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  • The General Elections in Kenya, 2007by Jerome Lafargue

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2009; US$ 43.00

    The 2007 general elections in Kenya led to major unrest. The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the events that set the country on fire for several weeks. The situation has largely stabilised since April 2008, when the articles collected in this book were first individually published. Some political information has been updated post April 2008.... more...

  • The Cameroon Conditionby George Ngwane

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 28.00

    The Cameroon Condition brings together three seminal essays by George Ngwane, one of the most renowned, committed and daring Anglophone Cameroon writers. ?The Mungo Bridge,? is a stinging indictment of the tenuous relations between La Republique du Cameroun and the Southern Cameroons ? a marriage gone sour right from the honeymoon. It raises hard questions... more...

  • Governance Trends in West Africa 2006: A Synthesis Reportby Adebayo Olukoshi

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 18.05

    It is hoped that readers of this synthesis report will find it useful as a quick and easily digestible summary of some of the key developments in West Africa that had a direct bearing on governance in the sub-region during 2006. more...

  • Zimbabwe?s Lost Decadeby Lloyd Sachikonye

    Weaver Press 2012; US$ 33.00

    Zimbabwe occupies a special place in African politics and international relations, and has been the subject of intense debates over the years. At independence in 1980, the country was better endowed than most in Africa, and seemed poised for economic development and political pluralism. The population was relatively well educated, the industrial and... more...

  • Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeriaby Wale Adebanwi; Ebenezer Obadare; Larry Diamond

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics. more...

  • Virtual Activism on Cameroonby Isaac N. Endeley

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 26.95

    During the 1990s, as the Internet in general and e-mail in particular grew in popularity as a means of communication, a number of Cameroonians residing in various parts of the world established a vibrant and lively electronic forum for the discussion of various issues related to their native land. The forum, known as Camnet, demonstrated that Cameroonians... more...

  • Petitioning for our Rights, Fighting for our Nationby Meredith Terretta

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.95

    Thousands of Cameroonian women played an essential role in the radically anti-colonial nationalist movement led by the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC): they were the women of the Democratic Union of Cameroonian Women (UDEFEC). Drawing on women nationalistsí petitions to the United Nations, one of the largest collections of political... more...

  • State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeriaby Mojbol Olfnk Okome

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the linkages between state failure, self-help, and self-organization with regards to Nigerian civil society. more...

  • Nigeriaby John Campbell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria?s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the brink. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, elite competition, and radical Islamic insurrection... more...

  • Spying for the Rajby Jules Stewart

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie trained natives to be surveyors, and had them explore the region covertly. These men, known as pundits, were disguised as lamas (holy men). This book talks about these servants of the Raj who managed to map the Himalayas and Tibet, helping the British to consolidate their rule in the Indian sub-continent. more...