing Ring Without Gloves: Globalization and the Future of Africa’s Identity. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 4, p. 39-43, jan. 2022. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2022.