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Volume 4 • Number 8 • 2011


On the Cover: Nalita Maishaloa Admiu (1955-2011)


In Memory: Nalita Maishaloa Adimu
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Letter to the Editor
by Doris Green
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The Global Presence of African Civilizations: An Interview with Runoko Rashidi
by Lola Balola
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An interview with I editorial board member and trustee Runoko Rashidi during his June 2011 visit to Abuja, Nigeria.


NEPAD: An African Spirit for Renewal
by Masimba Tafirenyika and Ernest Harsch
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An interview with Richard Mkandawire of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency in Midrand, South Africa


Black in Latin America: An Interview with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
by Kam Williams
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An interview of with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about his PBS series Black in Latin America.


Traditional Folklore and the Question of History in Erna Brodber’s Louisiana
by Jérémie Kroubo Dagnini
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This paper is aimed at studying the particulars of Erna Brodber's third novel Louisiana which explores the various facets of Caribbean and African-American culture.


The Zimbabwe Pan African Youth Agenda: Constructing Activist Synergy in Zimbabwe
by Itibari M. Zulu
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An interview of the Zimbabwe Pan African Youth Agenda which outlines their goals, mission and projects in Zimbabwe.


Interrogative Questions as a Device for the Representation of Power in the Selected Texts of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo
by Temitope Abiodun Balogun
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This paper investigates how interrogative clauses are used to perform various functions within society, and how they are used to exhibit power within different human structures.


Women, Shared Leadership, and Policy: The Mano River Women's Peace Network Case Study
by Stephanie Anne Johnson
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This case study engages the question of the how a women's peace network West Africa is unique in the field of peacekeeping, based on the belief that women's collective contributions play a major role in African peacekeeping.


Pastoral Land Rights and Protracted Conflict in Eastern Sudan
by Yasin Abdalla Eltayeb El Hadary and Narimah Samat
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This article focuses on the insecurity of land rights and its association with pastoral conflict in the Gedarif state of eastern Sudan.


Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism
by Michael T. Tillotson
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A book review by Eric R. Jackson of a work that recounts the story of African American Pentecostal origins and development.


Media Received
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Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50: A Midlife Rebirth, The Blood From My Roots: The Agony and the Hopes of a People, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro, Blacks & Blackness in Central America: Between Race and Place, As I Run Toward Africa, Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens, and The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn.


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