This Festschrift is in honor of a distinguished scholar and Pan-Africanist, Professor Sulayman Nyang, whose career and intellectual pursuits spans more than 45 years - much of it at Howard University. Nyang's contributions to African affairs, transcends the scope of the academic world as he has served as First Secretary and Head of Chancery of the Gambian Embassy in Saudi Arabia 1975-1977, and consultant to the World Bank and United Nations agencies. In addition, Professor Nyang served as the President of Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, DC, and member of board of many academic journals, and organizations of Islam and African affairs. He has published copiously on a variety of issues affecting continental Africans, Africans in the Diaspora, and beyond. And has written and or collaborated on dozens of books and book chapters and more than 100 articles.
Olayiwola Abegunrin is Professor of International Relations, Political Economy, and African Studies, University of Maryland and Howard University. Sabella Ogbobode Abidde is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and a member of the graduate faculty at Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama.