n African Renaissance - Dynamics of poverty as culture in an African world : implications for Nigeria's vulnerable population

Volume 6 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


In this article, I provide insight into the meaning of "culture of poverty" and holicization of deprivation due to political and economic administrative noise making competences in Africa, in particular Nigeria. I also attempt to show how poverty is defined by the poor rather than by the bureaucrats and political foragers, if you like call them scavengers, in Nigeria as it may apply to elsewhere in Africa or Asia. My approach here will be inferential based on Nigerian local and urban community everyday life reality. I will also be drawing from write-ups on poverty issues and strategies to alleviate the African scarceness, in particular the Nigerian poverty syndrome. Related series that may well be of topical interest are as follows - Nigerian factor and project antecedentization poverty, women and feminization of poverty, child and childization of poverty, elder and old ageism poverty, spiritual and spiritualization poverty, health and healthization poverty, skill and commitmentization or servicization poverty and a lot more poverty jingoisms that surely will need deeper questioning, research refocusing and vigorous arguments. With all these in mind, I will in the first place review the origin of the "culture of poverty" discourse and move the argument from there - and try and apply this concept to the Nigerian reality of poverty management in the contemporary democratic exercise of the nation taken as a whole.

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