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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Africa A to Z: Continental and Country Profilesby Pieter Esterhuysen

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 46.55

    The popularity of the first two editions of this book necessitated a third revised and updated version to record the many challenges in Africa since the first edition appeared in 1998. Africa is a vast and fascinating continent whose population has exceeded the one billion mark. Africa A-Z attempts to provide, in a concise manner, the facts for an... 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...

  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnessby Alexandra Fuller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Electrifying?Writing in shimmering, musical prose? Ms. Fuller manages the difficult feat of writing about her mother and father with love and understanding, while at the same time conveying the terrible human costs of the colonialism they supported? Although Ms. Fuller would move to America with her husband in 1994, her own love for Africa reverberates... more...

  • The Last Resortby Douglas Rogers

    Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11

    WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 – BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS “A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers? compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force.? The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story... 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...

  • A Desert Named Peaceby Benjamin Claude Brower

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence... more...