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On Wings of Light: Reflections on Cybernetics, Africa & the Wider World

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Professor Michael Vickers taught Political Science at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Nigeria; taught and conducted research at universities in America, Canada, and the United Kingdom; is the recipient of the Distinguished Academic Award  (2012) from the Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora, (Lagos). He authored (with Ken Post) of Structure and Conflict in Nigeria, 1960-65 (London & Madison, 1973), Ethnicity and Sub-Nationalism in Nigeria (Oxford, 2000), Odes of Forest and Town, (Sussex, 2002), Phantom Trail—Discovering Ancient America, (New York, 2005), A Nation Betrayed—Nigeria and the 1957 Minorities Commission (Trenton, NJ,  2010), Phantom Ship (Trenton, NJ, 2013), and Looking Back from the Future (Forthcoming). He holds a doctorate in Political Science and West African Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is Emeritus Director of Parliamentary and Public Affairs, The Hillfield Agency (UK).

$35.99   Ι   ISBN: 978-1-943533-01-5   Ι   Published 2015   |   Pan-African University Press

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As our world battles on from a Darkened past and an equally Dark present, a steady beam of Light persists. It is eternal and within the core Spirit of humankind. It has long sought full release; opening wide the flood-gates of Actuation, Inclusion and Life Engagement. On Wings of Light declares this time has already arrived. Sharply accelerating transfigurative effects, it contends, are due to the advent of Cybernetics; the combined operation of Electronics and Communications in our modern world. Cybernetics not only brings Great Light to illuminate age-old Corridors of Darkness; it points mankind in the direction of a bright and promising Horizon Future. In the unfolding of this future, it maintains that Africa, with its vast lands, folk, resources, root Ethic of Light and increasing prominence, will play the determining role. Exploring relevant concepts, thoughts and perceptions; this work reflects on their meaning, significance and stimulus to practical research and activity.

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