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  • Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?by Samir Amin; Victoria Bawtree

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    The factors that brought about the 2008 financial collapse are examined in this analysis that explores the systemic crisis of capitalism after two decades of neoliberal globalization. Samir Amin lays bare the relationship between dominating oligopolies and the globalization of the world economy and argues that the current crisis is a profound crisis... more...

  • Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africaby Axel Harneit-Sievers; Stephen Marks; Sanusha Naidu

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    The deepening engagement of China in Africa since the end of the cold war has led to debates about the evolving nature of this relationship, yet the focus of analysis has largely been confined to the interactions between states. Little attention has been paid to the growing dialogue between Chinese and African civil society organizations. This collection... 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...

  • 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 the Slave Trade to 'Free' Tradeby Patrick Burnett; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    This compilation of articles commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade and the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence. Drawing on lessons from the slave trade, studies of the international finance institutions, and the struggles of many African people to make a living, these essays provide insights into how free trade... more...

  • African Perspectives on China in Africaby Firoze Manji; Stephen Marks

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Much existing commentary on China in Africa focuses on the vested interests of the West while the voices of independent African analysts and activists have been lost. In a unique collection of essays, the contributors to this book present African social, historical, and cross-continental perspectives on Chinese involvement in Africa. Contributors... more...

  • India in Africaby Emma Mawdsley; Gerard McCann

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    In one of the first analyses of contemporary Indian–African relations, this detailed book draws upon a collection of case studies that explore interrelated topics such as trade, investment, development aid, civil society relations, security, and geopolitics. While China's relationship to Africa has been thoroughly examined, knowledge and analysis... more...

  • Ending Aid Dependenceby Yash Tandon; Benjamin W Mkapa

    Pambazuka Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Developing countries reliant on aid want to escape this dependence, and yet they appear unable to do so. This book shows how they may liberate themselves from the aid that pretends to be developmental but is not and cautions countries of the South against falling into the aid trap and endorsing the collective colonialism of the Organisation for Economic... more...

  • Aid to Africaby Hakima Abbas; Yves Niyiragira

    Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    The current global economic crisis resurges the debate on aid to Africa—the largest global recipient—and this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history, and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms,... more...

  • Africa's Long Road to Rights / Long Trajet de l'Afrique vers les droitsby Hakima Abbas

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, this reflection on its achievements as well as its limitations brings to light the commission's work since its beginning. This bilingual compilation—in both English and French—includes essays by Hakima Abbas, Korir Sing'Oei Abraham, Roselynn... more...