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Perceptions of Some Africans about Post-Colonialism as Depicted in Jomo Kenyatta’s “The Gentlemen of the Jungle”  [PDF]
Edward Owusu, Asuamah Adade-Yeboah, Priscilla Appiah
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105677
Every human being, in addition to having his or her own personal identity, has a sense of who he or she is, in relation to the larger society. It seems that after independence is achieved by African states, one main question arises: What is the new society, culture, and identity? Africans are faced with cultural clash owing to the fact that they have been too much exposed to the colonizer’s (European’s) way of life. The identity of most Africans is gradually eroded as there is a proliferation of Westernization. This content analysis design paper, employing Jomo Kenyatta’s short story, “The Gentlemen of the Jungle”, as the main data, has examined the main theme, post-colonialism, from four sub-perspectives. These perspectives are: alienation and exclusion, retributive justice, the colonizer’s language as a tool of dominance, and double standard and abuse of power. The significance of this paper is to facilitate the shaping of new identities in African communities after the obliterating of colonialism and European imperialism. The essay is structured into four main parts: introduction, the method, the themes, and the conclusion.
Enhancing the Hygienic Quality of Some Ghanaian Food Products by Gamma Irradiation  [PDF]
Abraham Adu-Gyamfi, Victoria Appiah
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.32032
Abstract: The microbiological quality (microbial load and profile) of 6 Ghanaian food products was determined before and after irradiation (0 kGy, 5 kGy, 7.5 kGy, 10 kGy) using standard microbiological methods. The microbial load was estimated by the total viable count (TVC) and moulds and yeasts count (MYC). The range of TVC and MYC of the un-irradiated products were 103 cfu/g - 106 cfu/g and 0 cfu/g - 106 cfu/g respectively. Un-irradiated Banku Mix Powder, Fermented Maize Powder and Cassava Dough Powder had relatively low microbial load (TVC ? 6.1 × 103 cfu/g; MYC ? 4.9 × 102 cfu/g). Un-irradiated Fermented Maize Dough, Kokonte Powder and Cassava Dough had relatively high TVC of >106 cfu/g. Eleven and 3 microbial isolates were detected in the un-irradiated and irradiated products respectively and the most common were Aspergillus niger and Bacillus spp. Irradiation dose of 10 kGy eliminated all microorganisms from the products. Doses of 5 and 7.5 kGy reduced the microbial loads of the products by approximately 1 to 6 log cycles to meet national and international standards. The use of low dose gamma radiation by the local food industry could improve the hygienic quality, extend shelf-life and enhance the competitiveness of the Ghanaian food products in domestic and export markets.
Progressive Retrogression: Science, Technology, Dress Sense and Fashion Taste amongst Polytechnic Students in Ghana  [PDF]
Maud Schall, Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah
Art and Design Review (ADR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/adr.2016.42004
Abstract: Background: The dressing or fashion style of tertiary students has become an important issue of much concern in this contemporary era amidst technological advancement. This study examines polytechnic students perspective on the effect science and technology has on dress sense and fashion taste. Methods: The design was a cross-sectional non-experimental survey of 102 polytechnic students between the ages of 15 - 29 years with ample knowledge on dress sense. The sample consisted of 40 male (39.2%) and 62 female (60.8%) students who were enrolled by using a multistage cluster sampling technique according to departments and academic levels. Results: The study found that there was an association between science and technology influence and dress sense (53.7% approval vs. 46.7% disapproval), however this was not statistically significance [x2 = 0.21, p ≤ 0.005]. Again the relationship between the future influence of science and technology on the dress sense of students was examined using Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient since the two variables of interest were measured at continuous and categorical levels. The study identified a very weak negative correlation between the future influence of science and technology on dress sense and how better students dress will be than now [ρ = -0.2, n = 102, p < 0.05]. Conclusion: The study identifies that there is a very weak relationship between the influence of science and technology on the dress sense of students; however this relationship is not statistically significant.
Unexpected Dramatic Response of Pretreated Invasive Thymic Malignancies on Pemetrexed-Case Report and Review of Current Treatment Modalities  [PDF]
Priscilla Raman, Veerle Surmont
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases (OJRD) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojrd.2012.24016
Abstract: Thymomas are rare and usually slowly growing tumors, originating from the epithelial layer of the thymus. Prognosis depends on the extent of invasion of adjacent tissues whereby multimodality treatment including surgery with or without adjuvant chemoradiotherapy is the preferred approach for locally advanced thymomas. For metastatic thymomas, only few chemotherapeutic options are available. We report 2 cases of patients with metastatic thymic malignancies with a dramatic response on pemetrexed treatment. The choice for this antifolate therapy is based upon a small series. Because metastatic thymic neoplasm is a rare disease, large randomised trials are not feasible. Case reports on the treatment of these malignancies are very important and can provide readers with the opportunity to deal with rare dis- eases.
Determinants of Urban Worker Earnings in Ghana: The Role of Education  [PDF]
Priscilla Twumasi Baffour
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.612117
Abstract: The paper examines the role of education in earnings determination by using all three rounds of the Urban Worker Survey of Ghana for 2004-2006 conducted by CSAE. The analysis is begun by investigating and comparing heterogeneity in earnings determinants amongst self-employed (informal sector), private sector workers and public sector workers with particular focus on education. An examination of the role education, individual and household characteristics play in facilitating entry into employment sectors is further undertaken in a multinomial logit model of occupational attainment in addition to analyzing the pattern of returns to education along the earnings distribution. After addressing biases associated with estimating earnings equations, it is observed that education plays an important role in promoting access to lucrative formal sector jobs, especially employment in the public sector but has no direct impact on earnings within the sector.
Education and Earnings Inequality in Ghana  [PDF]
Priscilla Twumasi Baffour
Modern Economy (ME) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/me.2016.74051
Abstract: The paper investigates the effects of education on earnings distribution of urban workers in the Ghanaian labour market between 1998/99 and 2005/6 by using the fourth and fifth rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Survey. To this end, quantile regression technique is applied to examine returns to education across the earnings spectrum to identify whether some workers benefit more from education with its implication on earnings inequality. Estimated returns to education along the earnings distribution point to a change in the pattern of returns between 1998/9 and 2004/5 along the earnings spectrum. Results indicate earnings inequalities have widened with education across the two periods. Specifically, in 1998/99, earnings inequality reducing trend of education observed has changed overtime. These results are robust when the labour market is disaggregated by sector.
Patriotas cosmopolitas
Appiah, Kwame Anthony;
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais , 1998, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-69091998000100005
Abstract: the author examines the logical relationships between the values and ideas which support cosmopolitanism, patriotism and liberalism, stating that these ideas and feelings are not at all inherently contradictory and should be used freely by contemporary men and women who seek an identity to protect their liberty, autonomy and commitments with the democratic and individualistic order.
A review of symbolism in indigenous West African textiles
EV Ulzen-Appiah
Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana) , 2005,
Abstract: West African textiles form an important aspect of African art. Their uniqueness in the sense of symbolism reflects in their cultures and many forms of art and design. This paper traces some paths through the complex and still largely un-researched history of African textile artistry. It will explore some of the ways in which cloth has been and remains important in a selection of African societies, prominent among them West African textile art. It will introduce some of the major designs that have flourished in the C 20th, those which are both cherished in their local context and increasingly sought after by collectors and museums world-wide. Finally, the picture will be brought up to date through a consideration of the role of cloth traditions in contemporary dress and fashion design.
Michael Adusei,Sarpong Appiah
Economics and Finance Review , 2011,
Abstract: The study employs binary logistic regression analysis to investigate the gender side of lending using crosssectional data from 198 credit unions collected from the Credit Union Association (CUA) of Ghana. Contrary to anecdotal and empirical evidence in the literature, evidence adduced in this paper underpins the conclusion that female borrowers are not better than their male counterparts. Consequently, the paper contends that lenders in Ghana should not expect any improvement in their loan repayment performance if they lend more to females. Instead, lenders who contemplate better repayment performance should strengthen their management and integrate group lending into their lending operations.
Patriotas cosmopolitas
Appiah Kwame Anthony
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais , 1998,
Abstract: O autor examina as rela es lógicas entre os valores e as idéias que sustentam o cosmopolitismo, o patriotismo e o liberalismo, avan ando a tese de que estes ideais e sentimentos, longe de serem intrinsecamente contraditórios, podem e devem ser usados livremente pelos homens e mulheres contemporaneos em busca de identidades que protejam suas liberdades, sua autonomia e seus compromissos com a ordem democrática e individualista.
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