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«Africa: History and Culture» - electronic scientific journal.

E-ISSN 2500-3771

Publication frequency – once a year.

Issued from 2016.

1 July 25, 2016


1. Alisa Konovalova
The Mutual Influences of African Music and Politics

Africa: History and Culture, 2016, Vol. (1), Is. 1, pp. 4-8.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2016.1.4CrossRef

Abstract:
The article aims to look at the many genres of African music in a political context. The significance of music in African political movements is illustrated by a number of examples from Kenya, Senegal, Mali and other countries over the decades. Furthermore, political themes brought up by modern artists of African ancestry in their songs are discussed.From the analysis, music perhaps does not create political change as a solitary force; rather, it stirs a community into action, expresses and calls attention to oppression, and bridges the divide between people of different cultures. In times of conflict and uncertainty, culture is radicalised. Artists develop new muscles, and events radiate a higher sense of purpose. Music and artists descending from Africa suggest many examples of such phenomenon and its power in a political context.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1472645402.pdf
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2. Stella Ofori
Casting a View at the Indigenous Ghanaian Parenting Styles: A Review of Variables, Outcomes and Trends

Africa: History and Culture, 2016, Vol. (1), Is. 1, pp. 9-14.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2016.1.9CrossRef

Abstract:
Parenting styles contributes to children’s intellectual, social, and behavioural development. Culture is one key factor that affects the way parents train their children. This affects parent-child communication, how parents correct their children and even relate with them. This paper describes the specific variables, outcomes and trends within the indigenous Ghanaians parenting context. This paper reviewed the indigenous system of parenting in Ghana within its cultural context. Many books regarding childhood and parenting emanates from the Western world. Due to this, African cultural values like parenting styles are fading away with time. This paper therefore aims at helping readers and Africans to be cognizant of some indigenous Ghanaian parenting styles and how they can go a long way to help train children to become responsible adults. It will also add up to existing literature about African parenting styles with a special focus on Ghana.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1472645422.pdf
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3. Jacob Owusu Sarfo
‘Bone-Shakers’ and Contemporary ‘Tro-Tro’ in Ghana: Implications for Traffic and Transport Psychology

Africa: History and Culture, 2016, Vol. (1), Is. 1, pp. 15-20.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2016.1.15CrossRef

Abstract:
‘Tro-Tro’ is a local term for any minibus in Ghana, that trip short to semi-long distances as ‘share taxis’. As share taxis, Ghanaian ‘Tro-Tro’ run in between specific destinations with passengers alighting at designated or assumed bus stops, while others get on board. This business is unique for its cheaper transport fares and possible interactions, at least with the conductor who is locally known as the ‘Mate’. This article explores some historic evolutions that the ‘Tro-Tro’ business had accomplished so far in Ghana. In addition, it examines the role of the ‘Tro-Tro’ business on the culture, socioeconomic and psychological factors in Ghana. This unique business nurtures a collective life force among the three human elements; the ‘Tro-Tro’ Driver, Mate and passengers. The ‘Tro-Tro’ transport industry and concept have come to stay and needs to be given the needed advocacy and consideration. This paper has implications for future studies, education, transport industry, policy, and traffic and transport psychology in Ghana.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1472645440.pdf
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URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1472719700.pdf
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