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The proper name and “selfpraise poetry” in the African oral literatureThere is a particular poetic genre in African oral literature, based on selfpraise. Selfpraise poetry is built on proper names and formulas, with the metaphor and hyperbole as central style figures. In this article, we situate...
War as Exit from Exclusion? The Formation of Mayi-Mayi Militias in Eastern CongoIn eastern Congo scores of young and marginalized people have been increasingly attracted to the mobilising efforts of new local actors. The inquiry into this phenomenon traces the emergence of the first militias to...
Media and Cultural Imperialism in Burkina FasoThe various kinds of information released in the press and other media are cultural products that partake in the shaping of citizens' opinions and minds. Radio and television in particular present their audiences in Burkina Faso with various...
The place of Sub-Sahara Africa in the WorldsportsystemThe contemporary world sportsystem is developed through globalisation with its homogenisation and heterogenisation processes. The result of these opposite forces is the division of the world in 6 classes. Sub-Sahara Africa underwent, with the...
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