Essays Tagged: "african continent"

Economic Development in Zimbabwe

mic Development in ZimbabweThe country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young political entity,Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy si ... d autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialisticclaims to the African nation . Despite its youth the country has achieved a level of economic development uncharac ...

(6 pages) 95 0 2.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Why did the US enter World War II late?

inent and far beyond extending into the far reaches of the planet, stretching from the lands of the African continent and waters of the Atlantic, to the Philippine islands in the Pacific. Previously, ...

(11 pages) 148 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Out of Africa: A Plausible Explanation.

anthropologists, including author Christopher Stringer, argue that this origination stems from the African continent, it remains to be seen as to whether or not this conclusion can be supported throu ... cio-cultural advancements.The main argument Stringer's book is this: "In any case, the story of our African Exodus makes it unlikely that there are significant structural or functional differences bet ...

(4 pages) 82 0 2.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

How is one group or ideology privileged over another in this text? (race & ethnicity in heart of darkness.)

Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, reflects the colonial attitudes of that time, in relation to the black Africans who are commonly viewed and described as primitive and inferior and are marginalised in man ... viewed and described as primitive and inferior and are marginalised in many different ways. Before Africans are even introduced in the story they are discriminated against through the negative associ ...

(8 pages) 118 1 4.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay seeks to compare and contrast the approaches taken by Keith B. Richburg and Karl Maier in discussing Africa.The title is "Woes of Africa"

bout the approaches taken by some of these authors is the generalizations they make about the whole African continent, using the woes of just a few countries as a marker for the others. This paper see ... all, but never really believed" (xiii).Richburg thus imposes on the reader the "vicious" nature of Africans. He tries to justify this image he puts forth to his readers by his unrealistic and over-ex ...

(14 pages) 110 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Heart of Darkness -- Joseph Conrad:as a journey of individuation, a meeting with the anima, an encounter with the shadow,and a descent into the mythic underworld.

Africa in the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent in the shape of the human heart." The African heart described by Greene "acquired a new layer of meaning when Conrad portrayed the Congo u ... biology over culture, id over super ego." (McLynn, ix).The unknown and uncharted topography of the African continent first beckoned Conrad's narrator, Marlow, into its depths in his boyhood: "Now, wh ...

(23 pages) 235 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Economics of Zimbabwe (Pro's/Con's); Good Background of country/culture, sources included.

a good paper...What do you think? ...Zimbabwe is located in the southern, sub-Saharan region of the African continent, landlocked between its more-often-than-not-friendly border countries, Mozambique ... The proof of this is its proud GDP and economic situation, thus making it one of the richest on the African continent. The continent, in which it has been situated at, has some of the poorest economy ...

(9 pages) 102 2 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Appropriation: Heart of Darkness- Apocalypse Now

to write his novella about the physical and psychological experiences traveling to the heart of the African continent in "Heart of Darkness", he never would have imagined that some eighty years latter ... ial powers, especially in the Congo, where numerous countries battled to assert domination over the African continent and exploit its resources, especially ivory. It is into this context that "Heart o ...

(8 pages) 67 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heart of Darkness - An Allegory?

as his descent into madness can be seen as an allegory for the colonization and destruction of the African continent and its people by the Europeans. Because just as Kurtz was a perfectly sane and no ... by the Europeans. Because just as Kurtz was a perfectly sane and normal man before he went into the African wilderness so were also the European nations very civilized before they came to Africa. And ...

(2 pages) 45 2 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Why Planet FC should not join S League

t of the Cameroon team who captured the footballing world's imagination and helped to re-define the African game.Led by their flamboyant, talismanic striker Roger Milla, the Indomitable Lions stormed ... -finals of Italia '90, bringing to attention and acclaim the tremendous potential of teams from the African continent.Today, Planet FC - a team purportedly from Cameroon's second division, stands on t ...

(5 pages) 15 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

ETHINICITY IN UGANDA-ROOT CAUSES AND GROWTH By Walubo Jude Tadeo Makerere University, Kampala

oots can be traced as far back as the pre-colonial period. Ethnicity in Uganda, as elsewhere on the African continent, has been historically constructed and subsequently reproduced. While democratisat ... could carry out the tasks of nation building in a unitary set up. A major reason given by incumbent African leaders for the abandonment of political pluralism was the urgent necessity to rid Africa of ...

(47 pages) 60 0 3.6 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Heart Of Darkness

ame into Africa bringing with them their new age ideals. The 10 million square miles, making up the African continent, was split into pieces reeking havoc on some 100 million African natives. The Euro ... ations didn't care one bit who got in their way while they were mining for ivory. Unfortunately the African people were stuck in the middle; these innocent people are still suffering the consequences ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Suitable Are The Current Provisions Of Structural Adjustment Programmes?

f the IMF and assess their relevance and consequences on the worlds poorest people focussing on the African continent.In 1944, the Allied countries met for the United Nations Monetary and Financial Co ... ct that these programmes have failed the world's least developed countries, most discernibly on the African continent."˜Moreover, recent debate in Congress over U.S. trade and economic policy in ...

(12 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Reasons for European Exploration to the Americas

sending voyages to find new trading routes. The Portuguese also established trading posts along the African shore for the purchase of gold and slaves. The Portuguese established plantations on the Afr ... search of the water route to Asia. Días was the first to get to the southernmost tip of the African continent in 1488. Ten years afterwards Vasco da Gama reached India, making him the first to ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

civil and tribal unrest, the region is considered one of the most biologically diverse areas in the African continent. The Ituri consists of lowland tropical forests as well as canopied rainforests th ... osystem.ReferencesACF (2007) Okapi conservation project. Retrieved December 20, 2007 from (2007) Okapi Fact Sheet. Retrieved December 20, 2007 from http://www.aza ...

(8 pages) 40 0 4.3 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

From a reading of page 29 to page 36 which describe Marlow's first impressions of Africa, what attitudes do you think Conrad is conveying of the impact of Europeans on Africa?

ca?“Heart of darkness” questions the morality and effects of European colonisation of the African continent. The book was written in the early 1900’s when the great empires of the Europ ... a recurring point by Conrad throughout the book.As I mentioned before that Marlow encounters native Africans who have been modernised/freed/tamed/enslaved. Marlow describes them as having “limbs ...

(3 pages) 1735 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Case Study: The Saga of the Great Apes

Congo is a microcosm of the broader crisis that extends to other species of the primates across the African continent. Essentially undisturbed throughout history until halfway through the 20th century ... than in the present, with one hunter for every 10 square kilometers of forest. The explosion in the African population over the past 20 years increased the need for food and the hunting of primates. T ...

(11 pages) 27 0 4.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

What case can be made to demonstrate that communities developed in the slave quarters of plantations located in the Southern states of the United States?

located in the Southern states of the United States.�Slaves were brought to America from the African continent unwillingly, tearing the African slaves away from their family, culture and homela ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Nationalism Was The Prime Cause Of The Colonial Powers Rapid Retreat From Africa Between 1945 -1975

sented by powers such as the U.S and the Soviet Union.Ferguson argues against the idea of African nationalism as the main cause, seeing decolonisation as a natural conclusion at the end of t ... y of staunch imperialist, Churchill). Attlee's foreign policy in Africa was less anti-colonial. The African colonies came under an unprecedented degree of direct control from Whitehall, the government ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Truffaut and the New Cinema

inclusive of the theatre, art, poetry and film. The Avant-Garde movement was heavily influenced by African art, and the movement was not contained to one nation, it was a large and expansive internat ... pires were diminishing, though wars still raged in many of the previous colonies, especially on the African continent. Filmmakers at this time in France felt that the heavily commercialized and large, ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History