Provides access to publications from Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Content added on a monthly basis ‒ will include more than 40 fully searchable newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries. Created in partnership between Readex and the Center for Research Libraries.
Aggregates and distributes the reporting of more than 100 African media organizations. Also posts selected documents from governments and various organizations, both inside and outside of Africa, and publishes articles from AllAfrica reporters.
Articles cover both broad introductory topics (for example, History and the Study of Africa) and more focused studies (for example, Chinua Achebe).
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When South Africa adopted the Green Economy Accord it joined many other countries that were adopting policies to support sustainable socioeconomic development through green economy investments. However, the South African economy remains reliant on the depletion of natural resources which places great strain on the environment. The authors of this book argue that substantial greening of the economy is essential for a transition to a sustainable society. This book argues for a review of South Africa's existing economic growth model. It assesses the challenges to and possibilities for a transition to a sustainable future.
Psalm of the Oppressed is a satire that uses sheep and hyenas to show exploitative relationships among people. It lampoons political corruption based on nepotism, greed, cronyism, egoism and myopia. It explores some strategies which all oppressed people can apply to bring about change. For, example the book admonishes all those oppressed to cultivate the culture of doubting and questioning things instead of accepting them hook, line, and sinker. It questions the status quo that seems to reconcile the oppressors and the oppressed without the former redressing the latter. Most importantly, the book seeks to challenge colonialism based on foreign culture, beliefs and systems that felled the ways of life of the oppressed. Essentially, the book champions the oppressed to seek their manumission through toppling the status quo.
Writing boards and blackboards are emblematic of two radically different styles of education in Islam. The essays in this lively volume address various aspects of the expanding and evolving range of educational choices available to Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors from the United States, Europe, and Africa evaluate classical Islamic education in Africa from colonial times to the present, including changes in pedagogical methods--from sitting to standing, from individual to collective learning, from recitation to analysis. Also discussed are the differences between British, French, Belgian, and Portuguese education in Africa and between mission schools and Qur'anic schools; changes to the classical Islamic curriculum; the changing intent of Islamic education; the modernization of pedagogical styles and tools; hybrid forms of religious and secular education; the inclusion of women in Qur'anic schools; and the changing notion of what it means to be an educated person in Africa. A new view of the role of Islamic education, especially its politics and controversies in today's age of terrorism, emerges from this broadly comparative volume.