The African Experience


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Updated in its 4th edition, The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the regions internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.

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Author by Vincent Khapoya
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9781317343578

The African Experience


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This book provides an introduction to Africa -- covering its physical attributes, history, social structure, and culture.It emphasizes norms, values, and historical experienceas the key variables that define who the people are, rather than labeling them as "tribes." Describes the main traditional cultural forms and institutionsfound in Africa. Explores the geographyand demographyof the African continent. Takes a critical look at how the Africans have done since they inherited or recovered political powerfrom the European colonial masters -- the problems they have encountered, the forces that have influenced leaders in their choice of strategies in nation-building or economic development, political and economic reforms.

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Author by Vincent B. Khapoya
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number UOM:49015002815679

The African Experience


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Covering the entire span of human history across the African continent, this book begins in the Garden of Eden in the highland interior of East Africa and ends with the disintegration of apartheid. In the first chapter the author introduces us to our earliest tool-making ancestor (known affectionately as "dear boy"), in the last the author ponders the changes we are likely to see as the political elites of Africa begin to review the operation of their single-party systems. The human colonization of the continent - the origins of food production, the formation and diffusion of African languages, the achievements of Ancient Egypt, the impact of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, slavery, the caravan trade, exploration and colonization, the economic, political and social developments which gave rise to the modern nation states - this book looks at all these aspects in an overview of the history of Africa.

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Author by Roland Oliver
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ISBN Number UVA:X002214273

The African Experience With Higher Education


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There have been institutions of higher learning for centuries in Africa, but the phenomenal growth has taken place in the last fifty years, first in the later days of colonialism and then in the heady days of independence and commodity boom. Without them, there would have been no development. The three highly distinguished authors have written the first comprehensive assessment of universities and higher education in Africa south of the Sahara. As can be seen from their biographies, they draw on experience from both francophone and anglophone Africa and from teaching in both the sciences and the arts.

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Author by J. F. Ade Ajayi
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number UOM:49015002692946

Globalization Human Security And The African Experience


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Explores issues surrounding the globalization of world politics. Drawing on the African experience, the book establishes the context of the security debate, sets out the relationship between globalization and security, and explores the challenges posed to the realization of security.

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Author by Caroline Thomas
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 1555876994

Towards An Understanding Of The African Experience From Historical And Contemporary Perspectives


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This introductory survey provides a rich understanding of the African experience which, until recently, either had been omitted from the curriculum of institutions of higher learning or was distorted in written and oral literature. The book identifies the post-World War II civil rights movement in America and the independence revolution in Africa as the most decisive forces that generated interest in the study of the African/black experience. Includes four theoretical models for interpreting the black experience. The author discusses the place and role of Africa in the development of human civilization, focusing on Africa's Nile Valley civilizations and Western Sudanic empires. It probes aspects of traditional African culture, including the family, traditional political institutions and religion, and analyzes the impact on Africa and its peoples of such historical traumas as slavery, colonialism, and decolonization.

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Author by Festus Ugboaja Ohaegbulam
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0819179418

Philosophy And The African Experience


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Author by Olusegun Oladipo
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number IND:30000057479697

The African Experience In Spanish America


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Author by Leslie B. Jr Rout
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0521290104

The Power Of Babel


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Linguists estimate that there are currently nearly 2,000 languages in Africa, a staggering figure that is belied by the relatively few national languages. While African national politics, economics, and law are all conducted primarily in the colonial languages, the cultural life of the majority of citizens is conducted in a bewildering Babel of local and regional dialects, making language itself the center of debates over multiculturalism, gender studies, and social theory. In The Power of Babel, the noted Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui and linguist Alamin Mazrui explore this vast territory of African language. The Power of Babel is one of the first comprehensive studies of the complex linguistic constellations of Africa. It draws on Ali Mazrui's earlier work in its examination of the "triple heritage" of African culture, in which indigenous, Islamic, and Western traditions compete for influence. In bringing the idea of the triple heritage to language, the Mazruis unravel issues of power, culture, and modernity as they are embedded in African linguistic life. The first section of the book takes a global perspective, exploring such issues as the Eurocentrism of much linguistic scholarship on Africa; part two takes an African perspective on a variety of issues from the linguistically disadvantaged position of women in Africa to the relation of language policy and democratic development; the third section presents a set of regional studies, centering on the Swahili language's exemplification of the triple heritage.The Power of Babel unites empirical information with theories of nationalism and pluralism—among others—to offer the richest contextual account of African languages to date.

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Author by Ali A. Mazrui
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ISBN Number 0226514285

The African Experience


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Author by John N. Paden
Genre eBook Africa
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105070462465