Education, Creativity, and Economic Empowerment in Africa

  • Toyin Falola
  • Jamaine Abidogun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Jamaine Abidogun, Toyin Falola
      Pages 1-11
  3. Education as Empowerment: Enforcing Rights and Building Community

  4. Messages of Empowerment in Languages and Literature

  5. Art Empowerment for the Economy’s Sake

  6. Music: Economic and Political Empowerment Venues

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book


Education and the arts offer multiple, mutually clarifying lenses through which to examine and understand issues of poverty and empowerment. Here, both are combined in a fascinating look at how these two often overlooked elements promote social equality and cultivate personal agency across Africa's diverse political-economic landscapes.


community education poverty technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Toyin Falola
    • 1
  • Jamaine Abidogun
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA

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