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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Living the End of Empireby Jan-Bart Gewald; Marja Hinfelaar; Giacomo Macola

    BRILL 2011; US$ 60.00

    Building on the foundational work of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, the essays contained in Living the End of Empire offer a more nuanced and complex picture of the late-colonial period in Zambia than has hitherto been presented in nationalist histories. more...

  • Speaking Truth to Powerby Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The untimely death of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem in 2009 on African Liberation Day stunned the Pan-African world. This lively selection of his weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was and his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and offers a legacy of political, social, and cultural thought from his determination... more...