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British West Africa

  • Crossing the Color Lineby Carina E. Ray

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 32.99

    Interracial sex mattered to the British colonial state in West Africa. In Crossing the Color Line, Carina E. Ray goes beyond this fact to reveal how Ghanaians shaped and defined these powerfully charged relations. more...

  • Harmattanby Michael Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf... more...

  • The Biafra Storyby Frederick Forsyth

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.30

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents... more...

  • Male Daughters, Female Husbandsby Ifi Amadiume

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    An early study of queer theory and non-Western feminism, challenging the concept of gender. more...

  • Violence in Nigeriaby Patricia Taft; Nate Haken

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 78.34

    This book takes a quantitative look at ICT-generated event data to highlight current trends and issues in Nigeria at the local, state and national levels. Without emphasizing a specific policy or agenda, it provides context and perspective on the relative spatial-temporal distribution of conflict factors in Nigeria. The analysis of violence at state... more...

  • Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Bukola Oyeniyi

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    As Africa's most populated country and major world exporter of oil, Nigeria is a nation with considerable international importance—a role that is hampered by its economic underdevelopment and political instability. This book examines all major aspects of Nigeria's geography, politics, and culture, addressing the area's current attempts at building... more...

  • Boko Haramby Mike Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa’s biggest country and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious – almost unknowable – organisation. ˜ rough exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, Mike Smith takes readers inside the con° ict and provides the ÿ rst in-depth account of the violence... more...

  • Current Perspectives in the Archaeology of Ghanaby James Anquandah; Benjamin Kankpeyeng

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2014; US$ 47.00

    This collection of essays on archaeology and heritage studies is authored by local and expatriate scholars who are either past or current practitioners in archaeological work in Ghana. The subject matter covered includes the history and evolution of the discipline in Ghana; the method and theory or �how to do it� in archaeology, fi eld research reports,... more...

  • Building the Ghanaian Nation-Stateby Harcourt Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Ghana has always held a position of primacy in the African political and historical imagination, due in no small part to the indelible impression left president Kwame Nkrumah. This study examines the symbolic strategies he used to construct the Ghanaian state through currency, stamps, museums, flags, and other public icons. more...

  • The Politics of Chieftaincyby Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; Not Available

    Documents the profound societal changes that occurred in Accra, the capital city of the Gold Coast colony (modern Ghana), during the peak decades of British colonial rule, 1920-1950. more...