Books in History

A History of Modern Ethiopia (1855-1991): A Review

AbstractThe author is a fantastic analyst though as others have noted about him; just to begin the review, the stronger sides of the writer was, he has done extensive research on the subject, consulting both the secondary literature and the contemporary publications and original sources of primary. So, the author tried to discuss and analysed his argument to make clear the misconceptions and vague judgments about the oldest history of Ethiopia in his studies. Moreover, with concert evide...

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History by Carmela Garritano (review)

BOOK REVIEWS: African Caucus A Ghanaian History, Garritano, motivated by her apt identification of the video movies’ “unrestrained and unruly heterogeneity” and their concomitant multiple narrative forms, examines a subject with which scholars have so far not explicitly engaged.2 This characteristic of the video movies as a “shifting and historically contingent discursive field marked by myriad ideologies, anxieties, discourses, and desires” enables the author to explore a h...

REVIEW - O. NJOKWU AND O. IWUAGWU (EDITORS). TOPICS IN IGBO ECONOMIC HISTORY

      Essentially, the book ‘Topics in Igbo Economic History’ is an attempt to give a comprehensive examination of the trajectory of the Igbo economic sector. Significantly, the book contains ten distinct chapters that cover wide-ranging but interlocking themes in Igbo economic past, through varying perspectives and scope of time. One notable feature of this book is the dynamic nature of its ten contributors who are well-seasoned in the fields of social sciences and h...

Modern Cultural Festivals as a tool for Africans in Diaspora in the development of their homeland communities: A case of Ekimogun Cultural Festival in Ondo kingdom of South western Nigeria .

 AbstractThe position of Culture and its antecedents in Africa have been very vital to the process of reconstruction of African history. The need to delve into the roles played by Africans in diaspora as regards the development of their homeland communities was aimed at re-evaluating and revamping the versatility and conquering strength of African culture and tradition for which it had been known. Though, the 15th century trans-Atlantic slave trade scenario caused a major socio-cul...