Journal of Pan African Studies

A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 5, July

African Women, Tradition and Change in Cheikh Hamidou Kane's Ambiguous Adventure and Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter
In a 1995 article about the representations of African women in African literature entitled "Francophone African Women Writers: African Feminism and Womanhood," Professor Ojo-Ade warns literary critics about analyzing African novels from a western...
Barren Rivers and Flowery Women: Metaphors of Domination and Subjugation in Select Poems of Ebi Yeibo and Molara Ogundipe-Leslie
Introduction Exploitation has allegedly remained the bedfellow of different groups within the Nigerian sociocultural milieu. The victims of this purported exploitation are said to be women on the one hand and the minority ethnic groups on the...
Communicating the Logic and Language of Black Liberation
Introduction Of the many ways to approach a theme such as that of the language and logic of Black liberation room must be made for a critical assessment of the ability to produce and disseminate the linguistic expression of such a logic within...
Exploring Literature: The Language and Logic of Liberation (Kawaida and Mato Oput)
In my usual call for papers and participation, a few step forward with productive content. This issue is thus the result of part of that effort as JPAS editorial member Dr. Uhuru Hotep organized a call to engage in a discussion of the Kawaida derived...
Intellectual Maroons: Architects of African Sovereignty
Introduction "The white man's propaganda has made him master of the world, and all those who have come in contact with it and accepted it have become his slaves." Marcus Garvey One extraordinarily valuable gift bequeathed to us by the late...
Post-Colonial Reading Strategies and the Problem of Cultural Meaning in African/Black (1) Literary Discourse
One of the greatest intellectual bugs in African Studies since the 1950s has been the nationalist search for African cultural, literary, social and political emancipation anchored on the quest for universal acceptance and recognition. There has...
Response of Southern Sudanese Intellectuals to African Nationalism
Lemelle (1992) states in Pan-Africanism for Beginners that the struggle of Africans for a place and an ideological frame in the modern world began when Antam Goncalvez took twelve Africans from the continent of Africa as slave labourers in 1441....
Self-Emancipation and Slavery: An Examination of the African American's Quest for Literacy and Freedom
Introduction "The bare name of educating the coloured people, scares our cruel oppressors ... ." This declaration in David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, written in the nineteenth-century, represents one of the first,...
Shona Reasoning Skills in Zimbabwe: The Importance of Riddles
Introduction Riddles (zvirahwe) are a central aspect of the system of education of the Shona people of Zimabawe. Thus, they are part and parcel of a plethora of ways through which the traditional Shona of Zimbabwe not only sharpened the reasoning...
The "African Print" Hoax: Machine Produced Textiles Jeopardize African Print Authenticity
In the commercial parlance, African print is a general term employed by the European textile firms in Africa to identify fabrics which are machine-printed using wax resins and dyes in order to achieve batik effect on both sides of the cloth, and...
The Politics of the Struggle to Resolve the Conflict in Uganda: Westerners Pushing Their Legal Approach versus Ugandans Insisting on Their Mato Oput
Introduction After combing through many different definitions of politics, ranging from the simple to the complex, and varying from the profound to the obvious, James Barnes, Marshall Carter and Max Skidmore assert that "the key idea that underlies...
The Rhetoric of Revolution: The Black Consciousness Movement and the Dalit Panther Movement
Introduction The liberation of oppressed people is a global struggle as liberation movements echo one another in proclaiming rights of equality, freedom and liberty inherent to all human beings which is indeed deserved, but not always realized...