To analyze the society of the primitive eras of Africa, an analysis of the present and the effects of the past on the present is very important. An analysis of present-day Africa would reveal to us how the two world orders interact. The societies of Africa, thrust into democratic setups, have been unable to function as smoothly as they did under indigenous forms of governance. This is not to suggest that democracy is not a workable form of governance in Africa. However, the transition was not affected in a very scientific manner and there was a great resistance from the ancient forms of social structuring. The power and dynamism of these social orders can be seen in the resistance to sudden and imposed change that they offer. The tribal forms of governance in African societies were in many ways, examples of a smooth and efficient form of democracy. While they were not completely democratic by any stretch of the imagination, they did offer certain strengths to women and marginalized sections of the society in ways that Western society never has. They also offered means of redressal for people who had been wronged in ways that were quick and efficient. Dynamism in Precolonial African Society.
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