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African Indigenous Knowledges in a Postcolonial World
Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola

ISBN 9780367516833
Published November 30, 2020 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

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

  1. Introduction: Global Africa, Postcoloniality and Indigenous Knowledges
  2. Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Ngozi Nwogwugwu and Gift Ntiwunka

    Part One : African Knowledges in the African Academy

  3. Sociology in Africa: Between Domestication and Indigenization
  4. Ndukaeze Nwabueze

  5. Rethinking the Neo-Liberal Agenda: Sokoto Caliphate Political Thought as Alternative
  6. Shuaibu Mohammed

  7. Women Academics and Historiography in the Nigerian University
  8. Aisha Balarabe Bawa

  9. Indigenous Strategies and Settings for Peace Education and Values among the Yoruba
  10. Musibau Olabamiji Oyebode

    Part Two: Indigenous Conflict Resolution Systems

  11. African Youths and Indigenous Approaches to Resolving Conflicts in Africa
  12. Joan Ugo Mbagwu

  13. Indigenous Knowledge System of Conflict Resolution in Africa: Sudanese Peace Processes, 1970-2011
  14. Bayo Thomas Asala

  15. Pre-Colonial Diplomacy in Igbo Land: Rationale, Means and Benefits
  16. Francis C. Odeke

    Part Three: Transnational Gender Policy and Women’s Rights

  17. Transnational Funding for Women’s Rights Advocacy on Affirmative Action in Nigeria
  18. Adebusola Omotola Okedele

  19. Gender Inclusion and the Implementation of Fadama III in Abuja, Nigeria
  20. Olusola E. Akintola and Phillip A. Oyadiran

  21. Patriarchy, Feminism and the African Woman’s Quest for Happiness in Aidoo’s Changes and Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
  22. Bosede Funke Afolayan

  23. Indigenous Household Menu Production and Food Security: A Paradigm Shift
  24. Cecilia Abiodun Olarewaju and Mary Tomilola Olaniyan

    Part Four : Media and Political Discourses

  25. Beyond the Failing Justice System: The Emerging Confluence of Mob Justice and the Social Media in Nigeria
  26. Temitope Yetunde Bello

  27. Of Discourse: Politics and the Nigerian Woman
  28. Adepeju Mariam Ogbogbo

  29. Wisdom-Imbecility Manipulation: Theorizing Political Communication Trends in Northern Nigeria
  30. Sama’ila Shehu

    Part Five: African and Global Migration Management

  31. The Influx of Igbo Migrants and Intergroup Relations in Zaria, 1900-1965
  32. V. S. Akran and Nathaniel John Odoh

  33. Globalisation and African Migration to Libya
  34. Mary Aniefiok William

  35. The Paradox of Regional Migration Management: The AU and EU Joint Africa Partnership Agreement

Eyitayo Folasade Adewumi and Oluwatosin Adeola Adegbite

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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.