African Studies Quarterly

Scholarly journal covering African studies.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2-3, Fall

Colonialism within Colonialism: The Hausa-Caliphate Imaginary and the British Colonial Administration of the Nigerian Middle Belt
Introduction This paper explores three interrelated issues; the origins and development of a Hausa-Caliphate imaginary in the intertwinements of caliphate and British discourses and its subtle entry into official British colonial policy in northern...
Medicine and Anthropology in Twentieth Century Africa: Akan Medicine and Encounters with (Medical) Anthropology
Introduction In twentieth century southern and eastern Africa, "traditional" medicine was the dominant healing system and often regarded as the more appropriate mode of treatment by specialists and recipients. [1] Stretching from Ethiopia, Tanzania,...
Stakeholder Participatory Processes and Dialogue Platforms in the Mazowe River Catchment, Zimbabwe
Introduction At the global level, issues of water scarcity and shifting natural resources management paradigms have helped to push water onto the priority list of international development agencies. In response to increasing water demand and changing...
The 5th Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival: Niamey, Niger Hosts a Global Community
THE FRANCOPHONIE COMMUNITY SEEKS SOLIDARITY THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES OF SPORTS AND ARTS This paper explores transnational and local cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the 5th Jeux de la Francophonie ("Francophonie Games" or "Francophonie...
The Challenge of Globalization, Labor Market Restructuring and Union Democracy in Ghana
Introduction Studies on trade unions, especially those of the political economy approach, reiterate the importance of trade unions in arresting the excesses of globalization, such as the threat to the environment and increasing global poverty. [1]...
Who Ruled by the Spear? Rethinking the Form of Governance in the Ndebele State
INTRODUCTION One of the earliest attempts to understand the ontology of African political systems and the forms of African governance is the collaborative anthropological work of M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard. In this work, sweeping generalizations...
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