Academic Papers on Africa

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PhD Admission Essay

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page admission essay for a PhD program. The applicant seeks to focus on economic research that has the ability to effect economic and social change in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically as those changes depend on foreign direct investment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page paper discussing the biography and purposes of this former slave in publishing his Narrative in 1789 (1791 in the United States). Equiano illustrated to European and American readers the civilization of his people and the barbarism of the white slave traders, upending the common notion of who was “civilized” and who ...

7 pages. To understand Afro-Cuban society one must have an understanding of their religions and deities. This paper focuses on the deities and understanding of the Afro-Cuban society, including the biographies of the saints in the Yoruba Pantheon. Also are reflected the daily lives and historical experience of African and Cuban societies. ...

3 pages of research discussing obstacles faced by foreign (U.S.) businesses wishing to operate in South Africa since apartheid. Focus is on Goodyear. 1 source listed in bibliography.

This 6 page paper presents a business plan for beginning a talk radio show in Nigeria. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page overview of the life and military accomplishments of this Sudanese ruler. Traces the life of the Mahdi from his religious seclusion to his defeat of British General Charles George Gordon and the seizure of Khartoum in 1884 and his death from typhus in 1885. Concludes that the Mahdi was in ...

Conflict in Zimbabwe

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper looks at the situation in Zimbabwe. The history of the country is briefly considered and the role that Mugabe has played in encouraging violence against white framers in his efforts to maintain political power through the use of racism as a diversion to the economic problems in the country due to ...

The Dahomey Empire

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper looks at the Dahomey Empire of West Africa which existed between the 17th and the 19th centuries. The structure and power of the Empire, stability, interaction with others and cause of the collapse are all discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at of these two leaders, their rise to power and their rule. First the writer considers President Jose Eduardo dos Santos President of Angola and his political career along with key events during that career. Then the writer continues with Omar Bongo President of Gabon, giving a brief critique of ...

A 10 page research paper which explores the animistic aspect of religious belief in this primitive African culture. The writer discusses the role that animals play in Dogon rituals which predict the future, and also gives a possible explanation for the mystery surrounding the impressive knowledge of this primitive tribe regarding the star cluster which ...

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the relationship between politics and religion in the ancient civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Orient and India. There are many similarities in each of these ancient civilizations considering it was a time when religion was the most important aspect of life for most of these people. Politics more ...

A 4 page research paper/essay that is formatted to be delivered as a speech to a Methodist youth convention in South Africa. The topic is accommodating cultural diversity using the philosophy of ubuntu in South Africa. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

7 pages in length. Discusses cultures, religions, and histories of three African countries : Zimbabwe, Egypt, and South Africa. Concludes with a brief comparison of these three. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

13 page-long elaborate discussion of religion in Africa. Divided into sections, key focuses are on : Animism (the religious belief that everything on Earth is imbued with a powerful spirit, capable of helping or harming human needs), Voodoo, and the Santeria Religion. Many issues, ideas, and subtopics are explored. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Dogon Religion

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper discussing how the Dogon of Mali, Africa, view the origin of the world and how it is connected with astronomy. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of twins in African religion and ritual, with a focus on both symbolic and birth twins in Dogon tribes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

THE VOODOO RELIGION

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses the Voodoo religion, its history, origin, controversies and rituals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper uses various readings, in particular Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart,” to discuss ways in which culture and religion shape each other. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing the Nuer religion in Africa and its views regarding nature, as well as the foundation for those beliefs. There are currently close to one million Nuer living in the Sudan and Ethiopia. Bibliography lists six sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the history of African-American Christianity. This paper looks to Africa as well as slave trading for roots into this diverse religion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 7 page paper discussing the multiple heritage of Africans. Throughout Africa and countries where Africans live, the heritage of the African people has been influenced by a great many factors due to slavery, colonization, religion and aspects of the African continent itself. Africans for years relied on a religion and lifestyle which ...

The Gnostic Gospels

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper that defines the Gnostic Gospels, their origin, and the differences in religious beliefs between the Gnostic religion and conventional Christianity. A brief history of the Gnostic religion is presented, as well as the details of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library in Egypt in 1945. Bibliography lists 7 ...

A 14 page research paper that explores the nature and characteristics of traditional African religions, discussing these characteristics before and after the coming of outside influences and stressing the role of African religion in maintaining African identity and cultural values. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the various ways in which African American slaves had to suffer from cultural dislocation. The African American slaves suffered a great deal from cultural dislocation from their native homeland in Africa for over two centuries. Cultural dislocation occurs not only from a physical separation from a landscape but ...

8 pages in length. Many of the Asante are religiously confused due to the many religions that have been placed upon them. Because of this confusion, their methods of healing and spirituality can become clouded and mixed, pulling certain beliefs from each religion to create a hodge-podge of medical practices. The poverty is another problem contributing to the ...

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