The phenomenon of globalization has influenced the African social and cultural landscape in a variety of ways. Yet its effect on women’s lives has not figured prominently in the scholarship on Africa. This edited volume attempts to change this by bringing together theoretical and conceptual approaches that place African women at the center of the discourse on global societies.
Africanity Redefined: Collected Essays of Ali A. Mazrui, Volume I is the first of three volumes of Ali A. Mazrui's most important essays. The eventual three-volume work will provide readers with a broad spectrum of Professor Mazrui's writings during his four decades as a scholar and public intellectual. This first volume redefines the meaning of Africanity across geographical spaces, time, and cultures. The resulting definition is dynamic. It forces us to reject neo-imperialist paradigms and ontologies of what it means to be African. By encouraging us to think about Africanity as an idea rather than as point of origin, the ideas contained in these essays force us to reposition ourselves in the debate of our place in global cultures and civilizations, and they prepare us to take a more active role in social and political affairs.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke, the African-American educator, critic, anthologist and historian, has brought the range of his years of scholarly work together in this single and comprehensive volume. The topics he covers are as varied and interesting as his Pan-Africanist experiences.
There are so many facets to the study of the African Diaspora in the Americas and elsewhere. One aspect that has not been studied well is that relating to leadership and its evolution in the Diaspora. This work mainly concentrates on the United States, where the evolution of leadership has been more persistent, than in the other areas of the Americas into which Africans were taken. The evolution of leadership in the other areas was held back because of the peculiar circumstances that prevented an absence of a determined consciousness of Africa until the 1920s.
This book aims to show that the intellectual and activist/transformationist tradition of African people all over the world is a composite one, which transcends geographical, religious, language, and other apparent differences. Furthermore, this book explains that this composite African intellectual and activist/transformationist tradition consists of a great and high standard.
Against All Odds is the firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for political independence and social justice. With almost no outside support, Eritrean nationalists brought successive U.S.- and Soviet-backed Ethiopian governments to their knees. At the same time, they worked to liberate women, workers and peasant farmers from centuries of grinding poverty, chronic hunger and numbing oppression. Connell argues that it was the blending of social revolution with political objectives that enabled this uniquely self-reliant liberation front to weld Eritrea's fractious society-- half Christian, half Muslim, from nine ethnic groups-- into one of the most remarkable fighting forces in modern history. In a new Afterword, he describes their efforts to translate wartime values and experience into sustainable strategies for developing the new country.
The relations between Ethiopia and Israel, until their dramatic severance in the aftermath of the October 1973 War in the Middle East, revolved around issues of regional strategy as well as of ancient religious concepts of identity. For Haile Selassie's Ethiopia, Israel was centrally important. In the eyes of her Christian leaders, Ethiopia was under Arab and Islamic siege, and for them, Israel was a strategic partner and a historic sister. Their national ethos connected them directly to Jerusalem and to the Hebrew Bible, to the house of David and Solomon and to an Israeli identity.
This work centers on philosophy of history and political economy. Globalization is writ large. Civilizational historicism is a worldview which affirms the reality of social laws. It is an explanatory model which highlights political economy. The eradication of white supremacy globally would enable real emancipation for the black world and parity for African Americans. Civilizational historicism posits race, instead of class, religion or culture, as the key historical construct. Race is conceived as a historical artifact, not a biological hypothesis. Race is a made-