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By Gloria Emeagwali, Edward Shizha

This ebook is an highbrow trip into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, structure, medication and metallurgy. the focal point is on quite a few dimensions of African Indigenous wisdom (AIK) with an emphasis at the sciences, a space that has been missed in AIK discourse. The authors offer assorted perspectives and views on African indigenous clinical and technological wisdom which may gain a large spectrum of lecturers, students, scholars, improvement brokers, and coverage makers, in either governmental and non-governmental corporations, and let severe and replacement analyses and percentages for figuring out technology and expertise in an African ancient and modern context.

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Findings from this study show that although students demonstrated an understanding of science, they still held traditional beliefs about causes of lightning and traditional medicine. Other examples of traditional beliefs about our universe include the Kikuyu of Eastern Africa’s belief that God controls the rain and the thunder, with which he punishes evildoers when necessary. Similarly, the Shona of Southern Africa believe that the ancestral spirits control the rain and that droughts are a sign that the ancestors are not happy and that lightning is a weapon used by African psychics to attack one’s enemy.

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