The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, 2014 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria
The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor
Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor
Salutations! HRM Eze Enugwu-Ukwu and Igwe Umunri, Sir Ralph Obumneme Ekpeh, Okpalanakana Ukabia Nri IV, members of the Royal cabinet, Ndi Ichie, Nze na Ozo, Hon. Justice Nkem Izuako of the UN Int. Courts, ECDU PG, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen present. I greet you. I am standing here to present this paper not because I know it all but because the onus fell on me by sheer luck. Yes, I said ‘luck’ because I know that Enugwu-Ukwu has men and women with great intellect in archaeology, anthropology and history who may even do better than me but here I ...
Cfp - Pan-African/Palestinian Solidarities, 2014 Kennesaw State University
Cfp - Pan-African/Palestinian Solidarities
This collection seeks to assemble and make visible the historical and contemporary voices of bi-directional solidarity between Palestine and the Pan-African world. Shared struggles against colonialism, racism, apartheid, settler violence, historical erasure, patriarchy, class exploitation, and other forms of oppression link Pan-African and Palestinian communities throughout all periods of their often intertwined and overlapping histories. This is particularly true in the period of anti-colonial independence struggles, especially following the 1967 war, and in the global BDS movement today. But it is also continuous throughout the twentieth century, and especially since the Nakba in 1948. Because much of this history is ...
The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 2, 2014 Swinburne University, Inside Story
The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 2, Peter Mares
In March 2011 an inflatable boat carrying 72 asylum seekers from sub-Saharan Africa set out from the coast of Libya hoping to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. As one Italian official commented, sailing from Libya towards Italy should have been ‘a bit like doing a slalom between military ships’. Yet as, out of fuel, supplies of food and water dwindled to nothing and the people on board began to get sick and die, the boat continued to drift and no help came. Eventually it floated all the way back to the Libyan coast. Of the 50 men, 20 women ...
The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 1, 2014 BBC Radio Documentaries Unit
The Left-To-Die Boat: Review 1, Simon Elmes
The tale of the African asylum-seekers who in 2011 set sail in a fragile inflatable from revolution-torn Libya in the hope of reaching the Italian island of Lampedusa and safety, is a phenomenal one. Seventy-two men and women set sail; just eleven survived the two-week-long ordeal, which only ended when the boat was washed back on the Libyan shore. How on earth to tell a story that was all in the past, recollected in tranquillity, and still keep it sharp, painful, dramatic and present?
The trouble with big, long programs is that, to stay sharp, they constantly have to find ...
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Malagasy Women's Preferences For Reproductive Health Care In Mahabo, Madagascar, 2014 Washington University in St Louis
Malagasy Women's Preferences For Reproductive Health Care In Mahabo, Madagascar, Mackenzie Findlay
Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts
In rural Madagascar, women seeking reproductive care may have the option of seeking out their local traditional birth attendant (TBA) or going to a biomedical Western clinic. In those cases in which there is a choice, our understandings of how women make their choice is limited. By understanding local women’s preferences for reproductive health care, this research seeks to not “[put] oneself in her place” and make recommendations from that standpoint, but rather to understand the “variety of responses to the practices that shape their lives” (Narayan 419). There is a finite amount of resources in the world and ...
La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray
Though the topic of the environment in Costa Rican literature is relatively recent, it is by no means insubstantial. In fact, this particular theme is extremely pertinent in our current days of global warming, mass pollution, fracking, and oil spills, to name just a few issues directly relating to the environment. Therefore, as a hotbed of eco-tourism and environmental awareness, Costa Rica’s literature is a prime candidate for exploring the representation of nature, not as the result of a process of progress and modernization, but rather as a grave warning of the negative ecological effects of the coloniality of ...
Application Of Citation Analysis In The Development Of Core Nigerian Languages Texts In Nigeria University Libraries, 2014 University of Nigeria - Nsukka
Application Of Citation Analysis In The Development Of Core Nigerian Languages Texts In Nigeria University Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, C.F. Ugwuanyi
Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
The purpose of this paper is to develop core books in Nigerian languages using citation analysis. A total of 449 theses and dissertations submitted to the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages in six Nigerian universities from 1996 to 2007 constituted the population. The universities are University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Ife (OAU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) and University of Benin (UNIBEN). A bibliometric study was conducted using indicators such as types of cited sources, most frequently cited books and the most frequently cited authors. A total of 27 ...
Skin Bleaching In South Africa: A Result Of Colonialism And Apartheid?, 2014 Georgia State University
Skin Bleaching In South Africa: A Result Of Colonialism And Apartheid?, Nahomie Julien
DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal
South Africans have not overcome many of the psychological effects of apartheid and colonialism, some of which are self-hatred and low self-esteem. These negative psychosomatic influences often push people to alter their physical appearance to feel better about themselves, and one of the most common methods of doing so is by bleaching the skin(Abrahams, 2000; Charles, 2003; Singham, 1968). Skin bleaching, the application of topical creams, gels, soaps, and household products (e.g., toothpaste, bleach, washing powder, battery acid) to lighten the skin, has become one of the most common forms of potentially harmful body modification practices in the ...
Post-Apartheid South Africa’S Ultimate Challenge, 2014 Georgia State University
Post-Apartheid South Africa’S Ultimate Challenge, Nahomie Julien
DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal
Throughout time, South Africa has experienced many upheavals, be they slavery and apartheid or natural, socioeconomic, and political misfortunes.Just after overcoming the oppression of Apartheid, South Africans have to face one of the deadliest illness in the world: HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is currently the number one killer in South Africa(WHO, 2012). This pandemic further worsen the struggles of the nation, obstructing its educational, financial, and political recovery (Oglethorpe, & Gelman, (2008).; Weiser, et al., 2007.). This paper seeks to analyze how apartheid—or rather, its demise—contributed to the alarmingly rapid spread of this pandemic in South Africa. In so ...
Capitalistic Christians And Educated Elites: Fanonian Theory And Neo-Colonialism In Ngugi Wa Thiong’O’S A Grain Of Wheat, Rebecca Miller
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s novel A Grain of Wheat, published in 1967, exposes the ways in which British institutions and practices continue to plague post-colonial Kenya. This novel addresses the condition of post-colonial Kenya as native Kenyans struggle to form a new national identity and government. This novel exposes the corruption of the Christian Church and the cultural imperialism perpetuated by missionaries as they impose European practices and abolish Kenyan cultural values. Ngugi’s work reflects the influence of Marxist thought and the impact of writers such as Frantz Fanon whose neo-colonialist theory explains many of the phenomena present ...
A Multidimensional Analysis Of The Great Green Wall: The Environmental And Social Effects Of Reafforestation In Senegal, 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
A Multidimensional Analysis Of The Great Green Wall: The Environmental And Social Effects Of Reafforestation In Senegal, Anna Eugenia Alsobrook
The north-central region of Senegal is home to the Great Green Wall (GGW)—a reafforestation project aimed at restoring decades–old, degraded land conditions by establishing tree belts and community gardens. Its presence on the ground has changed the local landscape and altered the social institutions governing the daily lives of the people it aims to protect.
My study is an in-progress assessment of the GGW towards its two major goals: 1) improving the lives of the people of the Sahel and increasing their capacity to adapt to climate change and drought, and 2) improving the state of the ecosystem ...
Postcolonial Palimpsests: Fragmented Subjectivities, Sexual Volence, And Colonial Inheritance In Tierno Monénembo, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, And William Faulkner, Jenna Grace Sciuto
My project explores a diverse group of novels from different cultures and countries to reach beyond the earlier model of Postcolonial Literature structured around Edward Said's seminal Orientalism with Great Britain as the center. I consider the histories and literature of nations farther afield than those that make up the canon of Commonwealth Literature to address the role of U.S. imperialism, as well as other forms of European colonialism, that are not taken into account by the orientation of global literature around Said's paradigm. This opening up of the field will make room for the complex reverberations ...
Writing For A Future Audience Contemporary Children's Literature In Wolof, 2014 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad
Writing For A Future Audience Contemporary Children's Literature In Wolof, Mariana Robertson
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Wolof as a whole is a language in transition from oral to written. The immense oral tradition of stories and songs in Wolof is increasingly being supplemented by new literature. This movement is visible across all genres of literature, but I am particularly interested in literature for children, both because it has been largely ignored in the existing research on Wolof literature, and because I think that children’s literature written in local or indigenous languages is important for increasing literacy and keeping these languages alive and vibrant. I will provide an analysis of the activities of two authors of ...
Métissage Culturelle: Identity, Aesthetics, And The Social Roles Of Portraiture In Saint Louis Du Sénégal, 2014 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad
Métissage Culturelle: Identity, Aesthetics, And The Social Roles Of Portraiture In Saint Louis Du Sénégal, Shailee Wilson
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
With so clear a history, geography, and memory located in the colonial area, this study explores how contemporary St.Louis, du Sénégal expresses a synthesis of two identities. Métissage culturelle, defined as Franco-African mixed cultural heritage, is rooted in both the public and imaginative identities of St.Louisans creative, artistic, and political force, was heavily influenced by social upheaval and transformation post Independence. This essay argues that nineteenth century portrait photography was an outlet for Sénégalais to create their alternative, self-defined identities in response to changes within their social and cultural environment. Portrait photography is discussed through two frameworks, the ...
"Synthesizing Cubism And Surrealism: Wifredo Lam's 1940s Cuban Works", 2014 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
"Synthesizing Cubism And Surrealism: Wifredo Lam's 1940s Cuban Works", Kelsey Winiarsky
Africana Studies Student Research Conference
As a modernist artist, Wifredo Lam used issues of racial degradation and colonialism as a catalyst to create work that directly addressed issues of colonialism in Cuba. Akin to Picasso’s process of appropriating of African motifs within a modern, Cubist style, Wifredo Lam created and appropriated a pastiche of both Surrealistic and Cubist styles into his 1940s paintings. The utilization of these modern styles engendered Lam’s international reputation while providing him with a powerful, creative outlet to express his struggle as an Afro-Cuban. Through the use of African masks and the Santería religion in his paintings during this ...
"Africa In The Museum: The Politics Of The Display Of African Material Culture At The Field Museum", Kristin Otto
Africana Studies Student Research Conference
In this paper, I will analyze how museum exhibitions use material culture to construct and present a narrative about Africa. Exhibiting material culture reflects the power, authority, and ideology of the exhibitor, sometimes at the expense of the displayed culture’s agency in representation. Museums have a particularly infamous history of distorting African culture in exhibits, often validating racist ideologies. Consequently, zealous museum critics have begun to question the relevance of museums in the future public education. The public, however, continues to visit museums and experience exhibits featuring African objects. Based on the challenges and controversies museums exhibiting African objects ...
Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, 2014 Macquarie University, Sydney
Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, Virginia Madsen
This essay is an exploration and critical sounding of the multi-award winning radio feature Children of Sodom and Gomorrah: why young Africans flee to Europe (ARD 2009/ABC 2011) by the Berlin radio author/journalist and director Jens Jarisch. The reviewer, Virginia Madsen, finds something close to a dialectic approach in this unforgettable and searing ‘radio film’, but also the resonances of what she explores as ‘allegorical thinking’. Jarisch, even if unconsciously, appears to have dug down deep into the modern-day ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah, a ‘no place’ in Accra, Ghana where children eke out a living, forfeiting their ...
Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 1, 2014 Falling Tree Productions
Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 1, Alan Hall
Nothing in Children of Sodom and Gomorrah happens by accident. It is an exquisite – if, from the opening montage, uncomfortable – sound experience. The production – both Jarisch’s own origination in German and Sharon Davis’ re-versioning – is impeccable. It is thoroughly wrought. An artefact to admire. The famous scene in the manager’s office unveils a damning denouement with the flourish of a radio master: surreptitious recording, an artful ‘echo’ voice that draws attention to key statements and carefully scripted narration mesh tellingly to deliver the reporter’s verdict. The same care in production is evident throughout the program: beautiful sound ...
Jora: Complete Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University
Jora: Complete Volume 1, Issue 1
Journal of Retracing Africa
We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA). For centuries, Africa’s socioeconomic and political development has been dictated by a dynamic and complex coalescence of external and domestic forces. Narratives on Africa abound. Many, unfortunately, hold myths, misconceptions, and misrepresentations of issues and events surrounding the continent. The launching of JORA is an attempt to offer a thoughtful and balanced reconstruction of African societies, histories, and cultures. By providing a platform for scholars to provide their unique perspectives on all aspects of the African experience, JORA makes a valuable contribution towards producing an ...