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  1. Kwame Nkrumah's Politico-Cultural Thought and Politics

    An African-Centered Paradigm for the Second Phase of the African Revolution

    By Kwame Botwe-Asamoah

    Series: African Studies

    This study critically synthesizes and analyses the relationship between Kwame Nkrumah's politico-cultural philosophy and policies as an African-centered paradigm for the post-independence African revolution. It also argues for the relevance of his theories and politics in today's Africa....

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Africa and IMF Conditionality

    The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000

    By Kwame Akonor

    Series: African Studies

    Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Yoruba Traditional Healers of Nigeria

    By Mary Adekson

    Series: African Studies

    This work examines the counseling approaches and techniques used by Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria. It also describes the functions performed by Yoruba traditional healers when they work within the Yoruba cultural milieu. The information elicited from Yoruba traditional healers through...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

    By Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

    Series: African Studies

    Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Between the Lines

    Africa in Western Spirituality, Philosophy, and Literary Theory

    By A. Lassissi Odjo

    Series: African Studies

    Africa’s history has been misrepresented by the outside world, especially by the Judeo-Christian West. An awareness of such a bias in historiographical discourse explains much of the difficulty Africans and peoples of African descent have in formulating a viable identity in intellectual discourse....

    Published July 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

    A Study in Classical African Ethics

    By Maulana Karenga

    Series: African Studies

    This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Social Movements and Democracy in Africa

    The Impact of Women's Struggles for Equal Rights in Botswana

    By Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Series: African Studies

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Non-Traditional Occupations, Empowerment, and Women

    A Case of Togolese Women

    By Ayélé Léa Adubra

    Series: African Studies

    This study explores the relationship between the nature and context of non-traditional occupations and the empowerment status of women in society. Specifically, it examines the extent to which women in non-traditional occupations have been empowered by their skills, knowledge, and position within...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Mobutu's Totalitarian Political System

    An Afrocentric Analysis

    By Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana

    Series: African Studies

    Mobutu's political system, inaugurated in 1965 and lasting more than three decades, met all the characteristics of totalitarianism. This study shows that the failures and misdeeds of Mobutu's system were clear evidence that it lacked an African-centred vision and did not put the interests of the...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. African Cultural Values

    Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996

    By Raphael Chijioke Njoku

    Series: African Studies

    Although numerous studies have been made of the Western educated political elite of colonial Nigeria in particular, and of Africa in general, very few have approached the study from a perspective that analyzes the impacts of indigenous institutions on the lives, values, and ideas of these...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

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