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. 12, No. 5, November

African Indigenous Languages and the Advancement of African Philosophy
IntroductionThere are contentions among philosophers of language and philosophers of mind on the distinction between philosophy of language and language of philosophy. This contention is perennial in most researches and scholarly advancement in African...
African Renaissance, a Solar Epistemological and Religious Imperative for Afrocentricity
IntroductionAt the core of the Afrocentric concept is the need to remedy to the fact that Black people have been kicked off the center of their own history by Eurocentric domineering civilization. Asante puts it this way: "Afrocentricity enter the critique...
Continuity and Change in the Funeral Culture of the Umuna People in Nigeria from Pre-Colonial Times to 2000 A.D
IntroductionBurial and funeral practices, the world all over, remains an age long phenomenon, cutting across various societies irrespective of race or geographical location. Funeral practices, as a matter of fact constitute itself a fundamental element...
From Brain-Drain to Brain-Gain: The African-Diaspora Community and Development in Africa
IntroductionAfrica has witnessed two waves of its citizens leaving the shores of the continent at the time the continent desperately needed them. The first wave was between the 16th and the 19th centuries where millions of able-bodied Africans were forcibly...
H.E. Kofi Attah Annan-Busumuru (1938-2018), 7th Secretary General of the United Nations: A Personal Appreciation
H.E. Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization, was one of those extraordinary individuals, a rara avis. Soft-spoken, always impeccably attired, even in casual clothes, compassionate, Kofi Annan, as many simply called him,...
In Memoriam: Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), affectionately called "the Queen of Soul" was a singer, songwriter, pianist, and supporter of the Civil Rights movement. Her signature song was her version of Otis Redding's "Respect," released in 1967. Her many hit songs...
Jesus' Fulfilment of the Law in Matthew 5:17: A Panacea for Breaking the Law in Africa
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Introduction...Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets;...I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.The above passage reflects how Jesus' constant manner of speaking in...
Kumina in Rural South-Eastern Jamaica: Beyond Resistance to Antithetical-Hegemonic-Subsumption
Introduction"Well, for me, I don't know if other womens play drums, but I was playing drums since my little brother died, that when I started playing drums." (Informant B).My informant's quotation permits a glimpse into a facet of lesser known Jamaican...
Kwasi Wiredu's Critique of Marxism: Its Philosophical Application to the "African Socialism" Via Nkrumah, Nyerere and Touré
IntroductionFor a long time in postcolonial Africa, Marxism was the default philosophical and ideological temperament. Contemporary African philosophers were largely sympathetic to leftist ideologies, and this sympathy reflected in their attempt to fit...
Living and Singing Soul with Aretha: Respecting Our Awesome and Soulful Selves
This guest contribution was originally published August 23, 2018 in the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper (https://lasentinel.net) in Los Angeles, Californiaphoto of Aretha Franklin in the early 1970s by Andrew KentWhatever others may say in clearly deserved...
Local Government Strides in Social Cohesion: Integrating the Fulani into the Fabrics of Community Life in Bamenda Province, British Southern Cameroons
IntroductionBritish Southern Cameroon^ like other colonies in Africa was made up of heterogeneous societies and people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds were lumped up into political units. Dominant groups did everything possible to dominate...
Nigeria's 2018 Olojo Festival: Time for African Americans to "Come Home"
One of the best kept secrets among African Americans is how much our brothers and sisters in Africa enthusiastically would love for us to "Come home." Such was the case most recently in Nigeria as delegations of African Americans traveled to lle-Ife,...
The Application of Ethical Principles in Treating Juju Believing Nigerian Sex Trade Survivors
IntroductionA mental health professional that works with a Nigerian woman who used to be a commodity in the sex trade faces a series of ethical challenges regarding the latter's spiritual beliefs. If spirituality can be defined as a process in which...
The Communicative Genre of Traditional Public Comforting: Perspectives on Traditional Bukusu Religion in Kenya
IntroductionAttending funeral events in parts of Bungoma County of western Kenya, and especially those of elderly male members of the Bukusu ethnic group, one is caught in the exchange of religious debate between the complementary and/or contesting Christian...
When the White Man Goes Away ..., the 1916 Bongo Riot and the Chiefs; African Response to Colonial Administration in Eastern Upper Gold Coast
'When the white man goes away, we will teach the chiefs some sense'.IntroductionColonialism, as described generally, is a form of domination accompanied by the control of individuals or groups over a territory, or the control of the behavior of individuals...
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