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. 3, No. 10, September

African Centered Text (1990-2000): A Decade of Protracted Engagement
Introduction The following is an annotated bibliography of eighty African centered books on African religions, philosophy, cultural history and spirituality, published between 1990 and 2000 (organized in alphabetical order by author/editor, title,...
Ahati N.N. Toure: John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History: Africalogical Quest for Decolonization and Sovereignty
Ahati N.N. Toure, John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History: Africalogical Quest for Decolonization and Sovereignty. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2009. ISBN-13: 9781592216277 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Africana studies have recently...
Colin Grant: Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey
Colin Grant. Negro With a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 544 pages; 35 halftones on 16 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-539309-5ISBN10: 0-19539309-0. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Jamaican born Colin Grant's...
Democracy and the Paradox of Zimbabwe: Lessons from Traditional Systems of Governance
Introduction The post independent experiences under the umbrella of liberal democracy have not been a bed of roses for post colonial Zimbabwe and Africa at large. It is the position of this paper that, if Zimbabwe is to escape its current socio-political...
Dual Hegemonies: A Dialectical Appraisal of Niger-Delta Politics
Nothing compares to the relational value of Africa's integration to colonial capitalism than Niger-Delta's amalgamation with the northern protectorate. This was pursued for the reason of socio-economic resources that abounded in order to balance the...
Epistemological Analysis: Conflict and Resolution in Africa
Introduction In theory, we must understand the conflicts and crises that have engulfed Africa from a broader perspective and that the starting point must be from traditional Africa society before the advent of colonial intrusion to the time the...
Information Use in African American Studies Doctoral Dissertations at Pennsylvania State University, 2000-2007
Introduction African American Studies or Black Studies emerged in the 60s in response to Black college students requesting curriculum changes to incorporate Black history and experience in the United States. Alkalimat (2007) notes that there is...
Pan-Africanism/African Nationalism: Strengthening the Unity of Africa and Its Diaspora
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Pan-Africanism/African Nationalism: Strengthening the Unity of Africa and its Diaspora edited by B.F. Bankie and K. Mchombu. Trenton, NJ: The Red Sea Press, 2008. ISBN: 1--56902-297-6 The first edition of this publication...
Phenomenal Consciousness: An Alternative Healing Method for Mental Illnesses
Introduction The mind-body problem remains a puzzle to the metaphysicians, epistemologists, psychologists, and scientists. Several attempts have been made by those theorists to proffer possible solutions to the problem. Currently, attention has...
Political Dialoguing through the Naming Process: The Case of Colonial Zimbabwe (1890-1980)
Introduction Southern Rhodesia was occupied by the British South African Company (BSAC) on behalf of the British government in 1890. Thereafter, the political and socio-economic relations that developed between the white settlers and the African...
Post-Colonial Colonialism: An Analysis of International Factors and Actors Marring African Socio-Economic and Political Development
Introduction International factors affecting governments, states and politics in Africa are exogenous components which can be regarded as playing a significant role (positively and negatively) in the unfolding of socio-economic and political developments...
Pragma-Criticism: An Afrieurocentric Reaction to the Bolekaja Agenda on the African Novel
We must approach African literature with an insight into, and a feeling for, those aspects of African life which stand beyond the work itself, its extension into the African experience, and its foundation into the very substance of African existence....This...
Ronald W. Walters: In Memoriam
Ronald W. Walters (1938-2010) was internationally known for his expertise on the issues of African American leadership and politics, his writing and his media savvy. He was director of the African American Leadership Institute, a Distinguished Leadership...
The Interplay of Culture and Mathematics: The Rural Shona Classroom
Introduction The learning of mathematics and English at all levels is an issue that has attracted the attention of educators, researchers and other stakeholders in Zimbabwe. These two subjects have earned more prominence for the wrong reasons of...
Unmasking Hegemonic Monotheism: An Africalogical Assessment Via Indigenous Afrikan Cosmology
Introduction The monotheistic tradition arises out of ancient Afrikan thought and can be conceived as an error in Afrikan thought insofar as the entire tradition owes its beginnings to the heresy of Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV, a pharaoh of the 18th...
Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa: Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa: Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders by--Faith Wambura Ngunjiri. Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa offers portraits of sixteen African women in leadership positions...