African Voices, African Visions


Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 6340

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.

The Blues is a Feeling

Voices & Visions of African-American Blues Musicians


Author: James Fraher

Publisher: Bogfire Inc.

ISBN: 9781883953256

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 8439

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

The African American Newspaper

Voice of Freedom


Author: Patrick S. Washburn,Medill School of Journalism

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810122901

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 2864

Winner, 2007 Tankard Award In March of 1827 the nation's first black newspaper appeared in New York City--to counter attacks on blacks by the city's other papers. From this signal event, The African American Newspaper traces the evolution of the black newspaper--and its ultimate decline--for more than 160 years until the end of the twentieth century. The book chronicles the growth of the black press into a powerful and effective national voice for African Americans during the period from 1910 to 1950--a period that proved critical to the formation and gathering strength of the civil rights movement that emerged so forcefully in the following decades. In particular, author Patrick S. Washburn explores how the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender led the way as the two most influential black newspapers in U.S. history, effectively setting the stage for the civil rights movement's successes. Washburn also examines the numerous reasons for the enormous decline of black newspapers in influence and circulation in the decades immediately following World War II. His book documents as never before how the press's singular accomplishments provide a unique record of all areas of black history and a significant and shaping affect on the black experience in America.

Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region


Author: Kenneth Omeje,Tricia Redeker Hepner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008484

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 790

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.

Hearing Visions, Seeing Voices


Author: Mmatshilo Motsei

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781919931517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 4080

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.

The African Affairs Reader

Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International Relations


Author: Nic Cheeseman,Lindsay Whitfield,Carl Death

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 413

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.

Africa's Many Divides and Africa's Future

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


Author: Charles Quist-Adade,Vincent Dodoo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443884030

Category: Africa

Page: 335

View: 9912

Regional Resurgence in Africa

Prospects and Challenges of African Union


Author: Sandipani Dash

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385563750

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

View: 8637

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.

Black Visions

The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies


Author: Michael C. Dawson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226138619

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 7459

This stunning book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationships between black political thought and black political identity and behavior. Ranging from Frederick Douglass to rap artist Ice Cube, Michael C. Dawson brilliantly illuminates the history and current role of black political thought in shaping political debate in America.

Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa


Author: John Henrik Clarke

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 8395

Explores Garvey's life and crusade to return Black people to the African motherland

Visions of Freedom

Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991


Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469609681

Category: History

Page: 655

View: 9571

Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Strong in the Struggle

My Life as a Black Labor Activist


Author: Lee Brown,Robert L. Allen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 5888

In spite of his humble beginnings, Brown rose to become a top leader of an interracial union.

Africa Dream


Author: Eloise Greenfield

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064432777

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6402

An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. ‘Greenfield’s lyrical telling and Byard’s marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.’ —Publishers Weekly. 1978 Coretta Scott King Award

Visions of a Better World

Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence


Author: Quinton Dixie,Peter Eisenstadt

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807000469

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 6371

In 1935, at the height of his powers, Howard Thurman, one of the most influential African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century, took a pivotal trip to India that would forever change him—and that would ultimately shape the course of the civil rights movement in the United States. When Thurman (1899–1981) became the first African American to meet with Mahatma Gandhi, he found himself called upon to create a new version of American Christianity, one that eschewed self-imposed racial and religious boundaries, and equipped itself to confront the enormous social injustices that plagued the United States during this period. Gandhi’s philosophy and practice of satyagraha, or “soul force,” would have a momentous impact on Thurman, showing him the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance. After the journey to India, Thurman’s distinctly American translation of satyagraha into a Black Christian context became one of the key inspirations for the civil rights movement, fulfilling Gandhi’s prescient words that “it may be through the Negroes that the unadulterated message of nonviolence will be delivered to the world.” Thurman went on to found one of the first explicitly interracial congregations in the United States and to deeply influence an entire generation of black ministers—among them Martin Luther King Jr. Visions of a Better World depicts a visionary leader at a transformative moment in his life. Drawing from previously untapped archival material and obscurely published works, Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt explore, for the first time, Thurman’s development into a towering theologian who would profoundly affect American Christianity—and American history.

Voice in the Night

The True Story of a Man and the Miracles That Are Changing Africa


Author: Pastor Surprise

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441270191

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5275

Astonishing True Story of the Miracles That Are Changing Africa Born into a long line of witch doctors, Surprise ("Surpresa") Sithole was destined for a life of fear, oppression, and poverty in the jungles of Africa. But at the age of fifteen, he was awakened in the middle of the night by an unfamiliar voice. Urgent, but not harsh, it told him to get up and leave his family immediately. As Surprise stepped out into the night, away from everything dear to him, he had no idea who God was--or what he had in store for him. From miraculous signs and wonders to supernatural deliverance from certain death to divine revivals that overtook countries, Surprise has followed wherever God has led, becoming an agent of hope and change in a continent devastated by war, poverty, and spiritual oppression. Voice in the Night is the amazing true story of what began that night in a jungle hut more than twenty-five years ago: a journey--an adventure--of faith and miracles.

Educating Black Males

Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power


Author: Ronnie Hopkins

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431573

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 4816

Offers insights into the creation of more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males.

American Africans in Ghana

Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era


Author: Kevin K. Gaines

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807867829

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4772

In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammad Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these Americans to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president, posed a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony by promoting a vision of African liberation, continental unity, and West Indian federation. Although the number of African American expatriates in Ghana was small, in espousing a transnational American citizenship defined by solidarities with African peoples, these activists along with their allies in the United States waged a fundamental, if largely forgotten, struggle over the meaning and content of the cornerstone of American citizenship--the right to vote--conferred on African Americans by civil rights reform legislation.