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  • Colonialism and Violence in Nigeriaby Toyin Falola

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis... more...

  • The Hausa of Nigeriaby Frank A. Salamone

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 38.99

    This book is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history, religion, warfare, gender, economics, various other dimensions of Hausa life, minority group relationships, and creolization. more...

  • Child Soldiersby Myriam Denov

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Traces the experiences of child soldiers in Sierra Leone during and after war and examines the implications of their participation. more...

  • Magic and Warfareby Nathalie Wlodarczyk

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. A conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly and to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention. more...

  • War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leoneby Krijn Peters; Stephanie Kitchen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    Addresses the incomplete understanding of the conflict in Sierra Leone by focusing on the direct experiences and interpretations of protagonists. more...

  • People of the Zongoby Enid Schildkrout

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 55.00

    Questions of ethnicity, religion, cultural change and the African national identity are probed in this study of the immigrant community of Kumasi, Ghana. more...

  • Being and Becoming Hausaby Anne Haour; Benedetta Rossi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    Drawing on anthropology, linguistics, economic history, and archaeology, this book offers a compelling portrait of the emergence and evolution of Hausa identity in West Africa. more...

  • The United States and West Africaby Alusine Jalloh; Toyin Falola

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 80.00

    Over the last several decades, historians have conducted extensive research into contact between the United States and West Africa during the era of the transatlantic trade. Yet we still understand relatively little about more recent relations between the more...

  • The Female King of Colonial Nigeriaby Nwando Achebe

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers... more...

  • Civil War and Democracy in West Africaby David Harris

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    In the aftermath of explosive civil wars in Africa during the 1990s and 2000s, the establishment of multi-party elections has often been heralded by the West as signaling the culmination of the conflict and the beginning of a period of democratic rule. However, the outcomes of these elections are very rarely uniform, with just as many countries returning... more...