By Durodola Tosin There are several reasons why many regard 1945 as the beginning of Modern African Political Thought. To say, however that Modern African Political Thought started in the year 1945 is a total misconception which will be unfair to history.
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By Hazel Speed When I learned that it was a hundred years since the date of the Russian Revolution, I had a sense of sadness that I always have when I think about this tragic story.
Archibald J. Motley, Jr. By Durodola Tosin
James Stone By David Adejumo The value of history to Nation building
AFP photo By Thambu Kanagasabai Will it accommodate the just demands of the Tamils or abandon them to choose their own destiny?
By Kaushik Acharya The Vedas are the first texts in the literature of the human race. They deal with knowledge, both physical and spiritual.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed
Jamel Shabazz By Ogunniyi Abayomi As the black race, we are observed to be individuals of vigour and strength over the mental capability to study and succeed in our intellectual endeavours.
Roger Mayne By Hazel Speed Having listened to a broadcast discussion about pensioners of today being the first in history not to have worked until they dropped, but are now enjoying the fruits of their labours while most probably still going to live for another 20-30 years, I was intrigued to digest more of […]
Nicholas Vreeland By Ananya S Guha Considering America has a history of about 240 years and Great Britain of course almost since primordial times, an independence of 69 years, perhaps is still a situation which is nascent. But with every August 15th there are murmurs as to how the nation has ‘progressed’, whether the […]
Reuters photo By Ogunniyi Abayomi It is the position and identity of individuals in society, the way of life of people, their thoughts and behaviors embeded charateristics that built the existence of a society.
By Durodola Tosin This essay intends to examine the ways by which the early African historians’ writings before 1945 could be considered precursors of modern African historiography. We examine four early African historians – Carl Reindorf of Ghana, Sir Apolo Kagwa of Uganda, Jacob Egharevba of Benin and Samuel Johnson of Nigeria, their works, writings and […]
Reuters photo By Ananya S Guha I remember in school in one of our units on World History we also had to study International Relations during the times of Bismarck or Hitler. And that for a class eleven students wasn’t that easy. But that was a part of World or European History today. Perhaps […]
By Semon Swaraj India is a secular country where people have the freedom to practice any religion and even convert to another religion of their choice.
By Durodola Tosin In the description of the ethnic setting in the Nigeria area before 1800, it is important to state that the concept “Nigeria” is omitted because there was no Nigeria until 1914. What existed was communities scattered all over the area now called Nigeria. These communities operated their own laws and rules that […]
By Ananya S Guha As an academic I feel rather insecure at the grisly turn of events in the academic institutions in the India of today. While I am not going to go into the JNU events specifically my mind is disturbed at the kind of damage that is being done to academia and the […]
January 1941 The seafront was ablaze, fire dancing without discrimination. Sirens whirled through the air, the high-pitched drone sending chilled shivers through the core of Frances’s spine. But now was not the time to start getting the heebie-jeebies.