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Is primitivism indigenous to Africa?

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dc.contributor.author Olatunji, Cyril-Mary Pius
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-23T09:10:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-23T09:10:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Olatunji, C.P., 2010. Is primitivism indigenous to Africa?. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1), pp.13-20. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1961
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 2, Issue 1, Jan 2010, p. 13 - 20 en_US
dc.description.abstract To know where one is coming from is to know where one is heading, and to know where one is heading is to know where one is coming from. A statement such as this is often employed successfully to help maintain an indigenous knowledge system. Western scholars, on the other hand, have effectively excluded all non-Western knowledge systems from the domain of science. In Africa, all that seems left is the maintenance of relics of history in the name of African indigenous knowledge system. Like having to decide between the undesired and the impossible, choosing between obsoletism and the ‘impossible African science’ seems to leave Africa with only an option of having to extol primitivism. Is Primitivism indigenous to Africa? Especially in the Western world, culture is often associated with such things as good breeding and finesse in human relations: an educated condition; a well developed taste and capacity for the arts such as music, sculpture, literature ..., in Africa, culture often refers to the way of life of our forefathers. In this sense it is often reduced to an unchanging tradition (Okpokunu 2002, 99-126). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge systems en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Rivitivism, Africa en_US
dc.title Is primitivism indigenous to Africa? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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