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Puzzles, Patterns Drums: The Dawn Of Mathematics In Rwanda And Burundi., D. Huylebrouck Nov 1996

Puzzles, Patterns Drums: The Dawn Of Mathematics In Rwanda And Burundi., D. Huylebrouck

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Without A Name By Yvonne Vera, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jul 1996

Without A Name By Yvonne Vera, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

A relative newcomer to the literary scene, Yvonne Vera joins the rising ranks of Zimbabwean writers and African women writers, earning her place with promising credentials, academic and literary. Vera is the author of two previous works, a volume of short stories, Why Don't You Carve Other Animals (1992), and a poetic novel, Nehanda (1993; see WLT 69:i, p.212), which were shortlisted for the Regional Commonwealth Writers Award in 1993 and 1994 respectively.


Toward A Literary Theory Of Outlyerism: An Outlyerist Reading Of Michelle Cliff's Abeng And No Telephone To Heaven, Suzette A. Spencer May 1996

Toward A Literary Theory Of Outlyerism: An Outlyerist Reading Of Michelle Cliff's Abeng And No Telephone To Heaven, Suzette A. Spencer

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study explores the relationship of the Outlyer/Maroon tradition and historical reality to the form and content of Michelle Cliffs novels Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven in order to demonstrate how a literary theory of Outlyerism derives from distinct aspects and phenomena of Outlyer/Maroon culture and tradition. The social, political, and military strategies used by Outlyers can be roughly grouped into eight categories: 1. Conjuring 2. Camouflage 3. Creolization 4. Rapid movements from one area to another 5. Military Ambush 6. Primacy of Elders 7. Primacy of Rituals 8. Use of communciative instruments in a network of ...


Africana Women's Voices From The South: Focusing On Women's Issues Of The Past For Definition, Identification, And Clarification In The Presnet, Alvelyn J. Sanders May 1996

Africana Women's Voices From The South: Focusing On Women's Issues Of The Past For Definition, Identification, And Clarification In The Presnet, Alvelyn J. Sanders

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study discussed the significant link between Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South (1892) and the work of twentieth-century, black, Southern women writers through their exploration of specific issues, black feminist theory, and the conditions under which they were written.

This thesis was based on the premise that Cooper's text can provide clarification for contemporary black women's issues, show a continuum in the work of Southern writers, and prove that similar conditions exist today for black women as in the nineteenth century.

Chapter One defines some of the similar issues found in Cooper's work ...


Eerstekaart, Oefening In Sakeafrikaans, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 1996

Eerstekaart, Oefening In Sakeafrikaans, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Brief comprehension test and exercise in Business Afrikaans.


'The Big Canvass": An Interview With Mazisi Kunene, Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 1996

'The Big Canvass": An Interview With Mazisi Kunene, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

In the present interview, recorded in his office, in July,1996, during an NEH Summer-long Seminar on the Literature and Culture of the New South Africa in which I participated, Kunene reflects on the challenges of the New South Africa and offers some illuminating insights into the impetus behind his choice of the epic as a mode of communication, his interest in the African world view and cosmology, the variety of his writing and interests beyond the epics for which he was best known, and his vision of the commonalty of all African cultures. In this, as in his creative ...


Where Have All The Ideophones Gone? The Death Of A Word Category In Zulu, George Tucker Childs Jan 1996

Where Have All The Ideophones Gone? The Death Of A Word Category In Zulu, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The first step in the discussion is to demonstrate that ideophones constitute a word class, a relatively uncontroversial claim for Southern Bantu. The second is to show that native speakers of Zulu do not share equal knowledge of ideophones and how this knowledge correlates with social factors. Measured knowledge of ideophones is evaluated against the social factors of age, sex, education, residence patterns, and rusticity, a parameter to be elaborated below. The conclusion is that just as for pidgins and creoles (Childs 1994) the knowledge and use of ideophones serves as a reliable barometer for language typing and language change ...


Diedre Badejo. Òsun Sèègèsí: The Elegant Deity Of Wealth, Power And Femininity, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1996

Diedre Badejo. Òsun Sèègèsí: The Elegant Deity Of Wealth, Power And Femininity, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

The advocacy for African mother tongue source texts, translated or otherwise, has gone long unheeded and has been mired in a decade of academic debates about "privileged insider/arrogant outsider" approaches to and judgment of African literature in European languages. The Western feminist knowledge naming and claiming prerogative which has characterized much of feminist praxis in the seventies and eighties, especially in its self-assigned mandate to "speak" for "Third World" women, has forced the discursive territory to yet another level. The "damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don't" mediating position African feminist voices find themselves in lately is forcing a text/context­ conscious criticism ...


Tapping The Wisdom Of The Ancestors: An Attempt To Recast Vodou And Morality Through The Voice Of Mama Lola And Karen Mccarthy Brown, Claudine Michel Jan 1996

Tapping The Wisdom Of The Ancestors: An Attempt To Recast Vodou And Morality Through The Voice Of Mama Lola And Karen Mccarthy Brown, Claudine Michel

William Monroe Trotter Institute Publications

The focus of this Research Report is on morality as a culture-specific and contextual phenomenon. It argues that Vodou, as a religion, has largely been misrepresented in the West and has been portrayed as having no legitimate basis for morality mainly because of its African origins. This paper attempts to interpret morality in Vodou by presenting a model of ethics construction grounded in the history of the people and based on the true meaning of the religion. It argues that Haitians have turned to their ancestral religion and to their African past to survive isolation and ostracism from the West ...


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.


'The Big Canvass": An Interview With Mazisi Kunene, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1995

'The Big Canvass": An Interview With Mazisi Kunene, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

In the present interview, recorded in his office, in July,1996, during an NEH Summer-long Seminar on the Literature and Culture of the New South Africa in which I participated, Kunene reflects on the challenges of the New South Africa and offers some illuminating insights into the impetus behind his choice of the epic as a mode of communication, his interest in the African world view and cosmology, the variety of his writing and interests beyond the epics for which he was best known, and his vision of the commonalty of all African cultures. In this, as in his creative ...


Review Of Jack Berry's West African Folk Tales, Ed. Richard Spears, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1995

Review Of Jack Berry's West African Folk Tales, Ed. Richard Spears, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.