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Islam And Qur'anic Figures In Africa: Prophets, Sages And Disciples, Abdin Chande 2012 Adelphi University

Islam And Qur'anic Figures In Africa: Prophets, Sages And Disciples, Abdin Chande

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

This is but a humble attempt to frame a discussion on Islam, prophetic voices and geographical spaces in Africa as territorial canvasses for sketching out Islam's sacred history. This way of thinking or conceptualizing about Africa is not as fashionable among Muslim Qur'anic scholars as it is among black Biblical theologians. Yet, this is not to suggest that the approach of this study is grounded in the Afro-centered methodology. Such an approach has its own place and serves certain ideological and cultural functions especially within a given African American diasporic scholarship. Rather, the aim of this research is ...


New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara 2012 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


The 'Nevergiveups' Of Grandmothers Against Poverty And Aids: Scholar-Journalism-Activism As Social Documentary, Eric Miller, Jo-Anne Smetherham, Jennifer Fish 2012 Old Dominion University

The 'Nevergiveups' Of Grandmothers Against Poverty And Aids: Scholar-Journalism-Activism As Social Documentary, Eric Miller, Jo-Anne Smetherham, Jennifer Fish

Women's Studies Faculty Publications

This article traces our collective experiences as a photographer, a journalist and an academic engaged in the process of documenting the lives of South Africa’s grand-mothers – who are confronting the HIV/AIDS pandemic while carrying an immense history of social struggle in the apartheid era. We set out with individual aspirations to record, in visual and narrative forms, the life stories and lived experiences of members of the Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) organization based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Over the course of three years of building relationships and working with leaders of this organisation, we developed a ...


A Pragmalinguistic Study Of Yoruba Personal Names, Joshua Abiodun Ogunwale 2012 Obafemi Awolowo University

A Pragmalinguistic Study Of Yoruba Personal Names, Joshua Abiodun Ogunwale

Journal of Literary Onomastics

By virtue of their morphology and pragmatic effects, name-forms are lexical. However, proverbs are usually copious linguistic expressions that transcend mere lexical units. This study gives a description and analysis of the forms and contents of certain proverbial expressions whose linguistic forms and discursive roles have permitted their usage as Yorùbá personal names. Two major tasks are crucial in the following analysis: a characterization of the process involved in the change, and the explication of the interface between the pragmatics and semantic contents of this class of names. Essentially, therefore, the paper pursues answers to the following questions: how are ...


Letras Transversales: Obras Escogidas (Ensayo, Poesía, Relatos, Teatro), Elisa G. Rizo 2012 Iowa State University

Letras Transversales: Obras Escogidas (Ensayo, Poesía, Relatos, Teatro), Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Books

Este volumen recoge una amplia muestra de la obra de Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, una de las figuras literarias más sobresalientes de Guinea Ecuatorial y una de las voces africanas más transgresoras e independientes.


Prehistory To 1250: Languages, Abdulkareem Said Ramadan 2012 Gettysburg College

Prehistory To 1250: Languages, Abdulkareem Said Ramadan

Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Publications

The Hemic group includes the Egyptian and Coptic languages, the Libyan and Barbarian languages, the Koshtia languages, and the languages of the original inhabitants of the eastern part of Africa. [excerpt]


Aspects Of Mossi History: A Bibliography, Amy Niang 2012 University of the Witwatersrand

Aspects Of Mossi History: A Bibliography, Amy Niang

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

This bibliography provides the basis for a research survey on the political, ideological, economic, and cultural aspects of the Mossi states. As such, it focuses on historical writings pertaining to the « precolonial » history of the Mossi states, particularly those of Ouagadougou, Tenkodogo and Yatenga, as well as their satellite states. I have included a number of references that pertain to the history of Mamprusi, Dagomba states, and the so-called « stateless societies », in so far as they inform an understanding of historical processes that marked the institutional development of the Mossi states.

The first section covers text publications on Mossi history ...


Prevalence And Correlates For School Truancy Among Pupils In Grades 7-10: Results From The 2004 Zambia Global School-Based Health Survey, Adamson S. Muula, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Olusegun Babaniyi, Peter Songolo, Seter Siziya 2012 Old Dominion University

Prevalence And Correlates For School Truancy Among Pupils In Grades 7-10: Results From The 2004 Zambia Global School-Based Health Survey, Adamson S. Muula, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Olusegun Babaniyi, Peter Songolo, Seter Siziya

Community & Environmental Health Faculty Publications

Background

There are limited data on the prevalence and associated factors of truancy in southern Africa. Yet truancy should attract the attention of public health professionals, educators and policy makers as it may be associated with adolescent problem behaviours. The objectives of the study were to estimate the prevalence and determine correlates of school truancy among pupils in Zambia.

Findings

We used data collected in 2004 in the Zambia Global School-based Health Survey. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify factors associated with truancy. A total of 2257 pupils participated in the survey of whom 53.9% were male. Overall ...


Culla Mi Gullah, Re-Imagining African American Female Artists And The Sea Islands: Exploring Africanisms And Religious Expressions In Creative Works, Rebekkah Mulholland 2012 Wright State University - Main Campus

Culla Mi Gullah, Re-Imagining African American Female Artists And The Sea Islands: Exploring Africanisms And Religious Expressions In Creative Works, Rebekkah Mulholland

Master of Humanities Capstone Projects

While the Sea Islands have captured the interest of scholars and artists, especially since Zora Neale Hurston’s groundbreaking novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), this thesis provides a historiography of Africanisms and religious expressions explored in Gullah literary traditions within African-American women’s fiction, specifically with regards to the works of Julie Dash and Tina McElroy Ansa. Following Hurston’s example, during the 1980s Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara and Paule Marshall further laid the groundwork for writers to signify upon. This qualitative study of Dash’s 1991 film and novel Daughters of the Dust (1997) along with ...


Anti-Trafficking Legislation In Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyzing The Role Of Coercion And Parental Responsibility, Ruby Andrew, Benjamin N. Lawrance 2012 Southern University Law Center

Anti-Trafficking Legislation In Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyzing The Role Of Coercion And Parental Responsibility, Ruby Andrew, Benjamin N. Lawrance

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, 2012

This article discusses the effect of US and international support for local laws to combat child trafficking in sub-Saharan African states. The annual ranking of African anti-trafficking measures, produced by the US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (OMCTP) in conjunction with the UN Office on Crime and Drugs, not only provides an important source of data but also creates a powerful incentive for African states to effect legislative change.

We argue that, although the US supports criminalization of traffickers and the OMCTP espouses laws to deter parental inducement to support trafficking activities, the implementation ...


Oesterheld’S Iconic And Ironic Eternautas, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira 2012 Iowa State University

Oesterheld’S Iconic And Ironic Eternautas, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

When speaking of Héctor Germán Oesterheld and his Eternautas series of comics, we are speaking of multiple and interlocking levels of icons. Oesterheld first began the historieta [comic] about the time-traveling Juan Salvo, known as the “Eternauta,” in the late 1950s, later revisiting it in the 1960s and 1970s. In the three Eternauta narratives in question,1 a group of intrepid technologically savvy individuals struggle against a deadly phosphorescent snowfall and a series of alien species only to have the news of their local victory obliterated by nuclear devastation and alien treachery. Attempts to avoid this near-future reality for Buenos ...


New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara 2012 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


Western Impact On Africa's Economic Development And The Progress Of Democracy, Jiaxu Liu 2012 Iowa State University

Western Impact On Africa's Economic Development And The Progress Of Democracy, Jiaxu Liu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Africa has been a politically disturbed place for centuries, during which the African people have been struggling for independence, living in conflicts and continuous wars, and fighting against poverty and diseases. There are so many problems and issues in Africa that almost every country is caught in one trap or another except for a few who thrived out of their traps and achieved relative success in economic growth. Africa has been receiving aid worldwide, but things are not getting better. I cannot refrain from asking questions: why is Africa so poor? What is preventing from growing and developing? In addition ...


Emerging Food Retailers And The Development Of Hybrid Food Retail Institutions In Ugandan Produce Supply Chains, Sheila Navalia Onzere 2012 Iowa State University

Emerging Food Retailers And The Development Of Hybrid Food Retail Institutions In Ugandan Produce Supply Chains, Sheila Navalia Onzere

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Changing institutional arrangements are central to the nascent transformation of food retail in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). These emergent arrangements are reshaping the power relations, roles, and livelihood outcomes for actors in the region's food systems.

This study examines processes of institutional change within fruit and vegetable supply chains that are stemming from the expanding geographical scope of global private food standards, and from policy and demographic shifts in Uganda. First, the study examines the mechanisms through which global private food standards influence procurement strategies of emerging food retail operators (supermarkets, hotels, fast food restaurants and cafés) and ...


Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 2, Julie Richter, Jody L. Allen 2012 College of William and Mary

Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 2, Julie Richter, Jody L. Allen

Africana Studies Articles & Book Chapters

The situation for African Americans in Yorktown did not improve much during the antebellum period. The possibility of being willed, sold, or mortgaged by a slaveholder remained. William Vail is one ex.ample. Vail had over thirty slaves and mongaged some or all of them at some point. When Vail died in 1834, he owned several lots in Yorktown but gave permission in his will to sell Ambrose, Caesar, Lucy, Bob, and Tom Bailey, if necessary to pay his debts. He left his wife, Louisa, William, Alfred, Molly, Carlia, Charlotte, Alice and her three children, as well as his "man ...


Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 1, Julie Richter, Jody Allen 2012 College of William and Mary

Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 1, Julie Richter, Jody Allen

Africana Studies Articles & Book Chapters

In 2008, Colonial National Historical Park updated the Yorktown Long Range Interpretive Plan. At the stakeholders' workshop, the "untold" story of African Americans and slavery was identified as a priority for future interpretive programs. In order to accurately interpret this aspect of Yorktown's history, a study focusing on the African Americans who worked and lived in the area within the Yorktown unit of the park was needed. The study would focus on the primary periods of significance, from the colonial period to the establishment of the Yorktown National Cemetery, with emphasis on the primary sources associated with the park ...


Caught Between Chief And Missionary: Tswana Evangelists And European Colonisation, Stephen Volz 2011 Kenyon College

Caught Between Chief And Missionary: Tswana Evangelists And European Colonisation, Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz

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This Was A Man: A Memorial Tribute To Felix Emeka Okeke-Ezigbo, Chukwuma Azuonye 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

This Was A Man: A Memorial Tribute To Felix Emeka Okeke-Ezigbo, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A memorial tribute to one of the leading members of the Biafra war generation of Nsukka poets, Dr. Felix Emeka Okeke-Ezigbo, Ocober 14, 1944 to June 25, 2012.


Fulfilling The U.S. Obligation To Prevent Exterminationism: A Comprehensive Approach To Regulating Hate Speech And Dismantling Systems Of Genocide., Sarah E. Ryan 2011 University of Texas at El Paso

Fulfilling The U.S. Obligation To Prevent Exterminationism: A Comprehensive Approach To Regulating Hate Speech And Dismantling Systems Of Genocide., Sarah E. Ryan

Sarah E Ryan

No abstract provided.


Dimensionalising Cultural Implications Of The Multinationals In The Niger Delta: A Consequentialist Approach For Resistance, UZOECHI NWAGBARA 2011 GREENWICH SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT LONDON

Dimensionalising Cultural Implications Of The Multinationals In The Niger Delta: A Consequentialist Approach For Resistance, Uzoechi Nwagbara

Dr Uzoechi Nwagbara

The presence of multinational oil corporations in Nigeria – which include Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil, Shell, and Total among others have come with heavy consequences to the nation’s cultural heritage and identity in the global marketplace. This is particularly the case in the Niger delta region of Nigeria considered as the goose that lays the golden egg, that is, oil, which has been described in many quarters as a major source of the nation’s malaise. The cultural and environmental damage of oil exploration as well as the pauperisation of the locals is inextricably linked to the ruse of global ...


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