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3C TIC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Communicatio     Open Access  
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Semiotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anagrama     Open Access  
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Andharupa : Journal of Visual Communication Design & Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the International Communication Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anuario electrónico de estudios en Comunicación Social "Disertaciones"     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
Atatürk İletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Auditory Perception & Cognition     Hybrid Journal  
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Avatares de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Screen Media Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
C&SC - Communication & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Church, Communication and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital     Open Access  
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
communication +1     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Communication et organisation     Open Access  
Communication et Professionnalisation     Open Access  
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Communication Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Communication, technologies et développement     Open Access  
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Communiquer : Revue de communication sociale et publique     Open Access  
Computational Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunicação & Educação     Open Access  
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Comunicación     Open Access  
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access  
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conexión     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Connections : A Journal of Language, Media and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contratexto     Open Access  
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Creative Artist : A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cryptography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de H Ideas     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos.info     Open Access  
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Distúrbios da Comunicação     Open Access  
Dixit     Open Access  
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
Doxa Comunicación : Revista interdisciplinar de estudios de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Entreculturas : Revista de Traducción y Comunicación Intercultural     Open Access  
ESSACHESS : Journal for Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 386)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
FLEKS : Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Toruniensia     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Fronteiras - estudos midiáticos     Open Access  
Frontiers in Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Human Dynamics     Open Access  
Genre en séries. Cinéma, télévision, médias     Open Access  
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Media and China     Open Access  
Global Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Green Letters : Studies in Ecocriticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GSTF Journal on Media & Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
H-ermes. Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ibérica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ícone     Open Access  
ICSES Transactions on Computer Networks and Communications     Full-text available via subscription  
IEEE Communications Standards Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society     Open Access  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
IET Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi     Open Access  
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Improntas     Open Access  
index.comunicación     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Design Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Inquiry : Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Broadband Cellular Communication     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies (IJCDMS)     Open Access  
International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Media Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Science and Technology     Open Access  
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Intelligence Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Society, Culture & Language     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Telecommunications & Emerging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journals Digital Communication and Analog Signals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Communication and Marketing Mix : IROCAMM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Investigative Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
Javnost - The Public     Hybrid Journal  
Język. Komunikacja. Informacja     Open Access  
Journal for the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Advertising Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Communications     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Argumentation in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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African Journal of Rhetoric
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  • Acknowledgments

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      Authors: Segun Ige; David Green
      Abstract: The African Association for Rhetoric (AAR) and the Howard University Division of Humanities Common Text Project owe a debt of gratitude to a number of people for the successful organization of the Spring 2015 colloquium on the theme, Rhetoric, Transformational Leadership and W. E. B. Du Bois. We must recognize the contributions of Howard University administrators who were instrumental in providing the space and opportunity for this important event to hold at the historic institution, Howard University. We thank Professors Segun Gbadegesin and Clarence Lee for the quality of leadership that they provided as two consecutive Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University. They provided meaningful support, encouragement and leadership. Professor Gbadegesin also presented the most elevating and thought provoking Keynote address at the colloquium. We also thank Dr. Garry Harris, Deputy Provost, Graduate School, for his unrelenting support, even beyond the colloquium. We are profoundly grateful to Dr Gregory Carr who also vigorously supported the project.
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  • Editorial notes

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      Abstract: Rhetoric, Transfomational Leadership and W.E.B. Du Bois -The 2015 project that culminated in this special edition was a collaboration between a number of Divisions, Units and Departments at Howard University, Washington DC, and the African Association for Rhetoric (AAR). The point of convergence was the classic book published by W. E. B. Du Bois, entitled: The Education of Black People (Aptheker, H. [ed.] 1973). The College of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Division Freshman Seminar Series had chosen the book as the core text for the 2014/2015 freshman class, and the same book was proposed and approved for the year's HU Humanities Division, Common Text Project, out of a number of proposed texts, as a way of engaging with Du Bois' thought, rhetoric and the notion of transformational leadership.
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  • W.E.B. Du Bois and the imagination of the public intellectual

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      Authors: Omedi Ochieng
      Abstract: In this paper, I argue that a robust understanding of the definition, role, and value of the public intellectual ought to begin by contextualizing the history and meaning of the word 'public.' A genealogy of the term, I posit, reveals that the idea of the 'public' has been conceptualized in at least three major ways: as an 'economy of attention,' as a denominator of the 'common;' and as a signifier of the 'political.' The upshot of such an understanding of the public is the manner in which it allows both for the plurality and diversity of public intellectualism, while at the same time offering resources for a rigorous critique of specific public intellectuals. Toward this end, I examine the work and practice of W. E. B. Du Bois as a public intellectual. I argue that Du Bois offers a particularly striking and exemplary illustration of the dialectic between publics and intellectuals.
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  • W.E.B. Du Bois and Cheikh Anta Diop on the origins and race of the Ancient
           Egyptians : some comparative notes

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      Authors: Mario H. Beatty
      Abstract: In 1966 at the First World Festival of Black Arts held in Dakar, Senegal, W. E. B. Du Bois and Cheikh Anta Diop were both awarded with the prize for the most influential African intellectuals of the 20th century because their works represented an African intellectual revolution against the colonial/White supremacist order of knowledge and opened up the space for a new epistemology of African studies. Although Du Bois and Diop never directly engaged the ideas of each other in writing, they share an intellectual kinship in their broad theoretical framework that manifests in many significant similarities in their explorations and conceptions of African history and politics that has not been examined closely enough by existing scholarship. This study seeks to fill these lacunae through outlining a brief comparative study of the views of Diop and Du Bois in their respective examinations of the origins and race of the Ancient Egyptians and the importance that each attached to it in conversation with charting the future of African people in the modern world.
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  • The Rhetoric of Transformation and sustainable development in African
           cities in the era of change : the case of Durban, South Africa

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      Authors: Ambrose A. Adebayo
      Abstract: Spatial policies and interventions that focus on promoting sustainable city development from the end of the 20th century in South Africa have been informed by two main underlying imperatives. There has been an urgent need to positively transform the apartheid legacy of socio-economic spatial disequilibrium along racial lines in cities. The intensification of economic global linkages and integration in the era of globalization has also meant that the spatial structure of cities has to be responsive to new rules of competitiveness in the era of economic change regardless of the localized need for political transformation. These spatial imperatives for South African cities in the era of social, political and economic transformation are articulated in various government policy documents which agitate for the integration and transformation of city spaces to promote sustainable development. This paper empirically evaluates the socio-economic spatial imprint of this policy discourse in South Africa, using the case study of Durban. Based on various strategic architectural and urban design projects, the paper argues that the policy discourse of sustainable city transformation is nothing but mere rhetoric, as it is not being successfully articulated in architectural, urban design and housing spatial interventions. Transformation for sustainable development in strategic urban design and architectural spatial intervention projects is still at cross-roads, as socio-economic integration is being relegated to the background by market forces of free enterprise and class relations. The paper recommends a way forward to address the policy claims in respect of sustainable development.
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  • Votes for women : W.E.B. Du Bois and the politics of race in the woman
           suffrage movement

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      Authors: Valethia Watkins
      Abstract: W. E. B. Du Bois was a leading advocate for granting women the right to vote. This aspect of his political activism, although highly significant, does not receive nearly as much attention as it deserves. Consequently, it is not as widely known as other aspects of his political views. This essay examines Du Bois' views and writings on woman suffrage within the pages of the NAACP's Crisis magazine. This analysis highlights W. E. B. Du Bois' constructive engagement of the suffrage issue along with his biting critique of the racial politics of the suffrage movement. Moreover, it interrogates the ways in which Du Bois' highly visible advocacy of the woman suffrage cause helps to challenge the myth that Black men did not support enfranchising women (including Black women).
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  • Nelson Mandela's 1990 address to the U.S. Congress : a universal appeal to
           human dignity

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      Authors: Winnie Obike
      Abstract: In this essay I illustrate how Mandela's appeal for human rights is grounded in arguments about inherent human dignity and I combine aspects of Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy and Christian moral philosophy with Ubuntu, an African philosophy of ethics. In this analysis, I argue that Mandela transformed his appeal for human dignity into demands for economic rights through the rhetoric of economic moralism. I assert that due to his advocacy, principles of economic equality based on human dignity have taken a stronger hold in international law and national constitutions and have been used to expand economic rights for citizens of the world.
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  • Rhetoric of power resistance in Nigeria's ruling vs. opposition party
           conflict : a critical discourse analysis of Governor Rauf Aregbesola's
           2010 inaugural speech

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      Authors: Adeyemi Adegoju; Ifeanyi E. Arua
      Abstract: This paper examines the rhetoric of power resistance of the opposition party in Southwestern Nigeria against the ruling party at the federal level, drawing upon the 26th November 2010 inaugural speech of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State. Applying the tools of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) expounded in Fairclough's (1992) social theory of discourse, the paper examines how the rhetor configures the nullity of the suppressive 'instruments of federal power' on the political will, culture and structure of the Southwest (the then acclaimed political enclave of the opposition in Nigeria's party politics). The paper further examines the rhetor's configuration of the ruling party as being 'reactionary' in contrast to the 'progressive' orientation of the opposition party. In doing so, the resistance discourse celebrates the philosophy of 'Awoism' - the social and political teachings of Obafemi Awolowo about good governance - on which the acclaimed progressive principles of the opposition are anchored. The study reveals that contest for the acquisition and retention of power by the ruling party and the opposition still largely dominates the trajectory of rhetoric in contemporary Nigerian politics as opposed to the increase of rhetoric of social and political commitment whereby enduring ideological formations and sound policy issues define the development of coveted democratic ideals in Africa's political landscape.
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  • The human factor paradigm : women and peace-building in the Niger-Delta
           region of Nigeria

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      Authors: Christopher Isike; Efe Isike
      Abstract: This paper underscores the need for a different and transformative mode of politics in Nigeria's Niger-Delta. This entails a change from the present conception and practice of politics which excludes, alienates and oppresses the majority of the population (women) to one that is inclusive, participatory and treats them as the collaborative partners in the development process. It uses the lived experiences of rural women in Odi, Uzere and Igbokoda in the Niger-Delta to explore the plausibility of this human-factor approach to politics as a means to alleviate the crisis of under-development, environmental degradation and perennial armed conflict which continues to bedevil the Niger-Delta.
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  • Du Bois' Rhetoric of empowerment : the case of Galileo Galilei

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      Authors: Caroline Stark
      Abstract: In his 1908 speech to Fisk University, W. E. B. Du Bois uses the power of rhetoric to argue for a system of education that he believed would imbue the student with intellectual dignity and moral ethos and would uplift and sustain the black race for generations: training in the liberal arts. This essay analyzes the ways in which Du Bois draws upon classical and humanist rhetoric in his early critiques of education to celebrate the power of the mind and to affirm the importance of moral courage in the face of opposition and oppression. For Du Bois, Galileo Galilei's life and trial becomes emblematic of humankind's greatest achievement and failure, respectively. Whereas Galileo's scientific discoveries represent the power and potential of human knowledge to advance our understanding of the universe for the betterment of all humankind, his lack of moral courage at his trial in the face of death to stand for the truth of those discoveries, undermined his achievements and set back scientific progress for generations. By casting the leaders of Fisk as another Galileo faced with an analogous situation regarding the future of the university, Du Bois urges Fisk to choose over the temporary economic expediency of industrial education to foster intellectual and moral achievement in pursuit of the highest aspirations of human endeavor.
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  • Education : a human right or a privilege? Exploring the gap between
           rhetoric and reality

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      Authors: Z. Ngubane
      Abstract: Arguably, apartheid policies such as the 'reservation of jobs for whites' and 'bantu education' further entrenched the disenfranchisement of the majority of the South African populace. Unfortunately, very little seems to be improving for the poor even today, notwithstanding government efforts to provide basic services to people whom the apartheid regime gave little consideration. We will argue and attempt to demonstrate in this article that if South Africa is to have any hope of taking significant strides in achieving economic emancipation, firstly; the government needs to lead decisively in the actual provision of quality education at all levels and not simply pay lip service to this ideal. Secondly; ensure that access to higher education, in particular, is guaranteed as a right to all who qualify on merit regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds. We also will argue that it is in fact unconstitutional and retrogressive for any South African to be turned away from an Institution of higher learning based solely on their inability to pay for their studies. While Government efforts to fund students through the NSFAS system are acknowledged, we propose that this is insufficient and that twenty-one years into democracy necessitates the exploration of different strategies in order to ensure that education becomes a right that is accessible to all who seek and desire it and not only a matter of rhetoric.
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  • Transformative political rhetoric : argumentation and evaluative meanings
           in Zimbabwean parliamentary debates

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      Authors: Ernest Jakaza; Marianna W. Visser
      Abstract: Delving into the semantics of a notion in order to resolve an impasse between parties with differing standpoints worsen the problem. An argument that could have started with a minor difference of opinion can degenerate into a controversy. Thus, this paper opines that efforts to define the notion 'hero' or 'heroism' in order to determine who is supposed to be buried at the Zimbabwean National Heroes Acre makes the problem 'irresolvable' between the political parties in government. Debates on conferment of hero status in the Zimbabwean parliament are examined. These debates are selected on the basis of their controversiality and representativeness of the major political parties in government. We provide a critical analysis of the rhetorical, pragmatic and evaluative forms realised in the discourse of parliamentarians advancing standpoints in an effort to resolve the problem. The analysis of these debates is couched within the Extended Pragma Dialectic Theory, Controversy Analysis and Appraisal Theory. This multi- theoretic approach to controversial debates unearths essential discourse- linguistic insights on parliamentary discourse and transformative rhetoric.
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  • Instrumentalising religious appeals in political discourse : an analysis
           of Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 campaign speech

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      Authors: Yunana Ahmed
      Abstract: The paper sets out to investigate the extent to which the former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan used religious allusions to legitimize himself as a credible candidate for the 2015 campaign election. The use of religious rhetoric in politics is not new, but Jonathan's explicit and implicit conflation of political language and religious beliefs deserves attention. The paper employs the etic/emic approach to rhetorical criticism provided by linguist Kenneth Pike in 1967 and adopted by Mao (2003). The etic approach is the initial approach to a rhetorical transaction from outside the culture, which interprets the rhetorical traditions of that culture in terms of a readily available terminology or a pre-existing theory. In using the etic approach, I will employ classical model of analysis - specifically, I will focus on the concepts deliberative rhetoric: stasis and ethical appeal (ethos) broadly. The emic approach, on the other hand, considers rhetorical transactions from within a particular culture without conscious expectations drawn from sources other than the tradition itself. In considering the emic approach, I will focus on how Nigerian cultural contexts influence the use of religion in its national politics. Based on the analysis, it is possible to pick out features of Jonathan's speech which evoke religious notions directly and indirectly through lexical selection, such as 'God,' and syntactic selection, such as 'humanly possible.' The analysis shows that Jonathan's explicit and implicit invocation of the deity of God is used not so much as what Burke (1970) would describe as the use of religion to unify, but it is used largely as a form of legitimizing Jonathan's credibility and goodwill.
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  • W.E.B Du Bois and African deep thought; or a belief in life

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      Authors: Joshua Myers
      Abstract: W. E. B. Du Bois is a thinker that has been linked to many different intellectual projects. The best way to understand what he believed his work meant, however, is to return him to his own words. What it means to be African in the modern world, to think as an African intellectual to solve the problems of the modern world the answers to these questions ground his own thinking about his work. This essay is a brief reflection on those meanings. It seeks to (re)introduce, though not resolve, the question: How do we think of Du Bois as an African intellectual?
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  • Acknowledgments

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      Authors: Segun Ige
      Abstract: Following the most interesting conference in 2014 at Tsogo Sun Hotel, Strand Street, Cape Town, and the unabated effort of our profoundly dedicated editorial crew, we have been able to produce yet another Volume of the African Journal of Rhetoric (AJR).
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  • Editorial notes

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      Abstract: 2014 and an African coutnry in TransitionThe African Association for Rhetoric has some attachment to South Africa as a country. The reason is dual fold: first, that the Association was founded in South Africa, and secondly, that AAR has, in the same country, received significant support from some institutions and well-meaning individuals who believe in the project. The project also has been an object of suspicion from certain individuals, who, for whatever reason concocted by their imagination, believe that the African Rhetoric Project is a nationalist project. Suffice to say that the African Rhetoric Project is established to cater for discourses around Africa as she struggles with the forces that aid or impede her transition and transformational agenda. This would also include those relating to Africa in the diaspora. When discussing these forces, more blame is projected on exogenous forces over endogenous ones. The latter for the most part are more responsible in formulating policies required to move respective countries on the continent forward into a more developmental state. By implication, they have greater responsibility in ensuring the smooth running of the state. However, for the most part, the dream of a developmental state has been rather elusive to the majority of countries on the continent who terminated the dominance of Western imperialism by securing independence in the respective states. Perhaps the most protracted and most popularised struggle for independence in Africa is that of South Africa that had Nelson Rohihlala Mandela as one of its frontline struggle icons.
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  • Rhetoric and Mondela's panegyric : extending dialogue on Africa's
           transition from pains of misrule to gains of transformative democracy

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      Authors: Mabel Osakwe; Mabel Osakwe
      Abstract: This paper attempts to highlight some issues raised by Soyinka in an adulatory composition, public tribute (Mandela's Earth and Other Poems) to Nelson Mandela and the gains arising thereof for progressive leadership in Africa. The text is handled as a political poem, since it celebrates the anti-apartheid, and a psychic weapon for fostering 'African brotherhood.' Four Yoruba poetic forms (Owe, Alo Apamo, Oriki and Ofo) and their rhetorical strategies in creative translation are examined and adopted along with functional linguistic stylistic model as theoretical framework. Seventeen excerpts are then quoted in situ and analysed within the extra linguistic context of Vintage Mandela's death and continuing adulation. It concludes that Yoruba rhetoric adopted and integrated into EL2 expression are signals of an expressive compromise which by the poet's mature handling of cultural and linguistic translatability communicates only as effectively as possible while revealing the limits of translation. On misrule and transformative democracy in Africa, it advocates urgent election of able and sincere leaders to show how much of the Mandela-gain-from-pain lessons can help to liberate Africa from the ills of misrule: hunger, chronic poverty, disease, ignorance, avoidable wars, pseudo democracy, other forms of injustices and terrorism.
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  • A corpus-based critical discourse analysis of selected speeches of Nelson
           Mandela

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      Authors: Rewai Makamani; Rewai Makamani
      Abstract: This paper examines the high frequency of certain lexical items, such as, African people, ANC, violence, Umkhonto, struggle, country policy and white in select speeches of Nelson Mandela as leader of the ANC and president of South Africa. A corpus-based method has been chosen for this study using Critical Discourse Analysis. In this article, I argue that these key words are imbued with African values based on Ubuntu philosophy. The keywords help frame Nelson Mandela as an example of servant-leadership and model for transformational leadership. Additionally, I suggest that these key terms configure Mandela as a fearless visionary, philosopher-king, strategist, champion of the oppressed and extraordinary human being, whose rare leadership qualities and action contributed significantly to the destruction of the apartheid regime in South Africa. This analysis reveals Mandela as a pro-people leader and performative exemplar of Ubuntu epistemology, whose summation is conceived thus: 'I am because WE are and, since we are, therefore I am' (Mbiti 1989: 141). The select speeches include: the Rivonia Trial speech at the Pretoria Supreme Court on April 20, 1964; his speech on 11 February, 1990 when he addressed a rally in Cape Town upon his release from prison; the speech he delivered at the launch of Mindset Network at the University of Witwatersrand on 16 July, 2003, and his poverty speech delivered in London at the Trafalgar Square on 3rd February, 2005.
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  • Transition and transformation : a practitioner's reflection

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      Authors: Trevor Manuel
      Abstract: I want to thank the African Association for Rhetoric for the invitation to address you here this morning. The topic on 'Transitions and Transformation' is an interesting topic and one we must engage with from a number of different angles.
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  • Africa's transformational post-colonial leadership and colonial
           antinomies Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire of Botswana

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      Authors: Brilliant Mhlanga
      Abstract: This article offers a critical engagement of Sir Quett Ketumile Masire's eighteen years in power (1980-1998). Masire epitomises the kind of transformational political leadership that has sustained Botswana's political stability since independence. By presenting a discussion of Masire's political philosophy, his leadership style, and the underlying internal and external factors, the paper concludes by drawing lessons from his leadership style for the benefit of political leadership development in Africa. Most discussions about Botswana's leadership, its philosophy and style tend to conclude that Botswana is a 'citadel' of democracy in Africa without providing details of the various political factors that have contributed to the country's current configurations and its leadership style, which exists as a form of state capture.
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  • An analysis of Bishop Dumeni's four funeral speeches in the
           pre-independence era in Namibia

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      Authors: Petrus Mbenzi; Jairos Kangira
      Abstract: The liberation war in Namibia was fought using both the bullet and the word. It is the purpose of this paper to analyse how Bishop Kleopas Dumeni, one of the eminent religious leaders in Namibia, seized opportunities to use speeches for political purpose in a country that was ravaged by war. The conclusion that this paper makes is that Bishop Dumeni used these occasions to expose the crimes of the colonial regime, thereby soliciting sympathy from his immediate audience to support him in the struggle for peace and freedom in Namibia. On the whole, this paper contributes to the study of political language employed by political-cum-religious leaders to appeal to the emotions (pathos) of the oppressed and to challenge the abuse of power by those in government.
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  • Political transition and the rhetoric of transformation in the liberation
           war literature

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      Authors: Advice Viriri
      Abstract: The article seeks to initiate debate about Zimbabwe's liberation struggle, with a special focus on the rhetorical engagements surrounding the promise of transition and transformation. It further asserts that the principal aim of the struggle was the rhetoric of land redistribution in the post-independence era imbued in the current dialectic between transition and transformation. The selected war literature mirrors a period of national reconstruction that is characterised by writers who register not only the joys and pains of national rebirth, but writers who begin to constitute a critical consciousness embedded within the context of Zimbabwe's developmental politics. This literature laments the failure to fulfill most of the aspirations after Zimbabwe's independence. It examines the consequence of the regression of the liberation movement into nationalism that focused on the transfer of power from the Rhodesian regime to the African nationalists, rather than the transformation of society to realise the ideals of the liberation struggle. This left all the despotic Rhodesian institutions and statutes intact and this could hardly have facilitated the outcome of what the struggle stood for. It is intriguing that the common liberation war rhetoric deliberately eulogises the contribution of the war veterans who negate what the liberation movement stood for before and after independence. It is through this rhetoric of transition and transformation that Zimbabwe's current socio-political dire straits are no more than the inevitable consequence and outcome of two decades of misguided economic policies founded on populism, politics of patronage, mismanagement, incompetence and corruption.
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  • Decolonizing health professionals' education : audiology & speech
           therapy in South Africa

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      Authors: Mershen Pillay; Harsha Kathard
      Abstract: We argue that there is an urgent need to transform how we educate health professionals in South Africa. We focus on Audiology and Speech-Language Therapy, which are health professions that manage people with communication disorders and swallowing difficulties. Our argument for a radical shift in higher education practice is linked directly to an untenable failure of care for the majority population. This failure is deeply rooted in the joint forces of imperialism, colonialism and apartheid which reflexively shaped these health professions' curriculum of practice, viz.: its science, education, policies and clinical practices. The key consequence of this historical precedence is a vastly inequitable practice that has not served the interests of the majority Black African population in South Africa. We refer to three key concepts, viz.: essentialism, reductionism and dis-othering to explain how the professions' curriculum of practice is inextricably intertwined with the colonial empire and its project of domination.As part of regenerating practices, which are relevant for our people and context, we examine one avenue for change: our graduate education. We argue that only through strong political (re) conscientising in educational processes will we find new ways of being health professionals who take ownership of developing practices relevant to Africa. To this end we offer suggestions for how we might educate in a way that works to decolonise health services in South Africa.
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