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These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length . Title Length Color Rating   Three African Novels About Personal African Experiences of the Authors - Africa has always been identified as the Dark Continent; but is it the native culture’s responsibility or is the stereotype caused by the influences of “civilized” society. CIvilized society lives in the “flicker” (Conrad) whereas the Africans live in the heart and soul of Nature allowing her to grow in and through them. Conrad, Achebe, and Kingsolver all view the natives in an overall positive light amid undertones of reverence and sympathy. Each author has a unique tone toward the natives according to their personal experiences....   [tags: Comparisons and Contrasts, African Culture]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Overview of African-American Culture - Being a resident of South Carolina, African-American Culture was chosen as part of the applied learning project for the Intercultural Nursing class, because African-Americans make up more than a quarter of this state’s population. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the total population for South Carolina (.) is 4,625,364, with % being of African-American descent. The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding and sensitivity to issues and cultural variances or phenomena that are unique to the African-American Culture....   [tags: Black History]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] West African Culture - Brief History From the 1500s to the 1700s, African blacks, mainly from the area of West Africa (today's Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Dahomey, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon) were shipped as slaves to North America, Brazil, and the West Indies. For them, local and tribal differences, and even varying cultural backgrounds, soon melded into one common concern for the suffering they all endured. Music, songs, and dances as well as remembered traditional food, helped not only to uplift them but also quite unintentionally added immeasurably to the culture around them....   [tags: Culture West Africa] 1341 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] African American Culture: Repression, Assimilation, and Compliance to Anglo Saxon Group Norms - Introduction In the traditional and nontraditional cultures include similarities and differences that will mirror human behaviors, beliefs, and values. The traditional cultures imbed traditions with social inflicted roles, habits, and ethical restrictions (Shiraev & Levy, 2010). However, nontraditional cultures work towards independence, social accomplishment in roles, and development of awareness (Knick, 2010). Approximately 35% make up the traditional native culture of African slaves shipped to America (Mintz & McNeil, 2013)....   [tags: African American cultural values]
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(3 pages) Strong Essays [preview] African American Culture - African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves were set free from slavery. Blues The blues is extremely various type of music, and it has many different musical expressions....   [tags: African American Studies] 1168 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Witchcraft in Contemporary African Society - I. INTRODUCTION The Enlightenment and the emerging of modern rationalism have paved the way to a worldview where the suspicion of witchcraft is not needed to explain the mysterious phenomena of this world. This is not the case in Africa. The belief in the existence of witches, evil persons who are able to harm others by using mystical powers, is part of the common cultural knowledge. Samuel Waje Kunhiyop states, “Almost all African societies believe in witchcraft in one form or another. Belief in witchcraft is the traditional way of explaining the ultimate cause of evil, misfortune or death.” The African worldview is holistic....   [tags: african culture, magic] 2504 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Culture of African Cuisine - The forest not only hides man's enemies but it’s full of man's medicine, healing power and food. ~African Proverb. Africa is a continent that is rich and diverse in terms of culture and traditions. The continent is also considered to be the agricultural hub in the world. Due to this, most of African culture is ultimately intertwined with the foodstuffs that the land has to offer. In general, most of the inhabitants of Africa live within the rural areas and rely on subsistent farming to meet their day to day food needs....   [tags: Food & Drink]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Harlem Renaissance: African American Culture - ... By 1912 he had written two volumes of poetry. As he became more and more famous he gained different opportunities such as traveling to different countries. He published another four volumes of poetry by 1922. Claude Mckay was another important figure of the Renaissance. (Ball 1-4) Langston Hughes poem, “You and Your Whole Race”, is about how African Americans aren’t equal and how people who agree with racism are ignorant. The poem is also speaking towards African American communities and how they had no idea where to move on forward from the positions they were in....   [tags: books. poem, poets, themes] 1172 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Theoretical Aspects of Organizational Culture in South African Context - An organization is the means by which human and other resources are deployed so that work gets done (Price, 2011). Edward Taylor defined Culture as the ‘knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits’ acquired through membership of society’ (Price a. c., 2011). Bower simply defined organizational culture as ‘the way we do things around here’. (Price a. c., Human Resource Management Fourth edition, 2011). Researchers have determined that culture is one variable that adds to the organization as a whole....   [tags: organizational culture, collectivism, management]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Suppressed Horror: Conrad’s Western and Achebe’s African Revelations on Colonialism - Whereas Conrad presents the people of Africa and their culture as barbaric and inferior to Western culture, Achebe vehemently insists that Igbo culture, although not without its flaws, shares common elements of civility with Europe. Conrad’s moral justification of colonialism heavily relies on the questionable assumption that Africa and its inhabitants are unrefined. He portrays an Africa urgently requiring the implementation of civilization, whereas Achebe defends Africa with a compelling personal illustration of the civilized Igbo culture....   [tags: African Culture, Western Culture, Analysis]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture - KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, his family and Friends. Dr. Karenga, a professor of African-American History at CSU, Long Beach, was effected by the Watts Riots of the summer of 1965. He felt that African-Americans had lost touch with their African heritage. He began to study ways that they could help themselves and each other. Dr. Karenga wanted to unify his people and instill a pride in their joint culture. He felt that there should be a special time of the year set aside to reflect upon and reaffirm the black community....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Incorporating Other Music into West African Music - Music throughout West Africa has a history of evolving in an encompassing manner, involving many different kinds of music. It begins with different musical traditions across West Africa influencing one another, and since the 19th century involves the influences of popular Western music in West African music. Roughly between 1200 and 1900, a succession of ancient African empires with centralized governments flourished across West Africa, with various kingdoms, such as the Kingdom of Songhai and the Ashanti Kingdom, covering much of contemporary Mali, Ghana and Nigeria....   [tags: Music History, African Culture]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] The Destruction of an African Culture - Taking a glimpse into the lives of natives from the Ibo society in Africa, including villages such as Umuofia, the high regard which is held for traditions is quite evident. It was a way of life. Religion was something that was taken very seriously, regarded as sacred; it helped define many of their customs. These customs were undoubtedly understood throughout the village, and followed without question. With this kind of structured society the specific outcome for any turn of events was made clear, the future was made certain – until a new religion was unexpectedly introduced by the Europeans....   [tags: essays research papers] 947 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Slave Resistance Through Culture - Research Paper Slave Resistance Through Culture When slaves were brought from Africa to the United States, they were stripped of their human rights and forced into a life of oppression. The conditions of harsh labor led them to resort to different forms of resistance to help them cope with the reality of the situation. One of the ways the slaves found resistance was through their culture. Culture helped the slaves stay resilient because it was all they managed to hold on to after they had been removed from their home in Africa and were forced to develop in their new home....   [tags: music, african culture, human rights] 867 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Kopano Matlwa's Coconut: How Western Cultures Influence African Culture - Introduction We live in the world that has change significantly, looking at the fact that post-apartheid has influenced young, black females to adopt Western styles. When looking at the world as a whole it is important to know your identity as it refers to the distinct personality of an individual. Most young, black females have neglected their identity as they move around the world because they are affected by many circumstances which change their way of living, language and cultural rituals. On the other hand, Western people use their power to influence African people to adopt their styles and view their culture as non-important....   [tags: Coconut Essays]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Essay on African American Culture - Essay on African American Culture Works Cited Missing African American culture is defined as the learned, shared and transmitted values, beliefs, norms, and life ways carried by this group of people, which guides their decisions, thinking, and actions in patterned ways. The individual in society is bound by rules of their culture. Culture of people are different in that the same events that maybe fear- inducing in one culture, maybe anger-inducing in another culture (Leininger's, 1991). The theoretical framework that I used for this paper is Leininger's Sunrise Model....   [tags: World Cultures Essays Papers] 2047 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Swazi Music and Culture - Swaziland has a fascinating culture that is often celebrated through its unique blend of musical styles. The country, which is landlocked by the Republic of South Africa and by Mozambique, is the last remaining country to use a system of government similar to the structure of an absolute monarchy. Although today it now has some democracy, most of the power still lies with their ruler, King Mswati III. In 2004, a humanitarian crisis was declared in Swaziland because the country was experiencing drought, land degradation, increased poverty, and HIV/AIDS....   [tags: african culture, africa] 852 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Who is Holding the African American Culture Back? - Who is holding the African American Culture Back. Slavery is a topic that can still heat up a room just by the mention of the name, even 145 years after the African-American culture was set free. John McWhorter and other elite scholars go into detail about how the circumstances of low income, illiteracy, and high crime rates that African-Americans find themselves in, are outcomes of following a “cult of victimology” (Brophy, 2002). Low graduation rates among the African American population aids in the high unemployment rate, influencing a higher risk for health issues and poverty....   [tags: Race]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Body Image and Hair Politics in African American Culture - Introduction This essay is concerned with issues of identity, body image and the politics of hair within African American culture. It discusses the lived experiences of a number of African American women and is no way generalizable to all African American women. Nonetheless, body image and hair politics are prominent features in African American culture because they have deep historical roots and still feature in present day. Body image is generally understood as a mental image of one’s body as it appears to others (Featherstone 2010)....   [tags: civil rights movement]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] Impact of Rhythm and Blues on African-American Culture - Rhythm and blues, also known today as “R & B”, has been one of the most influential genres of music within the African American Culture, and has evolved over many decades in style and sound. Emerging in the late 1940's rhythm and blues, sometimes called jump blues, became dominant black popular music during and after WWII. Rhythm and blues artists often sung about love, relationships, life troubles, and sometimes focused on segregation and race struggles. Rhythm and blues helped embody what was unique about black American culture and validate it as something distinctive and valuable....   [tags: Music, Genres Jerry Wexler]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] African Culture and Traditions as Told by Waris Dirie - African Culture and Traditions as Told by Waris Dirie Waris Dirie was born into a family of nomads in a Somalian desert. Growing up, she was privileged to run free with nature’s most majestic animals, and learned a respect for nature that many of us as Americans could never fathom. However, these thrills are just on the surface of what life is really like for African women. She suffered through intense traditional mutilation in her childhood, and endless hours of hard labor in the fields everyday....   [tags: Waris Dirie Africa Rituals Cultural Essays] 1318 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Themes In African Creation Stories - Themes In African Creation Stories Like all cultures, African cultures inevitably had to deal with the issue of "How did we get here?" To answer this pressing question, the people invented stories that reflect the values, morals, and norms of their individual societies. When one examines these stories, one can gain insight into what these cultures were like. "An African Cosmogony" tells of how the world was created through a powerful being named Bumba, who regurgitates the sun, moon, stars, and the first nine living creatures....   [tags: African Culture Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The African Origin of Ancient Egyptian Civilization - Few bygone civilizations fascinate us as much as that of the ancient Egyptians. The kingdom along the Nile River has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles, movies, and television shows and documentaries. There is even a hotel in Las Vegas with an ancient Egyptian theme. Museums all over the world dedicate entire galleries to excavated Egyptian artifacts, and Egypt itself receives millions of tourists flocking to photograph its ruins each year. There are many reasons behind our infatuation with ancient Egypt....   [tags: african history, anthropology, culture, Egypt]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] African American Culture - African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens. One of the most common ways of studying culture is to focus on the differences within and among cultures. Although their specifics may vary form one culture to another, sociologists refer to those elements or characteristics that can be found in every know society as cultural universals....   [tags: Papers] 954 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] African American Culture - Peace It seems quite safe to assume that all human beings desire peace. What is not always very clear is what each person means by peace and how it can be attained and maintained. Religion and peace in an African culture have been almost natural companions in the minds of humans in different periods of history and in different cultures of the world. This is because, although far too many adherents and leaders of the different religions in the world have disrupted the peace in the society by promoting violence and wars, the vast majority of believers still hold that true religion is a source and guarantor of individual and societal peace....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Food: A Link in African American Culture - Food: A Link in African American Culture Four different people, four different lifestyles, all with at least one thing in common—their races (or so we have yet to discover). I began my interviews wanting to show the similarities and differences in eating habits and traditions with the African American perspective in mind. Although race is used as the combining factor in this situation, each individual’s lifestyle, cultural behavior, and even eating habits are all very unique. My interviewees consisted of four Americans, as mentioned before all of same race, with similar yet very distinct backgrounds....   [tags: essays papers] 1797 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Enslavement Disrupted the African’s Authentic Culture - There was a misconception that African people did not have any culture and they were not civilized. But they had a culture that was similar to that of the Europeans and other races. However it was interrupted when the Europeans decided to take them from Africa and transplant them in America as slaves. As a result, their authentic cultures were drastically changed from the way of life in their native Africa to life in the plantation society of the Americas. In this essay, I will attempt to show how the conditions of enslavement disrupted all dimensions of the African’s authentic culture....   [tags: American History]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Blues and the African American Culture - Women of the blues brought the black culture to a new chapter of recognition. They made blues as a popular music, and gave an opportunity to black culture to be accepted and also gave the people a chance to do something (a job) beyond the scope of plantation. They brought the blues to a performance stage and make it more universal so they can fit in not just to black listeners but also the white. Although on their first performance their blues were not considered as the real blues, because blues was considered to be man culture and in order to be able to sing the blues, a man should experience a journey mostly a bitter journey....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Why I Hate School: A Look at African American Culture - The notion of self-hatred present in African American culture is irrefutable, as is the fact that it is misconstrued, and unchallenged. The unparalleled powerful emotion of internalized self-hatred currently plaguing the minds of numerous Blacks is abnormal phenomenon developed over centuries. It is not a nameless occurrence empty of coherent justification. It is the consequence of an intentionally condemned system of suppression and oppression. Society has established a massive approach to preserve the notion of white normality....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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(6 pages) Term Papers [preview] The Representation of African Americans in the Media and Popular Culture - Introduction In popular culture, specifically American television, representations of African Americans often rely upon an array of stereotypes. Representation is the production of meaning through language or signifying systems. In media, the dominant stereotypes of African Americans include the sapphire, the coon, the jezebel, and the buck. These stereotypes originated during the minstrelsy period of the 1830s from white actors in blackface. While classic Black stereotypes originated during this period, they have carried on past the stage onto the small screen today....   [tags: stereotypes, television, communication] 887 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] African Creation Stories - African Creation Stories There are many similarities among most African creation stories. Likewise certain differences are also noticeable. For example, I chose four creation stories to make the comparisons between them. The first one is "An African Cosmogony." Here, Bumba is the creator. He created nine living creatures, after vomiting the sun and the moon, from which all other animals emerged. The second one, "An African story of the Creation of Man", is a story among the Shilluks of the White Nile which basically explains the different complexions among the various races on Earth....   [tags: African Culture Creation Tales Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Opposing Viewpoints of Africa in Two Short Stories: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Achebe’s Things Fall Apart - In every situation, varying perspectives and opinions will be present, as proven in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. These literary works reveal opposing viewpoints of Africa through the use of literary and stylistic devices. The natural, primitive society is portrayed using sensory detail, imagery, and diction, which in turn reveal the authors’ different attitudes. Through his use of arrogant diction and vivid imagery, Conrad establishes a superior tone, while Achebe incorporates words with peaceful connotations into his sensory detail to create a serene tone....   [tags: African Culture, Literary Comparison] 621 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Sudan - Yesterday and Today - Sudan is the largest country in Africa with mainly muslins in North Sudan and Christians in South Sudan. Sudan is almost double the size of America. It’s a very diverse country with customs that differ according to tribe, region, social position and life experience. There has been an ongoing civil war between the Muslim North and the Christian South. In 1972, a region of the South was granted independence on certain internal matters under a peace agreement, which led to a ending of the North/South civil war and a 10-year ceasefire....   [tags: African Culture]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Whitewashing of African American Culture Exposed in Song of Solomon - Whitewashing of African American Culture Exposed in Song of Solomon        White culture would rather keep the African American culture at a distance and shape it into what the white culture believes it should be rather than accept the enrichment offered by the African American culture. This may be because of the white culture's fear of anything and anyone obviously different in appearance. However, it is not enough for the dominant culture to separate itself from the African American culture, it has to shape and mold that culture into the stereotype projected upon the minority culture....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] African American Culture through Oral Tradition - African American Culture through Oral Tradition African American folktales have origins rooted in West African literary and cultural forms of expression. When Africans were taken from their homeland and brought to America as slaves, they also brought with them their individual cultures, languages and customs. However, their white slaveholders suppressed this part of their heritage in them. Thus they had to find other ways of expression, mainly story telling and songs. It is incredible to see how African slaves could ever smile and laugh under the horrible and cruel circumstances, which were imposed on them by the brutal slaveholders....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Toni Morrison as a Womanist - It is great to be a famous writer and also greater if you were a woman, but here, she is a black woman born in the early 30s of the 20th century, in my opinion it is the greatest because she was a womanist not just a feminist. Toni Morrison is not the first black woman to publish a novel discussing the black community and its suffering of racism. But Harriet E. Wilson did that before her in 1859 (Reuben). Harriet was unable to put her name on her book, due to being black as well as a woman....   [tags: womanism, African culture, racism]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] African American Women and Culture Surrounding Perinatal Depression - ... For the study 60 women were approached and ask to answer a questionnaire. After the questionnaires were completed by the women and looked over by the researcher any women who they felt response reveal and high level of symptom of perinatal depression or suicidal thoughts will be referred by the researcher for future follow up and or treatment. A reason why so many of these women did not seek help was do the treatment preference, some of the patients that would prefer counseling over medication have not went to counseling so they are more than likely to suffer depression by not being treated then the women....   [tags: child birth, seeking treatment for illness]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] The Wonderfil Life Of Zulu People - The Wonderful Life of the Zulu People Table of Contents Page Introduction 3 Chapter I “Women are extremely valuable in society” 5 Chapter II “Ancestors are the source of power” 8 Chapter III “Rite Of Passage” 10 Conclusion 12 Introduction The African continent is home to many different religious traditions. The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations formed in Egypt. Records show the Egyptians have been around since 3100 ....   [tags: African Culture] 1835 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] African American Athlete: Their Role in American Culture - ... He may have been the first glimmer of fair treatment and equality of African Americans. The Negro Leagues struggled for many years during the depression and the success of the league was always in question. Due to the Great Depression, the economy of the . had hit rock bottom and “the future of black professional baseball and other African American enterprises” were being viewed with the same pessimism as the many bank and employment failures of the time. By1945, in large part to the war, ; the league was flourishing....   [tags: discrimmination, segregation, integration]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] African American Theater - Over the course of approximately one-hundred years there has been a discernible metamorphosis within the realm of African-American cinema. African-Americans have overcome the heavy weight of oppression in forms such as of politics, citizenship and most importantly equal human rights. One of the most evident forms that were withheld from African-Americans came in the structure of the performing arts; specifically film. The common population did not allow blacks to drink from the same water fountain let alone share the same television waves or stage....   [tags: Culture African American Cinema Theater] 1967 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Color Coded: A Cultural Critique of the Role of Color in African American Culture and its Effect on the African American Woman - As a race of people that have an extensive history of being enslaved and oppressed for several generations, African Americans have gained a myriad of twisted ideologies that have been passed down for generations. One that is very intrinsic to general mindset of the community is the belief that light skinned African Americans are superior to their dark skinned counterparts. Furthermore, this ideology has also affected the standards of beauty within the race and has altered the self-image, aspirations, and overall psyche of the black woman....   [tags: Race]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Performativity of an Ifá Divination Tray in a Western Museum - Fowler’s Museum curator of African arts, Gemma Rodriguez, examines a selection of African divination objects in Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives (2010b). The exhibit includes a 19th century Opon Ifá, or Ifá divination tray; a pair of Madebele Senufo divination figurines; and a 19th century Kashekesheke divining instrument from the Congo. The museum considers the exhibition of these objects as a “close study of works that reveals the diversity of African cosmological systems and differing concepts of fate, destiny, and causality” (Rodriguez, 2010a)....   [tags: African Culture, Paraphernalia]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] Things Fall Apart: Eurocentrism - Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. Chinua Achebe takes this idea into account when he wrote Things Fall Apart. He shows in this novel that unless you know about African culture, you can’t love it or hate it. He shows that Africans aren’t savages like the world thinks they are, and that the Eurocentric world that we live in isn’t correct. Eurocentricism is the idea that the world revolves around Europe and western civilization. This idea has been the focus point of Achebe and has driven him to prove the universe does not revolve around European culture and it is equal to all other cultures....   [tags: african culture, chinua achebe, eurocentrism] 1099 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Impact of African-American Sitcoms on America's Culture - The Impact of African-American Sitcoms on America's Culture Since its start, the television industry has been criticized for perpetuating myths and stereotypes about African-Americans through characterizations, story lines, and plots. The situation comedy has been the area that has seemed to draw the most criticism, analysis, and disapproval for stereotyping. From Sanford and Son and The Jefferson’s in the 1970s to The Cosby Show (1984) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 1990s, sitcoms featuring black casts and characters have always been controversial....   [tags: Fresh Prince Bel-Air Jeffersons Cosby Essays] 974 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Evolution of Women in Nigeria - Throughout the centuries, the roles of Nigerian women have continuously evolved. During the pre- colonial era, women in Nigerian tribes were not only child bearers and wives, but also free adults. They played critical roles in food preparation, weaving, pottery, and the economy. However, the impact of British rule in Nigeria made a significant shift from the pre-colonial to the post- colonial era. The influence of the Catholic Church, Western style education, patriarchal government and modern ways of making money took a major toll in a woman’s role in society....   [tags: empowerment and subjugation, African culture]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Christianity in Northern Africa - I. INTRODUCTION Christianity in Africa is not a recent happening nor is it a product of colonialism if we go back to the very time of the apostle. Christianity in most area was confronted during the centuries after the struggle by Islam, the Christian religion suffered in some measure, but did not disappear. Christianity has been flourishing on the northern part of this continent for years before Islam was born. Christianity in North African seemed to have been well founded deeply entrenched and firmly led....   [tags: religion, african culture] 1597 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Out of the kitchen: An Examination of the American Dream in the Poetry of Langston Hughes - Out of the Kitchen: An Examination of the American Dream in the poetry of Langston Hughes The Harlem Renaissance gave a voice to many gifted artists, writers, and poets. Perhaps, for the first time, people were using the arts on a broad scale to give national and international voice to the long-silenced personal and political struggles of America’s ethnic other, specifically the African-American. Among the many gifted poets of the movement, Langston Hughes is, easily, one of the most recognizable and influential....   [tags: African American Culture, Metaphors]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s - Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Piano Lesson Play Analysis - In the play, The Piano Lesson, music played an important role. The piano in the play represented the African American history and culture. The ghost of Sutter represented the pain and trauma that had been endured throughout the generations in the Charles family. Berniece did not play the piano because she associated it with pain and the bad things that happened to her family members. She did not want to accept the things that had happened in her family’s past. She thought that she could deny everything and act like it never happened....   [tags: piano, african american culture] 932 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Sentimental Gifts in Quilts - Sentimental Gifts in Quilts Quilts were used for various reasons throughout history and they have been a sentimental part of the African American culture for many years. According to Professor Florett Barnett Cash “Quilts can be used as resources in reconstructing the experiences of African American women. They provide a record of their cultural and political past” (Cash 30). “Everyday Use”, by Alice Walker illustrates how a quilt that was prepared by Miss Johnson and Maggie played a sentimental, yet important part in their family’s, heritage and bond they shared....   [tags: African-American Culture] 1257 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Come Shouting to Zion and the development of African-American Religious Culture - Come Shouting to Zion and the development of African-American Religious Culture Missing Works Cited In detailing the long process by which African-Americans came to embrace Protestant Christianity and shape their own unique form of it, Frey and Wood emphasize African agency throughout. Their case is better supported by evidence in the 19th century than in the 18th, during which time Christianity had little effect on slave society through the efforts of Anglicans, not so much because Africans rejected the gospel as because whites withheld Christian brotherhood from blacks....   [tags: Religion Shouting Zion Essays] 1632 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] World Music: The Emotional Effect of Music - ... This instrument is personal to the owner and it is generally not used by another musician. This instrument accompanies the drum to give a depth to the music. This instrument gives off a feeling of movement when accompanied with the African dance gives an even deeper meaning to the music. These instruments are important to the culture as they used this instrumental music to accompany a dance to express spiritual and cultural of their everyday lives. (12) The music clip that I have chosen features these two instruments for a feel of the climate and area of the country....   [tags: african, native american, culture]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] The Black Freedom Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s - ... This meant that the consumer markets were entirely detached, one focusing on all white consumers, one focusing on all black consumers. The corporations were able to target ethnicities based on the companies’ use of imagery and portrayal of people. One such example is the tobacco industry aiming at African Americans. Tobacco advertisements in the 1950’s and 1960’s were all about the normality and inclusion of smoking cigarettes, white people sitting comfortably in their middle class homes, surrounded by friends and families, these advertisements were designed to target the average 1950’s person....   [tags: american culture, african american] 1992 words
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