Psychiatrist, TV personality, and spiritual healer, Dr. Melva Green speaks with SaharaTV about traditional medicines and how her experiences as a western trained doctor led her to implementing African traditional medicines into her own work.
Ceramics are an essential part of the Holocene archaeology of eastern Africa and the
development of increasingly complex typologies has rightly played a key role in our
understanding of chronology and social identity. However, this focus on taxonomies
can also be restrictive, as we lose sight of the communities who made and used the
Background: There is a paucity of literature describing traditional health practices and beliefs of African women. The purpose of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the use of traditional medicine (TM) to address maternal and reproductive health complaints and wellbeing by African women in Africa and the diaspora.
In this paper I discuss the nature of intellectual dislocation as argued in Afrocentric theory. To delineate the main contours of the critical canon of analytic Afrocentricity, I seek to establish the idea of sentinel statements as positive identifiers in the process of cultural and historical dislocation.
This article draws on rich ethnographies and ethnographic fiction depicting mobile Africans and their relationships to the places and people they encounter to argue that mobility is more appropriately studied as an emotional, relational and social phenomenon as reflected in the complexities, contradictions and messiness of the everyday realities of encounters informed by physical and social mob
If my experience of anthropology in and on Africa is anything to go by, there has been too much of engaged or public anthropology and too little of anthropology as an intellectual pursuit animated by rigorous contemplation and practice on and around a set of shared curiosities.
In this introduction, we outline the general conceptual framework that ties the various contributions to this special issue together. We argue for the importance of anthropology to “take on” mobility and discuss the advantages of the ethnographic approach in doing so. What is the analytical purchase of mobility as one of the root metaphors in contemporary anthropological theorizing?