Pre-colonial states in Ghana, had their own governmental institutions, and decisions taken based on consensus before the imposition of colonialism. With dual mandate introduced, chiefs had legitimacy from their people; but at the same time they were agents of British colonial rule. The indirect rule denied the intelligentsia participation in the legislature thereby creating resentment between them and the chiefs. The elites with Western education who became nationalists fought for independence against the same system that gave birth to them. This struggle gave rise to two opposing political gr...
A Self Help book published. Focus is on December-masking. Getting to know yourself better by taking off the layers you used to protect the self. To allow yourself to be authentic.
Published book on Afrikaans p poetry - a duet with Floris Brown: Mooi Liefdes Breek. About love and falling and going separate ways, dealing with the hurt.
This study is framed by the question: By looking at the case of second-generation Filipinos in England, how is belonging constituted in a transnational social field? The study examines external/official and internal/individual representations of belonging of young people in England with Filipino background. First, using almost five decades of settlement and citizenship statistics from both the governments of the Philippines and the UK, the study establishes an identifiable ‘second-generation’ as a sizeable component of the Filipino diaspora in the UK. Second, using 20 biographic narratives ana...
Esta pesquisa aborda as relações de mediação de conflitos, evolução e assimetrias entre as fontes de informação e o jornalismo. Esta abordagem é feita através da perceção das relações que se estabelecem entre as fontes de informação e o jornalismo, mediação de conflitos e evolução na utilização das fontes, a partir da realidade moçambicana.
A partir destes pontos chegou-se à questão principal do estudo: ‘Em que medida as assimetrias entre as fontes políticas de informação e o jornalismo são agravadas pelas vicissitudes do processo histórico-político de Moçambique, especialmente no per...
The Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011 was an occasion to bring many apolitical social actors into the political public spectrum after more than fifty years of the state monopoly over public spheres. Since the revolution of July 1952, the political regime has privatized the political sphere to be the exclusive domain of the state and the ruling elites. The society was forced to abandon politics to be exclusively managed by the state, specifically by the president and the coercion apparatus, which consisted of the security forces and the army. For the most part, society complied. However, ...
The relationship between the Romande Mission and the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO) has been the subject of study by a number of Mozambicanists. Most of them agree that the Romande Mission played a key role in educating nationalist elites and in shaping political consciousness among the Africans. Notwithstanding the relevance of this approach, the current study argues that the Tsonga tribal and Mozambican national identities are civil religious constructs. They resulted from sacrificial ritual performances, the expropriation of traditions and symbols, and the creation of ...
IFP Ghana alumna Elizabeth Koomson is from Ghana and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan in the United States. She works to educate women in Ghana about health issues and to organize them for participation in policy. Filmed and edited by Diana Whitten.
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