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  • Africa's Urban Revolutionby Susan Parnell; Edgar Pieterse

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The facts of Africa’s rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and over half the continent's population will be urban. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners associated with the African Centre for Cities and utilising a diverse array of case studies, this book... more...

  • The Ethnographic Stateby III Edmund Burke

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, "Moroccan Islam." However, this pathbreaking study reveals that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth century by French ethnographers and colonial officers who were influenced by British colonial practices in India. Between 1900 and 1920, these... more...

  • Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic Worldby Silke Strickrodt

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    A uniquely detailed account of the dynamics of Afro-European trade in two states on the western Slave Coast over three centuries and the transition from slave trade to legitimate commerce. more...

  • Ahmad al-Mansurby Mercedes García-Arenal

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most significant rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. A brilliant political and military tactician, cunning diplomat and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with... more...

  • The Anglo-African Commonwealthby Ali A. Mazrui; Kenneth Bradley; D. Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The Anglo-African Commonwealth: Political Friction and Cultural Fusion deals with political friction and cultural fusion in the Anglo-African Commonwealth. Topics covered range from the history and politics of the Anglo-African Commonwealth as well as culture and thought, with emphasis on the Rhodesian problem and the Kenyan precedent, as well as the... more...

  • Return to Casablancaby André Levy

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In this book, Israeli anthropologist André Levy returns to his birthplace in Casablanca to provide a deeply nuanced and compelling study of the relationships between Moroccan Jews and Muslims there. Ranging over a century of history?from the Jewish Enlightenment and the impending colonialism of the late nineteenth century to today?s modern Arab state?Levy... more...

  • Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jewby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In this remarkable work by seasoned scholar Lawrence Rosen, we follow the fascinating intellectual developments of four ordinary Moroccans over the span of forty years. Walking and talking with Haj Hamed Britel, Yaghnik Driss, Hussein Qadir, and Shimon Benizri?in a country that, in a little over a century, has gone from an underdeveloped colonial... more...

  • Britain in Africaby Tom Porteous

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 23.95

    This book sets out the balance sheet of what Britain has achieved, and where and why it failed in Africa. more...

  • Europe or Africa?by Peter Gold

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    Ceuta and Melilla are two "enclaves" on the northern coast of Africa that have been Spanish for centuries but that are claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco. As an integral part of Spain the towns have also been part of the territory of the European Union since 1986. Their unique situation has created considerable tension in the relationship... more...

  • One Zambia, Many Historiesby Jan-Bart Gewald; Marja Hinfelaar; Giacomo Macola

    BRILL 2008; US$ 62.00

    In contrast to the rich tradition of academic analysis and understanding of the pre-colonial and colonial history of Zambia, the trajectory of post-colonial Zambia has been all but ignored by historians. The assumptions of developmentalism, the cultural hegemony of United National Independence Party orthodoxy and its conflation with national interests,... more...