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  • People of the Zongoby Enid Schildkrout

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 57.00

    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

    The first volume devoted to interrogating the complex relationship -- both historic and contemporary -- between the United States and West Africa. 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

    UPA 2011; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • The Women's War of 1929by Dr Marc Matera; Professor Misty L. Bastian; Professor Susan Kingsley Kent

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00

    In 1929, tens of thousands of south eastern Nigerian women rose up against British authority in what is known as the Women's War. This book brings togther, for the first time, the multiple perspectives of the war's colonized and colonial participants and examines its various actions within a single, gendered analytical frame. 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...

  • 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...