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  • The Case against Afrocentrismby Tunde Adeleke

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    Postcolonial discourses on African Diaspora history and relations have traditionally focused intensely on highlighting the common experiences and links between black Africans and African Americans. This is especially true of Afrocentric scholars and supporters who use Africa to construct and validate a monolithic, racial, and culturally essentialist... more...

  • New Approaches to Security and Developmentby Shri L K Advani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This paper was delivered by Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India, at a Public Lecture organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore on 4 February 2003.... more...

  • Darkest Europe and Africa's Nightmareby Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 34.95

    Probing the human causes of Africa s continuing travails, a London-educated Kenyan princess examines official policies that do more harm than good, while poking fun at Western hypocrisy and greed, and African vanity and passivity, as well. If the United States is based on the principle that all men are created equal, why, the author asks, does the... more...

  • Orphan of the Cold Warby Margaret Joan Anstee

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 78.00

    This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence,... more...

  • An Afrocentric Manifestoby Molefi Kete Asante

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    Molefi Kete Asante's Afrocentric philosophy has become one of the most persistent influences in the social sciences and humanities over the past three decades. It strives to create new forms of discourse about Africa and the African Diaspora, impact on education through expanding curricula to be more inclusive, change the language of social institutions... more...

  • Empire in Africaby David Birmingham

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 17.99

    The dark years of European fascism left their indelible mark on Africa. As late as the 1970s, Angola was still ruled by white autocrats, whose dictatorship was eventually overthrown by black nationalists who had never experienced either the rule of law or participatory democracy. Empire in Africa takes the long view of history and asks whether... more...

  • The Flechasby John Cann

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola,... 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...

  • Trading Conflictsby Georg L.K.A. Christ

    BRILL 2012; US$ 212.00

    Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria. more...

  • Forgotten Africaby Graham Connah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    Covering four million years of history across the continent, this book introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. more...