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. 1, No. 4, June

Announcements
1. Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference The 18th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference: "Cheikh Anta Diop: A 20-Year Retrospective, 1986-2006" (http://www.diopconference.com) conference sponsored by ANKH will be held October 13-14,...
Globalization and the Retrenchment of an African Economy: Revisiting Post-$18 Billion Debt Cancellation in Nigeria
This paper argues that the embedded neo-colonialist exploits of globalization retrenches the Nigerian economy rather than strengthening it--thereby creating new threats to human security and development. Specifically, pre and post--$18 billion (USD)...
Practical Peacemaking Wisdom from Africa: Reflections on Ubuntu
This study examines the cultural world-view known as Ubuntu which highlights the essential unity of humanity and emphasizes the importance of constantly referring to the principles of empathy, sharing and cooperation in our efforts to resolve our common...
The Dunham Technique
Our program is socialization through the arts. I see it as taking the rough edges ... and trying to challenge them into ways of thinking and behaving.... --Katherine Dunham Lanker, Brian [edited by Barbara Summers, forward by Maya Angelou]. I...
The Introduction of Saint Lucian Students to the Ancient World African Community
This article is a revised version of a paper the writer presented at the Seventeenth Cheikh Anta Diop Conference, convened September 30 to October 1, 2005 by the Association for Nubian and Kemetic Heritage (ANKH) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA....
The Problem(s) of Theory and Theory Production in Africana Studies
Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon, eds. Not Only the Master's Tools: African-American Studies in Theory and Practice. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2006. xiii + 321 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $28.95 (paper), ISBN: 1594511470. At the Second...
The Virtues and Challenges in Traditional African Education
This paper examines the virtues and failures of traditional African educational systems, in the context of continental Pan-Africanism, and argues that traditional African educational systems must be complemented by a Pan-African educational system...
Yoruba Proverbs, Names and National Consciousness
Introduction Among Africans, names reflect the worldview of a people, hence some names are used to accentuate and situate the significance of an experience, an event or a phenomenon. In this respect, especially in Yoruba language, some proverbs...
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