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Bamikole, Lawrence
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Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
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Culture and development in Africa
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4th Annual Uncovering Connections: Cultural Endurance between Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean
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March 14-15, 2003
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New York
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Abstract
Attempts to identify those cultural behaviours, attitudes and norms which have survived the phenomena of colonization and globalization in the African society. The Yoruba of South Western Nigeria shall be the point of reference. Attention shall be focused on such things as ways of knowing like proverbs and wise-sayings; customs like greetings, weddings, family relationships; ethical values like altruisms and respect for elders; political values like the use of dialogue and the elder forum to settle political disputes. It shall be suggested in the paper that these elements have contributed and have potentialities of contributing to peace, cohesion and development in Africa. Furthermore, by means of cross-cultural dialogue, the West may have something to learn from Africa towards promoting and maintaining world peace, which is a sine qua non to development.....
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