English: HIV/AIDS poses the greatest threat to human life in sub-Saharan Africa. Although
the general awareness of the various modes of HIV-transmission has increased
significantly over the past few years, the continuing threat of this deadly disease
seems to be unstoppable. To make matters worse, our understanding of HIV/AIDS
has been dominated by Western philosophical discourses that somehow question
Africa’s ability to understand fully the serious nature and extent of the HIV/AIDS
pandemic. This article addresses the possibility of Africa’s right to life from the
perspective of the philosophical discourse of modernity in Africa.