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Introduction

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Olabiyi Babalola Yai The articles in this issue of African Studies Quarterly are entirely devoted to studies of religion and philosophy in Africa. This is a wise decision at… Read More

Livelihoods and Security in Africa: Contending Perspectives in the New Global Order

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Goran Hyden, University of Florida Introduction Development, as we typically define it, implies the integration of livelihoods into an increasingly global economy where the destinies of people living continents apart… Read More

Letter to the Editor

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

Response to The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800. 2nd ed. Bill Freund. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., Boulder, 1998. Original Book Review by William H.… Read More

Oludumare: God in Yoruba Belief and the Theistic Problem of Evil

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by John A. I. Bewaji Introduction In the pioneering works in African religious scholarship by indigenous and Western writers, Idowu, Mbiti, Parinder, Ray, Tempels, and others, have shown that Africans… Read More

African Culture and Personality: A Comment on James E. Lassiter

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by D. A. Masolo Introduction The last two decades of the nineteen hundreds witnessed a pleasing upsurge in African scholarship, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. This upsurge signaled… Read More

African Culture and Personality: A Reply to D. A. Masolo

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by James E. Lassiter I read with great interest Professor D. A. Masolo’s response to my article on African culture and personality (see Masolo 1999 andLassiter 1999) [1]. I fully welcome comment and… Read More