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  • From SAS to Blood Diamond Warsby Hamish Ross

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    From SAS To Blood Diamond Wars is the story of an outstanding warrior, even by SAS standards.On the point of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirling’s death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leone’s Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding... more...

  • 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 Hausa of Nigeriaby Frank A. Salamone

    UPA 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...

  • The History of Ghanaby Roger Gocking

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    Gocking provides a historical overview of Ghana from the emergence of precolonial states through increasing contact with Europeans that led to the establishment of formal colonial rule by Great Britian at the end of the 19th century. Colonial rule transformed what was known as the Gold Coast economically, socially, and politically, but it contained... more...

  • A History of Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Matthew M. Heaton

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    An exploration of Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. more...

  • The Krio of West Africaby Gibril R. Cole

    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...

  • Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agencyby Daryl Zizwe Poe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This study analyzes contributions made by Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) to the development of Pan-African agency from the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester to the military coup d'etat of Nkrumah's government in February 1966. 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...

  • Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuildingby Christine Cubitt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding examines the complex contributing factors which led to war and state collapse in Sierra Leone, and the international peacebuilding and statebuilding operations which followed the cessation of the violence. This book presents nuanced and contextually specific knowledge of Sierra Leone?s political and war... 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...