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Black Africa

 

a term used in scholarly works, political writings, and literature to denote African countries populated by negroid races. The French term Afrique noire first appeared in the second half of the 19th century, when France’s colonial empire was taking shape in West and Equatorial Africa. The German term Schwarzafrika has not gained wide use. In English, the term “Negro Africa” has largely been replaced by “Black Africa,” “Subsanaran Africa,” and “Africa south of the Sahara,” the last of which is also coming into use in French. The last term is accepted in Soviet writings.

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Synopsis: "Black Africa's Largest Islamic Kingdom Before Colonialism: Royal Ribats Of Kano And Sokoto" by Professor John Edward Philips (Department of International Society, College of Humanities, Hirosaki University, Japan) is a history of the use and purpose Islamic ribats as interpreted by Muhammed Bello.
Perceptively, Nyirenda comments: "It is feared that he may now have chosen to turn his affection to Black Africa."
While there are differences between the African American experience and Black Africa, I draw some commonalities in terms of oppression.
Abrahams dedicated his 1956 novel A Wreath for Udomo to Hughes (98), a favor Hughes repaid in 1963 when he dedicated Poems from Black Africa to "Peter Abrahams of South Africa." Long after the American poet's death in 1967, Abrahams still sang his praises in print, claiming that Hughes seemed "to have broken free of the dependence on the white literary establishment for survival and progress as a writer....
Thaddius Maswahu, Head Marketing of Standard Bank Namibia said that the anticipation of the kick of between the winners of the domestic League, Black Africa and the Bidvest Cup African Stars and he is very excited about the Standard Bank Super Cup, when the two teams will battle it out for the Super Cup Trophy.
Ansaru is short for Jamtu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladissudan, which translates roughly to "Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa." According to multiple media reports, the group was relatively unknown until recently, but has been linked to both Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, a prominent Islamist group operating in northern Nigeria.In December, Ansaru claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French national who is still missing.
The terrorists, also called the Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa, killed a guard during the raid and freed Nigerian household staff.
He made the remarks hours after the Italian government affirmed a BBC report that the militant group "Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan" (Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa) killed the hostages - from Italy, Britain, Greece and Lebanon.
They included alumni like Nnamdi Azikiwe, a classmate of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall and member of Lincoln's class of 1930, who became Nigeria's first president in 1963; Kwame Nkrumah, prime minister of Ghana, Black Africa's first country to gain independence and a member of Lincoln's class of 1939; and Hastings Kamuzu Banda, a graduate of Meharry Medical College and Malawi's first president.
If for no other reason, I prefer him for his family roots in black Africa, for his middle name Hussein, and for having had part of his schooling in Indonesia.
As described by Kwame Dawes in a book review of Ojaide's Poetic Imagination in Black Africa, Dawes states that "Ojaide's prose is decidedly plain, direct, and almost pedantic in style.
The book never gives a larger setting in which its events unfold?the European plunder of black Africa, colonialism in the East, the recent end of the lucrative Atlantic slave trade to England.