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Union Presbyterian Seminary Hosting African Odyssey Exhibit Feb 2016

Union Presbyterian Seminary Hosting African Odyssey Exhibit

Joanne Braxton

This article published by the The Progess-Index, speaks about Dr. Braxton's exhibit at Union Presbyterian Seminary. The free exhibit and gallery explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade, its resounding effects on Africans in the Americas, and its representation in literature and the humanities. The exhibit, titled African Odyssey, featured photographs taken by Dr. Joanne M. Braxton, director of the College of William & Mary's Middle Passage Project and its 1619 Initiative, during a visit to Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Senegal.


The Aesthetic Of Revolution In The Film And Literature Of Naguib Mahfouz, Nathaniel Greenberg Jul 2014

The Aesthetic Of Revolution In The Film And Literature Of Naguib Mahfouz, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

In the wake of the 1952 Revolution, Egypt’s future Nobel laureate in literature devoted himself exclusively to writing for film. The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz is the first full-length study in English to examine this critical period in the author’s career and to contextualize it within the scope of post-revolutionary Egyptian politics and culture. Before returning to literature in 1959 with his post-revolutionary masterpiece Children of the Alley, Mahfouz wrote or co-wrote some twenty odd scripts, many of them among the most successful in Egyptian history. He did so at a ...


History In The Making: Tunisia's Revolution, Nathaniel Greenberg May 2014

History In The Making: Tunisia's Revolution, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

ON THE NIGHT of January 24, 2011, I sat smoking shisha and sipping tea at a coffee shop in the downtown Cairo neighborhood of Lazoghly, just blocks from Tahrir Square. The Tunisian revolution had reached a crescendo, but there was little talk of it in this largely working-class neighborhood. With rumors spreading that protests were planned for the coming day, I asked some of the regulars if they thought Egypt could go the way of Tunisia. It was a laughable query. Egypt was too divided, they said, Mubarak too powerful. The following day seemed to confirm their skepticism. No one ...


Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia Dec 2013

Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of ...


Emergent Public Discourse And The Constitutional Debate In Tunisia: A Critical Narrative Analysis, Nathaniel Greenberg Nov 2013

Emergent Public Discourse And The Constitutional Debate In Tunisia: A Critical Narrative Analysis, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

The appointment of the Minister of Industry, the so-called “technocrat” Mehdi Jomaa, to form a caretaker government in Tunisia on the eve of the revolution’s third anniversary, threw into stark relief the country’s complex struggle for democracy following the January 14 revolution. The announcement came in the wake of the Islamist party Ennahdha’s sudden renunciation of the Prime Minister’s office in September, ostensibly a sign of cooperation in the face of mounting criticism surrounding the government’s failure to investigate the assassinations of two political opposition figures. A number of Western media outlets, including the New ...


Haitian Creole For Health Care (On Cd), Marc Prou Dec 2010

Haitian Creole For Health Care (On Cd), Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

Haitian Creole for Health Care on CD Haitian Creole for Health Care is a a thematic course in Haitian Creole, especially designed for health care personnel at the beginning-to-intermediate levels. The complete course consists of twenty-four lessons, depicting situations in the context of hospitals, clinics, and health care needs.


African Teachers On The Colonial Frontier: Tswana Evangelists And Their Communities During The Nineteenth Century, Stephen Volz Dec 2010

African Teachers On The Colonial Frontier: Tswana Evangelists And Their Communities During The Nineteenth Century, Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz

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“Foreword”, Marc Prou Dec 2009

“Foreword”, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

The Haitian Creole Language is the first book that deals broadly with a language that has too long lived in the shadow of French. With chapters contributed by the leading scholars in the study of Creole, it provides information on this language's history; structure; and use in education, literature, and social interaction. Although spoken by virtually all Haitians, Creole was recognized as the co-official language of Haiti only a little over twenty years ago. The Haitian Creole Language provides essential information for professionals, other service providers, and Creole speakers who are interested in furthering the use of Creole in ...


Distribution Of Complexities In The Vai Script, Andrij Rovenchak, Ján Mačutek Dec 2008

Distribution Of Complexities In The Vai Script, Andrij Rovenchak, Ján Mačutek

Charles L. Riley

In the paper, we analyze the distribution of complexities in the Vai script, an indigenous syllabic writing system from Liberia. It is found that the uniformity hypothesis for complexities fails for this script. The models using Poisson distribution for the number of components and hyper-Poisson distribution for connections provide good fits in the case of the Vai script.


Trees, Edward Andrews Dec 2007

Trees, Edward Andrews

Edward E. Andrews

No abstract provided.


Paul Laurence Dunbar's Legacy Of Language Feb 2006

Paul Laurence Dunbar's Legacy Of Language

Joanne Braxton

Host Liane Hansen from National Public Radio, invites Dr. Braxton to speak on Paul Laurence Dunbar's work and the legacy of language.


Testaments Of Thunder: Poems Of Crisis And War, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2001

Testaments Of Thunder: Poems Of Crisis And War, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Spoken Haitian Creole (Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Konprann), Marc Prou Dec 2001

Spoken Haitian Creole (Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Konprann), Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

A book organized around five major themes, which feature dialogues, oral conversation activities, and reading comprehension for intermediate learners.


The Hero In Igbo Life And Literature, Chukwuma Azuonye, Donatus Nwoga Dec 2001

The Hero In Igbo Life And Literature, Chukwuma Azuonye, Donatus Nwoga

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Edo: The Bini People Of The Benin Kingdom, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1995

Edo: The Bini People Of The Benin Kingdom, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Dogon, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1995

Dogon, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

One of the most intriguing and well-written volumes [in The Heritage Library of African Peoples] is that on the Dogon. In short order Chukwuma Azuonye gives a portrait of a people who are, as the author puts it, "renowned for their complex philosophy and world view and advanced scientific knowledge” (Waller, Leon. 2000, Review of The Heritage Library of African Peoples: Set 2: West Africa. 14 vols. The Rosen Publishing Group, New York, 1994-97; In: African Arts, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring, 2000, p.93).


Eagle On Iroko: Selected Papers From The Chinua Achebe International Symposium, 1990, Edith Ihekweazu, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1995

Eagle On Iroko: Selected Papers From The Chinua Achebe International Symposium, 1990, Edith Ihekweazu, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Nsukka Harvest: Poetry From Nsukka, 1966-1972, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1971

Nsukka Harvest: Poetry From Nsukka, 1966-1972, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

This first collection of poetry from the post-independence Nigerian Crisis, the Biafra war of independence, and their aftermaths (1966-1972) is a harvest of the vision and commitments of the second generation of Nsukka student poets. Most of the poets represented in this harvest have gone on to publish collections of their own poetry and to claim a place in the canons of modern Nigerian poetry.


The Insider: Stories Of War And Peace From Nigeria, Chukwuma Azuonye, Chinua Achebe, Andre Aletta, Samuel Ifejika, Nathan Nkala, Arthur Nwankwo, Victor Nwankwo, Flora Nwapa, Emeka Okeke-Ezigbo Dec 1970

The Insider: Stories Of War And Peace From Nigeria, Chukwuma Azuonye, Chinua Achebe, Andre Aletta, Samuel Ifejika, Nathan Nkala, Arthur Nwankwo, Victor Nwankwo, Flora Nwapa, Emeka Okeke-Ezigbo

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Gedischte Aus Biafra (Poetry From Biafra), Chukwuma Azuonye, Akomaye Oko, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, Bons Nwabiani, Godwyn Nwaorgu Dec 1968

Gedischte Aus Biafra (Poetry From Biafra), Chukwuma Azuonye, Akomaye Oko, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, Bons Nwabiani, Godwyn Nwaorgu

Chukwuma Azuonye

An illustrated color brochure, featuring my poem "Rituals eines Angriffs" [Rituals of Raids] about the uncanny resemblance of the ubiquituous air raids of the day and the raids on chicken by hawks ritually reenacted in the routines of the hawk mask Ojionu on festive occasions (plus poetry by five other Biafran poets)