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...
Afrikan Contribution to International Relations Theory: An Afrocentric Philosophical Enquiry
The following is an edited version of a dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand in May 2012, in partial fulfillment for the degree of Master of Arts in Systematic Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy (the supervisor...
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...
An Appraisal of Institutions of Global Governance: The Case of the African Human Rights System
IntroductionIn an anarchic global system where there is an absence of a central authority to govern states behavior,2 within the framework of structural realism, institutions of global governance play a very important role by attempting to fill this...
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"...
Constituting Folklore: A Dialogue on the 2010 Constitution in Kenya
IntroductionLet it be impossible that anything should be done which is unknown to the nation-prove to it that you neither intend to deceive nor to surprise-you take away all the weapons of discontent. The public will repay with usury the confidence you...
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...
Exploring African Student Video Game Play from 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, situated, and distributed cognition theories have shown that players learn and acquire skills...
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,...
In Memory: Larry Obadele Williams
For over 30 years Larry Obadele Williams (respectfully referred to here as Obadele) to was active in researching African and African- American historical studies as a lecturer, curriculum consultant, journalist and archivist. He was a correspondent for...
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...
Local Peace Committees in Africa: The Unseen Role in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
IntroductionViolence of any form through religious extremism, ethnicity, intra and interstate warfare etc. have long been a component of the international discourse. This is because one-third of all countries in the world have experienced violence triggered...
Locating Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Discourse on Corruption in Zimbabwe
IntroductionThere is no doubt, Zimbabwe like the overwhelming majority of Third World countries faces economic challenges engineered by the twin evils of slavery and colonisation as well as through pressure exerted by the unipolar world via globalisation....
Lost Opportunity for Economic Empowerment: The Destruction of Cooperatives in Tanzania
IntroductionIn the past half a century in Tanzania, cooperatives were denied the opportunity to promote economic empowerment because of the state's anti-capitalist policies and practices. Cooperatives are institutions of the capitalist economic system....
Modality in Kenya's 2008 Post-Consultation Discourse
IntroductionLanguage has power to influence people at the ideological level. By observing the effects language can have on people, it is apparent that not all aspects of language have the same persuasive weight. It is against this assumption that this...
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...
MTV Africa Music Awards 2015
The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 was held by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on July 18, 2015.The...
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...
Sankofa Healing and Restoration: A Case Study of African American Excellence and Achievement in an Urban School
IntroductionAfrican American student achievement is generally falsely propagated in educational research (King, 2005; Perry, Steele, & Hilliard, 2003). Most research on African American education focuses on the "achievement gap," which erringly compares...
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 Black Ivy Influencer: How an "Outsider" Black Newsletter Became an Inside Force at the Columbia University Journalism School
IntroductionBlack American mainstream journalists walk an interesting intellectual and ideological tightrope between the very separate American histories of both Black press journalism and white hegemonic journalism. They are emotionally and intellectually...
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 National Museum of African Art
In December 2015, The National Museum of African Art (Washington, D.C.) presented a lecture by South African artist and cultural activist Marcus Neustetter (a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow investigating the collections of the National Museum of...
The Role of the Manhyia Palace in Traditional Land Resource Conflict Management in Kumasi, Ghana
IntroductionNatural resource utilisation is being recognised both in terms of the socio-economic benefits and in terms of their contribution to other aspects of human well-being, through direct and indirect use. By implication, a community's or an individual's...
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...
UN Experts Urge the U.S. to Address Legacies of the Past, Police Impunity and 'Crisis of Racial Injustice'
29 January 2016 - The legacy of slavery, post-Reconstruction 'Jim Crow' laws and racial subordination in the United States remains a "serious challenge" as there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations for people of African descent,...
UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Welcoming 'Ark of Return' as Permanent Memorial to Victims of Slavery, Transatlantic Slave Trade
Seventieth Session, 46th Meeting (AM), General Assembly, Meetings Coverage: Delegates Conclude Their Consideration of Revitalization of Assembly's Work, November 4, 2015.The General Assembly would welcome the erection of the Ark of Return- the permanent...
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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