‘A woman’s place…’: community-based approaches to gender-based violence in Malawi

One in five women has experienced gender-based violence (GBV) in Malawi and its incidence is reported to be increasing. The importance of cultural norms, practices, discourses and behaviours in both driving and addressing such violence is now well recognized. So too is the attendant need to involve men as well as women in community interventions … Continue reading ‘A woman’s place…’: community-based approaches to gender-based violence in Malawi

Learning through participation: towards defining adult learning in an African rural village context

This article analyses the studies of adult learning in Africa, where they exist, often draw uncritically on Western theoretical and methodological frameworks such as andragogy, experiential learning, and transformative learning. These frameworks are informed by individualistic conceptions of learners and learning, shaped by industrial and postindustrial political economy, liberal democratic politics and consumerist culture. Such … Continue reading Learning through participation: towards defining adult learning in an African rural village context

Cultural Interpretation of Dying and Death in a Non-Western Society: The Case of Nigeria

Abstract Using Western theories and perspectives as models, this chapter discusses the cultural interpretation of dying and death in a non-Western society. Also discussed, based on the historical, political, and cultural history of Nigeria, are the implications of dying and death for death preparation, the problem of death- causation diseases without external symptoms, and the … Continue reading Cultural Interpretation of Dying and Death in a Non-Western Society: The Case of Nigeria