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This volume places Sierra Leone within the larger landscape of the greater Atlantic world system in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The essays demonstrate that the meaning of “Sierra Leone” changed over time, initially designating the river only but subsequently a section of the upper Guinea coast and then the British colony after 1808. With the establishment of Freetown in the 1790s, Sierra Leone became a frontier of the African diaspora. Christianity, migration, the abolition of the slave trade, and experiments in labor mobilization through means other than slavery were haphazardly introduced in a context of missed opportunities.The nascent British colony became an outpost in the fight against the slave trade and a place of settlement for enslaved Africans taken off slave ships
How could Muntu, that is the human being in the African condition, initiate/found a practice of philosophy that assumes and testifies to the singularity of the African situation today and assert himself as subject and object of his parole?Under which conditions can his practice of philosophy be a praxis of liberation, and his discourse constitute itself for self, by imparting to itself, in form and content, the language of one’s own history, that is the unfolding of its historical reason or reasonable history?These are the fundamental and existential questions at the heart of Muntu in Crisis, which is undoubtedly the most original work in the field of African Philosophy in the 20th century.
Africa has made remarkable strides since the beginning of the 21st century as a result of sustained efforts by many African leaders and policy-makers. In particular, Adebayo Adedeji can be applauded for his role in helping to shape Africa’s development agenda twenty years ago, at a time when Africa’s political and economic ferment began. His contributions to Africa’s development were wide ranging, particularly during his tenure as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
[In this book Dr. Bereket asks essential questions on the fate of Eritrea today…] “What is the role of civil societies and political parties? Should we pursue justice or peace and reconciliation? Is the role of the Diaspora to lead the movement or to support and encourage an Eritrea-based movement? Will we use the 1997constitution as our basis for change or focus on constitutionalism? That is, Dr. Bereket is not offering a blueprint for change as much as crystallizing the choicesand making an argument for debate—but only within the context of a united front, which he considers of paramount importance. Dr Bereket is saying, as Lenin did, we should step beyond “disunity, dissolution, and vacillation” and approach the existential threat Eritrea faces decisively.”
This book appears at a critical time in human history as our social concerns are further mitigated by an eminent threat to World wide safety and survival. The present crisis of war, destabilization, economic downturns, human rights violations and state interventions are leading to unprecedented number of refugees in many regions of our embattled planet.
Among the 20 to 30 Million Igbo people in Nigeria, there’s a widespread belief that the Igbo originated in ancient Israel. Recently a number of Igbo Jewish communites have been established in Nigeria. Although some Igbo have made their way to Israel, the Israeli public is largely unaware of the fact that there are in addition 20 to 30 Million Igbo people in Nigeria that have been called by some “The Jews of West Africa”. Igbo Jewish identity has significant political implications for Nigeria as well as Israel. This book offers for the first time an in-depth study and a genealogical history of the Igbo’s long-time and controversial narrative of a possible Jewish origin and thereby engenders a new reading of Igbo history.
This influential book addresses political violence, racial, gendered and religious conflict, legacies of slavery, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Sudan.While several prior studies on the Sudan address civil war and political violence within the Sudan’s borders, most of them focus exclusively on a single region, such as the North-South civil war (1955-2003) or the conflict in Darfur (2003-present).By contrast, this volume comprehensively examines multiple post-independence Sudanese conflicts, as there is a striking similarity in the tragedies befallen upon the marginalized peoples of South Sudan, Darfur, and the Nuba Mountains, among others.The volume’s multiregional approach demonstrates the interrelatedness of the contemporary conflicts between the center (the state) and the peripheral regions of the Sudan.It also illuminates possible causes of intra- and inter-peripheral conflicts.
The fighter’s Letter” was conceived from a single incident that occurred in the early 1990s. The theme is the Eritrean independence war in general and its huge psychological, political, and social implications on the people of Eritrea; the vast migration of people, unheard of before in the region, driven by the madness of war; the unintended consequences of that migration including culture shock which destroys lives, drives some to suicide, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and other social ills. And, finally, the civil war and its social and psychological consequences, and the social upheaval it caused in the traditionally conservative Eritrean society.
Tribute to South African giant man of letters, Sol T Plaatje (1897-1932), is slowly coming. This work aims to redress an unwitting distortion in the criticism that has painted a portrait of the impeccable English gentleman. This one-dimensional portrait is challenged by the thesis of the book, namely, that while Plaatje wore the outer trappings of Englishness and Westernization, he bore the inner sensibilities of a Motswana and African. Sol T. Plaatje, pioneer black journalist and politician, adopted Western ways of dress, spoke European languages, received a formal Western education, and was a Christian. As we seek to demonstrate in this book, however, his worldview, ideals, character, multilingualism, values and lifework were informed by deep-rootedness in his Setswana and African culture.
Based upon a series of in-depth interviews, Uhuru Revisited describes three of sub-Saharan Africa’s endemic problems: economic inequality, corruption, and an un-free press. The book also celebrates the lives of eighteen heroic activists who have grappled with these problems. Today, democratic revolutions are sweeping the globe. Designed for both scholars and general readers, Uhuru Revisited offers a basis for understanding the broad subject of regime change.