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  • People, Predicaments and Potentials in Africa
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  • Takehiko Ochiai
  • 2021
  • Published by: LANGAA RPCIG
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The term 'African Potentials' refers to the knowledge, systems, practices, ideas and values created and implemented in African societies that are expected to contribute to overcoming various challenges and promoting people's wellbeing. This collection of articles, focused on African societies, is based on the idea that 'Africa is People'. In this book, African people are placed at the centre of the discussion. The book's contributors, all of whom believe in African people and their potentials, consider women, minors and young people, people with disabilities, entrepreneurs, herders, farmers, mine workers, refugees, migrants, traditional rulers, militiamen and members of the political elite, and examine their predicaments and potentials in detail. Africa is people, and African potentials can be found only in African people themselves.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Series Preface. African Potentials for Convivial World-Making
  2. Motoji Matsuda
  3. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Introduction. Africa is People
  2. Takehiko Ochiai, Misa Hirano-Nomoto and Daniel E. Agbiboa
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I - Potentials in the Everyday
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Chapter 1. Local Recognition is Alienated from Global Discourse: Changes in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in a Kenyan Pastoral Community
  2. Kyoko Nakamura
  3. pp. 15-34
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  1. Chapter 2. No Longer Oppose or Coexist: Forty Years of Trans-Border Business and the State in the Republic of the Congo
  2. Mikako Toda
  3. pp. 35-54
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  1. Chapter 3. Crossing the Border between Informal and Formal Sectors: Twenty Years in the Life of an Entrepreneur in Yaoundé, Cameroon
  2. Misa Hirano-Nomoto
  3. pp. 55-72
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  1. Chapter 4. Human Ecological Foundations of Farmer-Herder Conflict in the Sahel: Combining Field Observation, Remote Sensing and Computational Modelling
  2. Takuto Sakamoto
  3. pp. 73-92
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  1. Part II - Potentials for Survival
  2. pp. 93-94
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  1. Chapter 5. Subsistence Living within the Market Economy: African Potentials for Survival in a Western Kenyan Mountain Village
  2. Motoji Matsuda
  3. pp. 95-124
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  1. Chapter 6. A Faustian Bargain? The Puzzle of Community-Based Armed Groups in Africa
  2. Daniel E. Agbiboa
  3. pp. 125-148
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  1. Chapter 7. Conflict and Collaboration in Zimbabwe's Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector
  2. Grasian Mkodzongi
  3. pp. 149-168
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  1. Chapter 8. 'One Day, We Gonna Talk about It like a Story': Hardships and Resilience of Migrant Women in South Africa from the Great Lakes Region
  2. Chizuko Sato
  3. pp. 169-188
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  1. Part III - Politics and Potentials in Nigeria
  2. pp. 189-190
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  1. Chapter 9. African 'Kings' and Globalisation: Chieftaincy and Transnational Mobility among Igbo Migrants in Japan
  2. Hisashi Matsumoto
  3. pp. 191-208
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  1. Chapter 10. The 200-Year War: Anthropological Dimensions of Nigeria's Pastoralist-Horticulturalist Politics
  2. Peter-Jazzy Ezeh
  3. pp. 209-232
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  1. Chapter 11. Reforming Federalism: Military Rule, Institutional Engineering and the National Question in Nigeria
  2. Takehiko Ochiai
  3. pp. 233-262
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 263-278
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  1. Back cover
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