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Cultural crisis and post-colonial religious figures in African cinema
Cet article montrera l’instabilité de la figure du religieux dans l’Afrique postcoloniale. Le film Au nom du Christ du réalisateur ivoirien Roger Gnoan M’Bala est le lieu de proclamation d’un faux prophète noir, caricature d’une société en perdition religieuse que l’on dirait abandonnée de ses dieux...
The role of ICT-based innovations in transforming intermediate transport in African cities. The cases of Cape Town, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa
International audience Over recent decades, intermediate modes of transport (also known as paratransit, which includes taxis, moto-taxis, collective taxis, ride-hailing services, etc.) have gained momentum in the fast-expanding cities of the developing world. They now commonly are a significant, tho...
PERROT (Sandrine), MAKARA (Sabiti), LAFARGUE (Jérôme) et FOUÉRÉ (Marie-Aude) (dir.), Elections in a Hybrid Regime. Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls, lu par Michaela Collord
PERROT (Sandrine), MAKARA (Sabiti), LAFARGUE (Jérôme) et FOUÉRÉ (Marie-Aude) (dir.), Elections in a Hybrid Regime. Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls, Kampala, Fountain Publishers, 2014, 512 pages Compte-rendu paru dans « La revue des livres », Politique africaine N° 141 – 2016/ 01 Cette étude empiri...
Writing and mask : Semiotic and poetic approach
Questions about the existence of writing in Africa have always interested intellectual circles, between those who think that writing on the continent is a new phenomenon resulting from colonization, and those who challenge it. The present thesis proposes to analyze the presence of the writing in the...
Factors affecting graduation and student dropout rates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
This paper aims to introduce into the literature a competing risks methodology that can be used to help identify some student-specific and/or institutional factors which may be influencing the type of outcome experienced by a student when they leave the university system. Focusing on the length of t...
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Scholars of Suds’ Literature
Fabriques des littératures des Suds Séminaire 2018-2019 * * * Publié le mercredi 12 décembre 2018 par Anastasia Giardinelli Résumé Le groupe « Approches sociales des littératures des Suds » a pour objectif de rassembler les recherches entreprises autour des littératures des Suds, principalement afri...
Racism, gênero and updated myth in the rainbow of ‘Ponciá Vicencio’
Neste artigo, propomos a leitura do romance Ponciá Vicêncio (2003) a partir da simbologia do que por ora denominamos mito atualizado do arco-íris. Na obra em questão, apontamos o modo como os mitos bantu, iorubá, nórdico, romeno, irlandês, greco-romano, judaico, bem como a simbologia do arco-íris da...
Amazigh/Berber Literature and “Literary Space”. A contested minority situation in (North) African literatures.
International audience Are the Imazighen/Berbers in a “situation of minority” in the Maghreb and in (North) Africanliteratures? Although raising such a question may seem paradoxical in the case of languagegroups that suffered censure and gross violence in colonial and postcolonial times, the notiono...
What is the carbon emission factor for the South African electricity grid?
One of the most important parameters for developing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project proposals in the electricity sector (both supply and efficiency) is the standard electricity ‘grid emission factor’, which represents the carbon dioxide related to a megawatt hour of electricity supplied or...
Reaching the Unheard Voices and Hinterlands in the Digital Era: An Assessment of the re-Engineering of Newsgathering in Africa
Historically, Africa is known to be backward in adoption of technology. History has it that Africa trailed behind in the use of new technology for newsgathering. Africa is the 2nd largest continent after Asia with over 60% of its population living widely dispersed in hinterlands whose insecure terra...
Effectiveness of MFCA as a tool to improving sucrose quality in sugarcane production
Sugarcane production in South Africa is one of the major foreign exchange earnings, and constitute an important contributor to GDP growth of South Africa. It is argued that sucrose content, one of the significant components of sugarcane has been at the declining trend in the recent years. This study...
Biology, diversity and tools for analysing the genetic diversity of onion, Allium cepa L. (bibliographical summary)
Biology, diversity and tools for diversity analysis of the onion (Allium cepa L.). A review. Description of the subject. This study explores important information on biology, genetic resources, taxonomy, as well as morphological, biochemical and molecular markers in order to provide a better underst...
Eulalia Dialogues: forging a black intellectual in Central America
Discussions of Latin American intellectuals are racial and gender biased. As a contribution, this article examines the foundations of Eulalia Bernard’s Black political thought in her poetry vinyl Negritud (1976), and the book Nuevo ensayo sobre la existencia y la libertad política (1981). The Afro-C...
Local Perceptions and Scientific Knowledge of Climate Change: Perspectives of Informal Dwellers and Institutions in Accra, Ghana
The extant literature in urban climate studies suggests that the urban poor are the most vulnerable to climate change. Local perceptions and knowledge of climate change are also generally viewed as crucial for sustainable adaptation planning in developing countries. Yet the extent to which perceptio...
Defining the ecological profile of azobé, Lophira Alata, an important African woody species: bibliographical summary and prospects for future research
Definition of the ecological profile of Lophira alata (ekki), a major important African timber species: literature review and perspectives for future studies. Over two decades, labors made in order to promote sustainable management of African tropical forests are tackled to the lack of knowledge abo...
Williams Sassine. Routes of a Guinean indignate
http://www.karthala.com/3124-4095-large/williams-sassine-itineraires-d-un-indigne-guineen.jpg Elisabeth Degon, Williams Sassine. Itinéraires d'un indigné guinéen Parution aux éditions Karthala, le 09/12/2016 - ISBN 9782811117610 Écrivain discret aux multiples facettes, Williams Sassine (1944-1997) a...
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Beyond behavior: An intersectional analysis of the impact of sexual networks, segregation, and incarceration on disparities in STDs
There are approximately 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States every year (Satterwhite et al., 2008).. Although the entire society is encumbered by the economic impact of STDs, the burden of these diseases is not equally borne along racial and gender lines....
COVID-19 and the Key Digital Transformation Lessons for Higher Education Institutions in South Africa
COVID-19 has left an unmistakable impression on the world stage. It has altered the global socio-economic landscape, forcing individuals to adapt and embrace new ways of doing business, as well as new ways of life. One of the most significant effects of the pandemic was to hasten the adoption of dig...
Cultures of migration: Race, space, and the politics of alliance in U.S. latina/o print and visual culture, 1910-1939
“Cultures of Migration: Race, Space, and the Politics of Alliance in U.S. Latina/o Print and Visual Culture, 1917-1939” assembles and reads a new archive of urban Latina/o literature —poetry, fiction and creative narratives by New York-based writers such as Jesus Colón, Frank Martínez, and Onofre S....
Density and phenology of the invasive mealybug Delottococcus aberiae on citrus: implications for integrated pest management
The female representations in J.M. Coetzee’s dishonest work
Este trabalho pretende analisar a representação da condição feminina no romance sul-africano Desonra (1999) do escritor J.M. Coetzee. Traduzido por José Rubens Siqueira e publicado pela editora Companhia das Letras. O romance retrata como pano de fundo, o contexto social pós-colonial na África do Su...
Congo Inc. The Bismarck Testament of In Koli Jean Bofane: Postmodern fiction of a post-colonial Africa facing the shadow of globalisation
"il y a dans la dynamique interne de la fiction africain postmoderne et postcoloniale, non seulement l’imaginaire d’une mondialisation heureuse, mais encore et surtout celui d’une mondialisation malheureuse. Autrement dit, cette fiction présente un monde qui, tandis qu’il cherche à s’homogénéiser su...
Translation of the ‘Missing Out’ award by Leila Aboulela
O conto intitulado “Missing Out” data de 2010 e traz à tona temas frequentes na literatura de Leila Aboulela. Nascida em Cartum, capital do Sudão, esta autora africana parte de uma situação de imigração para tratar de questões como a distância, a saudade de casa, a solidão, e o (não-)pertencimento....
Seeking hegemony : the very political construction of public policy concerning land in Uganda under the National Resistance Movement : Oscillating between change and inertia
Land tenure, defined as the set of relations among humans that determine their interaction with land, lies at the heart of power struggles, especially in agrarian societies. Governing land management through public policy means changing power relations between the state and the local institutions th...