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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 16.99
The Coloured community of South Africa came into being after 1652, when the Dutch and, later, the British seeped into southern Africa's arid west, forming an uneasy alliance with the indigenous people. In the first unions between settlers and indigenous peoples, the Coloured people of the Cape flicker to life. Fast-forward to 1910, the Union of South... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 6.95
In December 2010 an out-of-work Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire and precipitated the Arab Spring. Popular interpretations of Bouazizi's self-immolation presented economic and political oppression by the Ben Ali regimes as the root causes of widespread social despair that triggered the Tunisian revolution. Yet as Julia... more...
- Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 26.99
The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
As Mubarak's regime nearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt, Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
Africa was wide-open territory for expatriate scientists, engineers and technicians during much of the 20th century. British Colonial Africa was considered ripe for commercial and economic progress and ?Development? was the watchword and basis of government policy, as is clear from the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts. Alan Hayward came from... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 17.00
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...
- BRILL 2012; US$ 95.00
Can ?traditional? leaders and institutions help to build more legitimate, accountable and effective governments in polities or ?states? under (re)construction? This book investigates the fascinating case of ?Somaliland?, the 20-year old non-recognized state which emerged from Somalia?s conflict and state collapse. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 50.76
How can the salience of ethnicity in Rwandan and Burundian politics be overcome? How can this salience be approached analytically? And why, exactly, is it that it is potentially conflict-prone? This book gives answers to these questions on the basis of what Rwandan and Burundian interviewees expressed as taken for granted and real. In particular, it... more...
- Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 37.05
This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...