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Pan-African Education A Must for the African Union

Pan-African Education A Must for the African Union

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John K. Marah
September 01, 2020

This book makes a critical contribution to the study of pan-Africanism and the education of African people for continental African citizenship. It is a unique endeavor in that it intersects the social history of pan-Africanism and the education of African people at a 'global' level and provides ...

Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agency An Afrocentric Analysis

Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agency An Afrocentric Analysis

1st Edition

Daryl Zizwe Poe
October 12, 2017

This study analyzes contributions made by Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) to the development of Pan-African agency from the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester to the military coup d'etat of Nkrumah's government in February 1966....

Non-Traditional Occupations, Empowerment, and Women A Case of Togolese Women

Non-Traditional Occupations, Empowerment, and Women A Case of Togolese Women

1st Edition

Ayélé Léa Adubra
June 28, 2012

This study explores the relationship between the nature and context of non-traditional occupations and the empowerment status of women in society. Specifically, it examines the extent to which women in non-traditional occupations have been empowered by their skills, knowledge, and position within ...

The Athens of West Africa A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Athens of West Africa A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone

1st Edition

Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.
November 24, 2015

This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (...

Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

1st Edition

Mariam Konaté Deme
April 23, 2015

There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African ...

Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

1st Edition

Tiffany Fawn Jones
April 09, 2014

In the late 1970s, South African mental institutions were plagued with scandals about human rights abuse, and psychiatric practitioners were accused of being agents of the apartheid state. Between 1939 and 1994, some psychiatric practitioners supported the mandate of the racist and ...

The Ancient Egyptian Family Kinship and Social Structure

The Ancient Egyptian Family Kinship and Social Structure

1st Edition

Troy D. Allen
January 07, 2014

Scholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the ...

African Cultural Values Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996

African Cultural Values Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996

1st Edition

Raphael Chijioke Njoku
June 21, 2012

Although numerous studies have been made of the Western educated political elite of colonial Nigeria in particular, and of Africa in general, very few have approached the study from a perspective that analyzes the impacts of indigenous institutions on the lives, values, and ideas of these ...

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa

1st Edition

Chima J. Korieh, Raphael Chijioke Njoku
October 15, 2013

Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa aims to explore the ways Christianity and colonialism acted as hegemonic or counter hegemonic forces in the making of African societies. As Western interventionist forces, Christianity and colonialism were crucial in establishing and maintaining ...

Law, Morality, and International Armed Intervention The United Nations and ECOWAS

Law, Morality, and International Armed Intervention The United Nations and ECOWAS

1st Edition

Mourtada Deme
May 01, 2013

International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS') new approach. ECOWAS and the UN's justifications for moving away from the current norms ...

Student Power in Africa's Higher Education A Case of Makerere University

Student Power in Africa's Higher Education A Case of Makerere University

1st Edition

Frederick K. Byaruhanga
September 10, 2012

This book, the first of its kind to treat Uganda, provides a historical analysis of the role of student voices in the development of Uganda's higher education. It not only chronicles incidents of student protests, but also explores and analyses their trigger points as well as the strategies ...

A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics Leadership and Political Integration in Nigeria

A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics Leadership and Political Integration in Nigeria

1st Edition

Victor Oguejiofor Okafor
April 29, 2009

This book examines the impact of post-colonial leadership on political integration in Nigeria, offering an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that shape Nigeria's national politics as well as African politics generally. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and ...

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