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
Es'kia Mphahlele is one of the doyens of African literature. Throughout Africa, Europe and the United States of America he has played a major role in the development, teaching and promotion of African literature. He has written autobiographies, criticism, works of fiction, poetry, plays and essays.
In those five years Nyerere stumped the country organizing a nationalistic movement so strong that it cut clean across tribal barriers. He was elected to Legco in 1958 and headed the Elected Members Organisation that was the official opposition.
In I986 when Sara Berry and I organized a graduate seminar on 'Agriculture in African History', our search of the literature for the reading list yielded primarily works of social and economic history for which agriculture was, to greater or lesser degree, a touchstone rather than a primary focus.
Afrocentricity is a paradigm based on the idea that African people should reassert
a sense of agency in order to achieve sanity. During the l960s a group of African
American intellectuals in the newly-formed Black Studies departments at universities
began to formulate novel ways of analyzing information. In some cases, these new
Much African gender research draws extensively on the discipline of anthropology, and the predominant emphasis in many gender initiatives on the continent remains technocratic and narrowly developmentalist. Alternatives to traditional anthropological and technicist methods and ideas have been developed by feminist scholars in a variety of fields.