Three years after South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections, the difficult process of social and economic transformation continues. About one-half of South Africa's approximately 43 million people-and two-thirds of its African population-still live in deep poverty. At least seven million live in shacks. Land hunger is widespread. Land dispossession caused by colonial-and apartheid-forced removals and alienation of land and water rights lie at the heart of the repressive regime which the national liberation movement struggled against.
Why do African peoples remain so poor? What kind of an alternative strategy could enable them to shape their own future, to realize the vast potential of their continental resources? This book, the culmination of the first phase of work of the Task Force on Sustainable Development in Africa, aims to stimulate classroom and study group discussions, debates, and further research in seven key areas: economy, legal order, environment, education, health, gender, and regional integration.
Africans have shown excellence in board games. Players of African descent make up a history of intellectual accomplishments that has been thus far unnoticed in literature on African history as well as in works on cross-cultural and cognitive psychology.
Africa and Other Civilizations: Conquest and Counter-Conquest is the second volume of the Collected Essays of Ali A. Mazrui that will provide readers with a broad spectrum of Ali A. Mazrui’s scholarly writings. This second volume considers the interaction of Africa with other civilizations from historical, sociological, philosophical and political perspectives, with a special emphasis on the inextricability of conquest and counter-conquest.
The flow of ideas about race, anti-racism and black or African identity across the Atlantic is the focus of this volume of essays drawn from a very special international South-South workshop held on the island of Gorée, Senegal, in December 2002, the aim of which was twofold.
First, it critically assessed the study of fluxes and refluxes, ruptures and reciprocal influences in the relations between the two shores of the Atlantic. Certainly, the relative lack
This book is designed as a textbook for use in seminaries, Bible colleges and universities that have sprouted with vigor in Africa. It is ideologically driven to build a group of church historians who will tell the story of African Christianity, not Christianity in Africa, as an African story, by intentionally privileging the patterns of African agency without neglecting the noble roles played by missionaries.
This book presents a range of innovative and creative methods which have recently been developed in the conduct of migration research in several African countries.
While migration out of Africa has become the subject of growing interest and concern, there has been much less research into patterns of international migration within the continent, only a small fraction of which may result in journeys to Europe, North America and beyond. This dearth of research has been due to limited institutional capacity, the short-term policy agendas of international organisations, and the absence or poor nature of official statistics.
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.