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Baye Fadioul Niang: A Brief Biography Of An Ebeniste In Senegal, Katie J. Niang University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Baye Fadioul Niang: A Brief Biography Of An Ebeniste In Senegal, Katie J. Niang
Interior Design: Student Creative Activity
Baye Fadioul Niang described himself as a traditional European designer of wood furniture, doors, and trim. In 1945, at age 22, Fadioul began designing furniture as an apprentice in the state labor department of Kaolack. He settled in Dakar, where Fadioul not only designed and constructed furniture, but was a popular informal educator in the business. His furniture shop became a center for education in Menuserie and Ebenisterie, which is the art of furniture making. In 2005 Fadioul retired from furniture making because of deteriorating eyesight.
Includes photos taken in February 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.
Cross-Cultural Storytelling: Translation Into Swahili, Heidi Nafis Olin College of Engineering
Cross-Cultural Storytelling: Translation Into Swahili, Heidi Nafis
2013 AHS Capstone Projects
I grew up reading folk tales from all over the world. Storytelling is a fundamental component of many societies, especially in Africa, and because so many of the stories told have been translated into English, I’ve been exposed to these societies and their cultures. In my project, I returned the favor, translating two short folk tales from English into Swahili. I presented the stories in parallel so that a reader of either tongue might experience the other and enjoy the stories.
Review: Barbara L. Voss And Elenor Conlin Cassella, Editors. The Archaeology Of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters And Sexual Effects., John P. McCarthy University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Review: Barbara L. Voss And Elenor Conlin Cassella, Editors. The Archaeology Of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters And Sexual Effects., John P. Mccarthy
African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
Key Strategies In Effective Pastoral Leadership In The Africa Gospel Church, Kenya: Biblical Foundations For Leadership And Healthy Church Growth, Philip Ngasura
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this Thesis Project is to understand the strategies for effective pastoral leadership based on Biblical foundations necessary for leadership and healthy church growth in the Africa Gospel Church-Kenya. Research will be conducted through questionnaires and surveys of 15-20 Christian Leaders analyzing and evaluating the status of urban churches, rural churches, mission fields, and institutions of the Africa Gospel Church-Kenya. The main objective is to provide key principles for effective pastoral leadership and healthy church growth in terms of spiritual life, leadership, staff development, services, finances, and ministry potentials. Lastly, this project will suggest and outline strategic approaches ...
Change And Durabilty Within Senegalese Fashion And Identity, Camille L. Wright Washington University in St. Louis
Change And Durabilty Within Senegalese Fashion And Identity, Camille L. Wright
Undergraduate Research Symposium
This text is the documentation of formal and informal research on the fashion culture in Dakar, Senegal, drawing upon personal interviews, secondary sources such as essays, photography, and fashion illustration, and observation of Dakar Fashion Week 2012. The text focuses on personal identity in fashion, globalization, and the Western construction of African “authenticity” and “Africanness,” as well as the challenging of that construction by fashion designers from all over the African continent. Inspiration for the research was born from experiences with black youth in Chicago, Illinois and the growing trend amongst them of promoting black identity through afrocentric clothing, as ...
Metal Detecting: One Step To Better Consideration Of African American Resources, Chris Espenshade, Patrick Severts University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Metal Detecting: One Step To Better Consideration Of African American Resources, Chris Espenshade, Patrick Severts
African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
Difficulties in discovering, delineating, and evaluating ephemeral archaeological sites is a recognized issue in African American archaeology. It is argued that the addition of metal detecting to the methodological toolbox for survey, boundary definition, and testing will result in the better treatment of ephemeral sites of African American occupation.
Peace Education And Its Discontents: An Evaluation Of Youth, Violence, And School-Based Peace Programs In Northern Uganda, Jayanni Webster University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Peace Education And Its Discontents: An Evaluation Of Youth, Violence, And School-Based Peace Programs In Northern Uganda, Jayanni Webster
Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee
This research paper discusses current efforts and programs designed to address the issues of peace and conflict resolution, post-war recovery and education in northern Uganda. Through the collection of stories of life after war, I examine the experiences of children and youth and pilot peace education programs in secondary and primary schools. Northern Uganda was the site of a brutal civil war waged between the rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army, and the government’s Uganda People’s Defense Force. The war resulted in the mass abduction of children and the forced displacement of the northern population into internally ...
God Loves Uganda, John C. Lyden University of Nebraska Omaha
God Loves Uganda, John C. Lyden
Journal of Religion & Film
This is a film review of God Loves Uganda (2013) directed by Roger Ross Williams.
Understanding Africa’S China Policy: A Test Of Dependency Theory And A Study Of African Motivations In Increasing Engagement With China, Nkemjika E. Kalu University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Understanding Africa’S China Policy: A Test Of Dependency Theory And A Study Of African Motivations In Increasing Engagement With China, Nkemjika E. Kalu
Political Science Department -- Theses, Dissertations, and Student Scholarship
African states are increasingly engaging with China--politically, socially and economically--especially through the machinations of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). This dissertation asserts that Africans are willing partners of the Chinese, motivated by their state-centric belief that engagement with China is in their national interest. This assertion contradicts the assumption of most literature to date that appears to borrow from the logic of dependency theory and presents African nations as pawns, subject to the demands of a dominant and exploitative China, who is benefiting at Africa’s expense. Economic trends from the decade before the launch of the FOCAC and ...
Session D-1: African Muslims And The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Steven Buenning Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Session D-1: African Muslims And The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Steven Buenning
Professional Learning Day
African Muslims played central roles in the largest forced migration in human history; the transatlantic slave trade. This presentation employs primary sources from the online collection of the National Humanities Center and from the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (Emory University). Participants will engage in close reading of two memoirs of Muslim slaves, as well as three newspaper articles written in 1828. In addition, participants will receive geography exercises. A Powerpoint and a full list of helpful resources are included.
Village Literacy: Adult Education In Northeastern Kenya, Jodi Heidorn Liberty University
Village Literacy: Adult Education In Northeastern Kenya, Jodi Heidorn
Senior Honors Papers
The underdevelopment of effective adult literacy programs in Northern Kenya is a problem that must be addressed to meet the needs of a changing generation of nomadic pastoralists. Existing programs must be reevaluated in order to increase their efficiency and incorporate the unique aspects of local cultures into their design. This paper explores the broadening definition of literacy and discusses how there are in fact multiple literacies in any given culture. Next, it examines the history of education in Kenya and the barriers that may be unique to adult literacy programs in Northern Kenya. Also, it examines how changes in ...
Unity In The Black Community, Cecilia Uhlezipi Shamis Dzingira University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Unity In The Black Community, Cecilia Uhlezipi Shamis Dzingira
Black Issues Conference
Black Issues Conference 2012
Unity in the Black Community
Background: As an African American student who attends a pre-dominantly White Institution, I’ve found that the importance of unity is much more greater than we allow it to appear; by “We” I am referring to the African-American population that rests within the University’s community. When a new student is admitted into the University, it is not difficult that not only is there segregation between all races of students, but also within the different races lays a much deeper separation. Because of these issues that rise within ...
Educating Pious Citizens: Local Politics, International Funding, And Democracy In Bamako's Islamic Schools., Émilie Roy McMaster University
Educating Pious Citizens: Local Politics, International Funding, And Democracy In Bamako's Islamic Schools., Émilie Roy
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
In this study, I emphasize the agency of the Malian arabisant community (individuals usually trained in médersas who use Arabic as their first language of communication and who often identify first and foremost as Muslims) in creating, maintaining, and improving an education system which provides the tools needed for young Malians to be pious Muslims and productive citizens of the Republic of Mali. By creating an extensive médersa system over the years, in collaboration and confrontation with the successive governments in Mali and abroad, Malian arabisants have answered the need for a new definition of what it is to be ...
A Phenomenological Study Of Motivations, Experiences And Reflections As Related To Teacher Training And Development In Tanzania, Melinda Ingiaimo Liberty University
A Phenomenological Study Of Motivations, Experiences And Reflections As Related To Teacher Training And Development In Tanzania, Melinda Ingiaimo
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
In third world countries where education often takes a back seat to survival, teachers struggle to prepare themselves to shape the destiny and future of the upcoming generation. This study examined the phenomena of Tanzanian teacher preparation with special emphasis on the motivating factors, common experiences and reflections of participants concerning their preparation process for teaching in a government funded school. This study inquired into the immediate teaching environment and the ongoing teacher development processes. Fifteen Tanzanian teachers were purposefully chosen for this study and data was gathered utilizing a semi-structured interview, a survey and a focus group. The teacher ...
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A Tale Of Two Economic Developments: Tunisia And Morocco, Steven Friedman
‘The Mystic Drum’: Critical Commentary On Gabriel Okara’S Love Lyrics, Chukwuma Azuonye
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