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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

aspect ratio

aspect ratio  

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.
academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
abortion

abortion  

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...
Darwinism

Darwinism  

The theory of evolution by natural selection, often used incorrectly as a synonym for the theory of evolution itself. The term ‘neo-Darwinism’ is often used to denote the ‘new synthesis’ (i.e. ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin  

(1809–82)British naturalist, who studied medicine in Edinburgh followed by theology at Cambridge University, intending a career in the Church. However, his interest in natural history led him to ...
suicide

suicide  

The act of intentionally ending one's own life. A suicide pact is an agreement between two (or more) people to commit suicide together. See also euthanasia.
Mazrui, Ali

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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...2006, p.13; 25 February 2007, p.13; 18 February 2007, p.13; 12 November 2006, p.13; 24 September 2006, p.13; 21 May 2006, p.11; 8 April 2006, p.7; 18 March 2006, p.7; 4 March 2006, p.7. Sunday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), 19, February 2006, p.12; 7, October 2001, p.19; 28, January 2001, p.17; 24, September 2000, p.8; September 26, 1999, p.10; 13, December 1998, “Lifestyle”, p. 4; 6, September 1998, p.14; 6, October 1991, p.7; 20, November 1994, p.12. Kenneth S. Ombongi and Marcel...

Sodipo, J. Olubi

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...Sodipo, J. Olubi , and Barry Hallen . “ A Comparison of the Western ‘Witch’ with the Yoruba ‘Aje’: Spiritual Powers or Personality Types ?” Ife: Annals of the Institute of Cultural Studies 1 (1986): 1–7. Sodipo, J. Olubi , and Barry Hallen. “ The House of the Inu: Keys to the Structure of a Yoruba Theory of the Self .” Quest: Philosophical Discussions 8, no. 1 (1994): 3–23. Sodipo, J. Olubi , and Barry Hallen . Knowledge, Belief and Witchcraft: Analytic Experiments in African Philosophy . Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1997. Originally...

Ibeji

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... African Arts 30 (1997): 18–93. Chemeche, George , John Pemberton, and John Picton . Ibeji: The Cult of Yoruba Twins . Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. Galerie Walu . Twin. Zürich, Switzerland: Galerie Walu, 2000. Houlberg, M. H . “ Ibeji Images of the Yoruba .” African Arts 7 (1973): 20–92. Lawal, B . “ The Living Dead: Art and Immortality Among the Yoruba of Nigeria .” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 47 (1977): 50–61. Meyerowitz, E. L. R . “ Ibeji Statuettes from Yoruba, Nigeria .” Man 44 (1944): 105–107. Mobolade, T . “ Ibeji...

Historiography

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...Society of Nigeria 12, nos. 3 and 4 (1985): 1–3. Asiwaju, A. I . Editorial note . Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 12, nos. 3 and 4 (1985). Atieno-Odhiambo, E. S . “ From African Historiography to an African Philosophy of History .” Afrika Zamani , nos. 7 and 8 (1999–2000): 45–63. Davidson, Basil , The Search for Africa: A History in the Making , London: James Currey, 1994. Dike, K. Onwuka . Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta, 1830–1885 . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. Lovejoy, Paul , E . “Nigeria: The Ibadan School and Its...

Philosophy

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...du Département de Philosophie et Religions africaines de la Faculté de Théologie” (Responsibilities of the Department of Philosophy and African Religions of the Faculty of Theology). In La Philosophie africaine: Actes de la 1ère Semaine philosophique de Kinshasa , pp. 9–20. Kinshasa, Zaire: Faculté de théologie catholique, Département de philosophie et religions africaines, 1977. Okolo Okonda, Benoït . Pour une philosophie de la culture et du développement: Recherches d’herméneutique et de praxis africaines (For a Philosophy of Culture and...

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