Focus on Nigeria

Author: Nicola Barber,Ali Brownlie Bojang

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836862201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the geography, history, politics, economy, and culture of Nigeria, discussing topics including colonialism, human rights violations, and oil dependency.
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Religions in Focus

New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

Author: Graham Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134936907

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Religions in Focus" engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, "Religions in Focus" explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study.A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.
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Focus on Nigeria

Literature and Culture

Author: Gordon Collier

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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This issue of Matatu offers cutting-edge studies of contemporary Nigerian literature, a selection of short fiction and poetry, and a range of essays on various themes of political, artistic, socio-linguistic, and sociological interest. Contributions on theatre focus on the fool as dramatic character and on the feminist theatre of exclusion (Tracie Uto-Ezeajugh). Several essays examine the poetry of Hope Eghagha and the Delta writer Tanure Ojaide. Studies of the prose fiction of Chinua Achebe, Tayo Olafioye, Uwem Akpan, and Chimamanda Adichie are complemented by a searching exposé of the exploitation of Ayi Kwei Armah on the part of the metropolitan publishing world and by a recent interview with the poet Jumoko Verissimo. Traditional culture is considered in articles on historical sites in Ile-Ife, witchcraft in Etsako warfare, and the Awonmili women’s collective in Awka. Linguistically oriented studies consider political speeches, drug advertising, and Yoruba anthroponyms. Performance-focused essays focus on Emirate court spectacle (durbar), Yoruba drum poetry in contemporary media, gospel music, indigenization and islamization of military music, and the role of the filmmaker. Contributions of broader relevance deal with Islamic components of Nigerian culture, the decline of the educational system, and the socio-economic impact of acquisitive culture.
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Focus on Politics and Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe

Author: Ulric R. Nichol

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The area of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe is an area of massive economic and political upheaval. Russia has transformed itself into a rich energy producing country with no republics or satellites to provide free energy for. The former republics and satellites are saddled buying energy at market prices with emigration problems and elections.
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Harmonious World and China's New Foreign Policy

Author: Sujian Guo,Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739126040

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The concept of 'harmonious world' has become the basis for the new principles and goals of Chinese foreign policy under the fourth generation leadership. The question remains, however, about the exact meanings of these principles and slogans, and their implications for Chinese foreign policy. This is the first edited volume that attempts to address this significant question, and its insightful contributions elucidates new dimensions of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for China's relations with the world.
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Focus on Terrorism

Author: Edward V. Linden

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600217098

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Terrorism, sadly, seems here to stay and to stay with a vengeance. It turns out that the United States was not prepared for it and now must play catch-up. In doing so, even agreement on how to define terrorism is in doubt and what to do about it seems beyond comprehension at the moment. This volume presents a broad cross section of analyses of weaknesses and actions in the ongoing battle including cyberterrorism, international terrorism, and societal implications of terrorism.
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