This book argues that ancient and modern African indigenous knowledges remain key to Africa’s role in global capital, technological and knowledge development and to addressing her marginality and postcoloniality.
The contributors engage the unresolved problematics of the historical and contemporary linkages between African knowledges and the African academy, and between African and global knowledges. The book relies on historical and comparative political analysis to explore the global context for the application of indigenous knowledges for tackling postcolonial challenges of knowledge production, conflict and migration, and women’s rights on the continent in transcontinental African contexts.
Asserting the enduring potency of African indigenous knowledges for the transformation of policy, the African academy and the study of Africa in the global academy, this book will be of interest to scholars of African Studies, postcolonial studies and decolonisation and global affairs.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Global Africa, Postcoloniality and Indigenous Knowledges
- Sociology in Africa: Between Domestication and Indigenization
- Rethinking the Neo-Liberal Agenda: Sokoto Caliphate Political Thought as Alternative
- Women Academics and Historiography in the Nigerian University
- Indigenous Strategies and Settings for Peace Education and Values among the Yoruba
- African Youths and Indigenous Approaches to Resolving Conflicts in Africa
- Indigenous Knowledge System of Conflict Resolution in Africa: Sudanese Peace Processes, 1970-2011
- Pre-Colonial Diplomacy in Igbo Land: Rationale, Means and Benefits
- Transnational Funding for Women’s Rights Advocacy on Affirmative Action in Nigeria
- Gender Inclusion and the Implementation of Fadama III in Abuja, Nigeria
- Patriarchy, Feminism and the African Woman’s Quest for Happiness in Aidoo’s Changes and Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
- Indigenous Household Menu Production and Food Security: A Paradigm Shift
- Beyond the Failing Justice System: The Emerging Confluence of Mob Justice and the Social Media in Nigeria
- Of Discourse: Politics and the Nigerian Woman
- Wisdom-Imbecility Manipulation: Theorizing Political Communication Trends in Northern Nigeria
- The Influx of Igbo Migrants and Intergroup Relations in Zaria, 1900-1965
- Globalisation and African Migration to Libya
- The Paradox of Regional Migration Management: The AU and EU Joint Africa Partnership Agreement
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Ngozi Nwogwugwu and Gift Ntiwunka
Part One : African Knowledges in the African Academy
Aisha Balarabe Bawa
Musibau Olabamiji Oyebode
Part Two: Indigenous Conflict Resolution Systems
Joan Ugo Mbagwu
Bayo Thomas Asala
Francis C. Odeke
Part Three: Transnational Gender Policy and Women’s Rights
Adebusola Omotola Okedele
Olusola E. Akintola and Phillip A. Oyadiran
Bosede Funke Afolayan
Cecilia Abiodun Olarewaju and Mary Tomilola Olaniyan
Part Four : Media and Political Discourses
Temitope Yetunde Bello
Adepeju Mariam Ogbogbo
Part Five: African and Global Migration Management
V. S. Akran and Nathaniel John Odoh
Mary Aniefiok William
Eyitayo Folasade Adewumi and Oluwatosin Adeola Adegbite
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Professor of Political Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.
Ngozi Nwogwugwu is Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Babcock University, Nigeria.
Gift Ntiwunka is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Gender Studies in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University, Nigeria.