The Nigerian writer and political activist addresses the questions: Will Africa re-emerge as a global force? Is Africa capable of fruition in the new Millennium? What steps must be taken to challenge those who have dismissed the African episode in world history? Nwankwo adopts John Lukas' position that an accurate interpretation of modern history may depart from the premise that the motivating ideological forces in the contemporary period are not communism and democracy, but racism and nationalism. He argues that the challenges facing African do not begin and end with poverty of leadership, ecological disaster and social strife, but are more deeply rooted and relate to the dominance of racial configurations and the real foundations of democratic political culture and practice. In the end, in spite of the racial dimension, the author argues for re-humanisation of African people and political re- emergence in the global power struggle.