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  • Ghanaby Kwame Boafo-Arthur

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 36.95

    This unique collection is an invaluable guide to Ghana’s political past, present and future. It examines how Ghana has dealt with the problems of institution-building, state-market relations and democratic leadership since its return to constitutional rule in 1993. The contributors also assess the future of the democratic experiment in one of... more...

  • The African Diaspora in the United States and Europeby John A. Arthur

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the Ghanaian diaspora in North America, a group which has grown substantially since 1980, and offers a fascinating lens on some of the key themes of the 'new migration' including transnationalism, identity, social networks, remittances, economic integration and citizenship. Using original empirical data, the author also investigates... more...

  • 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...

  • Nigerian Foreign Policy under Military Rule, 1966-1999by OLAYIWOLA ABEGUNRIN

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 112.00

    Abegunrin provides a significant and comprenhensive examination of Nigerian foreign policy (1966-1999) during the almost 33 years of military rule, punctuated by the four-year civilian interregnum, 1979-1983. He analyzes what led to the military rule in 1966, and the foreign policy performance of each military regime that ruled the country since 1966.... more...

  • Child Soldiersby Myriam Denov

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

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

  • The Fall of the Asante Empireby Robert B. Edgerton

    Free Press 2010; US$ 20.95

    For the first time, anthropologist Robert Edgerton tells the story of the Hundred-Year War?from 1807 to 1900, between the British Empire and the Asante Kingdom?from the Asante point of view. In 1817, the first British envoy to meet the king of the Asante of West Africa was dazzled by his reception. A group of 5,000 Asante soldiers, many wearing... 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$ 75.00

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