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- Routledge 1997; US$ 200.00
This book argues that international aid programmes are unsuccessful for indigenous African institutions because it is based on mainstream economic theory which is fundamentally acultural which does not understand their cultural context. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95
This work examines the counseling approaches and techniques used by Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria. It also describes the functions performed by Yoruba traditional healers when they work within the Yoruba cultural milieu. The information elicited from Yoruba traditional healers through videotape and interviews was analyzed by a Nigerian woman... more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 12.95
Shady Practices is a revealing analysis of the gendered political ecology brought about by conflicting local interests and changing developmental initiatives in a West African village. Between 1975 and 1985, while much of Africa suffered devastating drought conditions, Gambian women farmers succeeded in establishing hundreds of lucrative communal... more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 18.35
In The Press and Political Culture in Ghana, Jennifer Hasty looks at the practices of journalism and newsmaking at privately owned and state-operated daily newspapers in Ghana. Hasty decodes the styles and uncovers the strategies that characterize Ghana's major printed news media, focusing on the differences... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 30.00
Anna Maria Falconbridges Narrative of Two Voyages , consisting of fourteen letters to a friend about her experiences, is the first published Englishwomans narrative of a visit to West Africa. Alexander Falconbridges Account of the Slave Trade describes the horrific conditions he had witnessed in West Africa. Published in 1788 by the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
An in-depth study of the demobilization and reintegration exercises carried out at the end of the Nigerian civil war, assessing their implications for national politics in the West African nation. Though the central theme is Nigeria, the book compares the exercises in Nigeria with other attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa, and addresses international involvement... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 44.00
International media coverage represented the Biafran war as a grand humanitarian disaster: the clash of large opposing armies, and a series of enormous military losses; in short, the greatest conflagration Africa had seen since the struggle for independence. Entrenched ethnic conflict, hardened under the former British administration, and dissatisfaction... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 80.00
Olusegun Obasanjo has been the most important and controversial figure in Nigeria's first 50 years of independence and the most powerful African of his time. John Iliffe examines Olusegun Obasanjo's complex personality and the extreme controversy he arouses among Nigerians, and illustrates the immense demands made on a leader of a state like... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2002; US$ 149.95
In addition to relevant biographical information and a careful contextualization, this study analyzes in depth the conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ideological issues as they relate to Kwame Nkrumahs political thought and legacy. more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
Utilizing narratives of seven different people?soldier, rebel, student, trader, evangelist, father, and politician? I Did it To Save My Life provides fresh insight into how ordinary Sierra Leoneans survived the war that devastated their country for a decade. Individuals in the town of Makeni narrate survival through the rubric of love, and by telling... more...