African Voices, African Visions


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


Author: Kenneth Omeje,Tricia Redeker Hepner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008484

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 4720

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


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


Author: Nic Cheeseman,Lindsay Whitfield,Carl Death

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4493

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


Author: Sandipani Dash

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385563750

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

View: 7319

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


Author: Britha Mikkelsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933274

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 5210

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


Author: James Fraher

Publisher: Midwest Traditions


Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 5136

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

Hearing Visions, Seeing Voices


Author: Mmatshilo Motsei

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781919931517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 9144

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


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.

Fresh visions new voices

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


Author: Glassell School of Art

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 8757

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices


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

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299236633

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 337

View: 787

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

Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Literature

West Meets East


Author: Y. Hakutani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 6162

The most influential East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was the reading and writing of haiku. Here, esteemed contributors investigate the impact of Eastern philosophy and religion on African American writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison, offering a fresh field of literary inquiry.

Dreams in the African Literature [i.e. Church]

The Significance of Dreams and Visions Among Zambian Baptists


Author: Nelson Osamu Hayashida

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042005969

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 8661

"This is a substantial contribution to the understanding of an important aspect of African Christianity; the place of dreams in daily life, and their significance as interpreted by a representative body of African Christians ..."--Andrew Walls.

Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African-American Women


Author: Kimberly Rae Connor

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 5422

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.

African Spirituality in Black Women's Fiction

Threaded Visions of Memory, Community, Nature, and Being


Author: Elizabeth J. West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739179373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

View: 7769

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."

Piero Gleijeses' International History of the Cold War in Southern Africa, Omnibus E-Book

Includes Conflicting Missions and Visions of Freedom


Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615762

Category: History

Page: 1248

View: 6454

This Omnibus E-Book brings together Piero Gleijeses's two landmark books for the first time: Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 This sweeping history of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 is based on unprecedented research in African, Cuban, and American archives. (Among Gleijeses's many sources are Cuban archival materials to which he is the only non-Cuban to ever have access.) Setting his story within the context of U.S. policy toward both Africa and Cuba during the Cold War, Gleijeses challenges the notion that Cuban policy in Africa was directed by the Soviet Union.

Perceiving Pain in African Literature


Author: Z. Norridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 4774

An analysis of literary accounts of suffering from sub-Saharan Africa, this book examines fiction and life-writing in English and French over the last forty years. Drawing on writers from the canonical to the less well-known, it uses close readings to examine the personal, social and political consequences of representing pain in literature.

Voices Out of Africa in Twentieth-century Spanish Caribbean Literature


Author: Julia Cuervo Hewitt

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838757294

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 7888

This book offers a richly detailed panorama of contemporary Spanish Caribbean literature and culture, as well as a compelling theoretical exploration of how authors of the Spanish Caribbean (Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico) have incorporated the cultural legacy of Africa into their narrative fictions. The book offers an in-depth analysis of cultural and religious expressions associated with Africa in the Caribbean and of the complex codification associated with the representation of those expressions. Voices Out of Africa explores how literary representations of Africa in the Spanish Caribbean construct a self-referential discourse about Africa in a Caribbean landscape, and examines how Afro-Caribbean practices, rituals, local memories, and belief systems inform such discourse. It is a textual journey through the multiple layers of the region's cultural expressions. It is also a work of scholarship and theory accessible to scholars and to interested laypersons in Afro-Caribbean lore and culture. Julia Cuervo Hewitt is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Pennsylvania State University.