As Africa continues the search for relevance, influence, peace, progress, and stability in a highly competitive global system, 'Africa Rise Up!' interrogates the historical and contemporary forces, agency, and factors that combine to affect the location of the continent in the global order. From politics to economics, science and engineering, the contributors to this book argue for a paradigm shift in both theory and praxis of national, regional, and continental efforts geared toward the realisation of the much-needed African Renaissance. Following on the first publication, 'Perspectives on Though Leadership for Africa's Renewal', this book raises the bar on the debate about the place of Africa in the world. There is no doubt that a single volume of this nature cannot provide answers to all the myriad challenges that are confronting the continent. The strength of this book lies in its interpretation of the African condition through the lens of African-centred epistemologies.