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  • 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...

  • Biafraby Peter Baxter

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 16.99

    Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a British Chartered Company under the control of Victorian capitalist Sir George Taubman Goldie. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960 with the best of intentions and a profound... more...

  • Child Soldiersby Myriam Denov

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

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

  • Civil War and Democracy in West Africaby David Harris

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Demokratische Elemente und Gewaltenteilung im islamischen Staatsorganisationsrecht.by Dalinç Dereköy

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 71.47

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Autor stellt Kernbereiche des islamischen Staats- und Staatsorganisationsrechts dar, hebt dabei dessen Einfluss auf das Staatsrecht von einigen ausgewählten Territorial- bzw. Nationalstaaten, die sich als islamisch definieren, hervor und zeigt Gemeinsamkeiten mit westlichem Staatsrecht und Staatsrechtsverständnis auf. Hierdurch... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Freetown Bondby Eldred Durosimi Jones; Marjorie Jones

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 50.00

    Born in 1925, this autobiography includes an account of his early years, giving a vivid picture of growing up in Freetown in the latter days of British colonial rule. more...

  • From the Pit to the Marketby Diane Frost

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 29.15

    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...