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. 9, No. 1, March

A Critical Review of "C'est I'homme Qui Fait I'homme": Cul-De-Sac Ubuntu-Ism in Cote D'Ivoire
A Critical Review of "C'est I'homme qui Fait I'homme": Cul-de-sac Ubuntu-ism in Cote D'Ivoire by Francis B Nyamnjoh. Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2015, pp.204, ISBN: 9789956762521, reviewed by Artwell Nhemachena (University of Namibia)...
African Americans and Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities, and Challenges
Mazama, Ama and Garvey Musumunu. African Americans and Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities, and Challenges. New York, Routledge, 2014, 144 pp., 978-1-138-80732-7 reviewed by Joyce E. King (jking@gsu.edu), Georgia State University (Benjamin E. Mays...
African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations
Aderinto, Saheed, ed. African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 426, ISBN: 978-1-610695794.Africa has a long and fascinating history and is a place of growing importance in the world history...
Afrocentricity International Salutes Haiti!
Even after Haiti suffered through the handpicked US stooge Martelly's tragico-comic reign, the country's profoundly hardened cadres of freedom loving people have rebounded to force the US and France and the UN to respect the will of the masses. "Martelly...
Beyond Intellectual Construct to Policy Ideas: The Case of the Afrocentric Paradigm
IntroductionThe struggles for self-determination in many aspects of life have for centuries occupied the central place within the global African communities. From the struggles against the slave trade and colonialism in Africa to the struggles for freedom...
Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology
Ambroise, Jason R. and Sabine Broeck, eds. Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology. Liverpool, England: Liverpool University Press, 2015, pp.256, ISBN: 9781781381724.This book explores the central but often critically neglected...
Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis
Kinchen, Shirletta J. Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015, pp. 312, ISNB: 1621901874.During the civil rights era, Memphis gained a reputation...
Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout
Itagaki, Lynn Mie. Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2016, pp.312, ISBN: 9780816699216.This book examines a range of cultural reactions to the "riots"...
Duke University John Hope Franklin Research Center Acquires Robert A. Hill Collection/Marcus Garvey Papers Project Records
The John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University has acquired the Robert A. Hill Collection of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project Records. Hill [at the left] is an Emeritus Professor of History at the...
Exploring African Student Video Game Play: A Connected Learning Theory Perspective
IntroductionDifferent theories have been used to explain and investigate learning that occurs in video games. Theories such as socially situated learning theory and situated and distributed cognition theories have shown that players learn and acquire...
Fela: Kalakuta Notes
Fela: Kalakuta Notes by John Collins. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2015, pp.344, ISBN 978-0-8195-7539-5; reviewed by Jonathan T. Reynolds (reynoljo@nku.edu), Professor, Department of History and Geography, Northern Kentucky University.There...
How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa
Davenport, Christian. How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp.352, ISBN: 9781107613874.Drawing on organizational, as well as individual-level, explanations,...
Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital
Quigley, Joan. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp.368, ISBN: 0199371512.In January of 1950, Mary Church Terrell, an 86-year-old charter...
Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
Cahan, Susan E. Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016, pp.360, ISBN: 0822358972.In this work, the author investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed...
Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s
Davis, Carol Bunch. Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2015, pp.224, 13 black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, ISBN: 1496802985.This...
Religion and Change Agenda in Nigeria
First National Conference of the African Society for the Study of Sociology and Ethics of ReligionMay 15-17, 2016Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, NigeriaThe role of religion in human society has continued to engage the attention...
Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods
Boyett, Patricia Michelle. Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2015, pp.338, ISBN: 1496804309.This contribution debunks the myth of moderation by exploring...
Soulstirrers
Okafor-Newsum, H. Ike (introduction by John W. Roberts, foreword by Demetrius L. Eudell). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2016, pp.174, ISBN: 1628462256.This book describes the birth and development of an artistic movement in Cincinnati,...
The Banjo: America's African Instrument
Dubois, Laurent. The Banjo: America's African Instrument. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015, pp.384, 20 halftones, ISBN: 9780674047846.In the seventeenth century, enslaved people in the Caribbean and North America drew on their memories of...
The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana
Boateng, Boatema. The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2011, pp.224, (4 b & w photos, 7 color plates, 1 map), ISBN: 9780816670024.In...
The Demise of the Inhuman: Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Postmodernism
Monteiro-Ferreira, Ana. The Demise of the Inhuman: Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014, pp.238, ISBN: 978-1-4384-5225-8. Reviewed by Aaron Smith (asmith10@temple.edu), Assistant Professor, Department of African American...
The Sage Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America
Shujaa, Mwalimu J and Kenya J. Shuijaa, eds. The Sage Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2015, pp.992, 150 figures and photos, ISBN: 145225821X.This encyclopedia provides a ready...
We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination
Rickford, Russell. We Are An African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 400, 0199861471During the height of the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, dozens...
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