Towards an Understanding of the African Experience: from Historical and Contempory Perspectives by Festus Ugboaja OhaegbulamTowards an Understanding of the African Experience: from Historical and Contempory Perspectives by Festus Ugboaja Ohaegbulam

Towards an Understanding of the African Experience: from Historical and Contempory Perspectives

byFestus Ugboaja Ohaegbulam

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This introductory survey provides a rich understanding of the African experience which, until recently, either had been omitted from the curriculum of institutions of higher learning or was distorted in written and oral literature. The book identifies the post-World War II civil rights movement in America and the independence revolution in Africa as the most decisive forces that generated interest in the study of the African/black experience. Includes four theoretical models for interpreting the black experience. The author discusses the place and role of Africa in the development of human civilization, focusing on Africa's Nile Valley civilizations and Western Sudanic empires. It probes aspects of traditional African culture, including the family, traditional political institutions and religion, and analyzes the impact on Africa and its peoples of such historical traumas as slavery, colonialism, and decolonization.
Festus Ugboaja Ohaegbulam is Professor of International Studies and Director of African/Afro-American Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
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Title:Towards an Understanding of the African Experience: from Historical and Contempory PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.54 × 5.32 × 0.91 inPublisher:UPA

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ISBN - 10:0819179418

ISBN - 13:9780819179418

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The study's strength lies in effectively synthesizing existing information. Comparative perspectives are amply incorporated.