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  • Novel and Nation in the Muslim Worldby Elisabeth Özdalga; Daniella Kuzmanovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the relationship between fiction and nation formation in the Muslim world through 12 unique studies from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, amongst others, this book shows how fiction reflects and relates the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of political and cultural identity formation. more...

  • Novel and Nation in the Muslim Worldby Elisabeth Özdalga; Daniella Kuzmanovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the relationship between fiction and nation formation in the Muslim world through 12 unique studies from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, amongst others, this book shows how fiction reflects and relates the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of political and cultural identity formation. more...

  • The Making of an African Kingby Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

    UPA 2014; US$ 34.99

    The Making of an African King examines the source of the kingship struggle in Winneba, Ghana as seen by colonial administrators, and the final court ruling in June 2013 between the patrilineal Otuano Royal Family against the non-royal Acquah faction that favors matrilineal system of succession practiced by the Akan. more...

  • Darfurby Chris Vaughan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    The first in-depth account of Darfur's history during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium (from 1916). more...

  • The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in Indiaby Ajay Verghese

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer remained peaceful; when the state clashed over low-caste affirmative action quotas in 2008, Ajmer's residents rioted while... more...

  • The End of Progressby Amy Allen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    While post- and decolonial theorists have thoroughly debunked the idea of historical progress as a Eurocentric, imperialist, and neocolonialist fallacy, many of the most prominent contemporary thinkers associated with the Frankfurt SchoolJürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Rainer Forsthave persistently defended ideas of progress, development, and modernity... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africaby George Barrett; Shirley Brooks; Jenny Josefsson; Nqobile Zulu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    The year 2013 marked the 100 th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act in South Africa which legalised the violent dispossession and alienation of the African majority from the land. It is common cause that the alienation of land for conservation purposes, introduced to Africa under colonial rule, has continued more or less uninterrupted until today. However,... more...

  • Rock of Contentionby Kim Munholland

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    What went wrong in Free French relations with Americans during World War Two? Two peoples, presumably sharing a common cause in a war to defeat the axis powers, often found themselves locked in bitter disputes that exposed fundamental differences in outlook and intentions, creating a profound misunderstanding or mesentente that was a major source... more...

  • In Search of Saltby Frederick Quinn

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 27.95

    Relatively recent Bantu-speaking migrants to central Cameroon, the Beti have had an eventful history. Based on extensive interviews and traditional Beti (Fang) poetry, in addition to German and French archival sources, the author of this readable study recreates the social structure of the Beti and their self-perceptions in pre-colonial times, their... more...