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Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

Hurston, Zora Neale

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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1,087 words

...small-town life distinguished her fiction from fellow novelists, such as James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen. The folktales that Hurston recorded during her ethnographic research in the all-black town of Eatonville, Florida, figure prominently in her novels and short fiction. A notable scene in Their Eyes Were Watching God features a shift of perspective to a group of vultures, who after the funeral of an overworked mule elegize their meal with a call and response: “What killed this man?” The chorus answered, “Bare, bare fat.” Scenes...

Kenyatta, Jomo

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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1,482 words

...Mau Mau. However, the colonial authorities, particularly the white settlers, believed him to be at the origin of all the unrest that had come to characterize African life in Kenya after 1945 . After all, he supported pan-Africanism and had lived in the Soviet Union. Even though Kenyatta publicly repudiated Mau Mau, he was arrested in October 1952 when the governor, Sir Evelyn Baring, declared a state of emergency that would not be lifted until 1960 . A rigged trial on accusations of sedition led to the condemnation of Kenyatta and four other KAU...

God

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
2,557 words

...the center of the world’s major religions. Unarguably, the subject of God has been a complex philosophical problem in the history of knowledge. As such, no attempt is made here to put a seal of finality on this or previous scholarly views. However, our concern here has been to lay bare the reality of African philosophical conception and actual experience of God in African society and cosmogony. No one may lay claim to an absolute intra-African universality of culture and invariability of religious thought. In the same breadth, no one may deny the reality of a...

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