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  • Uncovering African Agencyby Ms Lucy Corkin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    China's engagement in Africa is generally portrayed simply as African countries being exploited for their mineral wealth by a wealthy political and economic superpower. Is this always the case? Certain African countries have been able to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit renewed interest from previously disengaged... more...

  • The Postcolonial Turnby Rene Devisch; B. Nyamnjoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 46.55

    This innovative book is a forward-looking reflection on mental decolonisation and the postcolonial turn in Africanist scholarship. As a whole, it provides five decennia-long lucid and empathetic research involvements by seasoned scholars who came to live, in local people?s own ways, significant daily events experienced by communities, professional... more...

  • The Handbook of Civil Society in Africaby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book offers a critical perspective on civil society in Africa and positions African discourses within the framework of important regional and global debates.  It discusses core themes, regional case studies, and development of civil society. more...

  • A Civilised Savageryby 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...

  • 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...

  • Cairo Cosmopolitanby Diane Singerman; Paul Amar

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.99

    Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt?s future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo?s popular neighborhoods.... more...

  • Islamic Monuments in Cairoby Caroline Williams

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 9.99

    Cairo?s Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo?s spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then... more...

  • Living with Heritage in Cairoby Ahmed Sedky

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Arab?Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world?s largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still implemented. Nevertheless, despite the extensive efforts to preserve Historic Cairo, it is sadly vulnerable.Ahmed Sedky investigates the reasons behind... 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...

  • 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...