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ORIGIN OF AFRICA

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ORIGIN OF THE BLACK RACE: THE BIRTH OF NEGRO FATHERS. copied from the book: REALITY AS MYTH; chapter two.
The difficulty encountered by researchers searching for the birthplace of the Negro father had been bedridden by two main factors. These factors are lack of proper attention given to the oral tradition of the various ancient communities in Africa, and the desire to favour oneself in the cause of one’s research work as found among early African historians. The attempts to rectify these matters took us nearly the whole book in our previous production. We have stressed the unquantifiable relevance of the various oral traditions in the different areas of the African continent. Stressing the importance of oral tradition in preserving history, we agree with J. Ki-Zerbo in the assertion that, Oral tradition is not just a second-best source to be resorted to only when there is nothing else. It is a distinct source in itself, with a now well established methodology, and it lends the history o…

GENDER INEQUALITY

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ASPECTS OF GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE UNWRITTEN LITERATURE OF THE NKALAHA PEOPLE.
Essay submitted to the Annual Literary Conference in UNIPORT, August 2009. By
Onyeji Nnaji.
Abstract.
Literature mirrors the society. As a mirror, literature goes far to uncover the aspects of the people’s life which history of various version could not reveal. Various aspects of the unwritten literature of Nkalaha people have different areas of people’s life it bothers on. Some of them hamper effective freedom of some gender in the society. This paper therefore sets out to examine those aspects of gender inequality in Aju-Ede festival in particular.

To understand why and how African women write what they write, we will have to scrutinize the specific location in which they are situated. But because any specific location is usually circumscribed by gender reality and cultural boundaries, we therefore need to revisit, first, the issue of marginality according to Spivak9; to examine the site where women are silenc…