African Voices, African Visions

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Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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In this book, the voices of a new generation of Africa are heard, exploring the future from personal and diverse perspectives. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the problems and explored the opportunities. Remarkably, despite the daunting nature of the challenges, they were all hopeful about the future.

Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region

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Author: Kenneth Omeje,Tricia Redeker Hepner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008484

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Driven by genocide, civil war, political instabilities, ethnic and pastoral hostilities, the African Great Lakes Region, primarily Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi, has been overwhelmingly defined by conflict. Kenneth Omeje, Tricia Redeker Hepner, and an international group of scholars, many from the Great Lakes region, focus on the interlocking conflicts and efforts toward peace in this multidisciplinary volume. These essays present a range of debates and perspectives on the history and politics of conflict, highlighting the complex internal and external sources of both persistent tension and creative peacebuilding. Taken together, the essays illustrate that no single perspective or approach can adequately capture the dynamics of conflict or offer successful strategies for sustainable peace in the region.

Africa's Many Divides and Africa's Future

Pursuing Nkrumah's Vision of Pan-Africanism in an Era of Globalization

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Author: Charles Quist-Adade,Vincent Dodoo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443884030

Category: Africa

Page: 335

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The African Affairs Reader

Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International Relations

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Author: Nic Cheeseman,Lindsay Whitfield,Carl Death

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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African Affairs is the top journal in African Studies and has been for some time. This book draws together some of the most influential, important, and thought provoking articles published in its pages over the last decade. In doing so, it collates essential cutting-edge research on Africa and makes it easily available for students, teachers, and researchers alike. The African Affairs Reader is broken down into four sections that cover some of the biggest themes and questions facing the continent today, including: the African State, the Political Economy of Development, Africa's Relationship with the World, and Elections, Representation & Democracy. Within each section, articles deal with some of the most significant recent trends and events, such as the prospects for democratization in Ghana and Nigeria, the factors underpinning Rwanda's economic success, the rise of political corruption in South Africa, the spread of the drugs trade, the struggle against gender based violence, and the growing influence of China. Each section is introduced by a new purpose-written essay by the journal's editors that explains the evolution of the wider debate, highlights key contributions, and suggests new ways in which the discussion can be taken forward. Taken together, the essays and articles included in the volume provide both a coherent introduction to the study of Africa and a compelling commentary on the current state of play on the continent.

Regional Resurgence in Africa

Prospects and Challenges of African Union

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Author: Sandipani Dash

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385563750

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Regional Resurgence in Africa: Prospects and Challenges of African Union perceives the AU as a Pan-African entity with its mandate for 'comprehensive security' in the continent, implying its pursuit of three security objectives: resolution of armed conflicts, political stability and economic security. The AU's interrelationship with the state system, existing and emerging social faultlines, and the multiple regional processes in Africa are interrogated by undertaking case studies on territorial, political and economic security concerns. The findings of this analysis are used to explore the scope for policy improvisation pertaining to the interface among the AU, its member countries and the emerging extra-regional powers, including India.

Methods for Development Work and Research

A New Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Britha Mikkelsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933274

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

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an indispensable, down-to-earth, richly illustrated guide to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods for research and practice in development settings.

The Blues is a Feeling

Voices & Visions of African-American Blues Musicians

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Author: James Fraher

Publisher: Midwest Traditions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Features blues musicians, including Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and Willie Kent

Fresh visions new voices

emerging African-American artists in Texas : September 13-November 29, 1992

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Author: Glassell School of Art

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 32

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African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

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Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez,Pauline Dongala,Omotayo Jolaosho,Anne Serafin

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299236633

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 337

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African Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus on women’s strategies of resistance to the challenges they face in Africa today. The anthology brings together personal narratives, testimony, interviews, short stories, poetry, performance scripts, folktales, and lyrics. Thematically organized, it presents women’s writing on such issues as intertribal and interethnic conflicts, the degradation of the environment, polygamy, domestic abuse, the controversial traditional practice of female genital cutting, Sharia law, intergenerational tensions, and emigration and exile. Contributors include internationally recognized authors and activists such as Wangari Maathai and Nawal El Saadawi, as well as a host of vibrant new voices from all over the African continent and from the African diaspora. Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary African women’s literature and highlights social issues that are particular to Africa but are also of worldwide concern. It is an essential reference for students of African studies, world literature, anthropology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and women’s studies. A Choice Outstanding Academic Book Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Association Best Books for High Schools, Best Books for Special Interests, and Best Books for Professional Use, selected by the American Association of School Libraries

African Spirituality in Black Women's Fiction

Threaded Visions of Memory, Community, Nature, and Being

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Author: Elizabeth J. West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739179373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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African Spirituality in Black Women's Fiction traces the beginnings and transformations of African spirituality in African American women s literature, and culminates with an examination of its return to center stage in the fiction of black Renaissance writers, Nella Larsen and Zora Neale Hurston. It is distinct in its employment of a diachronic lens to examine specific African spiritual elements that can be traced from early to modern black women s fiction."

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

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Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Der afrikanische Traum

das wieder aufgefundene Tagebuch vom revolutionären Kampf im Kongo

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Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462028997

Category: Cuba

Page: 319

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Hearing Visions, Seeing Voices

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Author: Mmatshilo Motsei

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781919931517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

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The breakdown of traditional African values and the consequences of disconnection from African ancestral beliefs are examined in this attempt to understand the vicious cycle of community violence.

Cross-cultural Visions in African American Modernism

From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku

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Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Yoshinobu Hakutani traces the development of African American modernism, which initially gathered momentum with Richard Wright's literary manifesto "Blueprint for Negro Writing" in 1937. Hakutani dissects and discusses the cross-cultural influences on the then-burgeoning discipline in three stages: American dialogues, European and African cultural visions, and Asian and African American cross-cultural visions.

Visions and Revisions

Essays on African Literature and Criticism

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Author: Oyekan Owomoyela

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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The book addresses some of the major issues around which debate has swirled and still swirls in African literatures and criticism. It discusses the role of non-African critics and their sometimes problematic relationships with African writers, while also

Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African-American Women

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Author: Kimberly Rae Connor

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African-American Women is a cultural study of the ways in which religion and literature have collaborated to promote self-affirmation among African-American women. From nineteenth-century autobiography to twentieth-century fiction, Kimberly Rae Connor explores the ancestral influence of religion and literature on African-American women's creative development and writings, offering new insights into the authors, their works, and their effect on society. Drawing upon literary theory, women's studies, and religious studies, Connor expands the categories by which African-American writings are traditionally read. Using the concept of "religious conversion" as a paradigm, Connor examines an African-American woman's achievement of selfhood as a unique experience characterized more by a turning toward and embracing of self than by a turning away from sin. The subsequent achievement of selfhood is then based on the interplay of individual and community identities.