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  • To Cook a Continentby Nnimmo Bassey

    Pambazuka Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Arguing that the climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies? abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests, and global commercial agriculture, this important book investigates how Africa has been exploited and how Africans should respond for the good of all. As it examines the oil industry in Africa and probes... more...

  • Africa's Liberationby Chambi Chachage; Annar Cassam

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, was a Pan-Africanist and an internationalist, and this book includes contributions from leading commentators—those who worked and fought imperialism alongside Nyerere, members of a younger generation, and Nyerere in his own words. The writings reflect on Nyerere and liberation, the Commonwealth,... more...

  • Development and Globalisationby Yash Tandon; Benjamin W Mkapa

    Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Challenging the misdirected policies of the last 30 years regarding the South's responsibility to develop itself rather than expect the North to carry the burden, this book offers alternative concepts and paradigms of development for policy makers and peoples' movements on a wide range of issues. It invites readers to "dare to think differently" and... more...

  • Global Historyby Samir Amin

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of the modern world. He analyses the origin and nature... more...

  • SMS Uprisingby Sokari Ekine

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Providing a unique insight into how activists and social change advocates are addressing Africa's many challenges from within, this collection of essays by those engaged in using mobile phone technologies for social change provides an analysis of the socioeconomic, political, and media contexts faced by activists in Africa today. The articles address... more...

  • Grace, Tenacity and Eloquenceby Patrick Burnett; Shereen Karmali; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    While it is true that, like elsewhere in the world, African women are not yet equal to men, toiling day and night amidst grinding poverty while facing harsh cultural, traditional, and social prejudices is only part of the story. The writings in this book show that women in Africa are fighting for their rights with grace, tenacity, and eloquence.... more...

  • From Citizen to Refugeeby Mahmood Mamdani

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    In a gripping personal account of the Asians? last days in Uganda following their expulsion by Idi Amin in 1972, this book interweaves an examination of the country?s colonial history with the subsequent evolution of postindependence politics. Expelled from Uganda and arriving in a cold and overcast London, Mahmood Mamdani shares his experiences in... more...

  • My Dream Is to Be Boldby Feminist Alternatives

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Women's struggles and organizing efforts within and outside the antiapartheid liberation movement have meant that women now occupy positions of power in South Africa, but capitalist patriarchy is still intact. From 19 differing vantage points within struggle, this book offers a critique of women's position in South Africa today and gives new meaning... more...

  • La Verité aux puissantsby Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    The untimely death of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem in 2009 on African Liberation Day stunned the Pan-African world. This lively selection of his weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was and his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and offers a legacy of political, social, and cultural thought from his determination to... more...

  • Where Is Uhuru?by Issa G. Shivji; Godwin Murunga

    Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    The neoliberal project, led by the IMF and World Bank, promised to correct many of the distortions in the African postcolonial environment and pledged to engineer liberalization and expand democratic space through competitive multiparty elections. Decades later, few people, if any, can testify to the success of the envisaged reforms. Instead, neoliberalism... more...