Impact of Western culture on traditional African society: problems and prospects

  • Clifford Meesua Sibani


The western culture has tremendously impacted on African traditional society in a very positive and negative dimension. It has given rise to acculturation and improved on the value system in the African society. Obviously, culture is simply the way of life of any given people that is transmittable from one generation to another. It incorporates issues that bother on technological development, language, marriage, mode of dressing, arts and craft, food, festivity, religion, social life, education and the political system of the people. This research carefully made, use of the analytical method. Books, internet sources and journals were used in this research. The research went further to address issues that bother on definition of culture and western culture, types of culture and characteristics of culture, causes of culture change and impact of Western culture on traditional African society: problems and prospects. The research recommends amongst others that in order to avoid African culture extinction, there is an urgent need for cultural restoration.


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print ISSN: 2006-5442