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“Practice without thought is blind; thought without practice is empty. The three segments of African society which I specified in the last chapter, the traditional, the western and the Islamic, co-exist uneasily; the principles animating them are often in conflict with one another.

What is to be done then? I have stressed that the two other segments, in order to be rightly seen, must be accommodated only as experiences of the traditional African society. If we fail to do this our society will be racked by the most malignant schizophrenia.