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Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agency: An Afrocentric Analysis

Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agency: An Afrocentric Analysis

Daryl Zizwe Poe
October 12, 2017

This study analyzes contributions made by Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) to the development of Pan-African agency from the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester to the military coup d'etat of Nkrumah's government in February 1966....

Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union

Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union

John K. Marah
August 17, 2017

This book makes a critical contribution to the study of pan-Africanism and the education of African people for continental African citizenship. It is a unique endeavor in that it intersects the social history of pan-Africanism and the education of African people at a 'global' level and provides...

The Athens of West Africa: A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Athens of West Africa: A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.
November 24, 2015

This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (...

Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

Mariam Konaté Deme
April 23, 2015

There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African...

Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

Tiffany Fawn Jones
April 09, 2014

In the late 1970s, South African mental institutions were plagued with scandals about human rights abuse, and psychiatric practitioners were accused of being agents of the apartheid state. Between 1939 and 1994, some psychiatric practitioners supported the mandate of the racist and...

The Ancient Egyptian Family: Kinship and Social Structure

The Ancient Egyptian Family: Kinship and Social Structure

Troy D. Allen
January 07, 2014

Scholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the...

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa

Chima J. Korieh, Raphael Chijioke Njoku
October 15, 2013

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa aims to explore the ways Christianity and colonialism acted as hegemonic or counter hegemonic forces in the making of African societies. As Western interventionist forces, Christianity and colonialism were crucial in establishing and maintaining...

Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot): Toward an African Philosophy of Education

Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot): Toward an African Philosophy of Education

Kwadwo A. Okrah
September 03, 2013

This study examines the issues of indigenous philosophies, which are embedded in different aspects of socialization process among the Akan of Ghana. The research explores the possibility of forging a new future that builds on the positive aspects of their past and present and on carefully chosen...

Nefer: The Aesthetic Ideal in Classical Egypt

Nefer: The Aesthetic Ideal in Classical Egypt

Willie Cannon-Brown
July 08, 2013

This book provides an original treatment of the concept of good and beauty in ancient Egypt. It seeks to examine the dimensions of nefer, the term used to describe the good and the beautiful, within the context of ordinary life. Because the book is based upon original research on ancient Egypt...

Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

Gloria Chuku
May 01, 2013

This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro....

Law, Morality, and International Armed Intervention: The United Nations and ECOWAS

Law, Morality, and International Armed Intervention: The United Nations and ECOWAS

Mourtada Deme
May 01, 2013

International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS') new approach. ECOWAS and the UN's justifications for moving away from the current norms...

The Hidden Debate: The Truth Revealed about the Battle over Affirmative Action in South Africa and the United States

The Hidden Debate: The Truth Revealed about the Battle over Affirmative Action in South Africa and the United States

Akil Kokayi Khalfani
February 13, 2013

The Hidden Debate is a fresh and cutting-edge comparative analysis of the ongoing and highly charged social conflict over affirmative action in South Africa and the United States. The debate over affirmative action has raged for over 30 years in the United States and since the early 1990s in South...

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