Knowing what to wear in a church is really a must, to be ready to worship. Flip flops are a southern girls favorite footwear, and they are fine for the beach, a picnic, or wearing in the back yard, but you need to consider another alternative if you are going out in public. These are not fashion sandals and even if they are decorated they are still a casual item meant for casual clothing and activities. When we research African people’s history, culture, customs, traditions and language, we can do so some of the times, alone. But as we need to go further in our understanding our history, culture, customs, traditions and languages, we need to do so as a united African people, as Chinweizu is pointing out above. In order for us to clearly understand the diatribe above in relation to language, we will refer to Ong as he … Read the rest

Jeans has been in vogue since 18th century. This is a stellar list of New African intellectuals (including a composer) who wrote in the African languages. Only H. I. E. Dhlomo participated as a representative of African literature in the English language. The invitees who could not make it to the conference were equally stellar: J. J. R. Jolobe (1902-1978), H. M. Ndawo (?-?), S. E. K. Mqhayi, Thomas Mofolo, H. Maimane (?-?), and R. R. R. Dhlomo. Among the Europeans who participated were the missionaries: R. H. W. Shepherd, Margaret Wrong, A. Sandilands; and the editors of the Bantu Studies scholarly journal, C. M. Doke (1893-1980) and J. D. Rheinallt Jones. As to politics, I maintain that it is useless if you do not know or have your culture in ones sights. If one is ignorant of ones culture, customs, traditions, languages, music, traditional dress of the different groups … Read the rest