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The genealogy of racism dates back to 610 AD when Islamic jihadists invented whiteness as a religious justification for deracinating and enslaving African people out of East Africa and into Southeastern Europe for more than 1,300 years.

Through a new interdisciplinary research methodology, Ancestorology, a taxonomy of Western cultural and visual productions of history are juxtaposed with the social stratifications of the African Diaspora to arrive at a new interpretation of the historical narrative.

Decolonzing Arts-Based Methodologies: Researching the African Diaspora provokes critical analytical thought between the historical narrative and current public discourse in Western societies where people of African descent exist. The importance of this work begins the process of unlearning Western ways of knowing and seeing through hegemonic productions of knowledge and by assigning new values to humanity’s collective memory.
Author: Nancy Rushohora

1 Introduction The Majimaji War (1905–1907) was fought to resist German colonialism in what is now known as Tanzania, then German East Africa. It is famous because of its use of a water concoction ( maji ) as a supposedly bulletproof medicine. It is from the maji medicine that the

In: Teaching African History in Schools
Author: Tanya Merriman

manage, but not Celia Ho. She has fought her battle against poaching despite the appalling and painful realities and the deeply held mindsets she must confront as she fights. Elephant poaching is the most prevalent in areas of the African continent where poverty is the highest. In Coastal East Africa

In: Activists under 30

-University Council for East Africa ( IUCEA ) and the Southern Africa Regional Universities Association ( SARUA ). Furthermore, the implementation of the Pan African University ( PAU ) is a step towards the implementation of the Arusha Convention, which aims at harmonization of academic programs across borders to

In: Global Trends in Higher Education Quality Assurance
Author: Anne Ryen

part of? Do I want that? Being white in East-Africa and in Norway, a female big band trumpet player, being a member of the majority indigenous population in my country, a professor, a student supervisor, a cancer survivor, a sister and daughter negotiating with welfare state workers to assist caring

In: The Reflexivity of Pain and Privilege

country that I visit. This chapter explores how my biracial identity and social construction of race shifted in complex ways during my time in South Africa, Egypt (North Africa), and Kenya (East Africa) (see Figure 10.1 ). In each country, I experienced and took part in “a losing system by being mixed

In: The Reflexivity of Pain and Privilege

a membership and following from all over the world, though the bulk of ‘friends’ that aid in content creation and sharing are from East Africa. The initial Facebook posts were a public call for action, mobilizing people to be vocal in regards to the violence in Burundi. In realization that the

In: Democracy 2.0

research agenda set by expatriate staff were Western-oriented. An African university can change this by giving research an African focus without undermining the basic research principles that inform general practice within the research community. The academic staff at the Federal University of East Africa

In: African Higher Education in the 21st Century