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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...

  • In the Name of the Peopleby Lara Pawson

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00

    On 27th May 1977, a small demonstration against the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola ? led to the slaughter of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people. These dreadful reprisals are little talked of in Angola today ? and virtually unknown outside the country. In this book, journalist Lara Pawson tracks down the story of what really happened in... 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$ 22.19

    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...

  • Bedouin, Settlers, and Holiday-Makersby Donald P. Cole; Soraya Altorki

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 15.99

    The arid regions impose strict limits upon human existence and activity. And yet by respecting those limits, the flourishing and stable culture of these regions has for centuries been sustained. In the late twentieth century, however, forces such as modernization, globalization, and the politics and economics of nations became so great that major... more...