This briefing investigates traditional African healing as a meaningful space for African women to not only with and express their spirituality, but also to live the power that is inherent within that spirituality.
A developmental history of West African agriculture
Chapter · January 2010
There is an ongoing challenge in defining African theology because of two important reasons:
(1) the quest for a definitive African theology is a fairly recent pursuit and (2) the vastness and
diversity of the African continent. Given this, this article presents the complexity of defining
Lecture given by Dr Ivan Van Sertima discussing African history and African Science, Recorded in 1986 at Camden Town Hall, London. Caribbean Cultural International & Karnak House.
The study investigates the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Although the initiative is quite new, many contributions have been made and many articles written about it. NEPAD is the latest initiative aimed at improving economic growth and development in Africa.
This thesis begins with the assumption that the theory of academic dependency provides an
adequate framework within which the relationship between social science communities in the
North and South can be understood. Present problems of social scientists in the South have
very often been attributed to this dependence and it has been concluded that academic
Xolela Mangcu’s recent biography of Steve Biko takes up its place in the contested field
of “Biko Studies”. It remains an open question as to why, given the explosion of
scholarly interest in Biko, and his ever-increasing popularity as an icon of the liberation
struggle, it has taken this long for a self-declared biography of Biko to appear.
Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s book begins with an angry young man, and a Sepedi phrase: “Mabu a u tswitswe” – “The soil has been stolen.” The young man who spoke these words, Ramphele informs her readers, had no need to explain them or elaborate on his meaning; his idiomatic call to arms in defence of the land spoke for itself