Africa Essay Topics

The Hobbit

We are immediately led into a slow and calm description of our surroundings by an almost invisible character unknown to us and the company on board this boat. I can only presume it to be Conrad himself, but it immediately shows us how mysterious Conrad’s writing can be and what is to come, is not… View Article

The heart of DarknessRemind

  The accountant is “toying architecturally with the bones”. This mention of bones is not something we’d normally associate with dominoes and gives us a sense of foreboding and thoughts of death which is a subtle way of laying down a recurring theme found within this novella. We are then introduced to the main character,… View Article

Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines

  had three huge barns, nine wives and thirty children. “(Achebe, 15) These men held titles which gave them a higher status in society. It was the responsibility of the clansmen to watch out for other individuals in their society. We do not ask for wealth because he that has health and children will also… View Article

Storytelling in Achebe

In Achebe’s novel “Anthills of the Savannah” storytelling is presented as a means to escape the effects of colonialism in Africa. He presents Storytelling in many different ways: through myth and folklore, Beatrice, Ikem and the Abazonian elder and it is clear to the reader that storytelling plays an important part in Kangan. Achebe also… View Article

Sub-Saharan Africa

Many authors focusing on Latin America refer to the 1980’s as the ‘lost decade’, when the progress made during the 1960’s and 1970’s stagnated or was reversed. This was also the case in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Cavanagh et al (1985), “debt had become a vacuum cleaner, siphoning resources out of the… View Article

South Africa

In South Africa, civil disobedience was also strongly practiced. By simply looking back at South Africa’s history, it is indeed safe to say that civil disobedience is justifiable. Apartheid in South Africa is a fact, and is also a part of world history. Apartheid is the main reason why civil disobedience, also considered “passive resistance… View Article

Intercultural communication

The only way for Africa to rise out from the ruins of its social conflicts is to drop its notions of finding a scapegoat. There will always be good days and bad days. Equality in every aspect of human life is an ideal dream. Progress varies among people. Instead of pulling people down, assistance should… View Article

Africa’s growing concern

Whoever ignites the flames of hate has succeeded considerably. Hatred has become a way of life for many people around the world. People envy other people and create hatred to those of better lives. But no human being is prepared for what the African continent actually reveals. The persecution of unwanted individuals is prevalent in… View Article

Africa and African continent

Slavery is and it involves conditions of controlling people against their expectations or lives; this can especially be done with violence, compulsion and force. Slavery is practiced so as to obtain cheap labor from people that have been illegally against their will. Slave trade was experienced in almost all African countries the most common form… View Article

Hidden messages of objects of African art

In our modern world works of art play a role which is quite different from the role they used to play in the past. Indeed, in ancient times the craftsmanship of masters who produced utensils necessary for daily needs was already the source of art, because their products were among few vehicles of self-expression. As… View Article

The Impact of Microfinance in Africa

Introduction Microfinance simply means the creation of funds and provision of these funds to the small scale entrepreneurs, low-income earners, unemployed, poverty stricken clients and some other interested parties. However, microfinance does not only revolve around “soft loans” (loans which do not require strict collateral and which could be paid in installments), it also includes… View Article

The Path of Genocide: The Rwanda Crisis from Uganda to Zaire

Short Summary “The Path of Genocide: The Rwanda Crisis from Uganda to Zaire” provides a collection of essays devoted to the horrendous genocide taken place in Rwanda. As the authors mention, the book aims at “explaining the failure of the international community to intervene and prevent or mitigate the genocide”. (p. xviii) Nevertheless, instead of… View Article

The Origins of African America and the Continuity of African Culture

We have already moved from a society of slave-owning, color-discriminating people to a multicultural nation. Aside from the acceptance that color should not be a basis of judgment, we have also assimilated various aspects of other cultures. The world we are living in turned from a white man’s world to a colorful world of equality… View Article

Pan Africanism

Pan-africanism has a dual character: it is at the same time (i) an international political movement and (ii) a socio-political world-view, a philosophical and cultural umbrella concept, which seeks to correct the historical and cultural outrage that Europe has perpetrated on the continent during the past several centuries. An international movement As an international movement,… View Article

Crossing the West and Unite

Is Pan- Africanism merely an ideology of beliefs that belongs to a past?  Historically it can be traced that Africans in their country of origin have a great civilization but why in the world would this great people need to walk a crusade like one of its forerunner’s Du Bois when he said that: “The… View Article