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The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Dec 2014

The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Salutations! HRM Eze Enugwu-Ukwu and Igwe Umunri, Sir Ralph Obumneme Ekpeh, Okpalanakana Ukabia Nri IV, members of the Royal cabinet, Ndi Ichie, Nze na Ozo, Hon. Justice Nkem Izuako of the UN Int. Courts, ECDU PG, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen present. I greet you. I am standing here to present this paper not because I know it all but because the onus fell on me by sheer luck. Yes, I said ‘luck’ because I know that Enugwu-Ukwu has men and women with great intellect in archaeology, anthropology and history who may even do better than me but here I ...


Cfp - Pan-African/Palestinian Solidarities Dec 2014

Cfp - Pan-African/Palestinian Solidarities

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This collection seeks to assemble and make visible the historical and contemporary voices of bi-directional solidarity between Palestine and the Pan-African world. Shared struggles against colonialism, racism, apartheid, settler violence, historical erasure, patriarchy, class exploitation, and other forms of oppression link Pan-African and Palestinian communities throughout all periods of their often intertwined and overlapping histories. This is particularly true in the period of anti-colonial independence struggles, especially following the 1967 war, and in the global BDS movement today. But it is also continuous throughout the twentieth century, and especially since the Nakba in 1948. Because much of this history is ...


Into The Red: A Look Into The Reasons Why Refugees Decide To Flee, Settle Or Migrate To And From Morocco, Fadeelah E. Holivay Dec 2014

Into The Red: A Look Into The Reasons Why Refugees Decide To Flee, Settle Or Migrate To And From Morocco, Fadeelah E. Holivay

Master's Theses

This research paper explores some of the main reasons why refugees and asylum seekers, particularly from sub-Saharan African countries, embark on a journey and decide to settle, flee or migrate to and from Morocco. Because of this phenomenon, Morocco has seen a 96% increase of refugees migrating to the borders of Morocco each year for the past three years. Many say that this astonishing increase of migrants choosing Morocco is due to such factors as: wars breaking out regionally across central African and Middle Eastern countries causing them to flee; Morocco being a culturaly diverse francophone country whose laws and ...


The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 2, Peter Mares Dec 2014

The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 2, Peter Mares

RadioDoc Review

In March 2011 an inflatable boat carrying 72 asylum seekers from sub-Saharan Africa set out from the coast of Libya hoping to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. As one Italian official commented, sailing from Libya towards Italy should have been ‘a bit like doing a slalom between military ships’. Yet as, out of fuel, supplies of food and water dwindled to nothing and the people on board began to get sick and die, the boat continued to drift and no help came. Eventually it floated all the way back to the Libyan coast. Of the 50 men, 20 women ...


The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 1, Simon Elmes Dec 2014

The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 1, Simon Elmes

RadioDoc Review

The tale of the African asylum-seekers who in 2011 set sail in a fragile inflatable from revolution-torn Libya in the hope of reaching the Italian island of Lampedusa and safety, is a phenomenal one. Seventy-two men and women set sail; just eleven survived the two-week-long ordeal, which only ended when the boat was washed back on the Libyan shore. How on earth to tell a story that was all in the past, recollected in tranquillity, and still keep it sharp, painful, dramatic and present?

The trouble with big, long programs is that, to stay sharp, they constantly have to find ...


Generational Inversions: 'Working' For Social Reproduction Amid Hiv In Swaziland, Casey Golomski Dec 2014

Generational Inversions: 'Working' For Social Reproduction Amid Hiv In Swaziland, Casey Golomski

Anthropology Scholarship

How do people envision social reproduction when regular modes of generational succession and continuity are disrupted in the context of HIV/AIDS? How and where can scholars identify local ideas for restoring intergenerational practices of obligation and dependency that produce mutuality rather than conflict across age groups? Expanding from studies of HIV/AIDS and religion in Africa, this article pushes for an analytic engagement with ritual as a space and mode of action to both situate local concerns about and practices for restoring dynamics of social reproduction. It describes how the enduring HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland contoured age patterns ...


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.


Itucasino.Net Agen Judi Togel Dan Casino Online Indonesia, Jasa Seo Professional Nov 2014

Itucasino.Net Agen Judi Togel Dan Casino Online Indonesia, Jasa Seo Professional

Jasa SEO Professional

No abstract provided.


The Imam And The Pastor: Attempts At Peace In Nigeria Using Interfaith Dialogue, Jinelle Piereder Oct 2014

The Imam And The Pastor: Attempts At Peace In Nigeria Using Interfaith Dialogue, Jinelle Piereder

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


2014 Common Book Convocation: Naomi Benaron, Author Of "Running The Rift.", Naomi Benaron Oct 2014

2014 Common Book Convocation: Naomi Benaron, Author Of "Running The Rift.", Naomi Benaron

Common Book Program

Naomi Benaron earned an MFA from Antioch University and an MS in earth sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She teaches creative writing through UCLA Writers Extension and is a writing mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. An advocate for African refugees in her home community of Tucson, Ariz., she has also worked with genocide survivor groups in Rwanda. She won the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for her collection, Love Letters from a Fat Man. She is a marathon runner and an Ironman triathlete.


Fearless: Margaret Jennifer Johnson, Christina L. Bassler Oct 2014

Fearless: Margaret Jennifer Johnson, Christina L. Bassler

SURGE

Fearless Margaret “Jennifer” Johnson arrived on campus in the fall of 2011, she wasted no time in looking for opportunities to get involved. During her first year, she joined the Gettysburg Gospel Choir as treasurer, rebuilt houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina during an Immersion trip with CPS, was a member of the BSU, and a Senate Rep for the NAACP. Her list of involvement in clubs and organizations continued to grow throughout her years on campus, however, she felt like a part of her was still absent on campus. [excerpt]


African-Born Women’S Birth Experiences In Worcester, Ma, Marianne Sarkis, Anneke Kat, Maya Baum, Bernadine Mayhungu Oct 2014

African-Born Women’S Birth Experiences In Worcester, Ma, Marianne Sarkis, Anneke Kat, Maya Baum, Bernadine Mayhungu

Local Knowledge: Worcester Area Community-Based Research

How do African Immigrant women interact with the Worcester healthcare system during pregnancy?

This study follows stories told by mostly Ghanaian women living in Worcester in order to understand their challenges in the maternal healthcare system. The researchers seek to understand cultural differences, socio-economic standing and communication challenges that have led to these women having one of the highest infant mortality rates in Worcester. The authors found that their interviews with healthcare providers shed the most light on what discrepancies exist between how the health care providers understand how this population experiences birth opposed to how these women experience birth ...


Analyzing The Importance Of Diversifying Beyond Tobacco For Small-Scale Farmers In Malawi, Mphatso Charity Mbulukwa Oct 2014

Analyzing The Importance Of Diversifying Beyond Tobacco For Small-Scale Farmers In Malawi, Mphatso Charity Mbulukwa

Open Access Theses

This thesis analyses potential agricultural alternatives to production and marketing of tobacco in Malawi. I study existing patterns of crop and income diversification and factors that limit crop diversification. I also provide an analysis of the current profitability of different important cash crop alternatives that are commonly grown among smallholder farmers and compare their profitability to that of tobacco.

Following a review and synthesis of available literature on alternatives to tobacco, analysis is presented that relies upon data collected in 2009 from 380 households in Kasungu and Machinga districts of Malawi. Simpsons Index of diversification was used to measure the ...


Perceptions Of Peace And Reconciliation: Case Of Lokokwo Peyot Women’S Group In Paidwe Parish, Bobi Sub-County, Amanda R. Kaste Oct 2014

Perceptions Of Peace And Reconciliation: Case Of Lokokwo Peyot Women’S Group In Paidwe Parish, Bobi Sub-County, Amanda R. Kaste

Student Publications

This research project explores perceptions of peace and reconciliation among female members of the Lokokwo Peyot Women’s Group in Paidwe Parish, Bobi Sub-County, Gulu District. It aims to understand how women define the concepts of peace and reconciliation and how women currently perceive peace and reconciliation within their community. It also attempts to further understand these perceptions through examining the women’s past experiences and current challenges. The project displays the impact of women’s involvement in peacebuilding and conflict mediation in a region that is desperately trying to recover from decades of destruction and violence.

Research was carried ...


Once Upon Our Time: The Ancient Art Of Storytelling In A Contemporary West Africa, Harlee Keller Oct 2014

Once Upon Our Time: The Ancient Art Of Storytelling In A Contemporary West Africa, Harlee Keller

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Storytelling is an art form that has been flourishing in Senegal since the country’s origin. Traditionally, storytelling was a communal endeavor, oral and interactive. As modernity crept up on Senegal storytelling began to change, oral tradition only partially surviving in rural settings, almost completely obsolete in big cities. I am particularly interested in how Wolof tales and oral storytelling are surviving in a modernizing Senegal. I think that storytelling is a form of cultural education for children and adults alike, and that preservation is dire for the survival of this art. I will discuss story structure, content and the ...


Jean Sénac, Poet Of The Algerian Revolution, Kai G. Krienke Oct 2014

Jean Sénac, Poet Of The Algerian Revolution, Kai G. Krienke

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The work presented here is an exploration of the poetry and life of Jean Sénac, and through Sénac, of the larger role of poetry in the political and social movements of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s, mainly in Algeria and America. While Sénac was part of the European community in Algeria, his position regarding French rule changed dramatically over the course of the Algerian War, (between 1954 and 1962) and upon independence, he became one the rare French to return to his adopted homeland. I will argue, sometimes polemically, that Sénac was and should be considered a properly Algerian ...


“In Light Of Real Alternatives”: Negotiations Of Fertility And Motherhood In Morocco And Oman, Victoria E. Mohr Oct 2014

“In Light Of Real Alternatives”: Negotiations Of Fertility And Motherhood In Morocco And Oman, Victoria E. Mohr

Student Publications

Many states in the Arab world have undertaken wide-ranging family planning polices in the last two decades in an effort to curb high fertility rates. Oman and Morocco are two such countries, and their policies have had significantly different results. Morocco experienced a swift drop in fertility rates, whereas Oman’s fertility has declined much more slowly over several decades. Many point to the more conservative religious and cultural context of Oman for their high fertility rates, however economics and the state of biomedical health care often present a more compelling argument for the distinct differences between Omani and Moroccan ...


Christian Missions And Colonial Empires Reconsidered: A Black Evangelist In West Africa, 1766-1816, Edward E. Andrews Sep 2014

Christian Missions And Colonial Empires Reconsidered: A Black Evangelist In West Africa, 1766-1816, Edward E. Andrews

Edward E. Andrews

The article presents an exploration into the work of the late 18th-century West African Anglican missionary Philip Quaque and the relationship between imperialism and religion during the colonial era. The author points out and criticizes the dominant historiographical trend of over-conflating White imperialism with Christian missions. Quaque's life and writings are examined, highlighting the lack of forced cultural conversion within his missionary activities. Discussion is also given regarding the complex identity dynamics within Quaque as a Christian and as an African.


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 ...


Synthesis Before The Proto-Niger-Congo Inflectional Verb: Evidence From The Peripheral South Atlantic Languages, George Tucker Childs Sep 2014

Synthesis Before The Proto-Niger-Congo Inflectional Verb: Evidence From The Peripheral South Atlantic Languages, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper contributes to the understanding of Proto-Niger-Congo (PNC) verb structure. It supports the contention in Nurse 2007 that PNC verbs were likely more analytical than synthetic in nature. It does so by illustrating several paths of grammaticalization (and cliticization), in a set of several far-west Atlantic languages, geographically distant from the Niger-Congo core.


Corruption In Oil Revenue Distribution And Conflict In Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Chux Ibekwe Aug 2014

Corruption In Oil Revenue Distribution And Conflict In Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Chux Ibekwe

Doctor of International Conflict Management Dissertations

In the last seventeen years, several high level government officials in Nigeria have faced corruption charges totaling $22 trillion dollars related to oil revenues. In Bayelsa State, a Nigerian state that produces oil, officials have been marked with high level corruption in oil revenue. In particular, the state faces constant conflicts among the government, multinational oil corporations, and the people of the state. Based on these observations, this dissertation seeks to understand the relationship between corruption in oil revenue redistribution and perpetuation of conflicts in Bayelsa State of Nigeria.

Bayelsa State is one of the nine states in Nigeria’s ...


La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray Aug 2014

La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray

Doctoral Dissertations

Though the topic of the environment in Costa Rican literature is relatively recent, it is by no means insubstantial. In fact, this particular theme is extremely pertinent in our current days of global warming, mass pollution, fracking, and oil spills, to name just a few issues directly relating to the environment. Therefore, as a hotbed of eco-tourism and environmental awareness, Costa Rica’s literature is a prime candidate for exploring the representation of nature, not as the result of a process of progress and modernization, but rather as a grave warning of the negative ecological effects of the coloniality of ...


Application Of Citation Analysis In The Development Of Core Nigerian Languages Texts In Nigeria University Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, C.F. Ugwuanyi Jul 2014

Application Of Citation Analysis In The Development Of Core Nigerian Languages Texts In Nigeria University Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, C.F. Ugwuanyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this paper is to develop core books in Nigerian languages using citation analysis. A total of 449 theses and dissertations submitted to the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages in six Nigerian universities from 1996 to 2007 constituted the population. The universities are University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Ife (OAU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) and University of Benin (UNIBEN). A bibliometric study was conducted using indicators such as types of cited sources, most frequently cited books and the most frequently cited authors. A total of 27 ...


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 ...


Guinea Ecuatorial Como Pregunta Abierta: Hacia El Diálogo Entre Nuestras Otredades, Lola Aponte, Elisa G. Rizo Jul 2014

Guinea Ecuatorial Como Pregunta Abierta: Hacia El Diálogo Entre Nuestras Otredades, Lola Aponte, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

La invitación de este dossier es la siguiente: rehusarse a la ambigüedad y al enigma que descansa del lado del otro. La aspiración sería en este dialogo hacer el ejercicio de leer como escuchar, lo que significa quebrar el lenguaje y cada una de sus palabras para volverlas nuevas, contendoras de significaciones insospechadas. Quizás entonces ocurra la consecuencia más temida: el diálogo entre nuestras otredades. Así, esta letra africana en español nos expone a la posibilidad de desgarrar las ordenaciones que se nos han vuelto sustantivas. Leer, no para servirnos de un registro de inequidades, antes bien para evidenciar el ...


Entrevista A Trinidad Morgades, Elisa G. Rizo Jul 2014

Entrevista A Trinidad Morgades, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Trinidad Morgades (Santa Isabel, hoy Malabo, 1931), es una personalidad de la cultura en Guinea Ecuatorial. Además de escritora, académica e investigadora, ha desarrollado una larga carrera de impresionantes logros. Morgades es miembro de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española y, entre 2005 y 2010 fungió como Vicerrectora de la Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (U.N.G.E).

Malabo, 17 de marzo del 2010. La siguiente entrevista se inició en la oficina de Doña Trinidad Morgades en la U.N.G.E en Malabo, semanas antes de su jubilación como vicerrectora de tal institución. El diálogo continuó por ...


El Teatro De Guinea Ecuatorial: Intrahistoria En Tres Actos (1990-2010), Elisa G. Rizo Jul 2014

El Teatro De Guinea Ecuatorial: Intrahistoria En Tres Actos (1990-2010), Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Al reto de crear un teatro en los márgenes del hispanismo, los dramaturgos, directores y actores de Guinea Ecuatorial responden. Unos lo hacen escribiendo, otros, dando voz y cuerpo a universos contenidos en libretos teatrales en un país donde no hay librerías ni bibliotecas públicas.1 Tanto los dramaturgos como los performers de Guinea Ecuatorial actúan transversalmente: son mediadores no sólo del arte teatral sino de la misma audiencia ante su realidad; una realidad que, desde la independencia (1968), se teje entre dinámicas locales y transnacionales de neocolonialismo y de gobiernos autoritarios.


Entrevista A Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Elisa G. Rizo Jul 2014

Entrevista A Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono nace en Bata (Evinayong) en 1982. Desde la infancia se traslada a España con su familia. En ese país estudia la licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y comienza su carrera literaria. Hasta ahora ha publicado tres novelas que han sido grandes éxitos editoriales: El llanto de la perra (Plaza y Janés, 2005), Las tres vírgenes de Santo Tomás (Suma, 2008) y Tres Almas para un corazón (Planeta, 2011). Paralelamente a su carrera literaria, Mekuy también desarrolla una carrera política. Desde enero de 2010, se convierte en la Secretaria de ...


Africa: A Lost Continent, Stan Chu Ilo Jun 2014

Africa: A Lost Continent, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


Mind, Media, And Techniques Of Remediation In America, 1850-1910, Dominique Zino Jun 2014

Mind, Media, And Techniques Of Remediation In America, 1850-1910, Dominique Zino

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation describes the way a renewed interest in picturesque aesthetics engaged the imaginations of writers, visual artists, philosophers, landscape designers, and collectors during the second half of the nineteenth century, reinvigorating a mode of inquiry that sanctioned the act of composing representations--mental, visual, and verbal--as a suitable response to social, political, and philosophical problems. The chapters that follow describe the understanding of the relationship between language, visual representation, and feeling that picturesque aesthetics formalized alongside the surface discourse of picturesqueness that was circulating through everyday genres, such as illustrated viewbooks, by the second half of the century. This dynamic ...