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  • 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...

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    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Sources for the Mutual History of Ghana and the Netherlandsby Michel R. Doortmont; Jinna Smit

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Annotated guide to the Dutch archives on Ghana and West Africa in the Nationaal Archief offering a comprehensive overview of available sources. Part I: description of archival materials. Part II: historical overview of the Dutch in Ghana and selected themes from Ghana?s history. With bibliography and index. 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

    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...

  • Nigerian Foreign Policy under Military Rule, 1966-1999by Olayiwola Abegunrin

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    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...

  • History of Ghana, Theby Roger Gocking

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Provides an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Ghana from precolonial times to the present. more...

  • Child Soldiersby Myriam Denov

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    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...