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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 32.00
Since the late 1980s, the changing dynamic of global development has driven the tide of democratic expansion in the developing world. In Africa, western donors have sought to impose ?neo-liberal? visions of socio-economic and political institution-building, spreading political reforms and economic liberalisation with far-reaching consequences. Associated... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 104.00
Kwame Nkrumah remains a towering figure in African history. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent campaign of civil disobedience, he led what is now the nation of Ghana to independence in 1957. Nkrumah made Ghana a beacon of hope for not only Ghanaians but also people of African descent throughout the world. Perhaps no other African leader of the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart ?a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967?1970, addressing them only obliquely... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95
From SAS To Blood Diamond Wars is the story of an outstanding warrior, even by SAS standards.On the point of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirlings death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leones Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95
Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria ? a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn?t return for several years. Recently,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95
Argues that corporate neo-colonialism in the diamond trade of Sierra Leone has served to restrict its social and economic growth, excluding and marginalizing it from the club of wealthier nations, and causing it to continue to rely on international aid. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
This book offers a bold, ground-breaking epistemological critique of the dominant discourses on African conflicts. Based on a painstaking study of the ways in which the Sierra Leone civil war has been interpreted, it considers how Africa is constructed as a site of knowledge and the implications that this has for the continent and its people. more...
- Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Conflict in Northern Ghana appears to be increasing in amplitude and frequency and its effects are getting more devastating. It is the view of this book that the Government of Ghana and civil society organisations involved in aspects of conflict management have approached peace issues in the region with an inadequate understanding of the local issues... more...