Secrets, Silences and Betrayals
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Secrets, Silences, and Betrayals is an invitation to readers to consider factoring in the often discarded or censored but useful information held by the dominated. The book�s principal claim is that the unsaid weighs in significantly on the scale of semantic construction as that which is said. Thus, it legitimates the impact of the absentee in broadening and clarifying knowledge and understanding in most disciplines. In other words, just as exogenous epistemologies have underlain and explicated the basis for understanding diverse encounters�social, political, historical, cultural, literary, etc.�Secrets, Silences, and Betrayals challenges, from a pluridisciplinary angle, such highly dominant approaches to investigating the origin, nature, ways of knowing, and limits of human knowledge. It thus yields to the deontological basis to critically reexamine our understanding of the world around us. It is in this regard that the present volume points towards the need for human history to become a cumulative record and re-recording of every human journey and endeavor in life; it brings together disparate voices illuminating topical issues that would be or have been legated to posterity as nonexistent, partial, or half-truths.

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SECRETS, SILENCES and BETRAYALS
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SECRETS, SILENCES and BETRAYALS
Bill F. Ndi
EDITEDBYBill F. Ndi
Secrets, Silences & BetrayalsEdited by Bill F. Ndi Lang aa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com ISBN: 9956-762-98-9 ©Bill F. Ndi 2015All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Notes on Contributors
The Editor Bill F. Ndi,Associate Professor ofand Foreign English Languages at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA, earned his Doctorate from the University of Cergy-Pontoise in 2001. He is a poet, playwright, storyteller, literary critic, translator, historian of ideas and mentalities as well as an academic who has held teaching positions in several universities in Australia, France and elsewhere. His areas of teaching and research comprise among others English Languages and literatures, French, Professional, Technical and Creative Writing, World Literatures, Applied/Historical Linguistics, Literary History, Media and Communication Studies, Peace/Quaker Studies and Conflict Resolution, History of Internationalism, History of Ideas and Mentalities, th Translation & Translatology, 17 Century and Contemporary Cultural Studies. He has published extensively in these areas. His publications include numerous scholarly works on Early Quakerism and translation of Early Quaker writings. He has also published poetry and plays in both the French and the English languages. Professor Bill F. Ndi has 16 published volumes of poetry of which 4 are in French, a play and 4 works in translation. He is co-editor ofOutward Evil, Inward Battle: Human Memory in Literaturewith Adaku T. Ankumah, Benjamin Hart Fishkin, and Festus Fru Ndeh as well as co-editor of Fears, Doubts, and Joys of not Belongingwith Adaku T. Ankumah and Benjamin Hart Fishkin. Also, he has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities’ scholar.
Contributors Eleanor J. BlountAssistant Professor of En is glish at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She specializes in the literature of African Americans, especially of the slave era, and also researches the history of antebellum America. The nineteenth century Transcendentalist writers of New England and fiction by and about diasporic Africans comprise some of her related scholarly interests. Dr. Blount studied history, journalism,professional writing, and creative writing at Paine College, Kennesaw State University, and at the University of Georgia where she composed neo-slave narratives aspart of her Ph.D. work in English and creative writing. She was at one time a news reporter, and has taught English at Georgia Perimeter College and Gainesville State College among other places. Rebecca A. Carte’s research examines indigenous and African representation in Colonial and Modern discourses from Latin America. Her work has been published inLatin American Literary Review,Journal of the Southwest, andStudies in Latin American Popular Culture. Her latest publication with The University of Arizona Press,Capturing the Landscape of New Spain: Baltasar Obregón and the 1564 Ibarra Expedition,examines indigenous representation in the discourses of landscape in Baltasar Obregón´s narrative report of explorations from the northern borderlands of New Spain into New Mexico between 1564 and 1584. Other significant publications include “Mapping an Occidental History: Taking Place in Baltasar Obregón’sHistoria de los descubrimientos de Nueva España(1584)” inJournal of the Southwest53 (2011). Carte earned her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 2008 and currently teaches at Cuyahoga Community College in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Richard Evansis assistant professor of English at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Educated in classics at the University of South Carolina, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and Columbia University, Dr. Evans holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature with research interests in ancient and medieval literatures, theories of translation and linguistic relativity. He has published numerous academic book reviews, essays promoting the study of Classical Greek in schools, and articles on Greek and Roman authors in the Dictionary of Literary Biography and articles on various topics in classical literature. Benjamin Hart Fishkin, Assistant Professor of English at Tuskegee University specializes in teaching Nineteenth Century British Literature. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama where he served as a Junior Fellow in The Blount Undergraduate Initiative. In his research, he has emphasized Nineteenth Century British Literature through each phase of his education. Prior to earning his Doctorate from the University of Alabama in May of 2009, he obtained a BA in English and Film from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio where he examined the interest of Charles Dickens in the theatre and how the stage influenced his novel writing. He has published The Undependable Bonds of Blood: The Unanticipated Problems of Parenthood in the Novels of Henry James. He co-editedOutward Evil Inward Battle: Human Memory in Literature with Adaku T. Ankumah, Bill F. Ndi, and Festus Fru Ndeh, andFears, Doubts and Joys of not Belongingwith Adaku T. Ankumah and Bill F. Ndi. His recent research interest now include, besides his growing interest in Anglophone Cameroon literature, the problems of marriage and the American family, and the relationship between the Blues and the single-parent home in the works of William Faulkner, August Wilson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Blossom N. Fondoa PhD in English specialized in holds Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures. Her current areas
of interest are Anglophone African and Caribbean Literatures, postcolonial theory, Ecocriticism and feminism. She teaches literature and critical theory at the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua. She has been a visiting scholar to New York University in the USA and Karl Frazens University of Graz in Austria. Her publications have appeared in national and international journals. Worth Kamili Hayesan Assistant Professor of History at is Tuskegee University. Prior to joining Tuskegee he served as an Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice at Benedict College. His research centers on the histories of Black education, the th African diaspora, 20 century U.S. urbanization, and post-world War II Black activism. His current project illuminates “the golden age of black private education” in Chicago from 1940-1990 and reveals the critical role alternative institutions played in African Americans’ pursuit of quality education. Stephen Maguis an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and occasionally teaches for the Junior Statesmen. His publications have appeared in journals such asCultural Encounters, Conflicts, and Resolutions: A Journal of Border Studies, the Journal of African Studies,The African Journal of International Affairs and Development, in the edited volumeAfrica Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on ‘Development’,theInternational Journal of Political Science and Developmentand in the forthcoming book,Soft Power Strategies in US Foreign Policy: Citizen Diplomacy of the Peace Corps by Praeger Publishers. His main research interests span US and Africa’s foreign policy, democratization in post-colonial Global South, social and economic development in a globalizing world, global political economy, regionalism and cultural norms in modernity. Stephen is currently working on a second book,The Black Man's Burdens.
Bill F. Ndi,poet, playwright, storyteller, critic, translator, historian of ideas and mentalities as well as an academic has held several university teaching positions. He teaches at Tuskegee University. He has numerous scholarly publications on Early Quakerism and translation of Early Quaker writings. He has also published extensively in both the French and the English languages. These publications include scholarly articles and book chapters, poetry, and plays. Professor Bill F. Ndi has 16 volumes of poetry of which 4 are in French, a play and 4 works in translation.
Jennifer Rossis an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at Tuskegee University. Her research interests include attachment and caregiving behavioral systems, parenting and coparenting, and the intergenerational transmission of attachment. Her current research focuses on conflict resolution among Mexican-American coparents, the influence of coparenting and culture on maternal sensitivity and insensitive caregiving in Mexican-American mothers with a toddler, and also explores whether mother-infant attachment relationships are universal or culture-specific. Jen’s work has appeared in Research in Human Development.
Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………...1 Bill F. Ndi Chapter 1:“Until lions write their own history”: Secrets, Silences, and Betrayals of the African and his history……………………………………………21Stephen M. Magu Chapter 2:Behind the Scenes of Parent-Child Attachment Relationships……………………………….53Jennifer J. Ross. Chapter 3:Refuge or Fortress: Howalton Day School, the African-American Middle Class, and the Golden Era of Black Private Education……….67Worth Kamili Hayes Chapter 4:Mustard GrowsFollowed by Pokey and Me,interview with and by Eleanor Blount………………………………………….. 85 Eleanor Blount Chapter 5:Olaudah Equiano, Gustavus Vassa, Negotiating Identity in a Trans-Atlantic World…………………………………….113Rebecca Carte. Chapter 6:Traduttore, Traditore: Word-for-Word Translation as an Ideology Secretly Silencing Original Meanings…………………..129Richard Evans ix