Culture, Ethics and the Environment in Traditional Africa

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January 28, 2022

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Kolawole A. Owolabi, « Culture, Ethics and the Environment in Traditional Africa », Institut français de recherche en Afrique, ID : 10.4000/books.ifra.3617


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What aspect of African culture can be mobilized to develop an environmental ethic for sustainable development in Africa? An ethic for environmental sustenance that will appeal to the conscience of Africans must develop from within the indigeneous culture of the people. Familiar values make better sense and have more impact than strange ones. It is true that the current world environmental crisis is creating a platform for interaction among the constituent societies of the world, leading to jo...

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