October 2022

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TEACH ABOUT THE AFRICAN CULTURE

TEACHING AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE Teaching African History and Cultures Across the Curriculum Africa is much more than pyramids, slavery, and colonialism, and incorporating deeper study of the continent has many benefits for students. Teach About Africa‚Äôs Immensity Africa is immense in all ways. Modern Africa comprises 54 countries, each with its own political history, cultural …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL SOURCES TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AFRICAN HISTORY

THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL SOURCES IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AFRICAN HISTORY One of the main sources of African history is oral traditions. These are traditions handed down from one generation to another. These oral sources are found in myths, taboos, customs, folk-lore and folktales. By their very name, they are not written down, they are …

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN THE AFRICAN HISTORY

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE AFRICAN HISTORY? Africa is a vital region with some of the fastest growing economies in the world; it is a continent of thousands of languages and cultures, unparalleled Eco-diversity, and over a billion vibrant and innovative people. The relevance of African issues is apparent in our everyday lives. …

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WHY IS AFRICA’S HISTORY HIDDEN

WHY IS AFRICA’S HISTORY HIDDEN History has bequeathed Africa an unequal and inferior status. The characterization of Africa as a dark continent that required civilization was integral to the process of colonization. This mythology was vigorously advanced by the colonizer and even internalized by the colonized. Western historians advanced the notion of Africa as a …

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WHY IS AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY SEEN AS EVIL?

WHY IS AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY SEEN AS EVIL? What is African spirituality? African spirituality simply acknowledges that beliefs and practices touch on and inform every facet of human life, and therefore African religion cannot be separated from the everyday or mundane. African spirituality is truly holistic. This is not to say that indigenous African spirituality represents …

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