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Title:Between rhetoric and reality: the state and use of indigenous knowledge in post-colonial Africa
Editors:Mawere, MunyaradziISNI
Awuah-Nyamekye, SamuelISNI
City of publisher:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:9956792691; 9789956792696
Geographic terms:Ghana
South Africa
Subjects:indigenous knowledge
traditional medicine
wildlife protection
faith healing
conflict resolution
environmental management
sustainable development
Abstract:Since time immemorial, indigenous peoples around the world have developed knowledge systems to ensure their continued survival in their respective territories. These knowledge systems have always been dynamic such that they could meet new challenges. This edited work presents contributions on the role that indigenous knowledge can play in addressing problems of the world, and on the challenges connected with the application of indigenous knowledge in western science-dominated contexts. Contributors: Munyaradzi Mawere, Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye, Kwame Osei Kwarteng, Hezekiah Olufemi Adeosun, Artwell Nhemachena, Pius Oyeniran Abioje, Elias Asiama, Blessing Makunike, Liveson Tatira, Martin Quephie Amlor, Andile Mayekiso, and Christopher M. Mabeza. [ASC Leiden abstract]