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  • The Politics of Chieftaincyby Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Documents the profound societal changes that occurred in Accra, the capital city of the Gold Coast colony (modern Ghana), during the peak decades of British colonial rule, 1920-1950. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Ghanaby David Owusu-Ansah

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Colonial Meltdownby Moses E. Ochonu

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown , Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria?s chiefs, farmers, laborers,... more...

  • Proclivity to Genocideby Grace O. Okoye

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book explores the ethnic and religious dimensions of the northern Nigeria ethno-religious conflict and develops a Genocide Proclivity Model for identifying the conflict?s genocidal inclinations. It argues that proclivity to genocide, though currently latent, underlies most cases of the wanton killings in northern Nigeria. more...

  • Power and State Formation in West Africaby Pierluigi Valsecchi; Allan Cameron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    Looks at the political and social history of the Gold Coast in West Africa from the early 16th century to the second half of the 18th. The book examines how political entities in Nzema were structured territorially, as well as the formation of ruling groups and aspects of their political, economic, and military actions. more...

  • Building the Ghanaian Nation-Stateby Harcourt Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Ghana has always held a position of primacy in the African political and historical imagination, due in no small part to the indelible impression left president Kwame Nkrumah. This study examines the symbolic strategies he used to construct the Ghanaian state through currency, stamps, museums, flags, and other public icons. more...

  • Harmattanby Michael Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf... more...

  • Boko Haramby Mike Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa?s biggest country and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious ? almost unknowable ? organisation. ? rough exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, Mike Smith takes readers inside the con° ict and provides the ˙ rst in-depth account of the violence... more...

  • Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounterby Sandra E. Greene

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    "Greene gives the reader a vivid sense of the Anlo encounter with western thought and Christian beliefs... and the resulting erasures, transferences, adaptations, and alterations in their perceptions of place, space, and the body." -- Emmanuel Akyeampong Sandra E. Greene reconstructs... more...

  • Kwame Nkrumah's Politico-Cultural Thought and Politicsby Kwame Botwe-Asamoah

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This study critically synthesizes and analyses the relationship between Kwame Nkrumah's politico-cultural philosophy and policies as an African-centered paradigm for the post-independence African revolution. It also argues for the relevance of his theories and politics in today's Africa. more...