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  • Facing South to Africaby Molefi Kete Asante

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Renowned Critical Africana scholar and philosopher, Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates the multidimensionality of Afrocentricity as a paradigm of theoretical perspectives advancing the agency of African people. Examining orientations to culture, society, values, and communication, Asante?s essays face South first, and then to the rest of the world.... more...

  • Morning in Serra Mattuby Arif Gamal

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 9.99

    A mosaic of interrelated stories exploding with personality, myth, and geohistorical weight, Morning in Serra Mattu is a profound, joyful meditation on life in modern Sudan. Arif Gamal seamlessly blends large-scale political realities with the local and the traditional: old villages/whose ancient way is so composed/each single blade of grass is known/and... more...

  • Kenana Handbook Of Sudanby Peter Gwynvay Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 168.00

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Africa Must Be Modernby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In a forthright and uncompromising manner, Olfmi Tw explores Africa?s hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. What has to change for Africa to be able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Tw insists that Africa can renew itself only... more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 22.67

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die kosysteme unter der Last von ber sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer hheren Ansprchen chzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...

  • The 1956 Warby David Tal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the plot which sparked off hostilities, and the Egyptian losses and gains are analyzed. more...

  • A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa 1884-1926by Kevin Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa,... 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...

  • Archaeology of African Plant Useby Chris J Stevens; Sam Nixon; Mary Anne Murray; Dorian Q Fuller

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 119.00

    The first major synthesis of African archaeobotany in decades, this book focuses on Paleolithic archaeobotany and the relationship between agriculture and social complexity. It explores the effects that plant life has had on humans as they evolved from primates through the complex societies of Africa, including Egypt, the Buganda Kingdom, southern... 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...