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  • Africa, Fourth Editionby Maria Grosz-Ngaté; John H. Hanson; Patrick O'Meara

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture?civil and social issues, art, religion, and the... more...

  • Self-Determination and Secession in Africaby Redie Bereketeab

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union?s (AU) stance on the issue. The book explores whether self-determination and secessionism lead... more...

  • African Alternativesby Leo De Haan; Ulf Engel; Patrick Chabal

    BRILL 2007; US$ 62.00

    To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity beyond immediate socio-economic and political circumstances, this book demonstrates that societies in Africa have always showed the ability to negotiate whatever constraining ecological, economic and political circumstances they faced. more...

  • Making Nations, Creating Strangersby Sara Dorman; Daniel Hammett; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Explores the instrumental manipulation of citizenship and narrowing definitions of national-belonging which refract political struggles in Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa, where conflicts are legitimated through claims of exclusionary nationhood and redefinitions of citizenship. more...

  • The State of Post-conflict Reconstructionby Naseem Badiey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Traces the dynamics of state-building in Juba, Southern Sudan 2005-2011, revealing how underlying ties of ethnicity and land dominated the actions of the various parties in post-conflict reconstruction and how these may continue to influence power and resource-sharing in the newly independent state of South Sudan. more...

  • The African Unionby Diedre L. Badejo

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    Based in Ethiopia, the Africa Union, established in July 2002, is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, created in 1963. The AU aims include promoting democracy, human rights, and sustainable economic development across Africa, especially by increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). more...

  • Anatomy of Violenceby Belachew Gebrewold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits you to come away from the book with a better understanding of the underlying currents of violent conflicts and thus a clearer idea of how they... more...

  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnessby Alexandra Fuller

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller?s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa?s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish... more...

  • Speaking Truth to Powerby Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The untimely death of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem in 2009 on African Liberation Day stunned the Pan-African world. This lively selection of his weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was and his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and offers a legacy of political, social, and cultural thought from his determination... more...

  • Mugabe - My Part in His Victoryby Chris Walmsley

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Mugabe-my part in his victory' is a light-hearted but factually based look at national service in the Rhodesian police force immediately prior to Robert Mugabe?s accession to power in Zimbabwe. It follows the transition of Chris Walmsley and his university friends from raw, high spirited recruits to disciplined and competent policemen. Not that this... more...