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American Culture Warriors in Africa

American Culture Warriors in Africa

A Guide to the Exporters of Homophobia and Sexism

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780915987313
  • Category: Fundamentalism
  • Page: 150
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Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

  • Author: Mel Bunce,Suzanne Franks,Chris Paterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317334280
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and ‘darkest Africa’ news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture.

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

  • Author: Tamale, Sylvia
  • Publisher: CODESRIA
  • ISBN: 286978712X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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This collection comprises a diverse and stimulating collection of essays on questions of gender and sexualities, crafted by both established and younger researchers. The collection includes fascinating insights into topics as varied as the popularity of thong underwear in urban Kenya, the complexity of Tanzanian youth’s negotiation of HIV-cultures, the dialogues between religion and controversial questions in sexualities activism, and the meaning of living as a Zimbabwean girl, who became HIV-positive because her mother had no access to antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. Some pieces deepen contemporary debates, others initiate new questions. The collection seeks to sustain and invigorate research, policy-making and continentaly-focused thought on difficult, yet compelling, realities.

Africa Emerges

Africa Emerges

Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities

  • Author: Robert Rotberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745670458
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Sub-Saharan Africa is no longer a troubled ‘dark continent.’ Most of its constituent countries are now enjoying significant economic growth and political progress. The new Africa has begun to banish the miseries of the past, and appears ready to play an important role in world affairs. Thanks to shifts in leadership and governance, an African renaissance could be at hand. Yet the road ahead is not without obstacles. As world renowned expert on African affairs, Robert Rotberg, expertly shows, Africa today maybe poised to deliver real rewards to its long suffering citizens but it faces critical new crises as well as abundant new opportunities. Africa Emerges draws on a wealth of empirical data to explore the key challenges Africa must overcome in the coming decades. From peacekeeping to health and disease, from energy needs to education, this illuminating analysis diagnoses the remaining impediments Africa will need to surmount if it is to emerge in 2050 as a prosperous, peaceful, dynamic collection of robust large and small nations. Africa Emerges offers an unparalleled guide for all those interested in the dynamics of modern Africa’s political, economic, and social development.

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319663410
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 185
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This book examines how socio-political assumptions inform and shape the contestation of sexuality on the African continent. Across Africa, the idea that homosexuality is un-African, un-Christian, un-natural, and un-cultural is now well established. This book analyzes politically- and religiously-inspired protective homophobia within the context of Africa’s socioeconomic and political place in the global community. The author builds upon on-the-ground research and his groundbreaking previous studies on the cultural politics of globalization in Africa to present a wide, complex, and interdisciplinary understanding of Africa’s sexual politics.

Public Art in South Africa

Public Art in South Africa

Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents

  • Author: KIM MILLER,BRENDA SCHMAHMANN
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253030102
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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How does South Africa deal with public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid? How do new monuments address fraught histories and commemorate heroes of the struggle? Across South Africa, statues commemorating figures such as Cecil Rhodes have provoked heated protests, while new works commemorating icons of the liberation struggle have also sometimes proved contentious. In this lively volume, Kim Miller, Brenda Schmahmann, and an international group of contributors examine statues and memorials as well as performance, billboards, and other temporal modes of communication, considering the implications of not only the exposure but also erasure of events and icons from the public domain. Revealing how public visual expressions articulate histories and memories, they explore how such works may serve as a forum in which tensions surrounding race, gender, identity, or nationhood play out.

African warriors

African warriors

the Samburu

  • Author: Thomasin Magor
  • Publisher: Harvill Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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Warriors, Warthogs, and Wisdom

Warriors, Warthogs, and Wisdom

Growing Up in Africa

  • Author: Lyall Watson
  • Publisher: Kingfisher Books
  • ISBN: 9780753450666
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 80
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A collection of reminiscences of a white South African boy introduces the people and culture of Africa and demonstrates the love he feels for his homeland

Barracoon

Barracoon

The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

  • Author: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 006274822X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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New York Times Bestseller “A profound impact on Hurston’s literary legacy.”—New York Times “One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison “Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.”—Alice Walker A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past—memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, and written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

God Warriors

God Warriors

Revelation and Liberation in the African American Church

  • Author: Dr. Bruce J. Carter
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469102773
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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Japanese by Spring

Japanese by Spring

  • Author: Ishmael Reed
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140255850
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 225
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Chappie Puttbutt, a Black professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, finds himself the head of his department and, drunk with power, sets out to settle old scores

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

  • Author: Isak Dinesen
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0307799581
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful. The Random House colophon made its debut in February 1927 on the cover of a little pamphlet called "Announcement Number One." Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, the company's founders, had acquired the Modern Library from publishers Boni and Liveright two years earlier. One day, their friend the illustrator Rockwell Kent stopped by their office. Cerf later recalled, "Rockwell was sitting at my desk facing Donald, and we were talking about doing a few books on the side, when suddenly I got an inspiration and said, 'I've got the name for our publishing house. We just said we were go-ing to publish a few books on the side at random. Let's call it Random House.' Donald liked the idea, and Rockwell Kent said, 'That's a great name. I'll draw your trademark.' So, sitting at my desk, he took a piece of paper and in five minutes drew Random House, which has been our colophon ever since." Throughout the years, the mission of Random House has remained consistent: to publish books of the highest quality, at random. We are proud to continue this tradition today. This edition is set from the first American edition of 1937 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House. From the Hardcover edition.

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson South Africa
  • ISBN: 9781868911868
  • Category: Tourism
  • Page: 290
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Improvising Medicine

Improvising Medicine

An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

  • Author: Julie Livingston
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822353423
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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Focused on Botswana's only dedicated oncology ward, Improvising Medicine renders the experiences of patients, their relatives, and clinical staff during a cancer epidemic.

Akata Witch

Akata Witch

  • Author: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0142420913
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Warriors & Citizens

Warriors & Citizens

American Views of Our Military

  • Author: Kori N. Schake,James N. Mattis
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • ISBN: 9780817919344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"--and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions. The contributors also explore public disengagement and the effect of high levels of public support for the military combined with very low levels of trust in elected political leaders--both recurring themes in their research. And they reflect on whether American society is becoming so divorced from the requirements for success on the battlefield that not only will we fail to comprehend our military, but we also will be unwilling to endure a military so constituted to protect us. Contributors: Rosa Brooks, Matthew Colford,Thomas Donnelly, Peter Feaver, Jim Golby, Jim Hake, Tod Lindberg, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Cody Poplin, Nadia Schadlow, A. J. Sugarman, Lindsay Cohn Warrior, Benjamin Wittes

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water

Based on a True Story

  • Author: Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547532844
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

Once Intrepid Warriors

Once Intrepid Warriors

Gender, Ethnicity, and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development

  • Author: Dorothy Louise Hodgson,Professor Dorothy L Hodgson
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253339096
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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Drawing on archival sources as well as her extensive fieldwork in Tanzania, Dorothy L. Hodgson explores the ways identity, development, and gender have interacted to shape the Maasai into who and what they are today. By situating the Maasai in the political, economic, and social context of Tanzania and of world events, Hodgson shows how outside forces, and views of development in particular, have influenced Maasai lifeways, especially gender relations.

African Twilight

African Twilight

The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent

  • Author: Carol Beckwith,Angela Fisher
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0847860175
  • Category:
  • Page: 864
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African Twilight is the two-volume, slipcased magnum opus of the two pioneering documentary photographers of African tribal cultures and ceremonies--a world that is quickly vanishing before our very eyes. Now, nearly two decades after these photographer's landmark African Ceremonies and with a greater sense of urgency, this book completes the journey, covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent, to create the definitive statement on this subject. This new landmark volume will set the standard for capturing a visual testament to the vanishing traditions of African peoples.No other book like this exists or can ever be created again, as more than 40 percent of what has been documented here has already vanished. For the last 15 years of their four decades of African fieldwork, world-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have continued their journey across Africa, seeking out remote communities to record the sacred ceremonies, powerful art forms, and boundless creativity of the people living there today. This ground-breaking book is a testament to these vanishing moments and peoples. African Twilight is a celebration of the powerful artistry and boundless creativity of Africa's cultural heritage for audiences worldwide, transporting viewers into a world of connections between individual and community, body and soul, land and people. All of the photography is previously unpublished.

How to Write about Africa

How to Write about Africa

  • Author: Binyavanga Wainaina
  • Publisher: Kwani
  • ISBN: 9789966700827
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 49
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This trio of sharp-witted essays takes irony to a new level. In How to Write About Africa, Wainaina dissects the African clichÈs and preconceptions dear to western writers and readers with a ruthless precision. In the same fashion, My Clan KC undresses the layers of meaning shrouding the identity of the infamous Kenya Cowboy. And in Power of Love, we start with a bemused recollection of the advent of the celebrities-for-Africa phenomenon, heralded by the mid-eighties hit song We Are The World. Itís a short step from there to the speculation, many years later, that ìa $9-dollar-a-day cow from Japan could very well head a humanitarian NGO in Kenya,î whose ìdollar-a-day peopleî continue to fascinate the ì$5-dollar-a-day, 25-year-old backpackers who came and loved and compassioned and are now the beneficiaries of $5000 a month consulting for the United Nations.î