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News From The Africa Institute, Nicole Haggerty, Serena Virani 2016 Richard Ivey Business School

News From The Africa Institute, Nicole Haggerty, Serena Virani

Mouvances Francophones

The Africa Institute reflects on the contributions of arts and sciences to their goals and on its international network


Introduction, Servanne Woodward 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Introduction, Servanne Woodward

Mouvances Francophones

The introduction to the volume explores the main themes structuring it


Deux Voix/Voies Discordantes Dans Le Champ Littéraire Africain Francophone: L’Enfant Noir De Camara Laye Et Le Devoir De Violence De Yambo Ouologuem, Elhadji Camara 2016 Brock University

Deux Voix/Voies Discordantes Dans Le Champ Littéraire Africain Francophone: L’Enfant Noir De Camara Laye Et Le Devoir De Violence De Yambo Ouologuem, Elhadji Camara

Mouvances Francophones

Camara Laye et Yambo Ouologuem revisitent l'Afrique traditionnelle (au lieu du contemporain) par une vision la glorifiant, ou bien en critiquant les violences des gouvernements d'avant la colonisation. Leur engagement stylistique concerne une narration classique omnisciente pour l'un, une multiplication des points de vues narratifs et un collage de plagiat ou d'appropriation pour l'autre.


Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo. Coloniality Of Power In Postcolonial Africa: Myths Of Decolonization. Dakar: Codesria, 2013, 290 Pp., Jason Morgan 2016 University of Texas at Austin

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo. Coloniality Of Power In Postcolonial Africa: Myths Of Decolonization. Dakar: Codesria, 2013, 290 Pp., Jason Morgan

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


French, Howard W. China’S Second Continent: How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire In Africa. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, 285 Pp., Richard Ehui 2016 Webster University

French, Howard W. China’S Second Continent: How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire In Africa. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, 285 Pp., Richard Ehui

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Gros, Jean-Germain. Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions And Politics From Colonialism To The Present. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 283 Pp., Richard Ehui 2016 Webster University

Gros, Jean-Germain. Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions And Politics From Colonialism To The Present. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 283 Pp., Richard Ehui

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties In Africa: Ethnicity And Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013, 336 Pp., Elizabeth Miller 2016 City of Columbia, Missouri

Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties In Africa: Ethnicity And Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013, 336 Pp., Elizabeth Miller

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Davie, Grace. Poverty Knowledge In South Africa: A Social History Of Human Science, 1855-2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015, 334 Pp., Sandy El Hage 2016 Lebanese American University

Davie, Grace. Poverty Knowledge In South Africa: A Social History Of Human Science, 1855-2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015, 334 Pp., Sandy El Hage

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. Different Shades Of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice And Political Ecology. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2014, 214 Pp., Anthony Kola-Olusanya 2016 Osun State University

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. Different Shades Of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice And Political Ecology. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2014, 214 Pp., Anthony Kola-Olusanya

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Allan, Tony. Handbook Of Land And Water Grabs In Africa: Foreign Direct Investment And Food And Water Security. New York: Routledge, 2013, 488 Pp., Jennifer Yvette Terrell 2016 American University in Cairo

Allan, Tony. Handbook Of Land And Water Grabs In Africa: Foreign Direct Investment And Food And Water Security. New York: Routledge, 2013, 488 Pp., Jennifer Yvette Terrell

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


"Gained In Translation": Building The African Diaspora Through Linguistic Transposition In 20th Century Poetry, Cyril Vettorato 2016 École normale supérieure de Lyon

"Gained In Translation": Building The African Diaspora Through Linguistic Transposition In 20th Century Poetry, Cyril Vettorato

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

This paper examines the relationship between language and diaspora by trying to look beyond the question of what befalls native tongues in the countries of arrival. The experience of forced migration undergone by African people brought to the Americas might have dispossessed them from their ancestral tongues, but it did not prevent them from aspiring to use language, be it the language of the former slave owner, to express their identity and shared historical experience. Using the example of American poet Langston Hughes and his Cuban peer Nicolás Guillén, this article will highlight the way poets from the African diaspora ...


Restoring Relationship: How The Methodologies Of Wangari Maathai And The Green Belt Movement In Post-Colonial Kenya Achieve Environmental Healing And Women's Empowerment, Casey L. Wagner 2016 East Tennessee State University

Restoring Relationship: How The Methodologies Of Wangari Maathai And The Green Belt Movement In Post-Colonial Kenya Achieve Environmental Healing And Women's Empowerment, Casey L. Wagner

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The effects of the colonial project in Kenya created multi-faceted damages to the land and indigenous people-groups. Using the lens of ecofeminism, this study examines the undergirding structures that produce systems such as colonization that oppress and destroy land, people, and other beings. By highlighting the experience of the Kikuyu people within the Kenyan colonial program, the innovative and ingenious response of Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement proves to be a relevant and effective counter to women's disempowerment and environmental devastation in a post-colonial nation. The approach of the Green Belt Movement offers a unique and accessible method ...


Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga

Mechanical Engineering

The challenge of clean cooking is faced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. We present a cooking technology consisting of a solar panel directly connected to an electric heater in a well-insulated chamber. Assuming continued decrease in solar panel prices, we anticipate that in a few decades Solar Electric Cooking technologies will be the most common cooking technology for the poor. Appropriate use of insulation reduces the power demand making low-power Insulated Solar Electric Cooking systems already cost competitive.


The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, And The Future Of Genocide Studies, Kate E. Temoney 2016 Montclair State University

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, And The Future Of Genocide Studies, Kate E. Temoney

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

In recent genocides and other conflicts—for example, the Sudan, Burma, and now Iraq—sexual violence and religion have received increasing but modest systematic treatment in genocide studies. This essay contributes to the nascent scholarship on the religious and sexual dimensions of genocide by providing a model for investigating the intersections among religion, genocide, and sexual violence. I treat the Rwandan genocide as a case study using secondary and primary sources and proffer the reinforcing typologies of “othering,” justification, and authorization as an investigatory tool. I further nuance the influences of religion on forms of sexual violation by arguing that ...


The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity, Messay Kebede 2016 University of Dayton

The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity, Messay Kebede

Messay Kebede

If there is one thing that philosophers agree upon, it is that the meaning of time is a central philosophical question. If we take the Western world as an example, there is no famous philosopher who has not investigated time. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger, to indicate the centrality of time, writes: “all ontology is rooted in the phenomenon of time correctly viewed and correctly explained.”

Likewise, according to the French philosopher Henri Bergson, the main reason that philosophical questions are difficult is because “we do not think about real time.” The fact that the question of time is very ...


The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity: Amharic Version, Messay Kebede 2016 University of Dayton

The Ethiopian Conception Of Time And Modernity: Amharic Version, Messay Kebede

Messay Kebede

If there is one thing that philosophers agree upon, it is that the meaning of time is a central philosophical question. If we take the Western world as an example, there is no famous philosopher who has not investigated time. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger, to indicate the centrality of time, writes: “all ontology is rooted in the phenomenon of time correctly viewed and correctly explained.”

Likewise, according to the French philosopher Henri Bergson, the main reason that philosophical questions are difficult is because “we do not think about real time.” The fact that the question of time is very ...


Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay 2016 CNRS

Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay

Artl@s Bulletin

This article on literary and theatrical circulations in Africa’s Great Lakes region begins by retracing the history of these practices, taking several examples from the colonial period. It then analyzes contemporary modalities of the circulation of texts (via procedures such as reprising narrative patterns and adaptation), and cultural actors, in the different transnational arts networks that are more or less closely tied to the humanitarian sector, or to international cooperation. Finally, it proposes a critical questioning of the concept of artistic circulation.


Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine

Artl@s Bulletin

Fashion design from Africa and by African designers provides a rich source of information about south-south networks of influence and inspiration. Using several case studies, this article explores the products of cultural interactions between Africa and other world regions, and between cultures within Africa, to illuminate south-south networks of innovation. Case studies include the work of Sakina M’Sa, Maimouna Diallo, and the distinctive embroidery of northern Mali known as “Ghana Boy” style.


What Is The Difference Between “Muslim” And “Islamic”?, Ahmed E. Souaiaia 2016 Selected Works

What Is The Difference Between “Muslim” And “Islamic”?, Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

Social labels and categories are exercise in control. They describe opponents, create boundaries, exclude social groups, justify discrimination, and promote persecution. They are imbued with sociopolitical power. Muslims used labels, internally for the first time, during the formative period of the community to privilege the elite and marginalize dissenters. They called those who challenged the established order, Khawarij [Outsiders]. Today, Muslims living in Western societies are often labeled radical Islamic extremists. But aside from this politically charged phrase, even common adjectives, such as Islamic and Muslim, are misused. So in what contexts should these adjectives be appropriately used and why ...


The Hybridizing Nature Of Ancestor Presence In Morrison’S Sula, Mounica V. Kota Ms. 2016 Oglethorpe University

The Hybridizing Nature Of Ancestor Presence In Morrison’S Sula, Mounica V. Kota Ms.

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

In her writings, Toni Morrison works towards a common goal of establishing a black literary canon, once that represents black characters as autonomous and nuanced human beings unable to be boxed into a one-dimensional narrative. Part of this overarching project appears to be creating a hybridizing narrative in which the cultural roots of various African-American communities are integrated with the social movements of the modern diaspora. One common theme between her novels is the inclusion of a specific ancestral figure, one that functions as some kind of pushing point or learning tool for the community within the story. In examining ...


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