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European Missionaries And Tswana Identity In The 19th Century, Stephen Volz Jan 2016

European Missionaries And Tswana Identity In The 19th Century, Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz

During the nineteenth century, 'Batswana' became used as label for a large number of people inhabiting the interior of southern Africa, and European missionaries played an important role in the evolution of the term's meaning and the adoption of that meaning by both Europeans and Batswana. Through their long years of residence among Batswana and development ofwrillenforms of Sets wan a, missionaries became acknowledged by other Europeans as experts on Tswana culture, and their notions of Tswana ethnicity became incorporated into European understandings of Africans and, eventually, into Batswana understandings of themselves. The development of Tswana identity passed through ...


Them Who Kill The Body: Christian Ideals And Political Realities In The Interior Of Southern Africa During The 1850s, Stephen Volz Jan 2016

Them Who Kill The Body: Christian Ideals And Political Realities In The Interior Of Southern Africa During The 1850s, Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz

This article considers the changing political significance of Christianity in the interior of southern Africa during the 1850s, focusing primarily on the views of Tswana rulers, converts and others within their communities, and secondarily on attempts by European missionaries to reconcile their service both to African communities and to European expansion, which compelled them to articulate a rationale for their civilising mission. The article historicises the process whereby Christianity lost its initial universalistic ideals and became politicised by African-European competition, with divine sanction being claimed by one side or another. That process was accompanied by considerable debate and doubt: the ...


"New Strategies In Using Watermarks To Date Sub-Saharan Islamic Manuscripts" In Arts And Crafts Of Literacy In Sub-Saharan Africa, Brigaglia, A. And Nobili, M., Eds., Michaelle L. Biddle Dec 2015

"New Strategies In Using Watermarks To Date Sub-Saharan Islamic Manuscripts" In Arts And Crafts Of Literacy In Sub-Saharan Africa, Brigaglia, A. And Nobili, M., Eds., Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

For more than a century watermarks have been used as an important component in cataloging, dating, and authenticating books, manuscripts, art work, musical scores, financial instruments and other paper items. The gains can be immense if watermarks and countermarks, not as singletons but in combination, are studied as only one aspect of a paper sheet and that examination is combined with study extending across many disciplines. The Andrea Galvani Pordenone paper mills provide a useful case study as to how we can deduce date ranges for their watermarks by using a holistic approach – combining paper sheet analysis with the information ...


Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers Nov 2014

Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Le (NéO)Colonialisme LittéRaire : Quatre Romans Africains Face À L'Institution LittéRaire Parisienne (1950-1970), Vivan Steemers Sep 2014

Le (NéO)Colonialisme LittéRaire : Quatre Romans Africains Face À L'Institution LittéRaire Parisienne (1950-1970), Vivan Steemers

Vivan Steemers

Le texte littéraire ne naît pas en apesanteur, selon Edward Saïd. Il se présente dans un contexte historique et social et dépend pour son existence d'instances de pouvoir spécifiques : maisons d'édition, presse, critique, comités de prix littéraires. Ce constat s'impose avec encore plus de force lorsque l'on considère la situation des auteurs africains francophones qui sont presque entièrement tributaires de l'infrastructure éditoriale parisienne et des autres instances légitimantes du pays (anciennement) colonisateur. Cette étude présente le discours éditorial et critique de la première édition de quatre romans africains francophones publiés en métropole pendant les années ...


Africa: A Lost Continent, Stan Chu Ilo Jun 2014

Africa: A Lost Continent, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


Vatican Ii And The Challenges Of Inter-Faith Dialogue In African Christianity, Stan Chu Ilo May 2014

Vatican Ii And The Challenges Of Inter-Faith Dialogue In African Christianity, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Method And Model Of African Theology, Stan Chu Ilo Aug 2013

Method And Model Of African Theology, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


Visions Of Egypt And Roman Palestine: A Dialectical Relationship Between History And Homoletical Midrash, Rivka Ulmer Aug 2012

Visions Of Egypt And Roman Palestine: A Dialectical Relationship Between History And Homoletical Midrash, Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer

No abstract provided.


Visions Of Egypt In Midrash: Pharaoh’S Birthday And The Nile Festival, Rivka Ulmer Aug 2012

Visions Of Egypt In Midrash: Pharaoh’S Birthday And The Nile Festival, Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer

No abstract provided.


The Boundaries Of The Rabbinic Genre Midrash, Rivka Ulmer Aug 2012

The Boundaries Of The Rabbinic Genre Midrash, Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer

No abstract provided.


Egyptian Magic And The Osiris Myth In Midrash, Rivka Ulmer Aug 2012

Egyptian Magic And The Osiris Myth In Midrash, Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer

No abstract provided.


Visions Of Egypt In Midrash: The Nile As The Landscape Of The Other, Rivka Ulmer Aug 2012

Visions Of Egypt In Midrash: The Nile As The Landscape Of The Other, Rivka Ulmer

Rivka Ulmer

No abstract provided.


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

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 Dec 2011

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.


The Quest For Fulfillment: A Study Of The Organic Unity Of Christopher Okigbo’S Poetry, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2010

The Quest For Fulfillment: A Study Of The Organic Unity Of Christopher Okigbo’S Poetry, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A comprehensive and systematic close-reading of Okigbo’s poetry from Four Canzones and other early poems to Path of Thunder and the unfinished “Anthem for Biafra’, this book unveils the narrative and dramatic continuity underlying Okigbo’s claim, in his preface to Labyrinths, that “although these poems were written and published separately, they are in fact organically related.” Using the traditional tools of explication du textes and assiduously rebuffing all obscurantist theoretical models, Azuonye delineates the character of the vicarious selves of the poet-protagonist through the labyrinths of his quest for fulfillment and brings powerful evidence of recurrent tropes and ...


The Burden Of Several Centuries: Papers From The 2007 Christopher Okigbo Conference, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2010

The Burden Of Several Centuries: Papers From The 2007 Christopher Okigbo Conference, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A major landmark in the history of modern African letters, the 2007 Christopher Okigbo Conference, co-sponsored by Harvard, Boston University and UMass Boston, attracted scholars, intellectuals and artists from Africa, Europe and the Americas, including Achebe, Adichie, Brutus, Echeruo, Mazrui, Echeruo, and several writers of the younger generations. In vigorous debates over three packed days, Okigbo’s life and poetry were revisited from a wide diversity of perspectives framed by the theme, “Postcolonial African Literature and the ideals of the Open Society.” This book brings together the fruits of these explorations—50 poignant papers which represent an attestation of the ...


Christopher Okigbo: The Critical Groundwork, 1962-2007, Edited With A Critical Introduction, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2010

Christopher Okigbo: The Critical Groundwork, 1962-2007, Edited With A Critical Introduction, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

This collection of essays covers the entire spectrum of Okigbo criticism from the earliest reviews of Heavensgate and the celebrated interviews of 1962-65 to criticism anticipating the 2007 international conference on the poetry and life of Africa’s leading transnational modernist poet of the 20th century, Christopher Okigbo (1930-1967). Divided into two parts, Part I presents biographical essays and essays offering general surveys of the Okigbo corpus or its themes from comparative and other perspectives while Part II offers focused studies of individual works from Four Canzones to Labyrinths and Path of Thunder. The collection concludes with the most comprehensive ...


Christopher Okigbo: Complete Poetry, Edited With A Critical Introduction, Commentary And Notes., Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2010

Christopher Okigbo: Complete Poetry, Edited With A Critical Introduction, Commentary And Notes., Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

This is the first ever collection of the complete poetry of Africa’s foremost transnational modernist poet of the twentieth-century, Christopher Okigbo (1930-1967), edited with a Critical Introduction, Commentary and Notes. Includes previously unpublished poems, among them the first drafts of early poems in Igbo and fragments of an unfinished Anthem to Biafra. Labyrinths is presented as prepared for publication by Okigbo himself side by side with Elegies for Thunder (including Path of Thunder) as conceived by the poet. Currently in press.


Solidarity And Partnership Between The North And The South In African Development, Stan Chu Ilo Sep 2008

Solidarity And Partnership Between The North And The South In African Development, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


Latino, Juan, 1516-1606, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Latino, Juan, 1516-1606, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A bio-bibliographical profile of an African exile of Guinea (West African) origins who flourished in Spain in the 16th century where he was a university professor, composed heroic and epic poetry in classical Latin, and was well-connected in Spanish aristocratic circles into which he married.


Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-1797, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-1797, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A bio-bibliographical profile of an ex-slave African autobiographer, cultural nationalistm polemicist and abolitionist philosopher of Igbo origins who flourished in Britain in the 18th century.


Horton, James Africanus Beale, 1835-1883, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Horton, James Africanus Beale, 1835-1883, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A bio-bibliographical profile of 19th century author, political philosopher, and forerunner of pan-Africanism, Afrocentrism and other 20th century pan-African nationalist ideologies, born in Sierra Leone of parents of Igbo origins.


Sancho, Ignatius, 1729-1780, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Sancho, Ignatius, 1729-1780, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A bio-bibliographical profile of an African exile of unknown ethnic origins who flourished in Britain in the 18th century where he wrote letters in elegant English Enlightenment style of the day on various topics from an uprooted African perspective


Africanus, Sextus Julius, C. 160-C. 240, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Africanus, Sextus Julius, C. 160-C. 240, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

Bio-bibliographical profile of an early Christian African polymath and author.


Cugoano, Ottobah, C. 1745-1802, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Cugoano, Ottobah, C. 1745-1802, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A bio-bibliographical profile of an African polemicist and abolitionist philosopher who flourished in Britain in the 18th century.


Amo, Antonius Guilielmus (Wilhelm), 1703-C.1750’S, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Amo, Antonius Guilielmus (Wilhelm), 1703-C.1750’S, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

Bio-bibliographical profile of an African philosopher, poet, university professor and author from the Gold Coast (now Ghana) who flourished in Germany in the 18th Century


Azuonye: Lectures In Igbo Literature And Stylistics, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2006

Azuonye: Lectures In Igbo Literature And Stylistics, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

A festschrift comprising a compilation of my lectures on Igbo oral literature and stylistics, in the 1980’s, edited by my former students in the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka