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  • 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$ 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...

  • Sierra Leone beyond the Lome Peace Accordby Marda Mustapha; Joseph J. Bangura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    The Lomé Peace Accord, signed in 1999, presented significant implications, challenges, and possibilities for post-conflict Sierra Leone, but the literature on post-conflict Sierra Leone only scantily addresses these issues. This project seeks to address the void in the literature on post-Lomé Sierra Leone. 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...

  • Nigeriaby Iyorwuese Hagher

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 29.99

    Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country?s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including oil, corruption, and dictatorship, but also provides a way for Nigeria to recover and become a leading democratic state. more...

  • Political Organization in Nigeria since the Late Stone Ageby John Oriji

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00

    Although the Igbo constitute one of the largest ethnic nationalities of Nigeria and the West African sub-region, little is know about their political history before the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. This book is then a pioneer study of the broad changes Igbo political systems have undergone since the prehistoric period. more...