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African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows


Through fellowship competitions, regional workshops, and peer networking, the African Humanities Program provides support to the humanities in five African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The centerpiece of the program is the distribution of fellowships to African scholars in these countries for work on dissertations, research projects, and scholarly manuscripts. Dissertation awards are listed below; also see postdoctoral awards. The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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John Aghimheile Apeabu
John Aghimheile Apeabu|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, University of Jos - The Impact of Implementation of Sharia Law on Charismatic-Pentecostal Churches in Northwestern Nigeria, 1999-2007

Dolapo Zacchaeus Olupayimo
Dolapo Zacchaeus Olupayimo|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Obafemi Awolowo University - History of Judicial Intervention in Boundary Disputes in the Southwestern Part of Nigeria, 1946-1996

Clement Olumuyiwa Bakinde
Clement Olumuyiwa Bakinde|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Archaeology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - An Archaeological Investigation of the Okun Speaking Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

Adeniyi Oluwagbemiga Osunbade
Adeniyi Oluwagbemiga Osunbade|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, English, University of Ibadan - Explicatures and Implicatures of Conversations in Adichie’s "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun"

Harrie Uvietobor Bazunu
Harrie Uvietobor Bazunu|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Fine & Applied Arts, Delta State University, Abraka - Semiotic Elements in Selected Artworks on the Niger Delta

Olusoji Samuel Oyeranmi
Olusoji Samuel Oyeranmi|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of Ibadan - Environmental Management of the Development of Ibadan, 1945-2009

Alexandra Esimaje
Alexandra Esimaje|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Arts & Education, University of Maiduguri - A Corpus-Based Lexical Study of Religious Sermons in Nigeria

Benon Tugume
Benon Tugume|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Literature, Makerere University - A Comparative Study of Human Rights Issues in Ngugi's, La Guma's, and Achebe's Novels

Wambi Cornelius Gulere
Wambi Cornelius Gulere|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Literature, Makerere University - Riddling as Everyday Discourse: Analysis of Context, Event, and Audience

Paul Kehinde Ugboajah
Paul Kehinde Ugboajah|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of Ibadan - Juvenile Delinquency and its Control in Colonial Lagos, 1861-1960