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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 98.99
Studies of liminality have a long history in anthropology. In archaeology, identifying past people - rather than faceless entities - through material culture is still a work in progress, but a project that has seen increased attention in recent years. Focusing on West Africa, this book argues that we should explore what happens when the primary label... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 14.49
Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the world's third largest city. This phenomenal and continuing growth gives it a heady turbulence, especially as it only took on the form of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99
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...
- Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99
Sierra Leone?s unique history, especially in the development and consolidation of British colonialism in West Africa, has made it an important site of historical investigation since the 1950s. Much of the scholarship produced in subsequent decades has focused on the ?Krio,? descendants of freed slaves from the West Indies, North America, England,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 29.00
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...