African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 168

Table of Content: June 2014; 6(5)

June 2014

The horn of Africa: Intra-state and inter-state conflicts and security. By Redie Bereketeab. London and uppsala: Pluto press and Nordic Africa institute, 2013, XI, 208 pp. Paperback. No price

Conflicts are natural and historical and hence they are everywhere and every time. They are part of social phenomenon of  human life. The difference lies on the magnitude, complexity, sequel and repercussion. The horn of Africa, with some exceptions, is one of the most politically sensitive and fragile regions of the world.  The virtue of this book lies in its providing comprehensive and critical examination...

Author(s): Temesgen Gebeyehu Baye

June 2014

Lessons in translation: The English to Tiv example

This paper examines the art of translation, the necessity of translation, the odd ends of translation, and how mistranslation can cause drastic changes in perceptions and policies and also alter a course of life and culture of a people. The paper supports its presentation with a historical analytical survey of misguided translation of English to Tiv lexicon and sentences, and how it affected an appreciation of the Tiv...

Author(s): Ikyer, Godwin Aondofa

June 2014

Cultural values: A conduit of shaping managerial thinking in Zimbabwe’s industrial relations

Knowledge production remains a game of power. Over the years certain discourses have tried to naturalise and reinforce the position that  world’s best practices are defined as Eurocentric and henceforth anything that is African is viewed as ‘traditional’ , ‘barbaric’ and ‘bush’. The European ‘supremacy’ in knowledge production has been emphasised across...

Author(s): Farai Ncube