This book examines the intersection between cultural identities and development in African and the Diaspora from multidisciplinary perspectives.
Starting with the premise that culture is one of the most significant factors in development, the book examines diverse topics such as the migrations of musical forms, social media, bilingualism and religion. Foregrounding the work of Africa based scholars, the book presents strategies for identifying solutions to the challenges facing African culture and development.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies and African Culture and Society.
Table of Contents
1. Socio-Economic and Political Issues in Helon Habila’s Oil on Water: An Ecocritical Study 2. The Impact of Globalization on the Economic Security of African Countries 3. Bilingualism and Education in Nigeria: A Model-Based Approach 4. Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory: Understanding the relationship between culture, education and development in Africa 5. Exploring the Igbomina Trado-medic and Pharmaceutical Values 6. Forced Migration: A cause to Syncretism of African Musical forms, Identities and Cultural Meanings 7. Intersections of Popular Culture and Nigerian Gospel Music 8. Trans - Sociological Hybridity: Conceptualizing African Contemporary Dance Identity 9. Originality of Concepts of Reincarnation and Immortality of Soul with Yorùbá Beliefs: Insights from Ifá and Ère-Ìbejì Paraphernalia 10. The Paradox of Religion and Governance in Contemporary Nigeria’s Political Experience 11. Social Media as a Tool for Conflict Resolution: A Review of The “Ghana Must Go” Conflict 12. Religious Impact on Character and Morality: Its Implications for Good Governance in Nigeria 13. The Practice of Yoruba Religion in the Diaspora: Some Emerging Challenges 14. The Yoruba Language as A Catalyst for The Early Development of Christianity in Yorubaland, Nigeria 15. Early Yoruba Christian Converts and the Dilemma of Cultural Identity: A Perspective 16. Translation Feat Under-Exploited: Appraising Yoruba-English Bilinguals’ Utilization of Yoruba Version of Google Search Engine 17. Negative Aspects of Bargaining as identity indicator of Africans in America
Ahamad Sheuh Abdussalam is Professor of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Ibigbolade Aderibigbe is Professor of Religion, University of Georgia, Athens, USA.
Sola Timothy Babatunde, is Professor of English, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Olutola Akindipe is Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Salem College, North Carolina, USA.