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. 2, No. 9, March

African Foreign Policy: A Question of Methodology
Abstract Political and economic challenges and opportunities lie ahead of the people, and the leaders of Africa, and conversely, the increase in oil revenue, foreign investment and trade relations with China and India represent challenges as well as...
African Peace Education: An Initiative for a Nonviolence Curriculum
AbstractThis paper will critique problems resulting from military and, social conflict in five African nations, and offer ways to understand this conflict in an attempt to introduce new longitudinal and durable ideas for peace that can address the challenges...
Africa's Development in the Era of Barack Obama: The Role of the African Union
AbstractThis paper examines Africa's development in the President Barack Obama era. The paper makes an argument for a stronger federal African Union (AU). It argues that the sooner member states of the AU give to the organization a significant portion...
Articulating Culture and Consciousness
Welcome to another edition of The Journal of Pan African Studies. Again we are pleased to offer you a selection of articles on the international African experience that articulates the particulars of human culture and consciousness in the era of Obama....
Changing Borders and Creating Voices: Silence as Character in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus
AbstractThis discourse explores the growth process of the protagonist, Kambili as she struggles to make her mouth function within the totalitarian temperament of her father's home. The protagonist is involved in crisis with religious and domestic stakes...
'Down but Not Out': Critical Insights in Traditional Shona Metaphysics
AbstractThe paper provides a corrective to the Western gaze that modern medicine; science and Christianity are familiar parts of Western imagination. It shows the beauty of African indigenous science, medicine and worship. Colonialism transformed most...
Eurocentrism and the Separability-Inseparability Debate: Challenges from African Cultural Jurisprudence
AbstractAfrican jurisprudence, in contemporary times, seems to be faced with two difficult tasks: one, the challenge of the possibility of a worthy cerebral contribution to jurisprudence and the history of ideas in general, and, two, the disturbing reality...
Fiction in the Era of Globalization: Challenges and Implications for Educational Reform in Nigeria
AbstractMany scholars, particularly in curriculum development and instructions and educators have increased their teaching repertoire, using stories. This innovation points at the enormous resources in the compass of fiction (oral and written literature),...
Genesis of Peace Education in an Era of Xenophobia and Terrorism: The Case of Africa
AbstractThe 21st century ushered in new political developments in Africa of which civil strife xenophobia and terrorism, as new political cultures stand supreme. In the 1940s, Hitler initiated both xenophobic and terroristic actions against the Jews...
Human Personality and the Yoruba Worldview: An Ethico-Sociological Interpretation
IntroductionOur main concern in this paper is to provide an ethico-sociological analysis and interpretation of the idea of human personality in the Yoruba worldview. There is an interesting pool of scholarly literature on human personality in Yoruba...
Indigeneship and Citizenship in Nigeria: Myth and Reality
AbstractLike in many societies the world over, the indigenes-settlers' syndrome in Nigeria is an age long problem. The distinction between autochthonous people and migrant groups even in ancient kingdoms and primordial communities attest to this assertion....
Interest in Mass Media Reports and Orientation to Africa and the USA
AbstractThis study used mass communication variables in an attempt to compare Africa and the United States as reference groups in the music culture of Trinidad. Among all subjects, the United States was a stronger reference group (a) as a surrogate for...
Shona Ethnoaesthetics: Beauty and the Shona Proverb
AbstractThis paper seeks to examine how the Shona traditional society conceptualised beauty; drawing from the meaning and content of the Shona proverb, suggesting that traditional society emphasised beauty as holistic to include such elements as moral...
Stand Up and Speak Out: The Need for Everyday Heroes
The following is the complete text of a May 1, 2005 speech delivered by now President Baraka H. Obama at the NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, Michigan, reprinted here [titled provided by this publication] for readers to reflect upon his...
The Case for a Belizean Pan-Africanism
AbstractThis essay is an analysis of Pan-Africanism in the Central American country of Belize. One of the many significant products of W.E.B. DuBois's now famous utterance that "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line" has...
The Obama Administration: Revisiting and Reconsidering AFRICOM
It is essential that we as two "Black" intellectuals and persons of African descent indigenous to the United States, Faraji from Philadelphia and Issa from St. Louis weigh in on the current debate regarding AFRICOM-the new Unified Combatant Command for...
The United States Africa Command: Security for Whom?
AbstractOn February 6 2007, former President George W. Bush officially announced the decision of his government to create a Unified Combatant Command for Africa, known as U.S. Africa Command or AFRICOM, which became activated as a full-fledged unified...
Versions of Home in Mutasa's Novel Nyambo DzeJoni: Unlocking the Message and the Messenger
AbstractThis paper critically analyses Mutasa's vision of home(s) in Nyambo DzeJoni (2000) 'Jest from Joni.' Writing from the Diaspora, the author introduces a novel technical approach in Shona novelistic discourses by blending the narrative and epistolary...
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