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  • Sudanby Joseph R. Oppong

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Sudan, the largest country in Africa,†has been called one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. Throughout its long history, Sudan has experienced turmoil, and in†the second half of the 20th century alone, millions of Sudanese were killed or displaced by civil war. The country was once a great empire, ruled by Nubia. Today, it is a... more...

  • Cairo Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramidsby Rough Guides

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 19.99

    Adventurous, informative and opinionated, on everything from where to find Cairo's best restaurants to the latest discoveries from antiquity, the Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids ranges from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassles and having fun are what this guidebook keeps in mind... more...

  • Dark Continent my Black Arseby Shile Khumalo

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    Cape to Cairo epic. Hilarious and insightful account of a black South African?s journey across the continent by public transport more...

  • Old Treacheries And New Deceitsby Stephen Chan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 21.88

    In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it is poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. The author focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end... more...

  • The Postcolonial Turnby Rene Devisch; Francis B. Nyamnjoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 49.95

    This innovative book is a forward-looking reflection on mental decolonisation and the postcolonial turn in Africanist scholarship. As a whole, it provides five decennia-long lucid and empathetic research involvements by seasoned scholars who came to live, in local peopleís own ways, significant daily events experienced by communities, professional... more...

  • The Excessive Subjectby Molly Anne Rothenberg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    In The Excessive Subject: A New Theory of Social Change , Molly Anne Rothenberg uncovers an innovative theory of social change implicit in the writings of radical social theorists, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Through case studies of these writers' work, Rothenberg illuminates how this... more...

  • Africa after Modernismby Michael Janis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    An interdisciplinary approach to literature, media, and philosophy, Africa after Modernism traces shifts in perspectives on Africanist thought from the conflict with European modernist interventions in the climate of colonialist aggression to perspectives on cultural identity in the climate of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. more...

  • Alexandrian Cosmopolitanismby Hala Halim

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant account of Alexandrian cosmopolitanism elevates things European in the city's culture and simultaneously places things Egyptian under the sign of decline.... more...

  • The Handbook of Civil Society in Africaby Ebenezer Obadare

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This volume brings together the most up to date analyses of civil society in Africa from the best scholars and researchers working on the subject. Being the first of its kind, it casts a panoramic look at the African continent, drawing out persisting, if often under-communicated, variations in regional discourses. In a majority of notionally ‚??global‚??... more...