Category: African

Download E-books Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora (Classical Presences) PDF

Crossroads within the Black Aegean is a compendious, well timed, and engaging learn of African rewritings of Greek tragedy. It involves exact readings of six dramas and one epic poem, from diverse destinations around the African diaspora. Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson ask why the performs of Sophocles' Theban Cycle determine so prominently one of the tragedies tailored via dramatists of African descent, and the way performs that dilate at the strength of the prior, in the
inexorable curse of Oedipus and the regressive obsession of Antigone, can articulate the postcolonial second. Capitalizing on classical reception stories, postcolonial reviews, and comparative literature, Crossroads within the Black Aegean co-ordinates thought and theatre. It crucially investigates how the plays
engage with the 'Western canon', and exhibits how they use their self-consciously literary prestige to say, ironize, and problem their very own position, and that of the Greek originals, relating to that culture. past those oedipal reflexes, the variations supply replacement African types of cultural transmission.

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Download E-books The Sudan Handbook PDF

The Sudan guide, according to the Rift Valley Institute's profitable Sudan box path, is an authoritative and obtainable advent to Sudan, vividly written and edited through best Sudanese and foreign experts. The guide bargains a concise creation to all facets of the rustic, rooted in a huge ancient account of the advance of the Sudanese country. It contains eighteen self-contained, cross-referenced chapters, masking crucial themes within the geography, historical past, sociology, tradition and politics of the rustic, written through extraordinary Sudanese students and well-known overseas specialists. It comprises a number of purpose-drawn maps and diagrams,glossaries of keyword phrases, tablet biographies of key figures, a chronology and a bibliography. John Ryle, Rift Valley Institute and department of Social Sciences, Bard university, united states;

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Download E-books Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions PDF

By Anthony J. Lemelle (auth.), Anthony J. Lemelle, Wornie Reed, Sandra Taylor (eds.)

The U.S. Census Bureau stories specific demographic, social, and medical conditions for African americans. Population-wide, the African American group has a better mortality fee from melanoma and diabetes than the remainder of the inhabitants, a better boy or girl mortality fee, and a decrease vaccination expense for influenza and pneumonia. The contributions to this finished guide of African American future health discover the categorical demographic stipulations of the African American inhabitants, and description social interventions for either actual and psychological wellbeing and fitness on the fundamental, secondary, and tertiary levels.

The 26 contributions to this complete quantity hide interventions for a various diversity of illnesses, including:
-obesity and cardiovascular disease
-diabetes
-asthma and different breathing diseases
-smoking, alcohol, and leisure drug abuse
-risky sexual behaviors
-cancer screening, prevention, and survivorship
-infant mortality
-community and interpersonal violence
-mental health

From a healthcare perspective, it additionally examines particular interventions for therapy compliance, well-being care entry, and group collaborations. This quantity can be a useful source for researchers in scientific sociology, psychological overall healthiness stories, public well-being, healthiness habit, and African American studies.

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Download E-books African Statistical Yearbook: Western Africa 2004 (Multilingual Edition) PDF

This ebook constitutes the second one a part of quantity I masking fifteen nations in West Africa. The facts are prepared by means of nation and canopy such components as inhabitants, nationwide debts, agriculture, forestry and fishing, undefined, shipping, communications and foreign tourism, international exchange, costs, finance and social data. The book makes use of a number of years of information in an effort to facilitate comparative reviews. the knowledge is supplied in English and French.

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Download E-books Rewriting the Return to Africa: Voices of Francophone Caribbean Women Writers PDF

By Anne M. François

Rewriting the go back to Africa: Voices of Francophone Caribbean girls Writers examines how post-colonial ladies writers Maryse Condé, Simone Schwarz-Bart and Myriam Warner Vieyra emerged with a brand new imaginative and prescient of the concept of origins and id and within the approach revised the parable of the go back to Africa formerly built through Négritude writers within the Thirties. Their works exhibit that the rediscovery of Caribbean historical past and tradition ends up in a brand new understanding of hybridity in id and tradition.

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Download E-books Tiger in an African Palace, and Other Thoughts about Identification and Transformation PDF

By Richard Fardon

Tiger in an African palace collects 8 essays approximately kinship and belonging that Richard Fardon wrote to enrich his monographs on West Africa. The essays expand these book-length descriptions by way of pursuing their wider implications for idea in social anthropology: exploring the connection among comparability and ancient reconstruction, and wondering the healthy among own, ethnic and cosmopolitan identities in modern West African international locations. In an creation written in particular for this Langaa assortment, Richard Fardon retraces the career-long improvement of his preoccupation with recommendations of id and transformation, and their relevance to figuring out West African societies relatively and traditionally.

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Download E-books Common Places: The Poetics of African Atlantic Postromantics. (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature) PDF

By Seanna Sumalee Oakley

Whereas loads of postcolonial feedback has tested how the strategies of hybridity, mestizaje, creolization, and syncretism influence African diasporic literature, Oakley employs the heuristic of the "commonplace" to recast our experience of the politics of such literature. Her research of typical poetics unearths that postcolonial poetic and political moods and aspirations are way more advanced than has been admitted. African Atlantic writers summon the utopian strength of Romanticism, which were affected by Anglo-European exclusiveness and racial entitlement, and undertaking it as an possible, differentially universal destiny. placing poets Frankétienne (Haiti), Werewere Liking (Côte d'Ivoire), Derek Walcott (St Lucia), and Claudia Rankine (Jamaica) in discussion with Romantic poets and theorists, in addition to with the newer thinkers Édouard Glissant, Walter Benjamin, and Emmanuel Levinas, Oakley exhibits how African Atlantic poets officially revive Romantic kinds, starting from the social utopian manifesto to the poète maudit, of their pursuit of a redemptive allegory of African Atlantic stories. Common Places addresses concerns in African and Caribbean literary reviews, Romanticism, poetics, rhetorical concept, comparative literature, and translation idea, and extra, types a postcolonial critique within the aesthetic-ethical and "new aestheticist" vein.

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Download E-books Angola: A Modern Military History, 1961-2002 PDF

This learn is the 1st finished overview of conflict in Angola to hide all 3 stages of the nation's sleek background: the anti-colonial fight, the chilly battle section, and the post-Cold conflict period. It additionally covers, intimately, the ultimate part of conflict in Angola, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's loss of life and the signing of the Luena Accord

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