THE GREAT BERBERS OF NORTH AFRICA

THE AFRICAN BERBERS The Berbers, or Berber, has a number of meanings, including a language, a culture, a location, and a group of people: most prominently it is the collective term used for dozens of tribes of pastoralists, indigenous people who herd sheep and goats and live in northwest Africa today. Despite this simple description, Berber …

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THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OF THE YORUBA COMMUNITY

THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OF THE YORUBA COMMUNITY Yoruba Religion The monumental work of Idowa on Yoruba religion has continued to be a major reference work.15 Again, satisfactory groundwork has been done by many other scholars of anthropology, sociology, theology, philosophy, history, comparative religion and others. In this circumstance, it is not always necessary to reinvent …

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NOTIONS OF DECENCY IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE

NOTIONS OF MODESTY IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa. In some instances, these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced to Africans by European colonialists. (Britain) The evolution of African clothing is difficult to trace because of the lack of historical evidence. Although …

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COMMNICATION STYLES IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE

COMMUNICATION STYLES IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE The communication of ideas in and from Africa is characterized by enormous changes over time and variations among societies. Historically, as might be expected for such a large and ancient continent—the second largest in the world and the one where humanity originated—African societies have exhibited high levels of cultural …

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