ISBN 9789788406457
Pages 560
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Nigeria
Format Paperback

New Frontiers in the Teaching of African and Diaspora History and Culture

edited by Tunde Babawale, Akin Alao

The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, in collaboration with the Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group, hosted an international colloquium in Brazil in 2008 and a follow up in 2009. The 2009 colloquium, organised by the two groups together with the Special Secretariat for the Promotion of Policies of Racial Equality under the Presidency of Brazil, brought together scholars, teachers, policy makers to further consider the issues of the teaching of African history and culture to the diaspora, and the teaching of diaspora history and culture to Africa. A central concern was the need to counter Eurocentric worldviews, to decolonise African history, and to ensure full and effective African participation in the global world through the development of African knowledge systems. The twenty-two papers in this volume were presented at the colloquium, and cover issues such as ancient rites in traditional societies; closing the cultural divide; decolonising the mind; excising the past and promoting music education.

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About the Editors

Tunde Babawale

Tunde Babawale is a Professor of political economy and international relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos. His teaching career spans 20 years, covering both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Visit Professor Babawale's website here.

Akin Alao

Akin Alao is Associate Professor of Legal History at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

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