What is Ecotourism? Ecotourism is a type of tourism that occurs in habitats with endangered animals and plants. The purpose of ecotourism is to provide support and funds for conservation efforts. Ecotourism is somewhat controversial because those who visit such … Continue reading Ecotourism: Good for the Environment or Just a Farce?
Welcome back to another week of the anthropology in fashion series, where we learn about the traditional dresses from one region in the world every week. This week we’ll learn about traditional clothing distinct to West Africa. West Africa refers to the … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Western Africa
Not So Humble Beginnings: Wolof Empire Around the 14th century, the Wolof Empire fed its people and economy using the Senegal river and the Gambian river. Lasting for two centuries, the empire developed a strong trade system which was fueled … Continue reading Anthropology: The Cultural Debate of Jollof Rice
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most acclaimed and prominent contemporary Nigerian authors working today. Adichie was born on September 15, 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria. She and her family moved to the city of Nsukka when … Continue reading Half of a Yellow Sun: An Igbo Perspective of the Nigerian Civil War
History of Anthropology in Africa Fellow African anthropologist are accused of practicing native anthropology or colonialism anthropology. Africa has been mapped out into zones by race and culture. Africa is divided ethnographically without considerations to the Africans living there. The … Continue reading The Future and Progression of Anthropology in Africa
#BringBackOurGirls was the result of the actions of Boko Haram, whose desire for a pure Islamic Nigerian state has led to over 60,000 deaths since 2011. In 2014, Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist organization, abducted 276 female students. This shocked … Continue reading An Overview of Boko Haram, the ‘Nigerian Taliban’