The Athens of West Africa

The Athens of West Africa

Author: Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135935993

Category: Education

Page: 333

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This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (1938-2001).

The Athens of West Africa

The Athens of West Africa

Author: Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135935986

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 495

This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (1938-2001).

A Dirty War in West Africa

A Dirty War in West Africa

Author: Lansana Gberie

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253218551

Category: History

Page: 246

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Since 1991, this West African nation has been brought to its knees by a series of coups, violent conflicts, and finally, outright war. The war has ended today, but it is clear that things are hardly settled. Focusing on the group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), journalist Lansana Gberie exposes the corruption and appalling use of rape and mutilation as tactics to overthrow the former government. Gberie looks closely at the rise of the RUF and its ruthless leader, Foday Sankoh, as he seeks to understand the personalities and parties involved in the war.

New Perspectives on the Sierra Leone Krio

New Perspectives on the Sierra Leone Krio

Author: Mac Dixon-Fyle

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820479373

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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The ex-slave, Krio population of Freetown, Sierra Leone - an amalgam of ethnicities drawn from several parts of the African continent - is a fascinating study in hybridity, creolization, European cultural penetration, the retention of African cultural values, and the interface between New World returnees and autochthonous populations of West Africa. Although its Nigerian connections are often acknowledged, insufficient attention has been paid to the indigenous Sierra Leonean roots of this community. This anthology addresses this problem, while celebrating the complexities of Krio identity and Krio interaction with other ethnic groups and nationalities in the British colonial experience.

Education in West Africa

Education in West Africa

Author: Emefa Takyi-Amoako

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441199485

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Education in West Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region. Written by regional experts, the book explores the education systems of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. It critically examines the development of education provision in each country, whilst exploring both local and global contexts. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.

West African City

West African City

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351042284

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Originally published in 1957 this volume deals with the issue of large scale immigration into Freetown, Sierra Leone from the rural areas in the 1950s and the problems which arose as a result. It analyzes the way traditional social systems had to adjust to the demands of urban life and charts the growth of Freetown from its foundation in the 18th Century. The ethnic composition of its population and the character of the rural districts from which the migrants come are also discussed, along with the motives for migration, the nature of housing and employment.

Understanding West Africa's Ebola Epidemic

Understanding West Africa's Ebola Epidemic

Author: Ibrahim Abdullah

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786991706

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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From 2013 to 2015, over 11,000 people across West Africa lost their lives to the deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Crucially, this epidemic marked the first time the virus was able to spread beyond rural areas to major cities, overturning conventional assumptions about its epidemiology. With backgrounds ranging from development to disease control, the contributors to this volume - some of them based in countries affected by the Ebola epidemic - consider the underlying factors that shaped this unprecedented outbreak. While championing the heroic efforts of local communities and aid workers in halting the spread of the disease, the contributors also reveal deep structural problems in both the countries and humanitarian agencies involved, which hampered the efforts to contain the epidemic. Alarmingly, they show that little has been learned from these events, with health provision remaining underfunded and poorly equipped to deal with future outbreaks. Such issues, they argue, reflect the wider challenges we face in tackling epidemic disease in an increasingly interconnected world.

West African Worlds

West African Worlds

Author: Reginald Cline-Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317904939

Category: Science

Page: 312

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West African Worlds provides a critical assessment of social, economic and political change in Africa’s most populous and arguably most externally focused region. With an emphasis on globalisation and modernisation, case studies and commentary are integrated throughout to highlight the concerns and issues of the region. Enriched by an impressive mix of West African voices, this text combines theory and application with policy and practice to address socio-economic change, the pursuit of livelihoods, and development within West Africa.

The Athenian Sun in an African Sky

The Athenian Sun in an African Sky

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786410930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Western literature has become more influential in Africa since the independence of many of that continent's countries in the early 1960s. In particular, Greek tragedy has grown as model and inspiration for African theatre artists. This work begins with a discussion of the affinity that modern-day African playwrights have for ancient Greek tragedy and the factors that determine their choice of classical texts and topics. The study concentrates on how African playwrights transplant the dramatic action and narrative of the Greek texts by rewriting both the performance codes and the cultural context. The methods by which African playwrights have adapted Greek tragedy and the ways in which the plays satisfy the prevailing principles of both cultures are examined. The plays are The Bacchae of Euripides by Wole Soyinka, Song of a Goat by J.P. Clark, The Gods Are Not to Blame by Ola Rotimi, Guy Butler's Demea, Efua Sutherland's Edufa, Orestes by Athol Fugard, The Song of Jacob Zulu by Tug Yourgrau, Femi Osofisan's Tegonni, Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Odale's Choice, The Island by Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona, and Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097050

Category: Social Science

Page: 1110

View: 928

The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora