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List of Contributors Munyaradzi Mawere holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr Mawere also holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and B. A. (Hons) Degree in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently Professor in the Department of Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. Before joining this university, Dr Mawere was a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and at Universidade Pedagogica, Mozambique, where he has also worked in different capacities as a Senior lecturer, Assistant Research Director, Postgraduate Co-ordinator and Associate Professor. He has an outstanding publishing record of more than one hundred pieces of work which include more than twenty books and over ninety book chapters and papers in scholarly journals. His research interests include, but not limited to, development and knowledge studies, political anthropology, science and technology studies, environmental issues, African studies, coloniality, decoloniality, post-coloniality, African political systems, culture and heritage studies. Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya is a Lecturer and a PhD candidate at Great Zimbabwe University, Faculty of Culture and Heritage Studies. Before joining Great Zimbabwe University, Mr. Mubaya worked for National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) for eight years as the Curator of Archaeology and Head of the Great Zimbabwe Monument Conservation Centre. Currently he is heading the Department of Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. Mr Mubaya holds a Master of Arts Degree in Heritage Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) and the Zimbabwe Association of Professional Archaeologists and related Disciplines (ZAPAD). His current research interests are focussed on heritage management and conservation, cultural tourism and museums. Mubaya has written and published fourteen articles in internationally esteemed scholarly journals and is the co-editor of the legendary text: African Cultures, Memory and Space: Living the Past Presence in Zimbabwean Heritage. Richard Asante is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana under the Harvard University, USA/University of Ghana Split-PhD Programme. Dr. Asante is also the Head and Research Coordinator of the History and Politics Unit of the Institute of African Studies, responsible for initiating and coordinating teaching and research projects in the unit in particular and the Institute in general. His research interests span the political economy of African development, democratisation, and human security. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in African politics and development, he has published on democracy and public sector governance, human security and decentralisation. Dr. Asante is currently the Regional Manager of Anglo West Africa of the Varieties of Democracy (V-DEM), a research Project designed to provide an alternative measurement of democracy, hosted at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. ‘Layo Ògúnlo޿lá was born in a village called Omido in Ìré޿pò޿dùn Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria some fifty-six years back, Dr. Ògúnlo޿lá O޿mo޿layò޿ Dúrótadé attended Ará-United Primary School, Àrándùn/Omido, Esìé޿/Ìlúdùn Anglican Grammar School, both in Kwara State, Federal Teachers’ College, Ankpa, School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic), Ìlo޿rin, Kwara State, Nigeria for his GCE Advanced Level. He bagged his First Degree B.ed (Hons), Yorùbá at the University of Ìbàdàn, Ò޿yó޿ State, Nigeria, M.A. Degree in Yorùbá from University of Ilo޿rin, Nigeria and Ph.D in Yorùbá Literature also from University of Ìlo޿rin, Nigeria. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ìlo޿rin, Nigeria. Dr. Ògúnlo޿lá has written a number of texts. They include: È޿yìnÒ޿rò޿ (Prose), OhunOjúwá (Play), Kòsó޿rò޿ (Prose), O޿gbó޿nÌlànàÌkó޿niníÈdèYorùbá and O޿pé޿ye޿míÌgbè޿yìnádùn (Play), now with the Press. He also has over eighteen home-based, National and International paper articles to his credit. He is married and blessed with children. Oluғwӑleғ TҽғwӑғgboyeҒ was born in OҒgboғmӑҒৢӑғ, Ӑ Ғ yӑғ State, Nigeria on 18th June, 1966. He had his Primary Education at St. Paul Anglican Primary School, Bamikҽғmӑ,IlҽҒ-Oluғji, OnҒdoғ State, Nigeria in 1978. He attended Local Authority Secondary Modern School, IҒpetu I...


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