Themes In Modern African History And Culture

Author: Lars Berge
Editor: libreriauniversitaria.it ed.
ISBN: 8862923635
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Themes In West Africa S History

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821445669
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There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. The contents of the book comprise an introduction and thirteen chapters divided into three parts. Each chapter provides an overview of existing literature on major topics, as well as a short list of recommended reading, and breaks new ground through the incorporation of original research. The first part of the book examines paths to a West African past, including perspectives from archaeology, ecology and culture, linguistics, and oral traditions. Part two probes environment, society, and agency and historical change through essays on the slave trade, social inequality, religious interaction, poverty, disease, and urbanization. Part three sheds light on contemporary West Africa in exploring how economic and political developments have shaped religious expression and identity in significant ways. Themes in West Africa’s History represents a range of intellectual views and interpretations from leading scholars on West Africa’s history. It will appeal to college undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the way it draws on different disciplines and expertise to bring together key themes in West Africa's history, from prehistory to the present.

African Rythmns

Author: Ce, Chin
Editor: Handel Books
ISBN: 9783708597
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With new integrative and indigenous approaches to literary affairs the focus of this volume is on the influence of tradition in African writing. Using the work of Chinua Achebe two scholars from outside Africa offer insight on oratorical devices in modern African fiction, two chapters follow which, by fusing traditional elements in transitional societies, illustrate the cultural awareness that touch on the exalted role of the artist in their communities. The post colonial rhetoric also continues with echoes of political commitment on modern poetry - town issues in the discourse of Africa's literary progress in the last decade. The growing concern for African youth development is at the heart of a dialogue with children's fiction writer Anezi Okoro. Two scholars of Africa orature have written on the birth songs of Cameroonian women performers and the riddle contents of youth artists from Nigerian in a manner which recognises the immediate relevance of this cherished but neglected part of African literary aesthetics.

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern African History

Author: John Parker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957247X
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"This collection of essays ... will allow readers to explore various aspects ... of the continent's history over the last two hundred years."--Book jacket.

The Palgrave Handbook Of African Colonial And Postcolonial History

Author: Martin S. Shanguhyia
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137594268
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This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.

Things Fall Apart

Author: Chinua Achebe
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141393963
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

The Revolution Has No Tribe

Author: Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije
Editor: Dikeogu Chukwumerije
ISBN: 0955794013
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A creative collection of poetry, artwork, pictures and descriptive essays dealing with contemporary themes concerning the African condition. Rich in rare information on the continent's history, places and people; it is both highly educative and entertaining. It contains non-conventional viewpoints on Africa and is cutting edge in its use of poetry, and other creative strains, in discussing Africa.

Recent Themes In The History Of Africa And The Atlantic World

Author: Donald A. Yerxa
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037580
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Drawn from the articles and forums in the Historical Societys tabloid publication Historically Speaking, these pieces explore the relationship of Africa to world history, map the current state of the burgeoning field of Atlantic history, and debate the accuracy of Olaudah Equianos seminal narrative. The standard approach of historians often compresses the African past into interpretive frameworks that leave Africans without a history of their own. A case is made here for an alternative approach, a multicentric world history that gives voice to the various ways Africans experienced the past, and an impressive array of Africanist and world historians respond. The volume also assesses the state of Atlantic Studies and includes a spirited forum on a provocative thesis that Olaudah Equiano, author of the most important account available of the horrific Middle Passage, was actually born in South Carolina and not Africa. Designed to serve as a companion text for courses in African, Atlantic, and world history, this volume will also appeal to lay readers interested in contemporary approaches to these topics.

The Power Of African Cultures

Author: Toyin Falola
Editor: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580462976
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An analysis of the ties between culture and every aspect of African life, using Africa's past to explain present situations.

Themes In West Africa S History

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821445669
Size: 18,67 MB
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There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. The contents of the book comprise an introduction and thirteen chapters divided into three parts. Each chapter provides an overview of existing literature on major topics, as well as a short list of recommended reading, and breaks new ground through the incorporation of original research. The first part of the book examines paths to a West African past, including perspectives from archaeology, ecology and culture, linguistics, and oral traditions. Part two probes environment, society, and agency and historical change through essays on the slave trade, social inequality, religious interaction, poverty, disease, and urbanization. Part three sheds light on contemporary West Africa in exploring how economic and political developments have shaped religious expression and identity in significant ways. Themes in West Africa’s History represents a range of intellectual views and interpretations from leading scholars on West Africa’s history. It will appeal to college undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the way it draws on different disciplines and expertise to bring together key themes in West Africa's history, from prehistory to the present.