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  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... 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...

  • Africa After Modernism: Transitions in Literature Media and Philosophyby Michael Janis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Africa after Modernism traces shifts in perspectives on African culture, arts, and philosophy from the conflict with European modernist interventions in the climate of colonialist aggression to present identitarian positions in the climate of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. By focusing on what may be called deconstructive moments 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...

  • African Connectionsby Peter Mitchell

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 38.99

    From the exodus of early modern humans to the growth of African diasporas, Africa has had a long and complex relationship with the outside world. More than a passive vessel manipulated by external empires, the African experience has been a complex mix of internal geographic, environmental, sociopolitical and economic factors, and regular interaction... more...

  • African Identitiesby Kadiatu Kanneh

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This fascinating and well researched study explores the meaning generated by `Africa' and `Blackness' throughout the century. Using literary texts, autobiography, ethnography, and historical documents, African Identities discusses how ideas of Africa as an origin, as a cultural whole, or as a complicated political problematic, emerge as signifiers... more...

  • Afrikanischer Tanzby Silke Hubrig; Hans G Artus; Bjrn Bedey

    Diplomica Verlag 2002; US$ 26.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Zunchst werden die Ursprnge des Afrikanischen Tanzes beschrieben. Damit wird neben der ursprnglichen Entstehung des Afrikanischen Tanzes und seiner stilistischen Einordnung, ein berblick ber die verschiedenen Formen des Afrikanischen Tanzes gegeben. Zudem wird auf die enge Verbindung zwischen Tanz und Musik, bzw. Tnzer/innen... more...

  • An Afrocentric Manifestoby Molefi Kete Asante

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • Alexandriaby George Hinge; Per Bilde; Minna Skafte Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 23.10

    Throughout the entire span of Graeco-Roman antiquity Alexandria represented a meeting place for many ethnic cultures and the city itself was subject to a wide range of local developments, which created and formatted a distinct Alexandrine 'culture' as well as several distinct 'cultures'. Ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated... 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...