Culture & Development

Core for exchange students

This programme provides a survey of major aspects of Africa in the past 6,000 years. Among the programme objectives are:

To show that in order to obtain a balanced view of Africa’s history and developmental process, there is need to view the continent not only through the eyes of foreign literati (as has been the case so far), but more so from the African standpoint.

To ensure that participants are sufficiently well-read and abreast with broad knowledge of Africa and able to carry out further detailed study of some aspect of it – be it political economy, social structure, historical demography, technological history, trade or art history.

Training will cover:

  • African traditional history
  • African drums, dance and music
  • African art and crafts