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  • In the Words of Nelson Mandelaby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 2.67

    Through his words and actions, Nelson Mandela has been embraced worldwide as our leading symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. In the Words of Nelson Mandela is a unique collection of quotations from one of the most admired men on the planet. His thoughts on subjects as diverse as humanity, friendship, oppression and freedom provide valuable... more...

  • African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century [2 volumes]by Daniel Don Nanjira

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 115.00

    African statehood predates that of Europe, as well as the rest of Western civilization, and yet by imposing Western values on Africa and its peoples, European colonialism destroyed Africa's paradigm of statehood along with its value systems that were ideally suited for this majestic continent. This two-volume book provides a comprehensive survey of... more...

  • Discourse and Human Rights Violationsby Christine Anthonissen; Jan Blommaert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    This paper considers narratives about traumatic pasts, using interviews with visitors of the two exhibitions about the war crimes of the German Wehrmacht , shown in Germany and Austria 1995 and 2002, as examples. Numerous justification and legitimization strategies are involved in public and private discourses. The study claims that official genres,... more...

  • Reconciliation Discourseby Annelies Verdoolaege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through... more...

  • The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihadby Ronald Messier

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Originally West African, Berber nomads, the Almoravids emerged from what is today Mauritania to rule Morocco, western Algeria, and Muslim Spain. Over the course of the century-long lifespan of the Almoravid dynasty, the concept of jihad evolved through four distinct phases: a struggle for righteousness, a war against pagans in the Sahara to impose... more...

  • Fakuby Timothy J. Stapleton

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    From roughly 1818 to 1867, Faku was ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom located in what is now the north-east section of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Because of Faku's legacy, the Mpondo Kingdom became the last African state in Southern Africa to fall under colonial rule. When his father died, Faku inherited his power. In a period of intense raiding,... more...

  • L' État néopatrimonialby Daniel C. Bach; Mamoudou Gazibo

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 19.99

    Une étude approfondie du néopatrimonialisme en Afrique et ailleurs. more...

  • The Last Resortby Douglas Rogers

    Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11

    WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 - BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS "A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers' compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force." The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story of... more...

  • Der Sinn der Institutionenby Mateusz Stachura; Agathe Bienfait; Gert Albert; Steffen Sigmund

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 69.99

    Die weberianische Institutionentheorie baut eine Brücke zwischen einer "normativen" und einer "rationalen" Auffassung der Institutionen. Sie begreift Institutionen weder als Restriktionen des eigennützigen Handelns noch als normativ geforderte Handlungsregeln, sondern setzt diese in eine Wechselbeziehung zum Sinn des Handelns. In dieser Perspektive... more...

  • The Great Boer Warby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array of books over the course of his career. This is his meticulously researched account of England's war with the Boers in South Africa, which... more...