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Application Of Citation Analysis In The Development Of Core Nigerian Languages Texts In Nigeria University Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, C.F. Ugwuanyi 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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?, Nahomie Julien 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, Nahomie Julien 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 2014 Cedarville University

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 ...


Postcolonial Palimpsests: Fragmented Subjectivities, Sexual Volence, And Colonial Inheritance In Tierno Monénembo, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, And William Faulkner, Jenna Grace Sciuto 2014 Northeastern University

Postcolonial Palimpsests: Fragmented Subjectivities, Sexual Volence, And Colonial Inheritance In Tierno Monénembo, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, And William Faulkner, Jenna Grace Sciuto

English Dissertations

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 ...


"Africa In The Museum: The Politics Of The Display Of African Material Culture At The Field Museum", Kristin Otto 2014 Bowling Green State University

"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 ...


"Synthesizing Cubism And Surrealism: Wifredo Lam's 1940s Cuban Works", Kelsey Winiarsky 2014 Bowling Green State University

"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 ...


Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, Virginia Madsen 2014 University of Wollongong

Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, Virginia Madsen

RadioDoc Review

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, Alan Hall 2014 University of Wollongong

Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 1, Alan Hall

RadioDoc Review

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 ...


The Editor's Preface, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

The Editor's Preface

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck

Journal of Retracing Africa

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