Contemporary Issues in African Studies...A Reader
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Africa is still looking for a direction and for a window.
Contemporary Issues in African Studies…A Reader reflects the mission of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) to promote research and the dissemination of knowledge about critical issues in/on Africa. This publication transcends “just” teaching about Africa. It contributes to the construction of education and formulation of policy in conflict resolution, transitional justice, education, gender equality, health, and the struggle for construction of concepts to understand and interpret challenges and possibilities for Africa.
This book serves as a major resource for teaching and understanding contemporary perspectives in Africa and her diaspora, including Pan-African studies topics. The articles give insight into the persistence of the old forms into the new forms and how the conjuncture of them can be mutually informative to produce results.
The chapters in this reader by Africanists and Africans of diverse perspectives, recognize emergent African development and Diaspora issues and at the same time, offer ideas on how to effectively redress the failed policies and appreciate successful ones:
- Africa's Scramble for Africa: The Case of the Transnationalization of Conflict in Darfur
- Post-Conflict Education: The Case of History Curriculum in Post-Genocide Rwanda
- Empowerment or Enslavement? The Fate of DV Youth Migrants to the US
- The Problem of Cultism and Violence in the Management of Higher Institutions in Nigeria
- Ethnic Politics and Tribal Violence: The Case of Ethnic-Based Conflicts in Post-1991 Ethiopia
Contemporary Issues in African Studies serves as a medium of bridging gaps between theory and policy, especially in the areas of conflict resolution, peace and justice, and social development. This publication is not only a testament of the work of the CAPCR, but also a powerful piece of literature that profoundly engages issues facing Africa.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Ernest Uwazie and Chaunce Ridley
Chapter 2 Echoes of History: Peace, Justice, and Idealism in the 21st Century
Chapter 3 America’s Scramble for Africa: The Case of the Transnationalization of Con?ict In Darfur
Jennifer De Maio
Chapter 4 Commodi?cation of Traumatic Stories: Memory, Performance and the TRC on South Africa’s Post-Independence Stage
Veronica K. Ehrenreich
Chapter 5 Justice and Reconciliation Mechanisms among the Anlo-Ewe in Ghana
Chapter 6 The Problem of Cultism and Violence in the Management of Higher Institutions in Nigeria
Chapter 7 Effect of Socio-Legal Intervention in Building Sustainable Peace in Post Con?ict Ife-Modakeke Communities of Nigeria
M.O. Adeleke and E. O. Ekundayo
Chapter 8 The State Culture of Peace and Consensus Building in Africa
Browne O. Onuoha
Chapter 9 Ethnic Politics and Tribal Violence: The Case of Ethnic-Based Con?icts in Post-1991 Ethiopia
Chapter 10 Dealing with Traditional Asymmetrical Societies in Ethiopia: A New Approach to Con?ict Resolution
Abebe Getachew Kassaye
Chapter 11 Core Values in Church Homilies and Inter-Faith Dialogues and Their Impact on Domestic, Workplace and Neighborhood Peace: A Case Study of Benin, Nigeria
Chapter 12 Peace Education for a Multicultural Nigeria
Virgy Onyene and Chika Enueme
Chapter 13 In?uence of Peer Relations on Youths’ Attitude to Cultism in Nigerian Universities: Implications for Management
Carol Oby Ezeugbor, Vivian N. Nwogbo, and Perpetua N. Okorji
Chapter 14 Educating the Girl Child in the Nigerian Context: Challenges and Prospects
Chinyere C. P. Nnorom
Chapter 15 Folklore as a Veritable Tool for Combating Youth Violence in Nigeria: The Igbo Example
Chigozie Bright Nnabuihe
Chapter 16 Post-Con?ict Education: The Case of History Curriculum in Post-Genocide Rwanda
David Mwambari and Sarah Schaeffer
Chapter 17 Empowerment or Enslavement? The Fate of DV Youth Migrants to the US
Olumide Coker and Tominiyi Coker
Chapter 18 Continental and Diaspora African Relations in the Context of Struggle: A Pan-Africanist Perspective
Chapter 19 Conclusion: The Challenges of Con?ict Resolution and Other Policy Issues in Africa
Browne O. Onuoha
About the Contributors
About the Editors
Ernest E. Uwazie is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Founder/Director of the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPRC) at California State University, Sacramento. His scholarship focuses on conflict resolution and comparative African justice systems. He is also Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) trainer and mediator. He is the recipient of the 2010 CSUS Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, and the 2010 JAMS Foundation Judge Warren Knight Award for “…promoting peaceful settlement of conflict in Africa and around the world.”
Chaunce Ridley is a Professor of English at California State University and member of the CARCR board. His most recent scholarly publications include “The Blues Unamuno, and the Triumph of Self-Mockingly Examined Lives in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man” (in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2006) and “Tension, Conversation, and Collectivity: Examining the Space of Double-Consciousness in the Search for Shared Knowledge” (in Complicating Constructions: Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Texts: University of Washington Press, 2007).