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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95
Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life ? including his own ?life vision? on the occasion of his 60 th birthday. It speaks to... more...
- Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 19.99
Significant numbers of the people enslaved throughout world history have been children. The vast literature on slavery has grown to include most of the history of this ubiquitous practice, but nearly all of it concentrates on the adult males whose strong bodies and laboring capacities preoccupied the masters of the modern Americas. Children in Slavery... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
"The standard of contribution is high . . . the reader gets a good sense of the cutting edge of historical research." ? African Affairs more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Mo´se Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskj÷ld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99
One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century, and one with huge political resonance, is the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his UN team in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961. Just minutes after midnight, his aircraft plunged into thick forest in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), abruptly ending his mission to bring peace... more...
- SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99
"I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high-quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea, but also asks the pertinent questions on the future of his marvelous country. He does it with tact and success, based on his long experience as freedom fighter, as senior public... more...