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Songs From Imerina: A Creative Study Of The Evolving Craft Of Merina Hainteny In Madagascar, Elly Bookman Oct 2007

Songs From Imerina: A Creative Study Of The Evolving Craft Of Merina Hainteny In Madagascar, Elly Bookman

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

I don’t know much about hainteny. It’s an elusive form to me still, for by nature it’s only a foggy representation of a culture that I can never truly be a part of. And anyway, even many members of the Malagasy population are uncertain of the plethora of possible meanings behind this literature, as I was told on more than one occasion when I discussed my plans to study these mysterious verses.

Luckily, though, I do know poetry, and while hainteny may fall outside any Western parameters set up to define this medium, it nonetheless exists in ...


Christopher Okigbo International Conference: A Multidisciplinary Celebration Of Okigbo’S Legacy, September 19-23, 2007: An Illustrated Sourvenir Program, Chukwuma Azuonye Sep 2007

Christopher Okigbo International Conference: A Multidisciplinary Celebration Of Okigbo’S Legacy, September 19-23, 2007: An Illustrated Sourvenir Program, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

An illustrated sourvenir program of the 2007 Christopher Okigbo conference with introductory remarks on its theme, abstracts of the papers presented and historic photographs of Okigbo, his family, friends and a heavily edited manuscript of one of his poems.


Dust And Smoke: Desertification, Fire And Elephants In Togo, West Africa, Aaron Barlow Aug 2007

Dust And Smoke: Desertification, Fire And Elephants In Togo, West Africa, Aaron Barlow

Publications and Research

Dust and smoke: from desert and fire. Everyone south of the Sahara in Africa, and not just those in the region where I lived, knows them intimately. From Abidjan to Mombassa, Africans understands what these twinned hazes mean to their lives, their futures. Dual signs of the destruction of the savanna—born of the over-use of farmland and of wood burned as fuel—they’ve become omens, precursors of the desert sands certain to follow. Signals, they are, that life in the villages will only get harder as time passes. This is a story of dust and smoke--and elephants--in one ...


Leadership And The Politics Of Religious Conflict In Northern Nigeria, Clement Kagoma May 2007

Leadership And The Politics Of Religious Conflict In Northern Nigeria, Clement Kagoma

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Northern Nigeria has become a boiling point lately where Christians and Muslims kill each other in the name of God. Within the last four years, over 10,000 people had lost their lives. This research seeks to investigate the relationship between political leadership and the causes of religious conflict in Northern Nigeria. Using the survey method 150 questionnaires were sent to different parts of northern Nigeria and 40 to Nigerians living in the United States. 117 questionnaires were analyzed at the end with 99 coming from Nigeria. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between political leadership and ...


Endangered ? Yambetta In Its Speech Community, Carolyn Benbow Apr 2007

Endangered ? Yambetta In Its Speech Community, Carolyn Benbow

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This project is a study on the village of Yambetta and its efforts to keep its local language of Yambette. It looks into the organisation YALICO and the role of the local language within Yambetta’s speech community. Through observation and interviews, this study found that Yambetta is a living language not in immediate danger of dying out, and that the efforts of the Summer Institute of Linguistics through the local linguistic committee in Yambetta village is improving the chances that Yambetta will continue to be a living language. This was important because around half of the world’s languages ...


Archaeology, Language, And The African Past, Roger Blench Mar 2007

Archaeology, Language, And The African Past, Roger Blench

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


L’Appel Des Arènes: A Postcolonial Development Of The Buildungsroman, Médoune Guèye Mar 2007

L’Appel Des Arènes: A Postcolonial Development Of The Buildungsroman, Médoune Guèye

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Despite the fact that many critics consider the Buildungsroman obsolete, the genre is still alive. Many African writers have revised the classical Buildungsroman in order to underscore the conflict of cultures and the complex subjectivities of their characters. By analyzing the discourse on identity in L’Appel des arènes, we understand how Aminata Sow Fall recreates the modalities of enunciation found in African traditional literature while structuringL’Appel des arènes with generic patterns from the Buildungsroman.


The Psychosocial Issues Of Orphaned Youth By Hiv/Aids In Western Kenya, Lucy Irene Kiyiapi Mar 2007

The Psychosocial Issues Of Orphaned Youth By Hiv/Aids In Western Kenya, Lucy Irene Kiyiapi

Theses

Despite the elaborate intervention strategies and huge emphasis on AIDS and orphan hood, there is a looming danger that might create a lost generation of young people who are growing up without role models, parental guidance, warmth, love and proper care. Young people in these times of AIDS are charged with the responsibility of caring for their infected parents until they die; and thereafter to care for their siblings. Despite playing these important roles coupled with their complex developmental issues young people face as they negotiate their independence towards adulthood, there is generally a lack of concern as far as ...


Christopher Okigbo At Work: Towards A Pilot Study And Critical Edition Of His Previously Unpublished Poems, 1957-1967, Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 2007

Christopher Okigbo At Work: Towards A Pilot Study And Critical Edition Of His Previously Unpublished Poems, 1957-1967, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

The objectives of the present paper are two-fold. The first is to produce a critical edition of the complete corpus of the previously unpublished papers of Christopher Okigbo (1930-1967), who is today widely acknowledged as by far the most outstanding postcolonial, Anglophone, African, modernist poet of the 20th century. The second is to offer a pilot critical interpretation of the previously unknown poems in the corpus and to ascertain their place in the Okigbo canon. In 2007 these papers became the first corpus of unpublished works to be nominated and accepted into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The ...


Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James R. Ochwa-Echel Jan 2007

Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James R. Ochwa-Echel

James R. Ochwa-Echel

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James Ochwa-Echel Jan 2007

Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James Ochwa-Echel

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James R. Ochwa-Echel Jan 2007

Impact Of Computers On Cultures In Third World Countries: A Case Of Computers In Education, James R. Ochwa-Echel

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


African And African American Studies Newsletter, Winter Quarter 2007, African And African American Studies Jan 2007

African And African American Studies Newsletter, Winter Quarter 2007, African And African American Studies

African and African American Studies Newsletter

This six page newsletter created by the Wright State University African and African American Studies Program documents course offerings, faculty and student reflections, a schedule of local events, and more.


Currents Of Liberty, Seas Of Change: Black Sailors As Subversive Agents Of Freedom In The Early Republic, Skye Montgomery Jan 2007

Currents Of Liberty, Seas Of Change: Black Sailors As Subversive Agents Of Freedom In The Early Republic, Skye Montgomery

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

Years after being kidnapped from his native Ibo village as a young boy, Olaudah Equiano vividly recalled his wonder at seeing a European ship for the first time. Although he failed to realize it at the time, that same ship, and the Atlantic currents it navigated, would shortly transport him and millions of his countrymen to lives of slavery on the far shores of a distant continent. In addition to providing a convenient avenue for the initial transport of slaves, water enabled the development of a trade network linking scattered plantations in the Caribbean to centers of trade in North ...


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


Christopher Okigbo International Conference: A Multidisciplinary Celebration Of Okigbo’S Legacy, September 19-23, 2007: Program., Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2006

Christopher Okigbo International Conference: A Multidisciplinary Celebration Of Okigbo’S Legacy, September 19-23, 2007: Program., Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

An illustrated Sourvenir Program of the International Conference on the Life and Career of Africa's leading Anglophone, postcolonial, transnational poet of the 20th Century, Christopher Okigbo (1930-1967), with a Preface and Introduction focussing on the theme, Postcolonial African Poetry and the Ideals of the Open Society/Teaching and Learning from the Poetry of Christopher Okigbo


Christopher Okigbo At Work: Towards A Pilot Study And Critical Edition Of His Previously Unpublished Poems, 1957-1967, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2006

Christopher Okigbo At Work: Towards A Pilot Study And Critical Edition Of His Previously Unpublished Poems, 1957-1967, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

The objectives of the present paper are two-fold. The first is to produce a critical edition of the complete corpus of the previously unpublished papers of Christopher Okigbo (1930-1967), who is today widely acknowledged as by far the most outstanding postcolonial, Anglophone, African, modernist poet of the 20th century. The second is to offer a pilot critical interpretation of the previously unknown poems in the corpus and to ascertain their place in the Okigbo canon. In 2007 these papers became the first corpus of unpublished works to be nominated and accepted into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The ...