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  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • Something Torn and Newby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    "One of Africa's greatest writers? ( San Francisco Chronicle ) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African language?and African culture itself more...

  • Orphan of the Cold Warby Margaret Joan Anstee

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 78.00

    This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence,... more...

  • Uncovering African Agencyby Lucy Corkin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    In this thought provoking and original work Lucy Corkin demonstrates how Angola has been amongst the most successful of African nations to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit renewed interest from previously disengaged foreign powers, bolstering their political capital. Uncovering African Agency casts a fascinating... more...

  • An African Voiceby Robert W. July

    Duke University Press 1987; US$ 84.95

    Through the work of leading African writers, artists, musicians and educators—from Nobel prizewinner Wole Soyinka to names hardly known outside their native lands— An African Voice describes the contributions of the humanities to the achievement of independence for the peoples of black Africa following the Second World War. While... more...

  • A Civilised Savageryby Kevin Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Angolan Rendezvousby Tamar Ron; Tamar Golan

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00

    Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its long-suffering people, vast landscapes... 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...

  • Understanding Cairoby David Sims

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 15.99

    This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city?s eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban... more...

  • Cairo Contestedby Diane Singerman

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 20.99

    This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical volume?with an updated introduction to take account of the dramatic events of early 2011?explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. Suspicious of collective life and averse to power-sharing, Egyptian governance... more...