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Intellectual traditions of pre-colonial Africa

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McGraw-Hill , Boston
Africa -- Civilization, Africa -- Intellectual

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Statementedited by Constance B. Hilliard.
ContributionsHilliard, Constance B.
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LC ClassificationsDT14 .I575 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 463 p. :
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Open LibraryOL676291M
ISBN 100070288984
LC Control Number97022527

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This text is a collection of sources (both written and oral) detailing the rich intellectual tradition of Ancient Africa to the midth Century. It focuses solely on the work of Africans, and provides excerpts of sufficient length to expose readers to the breadth of indigenous intellectual traditions.

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But of all non-documentary sources for the study of the pre-colonial history of Africa, oral traditions still offer the best hope.

Their value depends on many factors such as the political and social organisation of the community. These. Unlike most Euro-Asian civilizations, African societies favored oral tradition and few possessed written languages.

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In this groundbreaking collection, leading historians, Africanists, and other scholars document the life and work of eleven Igbo intellectuals who, educated within European traditions, came to terms with the dominance of European thought while making significant contributions to African intellectual history.

Mediated through a variety of interpersonal relationships, debates, and changing ideas 4/5(1). The closest you would get to learning African pre-colonial history (essentially before the ’s) is to read books written before the twentieth century, books based on the times before the twentieth century, or archaeological findings that offer.

Constance B. Hilliard is the author of The Intellectual Traditions of Pre-Colonial Africa ( avg rating, 10 ratings, 2 reviews, published ) and St /5(2). Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane hand-picks 7 books written by Black authors to reflect on the revolution. As there is continued political instability across the African continent (and the world), these.

Pre-colonial Africa Drummers, trumpeters, and a procession of soldiers celebrate the coronation of the King of Whydah, who sits front and center in the palace courtyard. Invited guests from European trading companies (pictured on the right) witness the ceremony in this engraving by Marchais.

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In book: The Invention of Tradition (pp) supports Ranger's description of pre-colonial African ethnic identity adding that pre-colonial Africa was characterized by amorphous political.

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In examining the intellectual history in contemporary South Africa, Eze engages with the emergence of ubuntu as one discourse that has become a mirror and aftermath of South Africa s overall historical narrative.

This book interrogates a triple socio-political representation of ubuntu as a. Borders, Sociocultural Encounters and Contestations: Southern African Experiences in Global View 1st Edition. Edited By Christopher Changwe Nshimbi, Inocent Moyo, Jussi P.

Laine Novem This book examines the enduring significance of borders in Southern Africa, covering encounters between people, ideas and matter, and the new spatialities and transformations they generate in their. This book is an in-depth, comparative study of two of the most popular and influential intellectual and spiritual traditions of West Africa: Tijani Sufism and Ifa.

Employing a unique methodological approach that thinks with and from—rather than merely about—these traditions, Oludamini Ogunnaike argues that they contain sophisticated epistemologies that provide practitioners with a. Adeyemi and Adeyinka () have argued that before the introduction of Western civilization into Africa, the philosophical foundations of African traditional indigenous education were aimed at the five principles of preparationism, functionalism.

Constance Hilliard, The Intellectual Traditions of Africa (McGraw Hill, ). Ivan Van Sertima, Blacks in Science (Rutgers, ) H. Selin, Encyclopedia of the History of Science and Medicine in Non-Western Science (Kluwer, ). Even more historical context is given by your second book, Travels into the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park.

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In addition, Northrup offers a thoughtful examination of Africans' relations-intellectual, commercial, cultural, and sexual-with Europeans, tracing how the patterns of behavior that emerged from these encounters shaped pre-colonial Africa. The book concludes with an examination of the roles of race, class, and culture in early modern times.

New from UKZN Press, Intellectual Traditions in South Africa: Ideas, Individuals and Institutions, edited by Peter Vale, Lawrence Hamilton and Estelle H Prinsloo: This rich volume not only deals with political traditions but gives attention to religious and communal intellectual practices.

The scope covers interpretations of traditions such as African nationalism, Afrikaner thought, Black. 4. Practices Relating to Traditional African Specialists. Traditional Africa has a host of specialists who are professionals in their various disciplines, such as (1) priests, (2) medicine men and women, (3) diviners, mediums, sorcerers, witches, wizards and midwives.

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Each profession has a set of beliefs, rules and regulations, practices and. This book examines the role of African intellectuals in the years since the end of colonialism, studying the contribution that has been made by such individuals, both to political causes and to development within Africa.

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Origins Of The Songhai Empire. During the reign of Dia Kossi, the Songhai Capital Gao was founded in approximately A.D, and it eventually expanded to include the Mali Empire after conquering Timbuktu.pre-colonial african culture The term Culture can be defined as the total system of life inherited from one generation to another.

Culture includes traditions, custom, education, behaviours, arts, beliefs, science and technology.Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean.