The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online) is an academic journal focusing on Pan African Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, March

Black Megachurch Culture
Black Megachurch Culture A review of Black Megachurch Culture: Models for Education and Empowerment by Sandra L. Barnes (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2010. 166 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4331-0908-90)Historically African American churches have been sources...
Cheikh Anta Diop: Great African Scholar Revisited
The following (except for minimal editing) originally appeared as 'Obituary: Cheikh Anta Diop (1923- 1986)' in the June 2, 1986 edition of West Africa (pp. 1160-1162) authored by Babacar Sall with translation from Ayi Kwei Armah.Cheikh Anta Diop was...
Dissertation Abstracts: JPAS 2011 Selections
A Case Study of Resilient African American Adults: What Should School Leaders Know? by Ebony Johnson. Ed.D., The University of Oklahoma, 2011, 139 pages; AAT 3490284.For many years, there have been scientists, educators and researchers who have studied...
Enhancing the Culture of Reading in Rwanda: Reflections by Students in Tertiary Institutions
AbstractFollowing a growing concern about the lack of a reading culture among Rwandans in general and university students in particular, this study investigates students' reflections on their previous reading experiences and discusses ways to develop...
Female Husbands in Igbo Land: Southeast Nigeria
AbstractThis paper examines the concept of female husbands in Igbo land, southeastern Nigeria. It highlights the issues that necessitated and sustained the phenomenon, and the perpetual conflict and dichotomy within the connotations and ideas of patriarchy...
From Diop to Asante: Conceptualizing and Contextualizing the Afrocentric Paradigm
AbstractEmploying a descriptive case study approach, this article presents and analyzes the essentiality of conceptualizing and contextualizing Africancentricity based on works by African-centered scholars ranging from Cheikh Anta Diop to Molefi Kete...
In Memory: Eleazu S. Obinna
Dr. Eleazu S. Obinna was born April 6, 1934 to Mazi and Lolo Obinna in Ogbeke Obibi in Owerri North, Imo State in Nigeria. He attended St. Augustine Catholic School in Ori Obibi and secondary school in Onitsha, Nigeria. Dr. Obinna lived and worked in...
Lexicological Development of Kalabari Language in the Age of Technology: A Comparative Study of French and Kalabari
AbstractIn today's technological age, languages needed are those that can express technical and scientific matter found in the environment around us. In our opinion, every language has an interest in reflecting these technological phenomena in its renditions,...
Neo-Colonialism: American Foreign Policy and the First Liberian Civil War
AbstractThe joy and high expectations that accompanied the decolonization process in Africa, beginning in the 1960s, were quickly dashed, as some of the emergent states were plunged into civil wars. Similarly, during the subsequent decades of the 1970s,...
The Fault Lies Not in Our Starts, but in Our Biographers: Minutes to Midnight, Manning Marable Succumbs
AbstractAlmost half a century after the publication of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Columbia University scholar-activist Manning Marable had made a major attempt to tell Malcolm's story in a new biography before his untimely death. Unfortunately,...
The Second Assassination of Malcolm X: A Critical Review of Manning Marable's Biography
AbstractDespite the wealth of information and detail it delivers, Manning Marable's biography of Malcolm X contains segments which are shocking, indecent, slanderous and, for the most part, false. While the author has attempted to undermine the integrity...