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Caveny, Lynn (Daniel), B. 1964 (Sc 1760), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Caveny, Lynn (Daniel), B. 1964 (Sc 1760), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1760. Copies of e-mails from Lynn Daniel Caveny and Dennis Caveny relating to their missionary service in Uganda.


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.


Civilizing Women: British Crusades In Colonial Sudan, Heather J. Sharkey Jul 2008

Civilizing Women: British Crusades In Colonial Sudan, Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


Language Death Within The Atlantic Group Of West Africa, George Tucker Childs Apr 2008

Language Death Within The Atlantic Group Of West Africa, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article presents an overview of the less widely spoken languages of the Atlantic Group (Niger-Congo), as representing the most seriously threatened language group in West Africa. Study of this group indicates that language endangerment is real and widespread. The basis for this claim comes from the literature on these languages, from personal research on the Atlantic languages dating back to 1984, and from recent and ongoing fieldwork on several highly endangered languages of Sierra Leone and Guinea.


African And African American Studies Newsletter, Spring Quarter 2008, African And African American Studies Apr 2008

African And African American Studies Newsletter, Spring Quarter 2008, African And African American Studies

African and African American Studies Newsletter

This ten page newsletter created by the Wright State University African and African American Studies Program features course offerings, faculty and student reflections, a quiz, and more.


After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg Mar 2008

After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Wine And Words : A Trilingual Wine Dictionary For South Africa : Project, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 2008

Wine And Words : A Trilingual Wine Dictionary For South Africa : Project, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf het die behoefte aan 'n aanlynvakwoordeboek oor wyn en wingerdkunde in Afrikaans, Engels en isiXhosa geïdentifiseer. Die woordeboek verskaf inligting oor wynterminologie, sowel as taalkundige inligting oor die gebruik van sulke terminologie. Die doel van hierdie artikel is om 'n beskrywing van die projek te gee. Die samestellingsproses van die woordeboek word beskryf, vanaf die samewerking tussen die wynbedryf en die leksikograwe, tot die voorgestelde teikengebruikers en die keuse van die tale van die woordeboek. Funksies van die woordeboek word bespreek, met verwysing na spesifieke gebruikersituasies, naamlik teksproduksie, teksresepsie en vertaling. 'n Etiketstelsel is vir die woordeboek ...


Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2008

Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

This article is a discussion of the Fulani belief in barki (benediction) and kuddi (malediction) in an attempt to show how it informs this deeply religious West African society's perception of success and failure and how, in turn, this perception affects the society's understandings of the political and economic challenges in Africa. Because the Fulani are an Afro-Muslim society, the article is also a discussion of the convergence of indigenous African traditions and Islamic ones as observed in the socio-religious beliefs of the Fulani of Guinea.


Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2008

Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

From the premise that a free and democratic society is impossible without free and responsible media and an active civil society and that freedom and democracy must evolve from within a particular society in order to mature into a way of life for the society and its media, the present study examines the symbiotic role of the media and civil society in West Africa’s struggle for democratic governance. It addresses the question of the independence and accountability of West Africa’s media vis-à-vis foreign donors, local business and political forces along with the effects on local audiences of giant ...


Language Endangerment In West Africa: Its Victims And Causes, George Tucker Childs Jan 2008

Language Endangerment In West Africa: Its Victims And Causes, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper catalogues the forces at work threatening the Atlantic languages of Guinea and Sierra Leone. Compared to Mande, the other major language group in the area, and to figures for Africa in general (Sommer 1992), the Atlantic Group is beset by ominous forces. These include what could be considered ecological features (e.g., Mufwene 2001): the Mande Expansion (Niane 1989), colonialism, the spread of Islam, and globalization. There are other forces to be sure, such as the influence of Christian missions (Welmers 1971; cf. Mühlhäusler 1990), urbanization (a sub-category, perhaps, of globalization), and climatic changes (Brooks 1993, Fairhead and ...


Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed Saliou Camara Jan 2008

Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed Saliou Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

From the premise that a free and democratic society is impossible without free and responsible media and an active civil society and that freedom and democracy must evolve from within a particular society in order to mature into a way of life for the society and its media, the present study examines the symbiotic role of the media and civil society in West Africa’s struggle for democratic governance. It addresses the question of the independence and accountability of West Africa’s media vis-à-vis foreign donors, local business and political forces along with the effects on local audiences of giant ...


Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed Camara Jan 2008

Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

This article is a discussion of the Fulani belief in barki (benediction) and kuddi (malediction) in an attempt to show how it informs this deeply religious West African society's perception of success and failure and how, in turn, this perception affects the society's understandings of the political and economic challenges in Africa. Because the Fulani are an Afro-Muslim society, the article is also a discussion of the convergence of indigenous African traditions and Islamic ones as observed in the socio-religious beliefs of the Fulani of Guinea.


Mural, Painting And Art Education Project With African Refugees And The African Community Center Of West Michigan, Carrie Schoenborn, Jill Eggers Jan 2008

Mural, Painting And Art Education Project With African Refugees And The African Community Center Of West Michigan, Carrie Schoenborn, Jill Eggers

Student Summer Scholars

In starting the project at the African Community Center, we spent time getting to know the center, the people who use it and how it is used. We began by simply being at the center and helping with whatever needed to be done. We answered phones, met people who came and cleaned the donation closet. Yaka, the director, brought us to visit many of the families that use the center and we talked to both the refugees and Yaka about the experiences these individuals had coming to the United States; the difficulties they faced in Africa, on their journey to ...


Radicalism And Cultural Dislocation In Ethiopia, 1960-1974, Messay Kebede Jan 2008

Radicalism And Cultural Dislocation In Ethiopia, 1960-1974, Messay Kebede

Philosophy Faculty Publications

During the 1960s and early 1970s, a majority of Ethiopian students and intellectuals adopted a Marxist-Leninist ideology with fanatic fervor. The leading force in an uprising against the imperial regime of Emperor Haile Selassie, they played a decisive role in the rise of a Leninist military regime. In this original study, Messay Kebede examines the sociopolitical and cultural factors that contributed to the radicalization of the educated elite in Ethiopia, and how this phenomenon contributed to the country's uninterrupted political crises and economic setbacks since the Revolution of 1974.

Offering a perspective garnered from his direct participation in the ...


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.


Trees, Edward Andrews Dec 2007

Trees, Edward Andrews

Edward E. Andrews

No abstract provided.


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


Literature: Modern Poetry, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 2007

Literature: Modern Poetry, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.