The African Experience

The African Experience
Author: Vincent Khapoya
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-14
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317343585

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Updated in its 4th edition, The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the regions internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.

The African Experience

The African Experience
Author: Roland Oliver
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1992-03-03
Genre: Art
ISBN: UOM:39015022234457

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Covering the entire span of human history across the African continent, this book begins in the Garden of Eden in the highland interior of East Africa and ends with the disintegration of apartheid. In the first chapter the author introduces us to our earliest tool-making ancestor (known affectionately as "dear boy"), in the last the author ponders the changes we are likely to see as the political elites of Africa begin to review the operation of their single-party systems. The human colonization of the continent - the origins of food production, the formation and diffusion of African languages, the achievements of Ancient Egypt, the impact of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, slavery, the caravan trade, exploration and colonization, the economic, political and social developments which gave rise to the modern nation states - this book looks at all these aspects in an overview of the history of Africa.

Tradition and Modernity

Tradition and Modernity
Author: Kwame Gyekye
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1997
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780195112252

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This work offers a philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. Gyekye attempts to show the usefulness of Western philosophical concepts in addressing a range of specifically African problems.

The African Experience in Colonial Virginia

The African Experience in Colonial Virginia
Author: Colita Nichols Fairfax
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-12-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781476678085

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The State of Virginia recognizes the 1619 landing of Africans at Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) as a complicated beginning. This collection of new essays reckons with this historical fact, with discussions of the impacts 400 years later. Chapters cover different perspectives about the "20 and odd" who landed, offering insights into how enslavement continues to affect the lives of their descendants. The often overlooked experiences of women in enslavement are discussed.

Women Land and Agriculture

Women  Land and Agriculture
Author: Caroline Sweetman
Publsiher: Oxfam
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1999
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 085598421X

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Contributors assert that women's contribution to global agricultural production for food and for profit continues to be largely unacknowledged and undervalued and that their ability to farm is constrained by lack of control over land, agricultural inputs, credit and other essential resources.

The African Experience in Spanish America

The African Experience in Spanish America
Author: Leslie B. Jr Rout,Leslie B.. Rout
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1976-07-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 052120805X

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This text presents the broad historical contours of the African experience in Spanish America, from enslavement, resistance, and rebellion to the crucial participation of Afro-Latin Americans in the wars of independence, and a region-by-region account of their varied treatment in the newly-founded republics from the 19th century to the modern era.

Islam in the African American Experience

Islam in the African American Experience
Author: Richard Brent Turner
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0253343232

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The involvement of African Americans with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. This book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa and antebellum America.

The African Experience in Literature and Ideology

The African Experience in Literature and Ideology
Author: Abiola Irele
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020489899

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The African Experience with Higher Education

The African Experience with Higher Education
Author: J. F. Ade Ajayi,L. K. H. Goma,Ampah G. Johnson
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1996
Genre: Education
ISBN: UOM:49015002692946

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There have been institutions of higher learning for centuries in Africa, but the phenomenal growth has taken place in the last fifty years, first in the later days of colonialism and then in the heady days of independence and commodity boom. Without them, there would have been no development. The three highly distinguished authors have written the first comprehensive assessment of universities and higher education in Africa south of the Sahara. As can be seen from their biographies, they draw on experience from both francophone and anglophone Africa and from teaching in both the sciences and the arts.

The Power of Babel

The Power of Babel
Author: Ali A. Mazrui,Alamin M. Mazrui
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1998-08-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9780226514291

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Linguists estimate that there are currently nearly 2,000 languages in Africa, a staggering figure that is belied by the relatively few national languages. While African national politics, economics, and law are all conducted primarily in the colonial languages, the cultural life of the majority of citizens is conducted in a bewildering Babel of local and regional dialects, making language itself the center of debates over multiculturalism, gender studies, and social theory. In The Power of Babel, the noted Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui and linguist Alamin Mazrui explore this vast territory of African language. The Power of Babel is one of the first comprehensive studies of the complex linguistic constellations of Africa. It draws on Ali Mazrui's earlier work in its examination of the "triple heritage" of African culture, in which indigenous, Islamic, and Western traditions compete for influence. In bringing the idea of the triple heritage to language, the Mazruis unravel issues of power, culture, and modernity as they are embedded in African linguistic life. The first section of the book takes a global perspective, exploring such issues as the Eurocentrism of much linguistic scholarship on Africa; part two takes an African perspective on a variety of issues from the linguistically disadvantaged position of women in Africa to the relation of language policy and democratic development; the third section presents a set of regional studies, centering on the Swahili language's exemplification of the triple heritage.The Power of Babel unites empirical information with theories of nationalism and pluralism—among others—to offer the richest contextual account of African languages to date.

The Tree where Man was Born

The Tree where Man was Born
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780143106241

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From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating Africa's wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, this National Book Award finalist is a classic of journalistic observation.

The African Experience

The African Experience
Author: Teaching Company
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Africa, Sub-Saharan
ISBN: 1598032267

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Technology and the African American Experience

Technology and the African American Experience
Author: Bruce Sinclair
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2004
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0262195046

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The intersection of race and technology: blackcreativity and the economic and social functions of the myth ofdisengenuity.

Love Falls On Us

Love Falls On Us
Author: Robbie Corey-Boulet
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781786995193

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In 2009 Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill became a top global news story. Two years later Hillary Clinton declared “Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights,” but still today there is little consensus on how to advance those rights beyond the U.S. and Europe. The fact is that international LGBT activism and allies have created winners and losers. In Africa those who easily identify with the identities of the global movement find support, funding and care. Those whose sexualities don’t align so neatly don’t. In this faithful and moving investigation, award winning journalist Robbie Corey-Boulet shows that LGBT liberation does not look the same in Africa as it does in the United States or Europe. At a time when there is a groundswell of interest in LGBT life in Africa and attempts at reversing LGBT rights across much of the ‘developed’ world Corey-Boulet lays bare past failures. To the extent that there exists a right way to engage on LGBT issues in Africa—and, indeed, worldwide—Love Falls on Us is for those looking to learn what it is.

The African Experience

The African Experience
Author: Vincent Khapoya
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-14
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317343578

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Updated in its 4th edition, The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the regions internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.