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AFRICAAFRICA
Martin, Phyllis M. & O'Meara, Patrick (Eds.)

Third edition. An introductory text to African studies looking at history, geography, religion, social organisation, politics before and after independence, and economy. Index, b/w illus, maps, 448pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

1995 1986 1977 0852552300 Paperback 


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AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS: Culture, Politics, and History
Juang, Richard M. & Morrissette, Noelle (Eds.)

Explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. For centuries, the fates of Africa and the Americas have been inextricably intertwined, a relationship all the more remarkable for the wide-ranging influences flowing across the Atlantic. Today, nearly one in five people in the Western Hemisphere are of African descent, adding a fascinating African flavour to the region's art, culture, politics, food, and social life. Ranging from the 15th century to the present, this three-volume encyclopaedia offers hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on African history, nations, and peoples plus African-influenced aspects of life in the Americas. It also features authoritative introductory essays on history, culture and religion, demography, international relations, economics and trade, and arts and literature. In doing so, it traces the complex and continuous movement of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering effects of colonialism and the slave trade, and the crucial issues of cultural retention and adaptation that are essential to our understanding of the effects of globalization. 1215pp, USA, SOLD AS A SET. ABC-CLIO.

2008 9781851094417 Hardback 


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AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS: Culture, Politics, and History


AFRICA A-Z: Continental and Country ProfilesAFRICA A-Z: Continental and Country Profiles
Esterhuysen, Pieter & van As, Elize (Eds.)

Africa is a vast continent whose population in fast approaching one billion and has more politically independent states than any other continent. This reference tool attempts to provide, in a concise manner, the facts for an elementary understanding of the continent and its complex issues. The book falls into two main sections: five chapters in the focus on the continent as a whole, dealing with its physical and human diversity, its eventful history and Africans struggle for economic survival; second main section contains profiles of 57 countries, ranging from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Maps, col illus & photos, 372pp, SOUTH AFRICA. AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

2008 9780798301992 Paperback 


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AFRICA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Okoth, P Godfrey (Ed.)

Interdisciplinary approach to socio-cultural transformation, governance and democratisation, and the global dimension. Notes, index, xi, 423pp, KENYA. NAIROBI UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2000 9966846468 Paperback 


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AFRICA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY


AFRICA BIBLIOGRAPHY 2007AFRICA BIBLIOGRAPHY 2007
Barringer, T.A. (Ed.)

Latest edition of this authoritative guide detailing all the books, journals and articles on Africa published in 2007 categorised by region, country, subject. Includes selected listings for items published in English, French, Portuguese, Herman, Italian, Spanish, Afrikaans and Swahili. Indexes, 406pp, UK. EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2008 9780748638512 Paperback 


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AFRICA: A Continent Revealed
Gordon, Rene

Aims to bring together in one volume the many and varied aspects of Africa. Its people, its scenery, its wildlife and its culture. The ecological and environmental aspects of Africa constitute a major theme, while the ongoing need for conservation is strongly emphasized. Sources, col ill, 280pp, USA, 0312103506

1997 Hardback 


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AFRICA: A Continent Revealed


AFRICA: Dictionaries of CivilizationAFRICA: Dictionaries of Civilization
Bargna, Ivan

Brings the dazzling variety of sub-Saharan Africa to life with hundreds of full-colour images of people, landscapes, artworks, and artefacts, accompanied by extended explanatory captions, relevant quotations, and concise overviews of topics such as art, religion, colonialism, slavery, and popular culture, illuminating throughout the dynamic, multicultural, and complex nature of African societies. Includes a map of pre-colonial Africa, a chronology, and a list of the museums where visitors can view much of the art featured in the volume. 388pp, USA. CALIFORNIA U P.

2009 9780520259744 Paperback 


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AFRICA: A Guide to Reference Material
McIlwaine, John

New expanded edition. Evaluates leading sources of information: encyclopaedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, almanacs, yearbooks and statistical sources. Titles are thoroughly described and analysed for content, comprehension & ease of use. Indexes for authors and subjects. Over 3600 entries. 672pp, UK. ZELL.

2007 1993 9780954102937 Hardback 


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AFRICA: A Guide to Reference Material


AFRICA LEADSAFRICA LEADS
Launched on 22 November 2006 at the United Nations Global Compact 4th International Learning Forum Meeting held in Accra, Ghana, this book contains 87 boldly illustrated, inspiring real-life stories about responsible leaders, communities, businesses and educators succeeding in the continent. Suffused with a sense of optimism - from education initiatives thriving against all odds, to businesses, creating and promoting economic and societal progress in a responsi-ble and sustainable way, the book explores a side of Africa filled with energy. 193pp, SOUTH AFRICA. UNISA PRESS.

2006 9788688743778 Hardback LIMITED AVAILABILITY 


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AFRICA AND OTHER CIVILIZATIONS: Conquest and Counter-Conquest
Laremont, Ricardo Rene (Ed.)

The collected essays of Ali A. Mazrui. Volume 2 considers the interaction of Africa with other civilisation from the perspective of philosophy, history, sociology and politics. Index, notes, x, 485pp, USA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2002 1592210112 Paperback 


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AFRICA AND OTHER CIVILIZATIONS: Conquest and Counter-Conquest


AFRICA AND THE DISCIPLINESAFRICA AND THE DISCIPLINES
Bates, Robert H. et al (Eds.)

Essays on the contributions of research on Africa to social sciences and humanities (including literary theory). Contributors include Appiah, Mudimbe, Sklar, O'Barr and Miller. Index, notes, xxiii, 232pp, CHICAGO. CHICAGO U P, 0226039013

1993 £22.50 Paperback

 


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AFRICA, CULTURAL STUDIES AND DIFFERENCE
Tomaselli, Keyan & Wright, Handel Kashope (Eds.)

This book engages two critical and seemingly contradictory tasks: i) to contribute to the development of cultural studies from the perspectives of African experiences and indigenous frames of reference; and ii) to examine these in terms of transnational trajectories of the field in ways that do not reduce them to one or other context. Much cultural studies remains concerned with Texts, often disconnected from their contexts. For the authors published here, the contexts include African philosophies, cosmologies and ontologies. It includes the writings of both residential natives and those who have re-located to the diaspora, a spread that opens conversations with international approaches that both include and exclude African experiences and work. This anthology juxtaposes many different kinds of cultural studies done in different parts of the world as a means of creating a global dialogue around the signifier of 'Africa'. 200pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2011 9780415617420 Hardback 


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AFRICA, CULTURAL STUDIES AND DIFFERENCE


AFRICA: Land of the SunAFRICA: Land of the Sun
Reader, John

Explores each of Africa's eight major ecosystems and presents comprehensive portraits seen through the eyes of the people who inhabit these regions. Reader intertwines geography and human history to show how they interacted over millions of years to create a place of incomparable splendour and unmatched variety. With 168 colour photos. Index. 320pp. USA. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 0792276817

2001 hardback 


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AFRICA AND THE MYTH OF THE SLEEPING GIANT: Towards the Age of Afrizealotism
Ekwuru, Emeka George

Analyses the contemporary African condition and proposes Afrizealotism as a redemptive ideology. Notes, bib, index, vii, 289pp, NIGERIA. TOTAN PUBLISHERS.

2001 9782048887 Paperback

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AFRICA AND THE MYTH OF THE SLEEPING GIANT: Towards the Age of Afrizealotism


AFRICANA: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American ExperienceAFRICANA: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience
Gates, Henry Louis & Appiah, Kwame Anthony (Eds.)

Second Edition, five volumes, 1000 new entries. The essential reference guide to African experience across the world. Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopaedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion and ethnic groups. Includes a comprehen-sive bibliography arranged by topic. BNS, 4500pp, USA. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS USA.

2005 0195170555 Hardback 


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THE AFRICAN BOOK OF NAMES: 5000+ Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent
Hodari, Askhari Johnson

Presents more than 4,000 names from 37 countries from at least 40 different ethnic groups. Includes: checklist of things to consider when choosing a name from sound and rhythm to origin and meaning; Instructions on legal name changing in the United States; a guide to conducting an African-centred naming ceremony. 343pp, USA. HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS.

2009 9780757307799 Paperback 


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THE AFRICAN BOOK OF NAMES: 5000+ Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent


AFRICA NOW: People, Policies, InstitutionsAFRICA NOW: People, Policies, Institutions
Ellis, Stephen (Ed.)

The ideal introduction for those needing to know about the changes affecting Africa from Algeria to South Africa. Sections include States and Citizens, Institutions and Policies and Africa in the World. Index, map, 293pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

1995 9780852552315 Paperback 


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AFRICANA STUDIES: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora - 2nd Edition
Azevedo, Mario (Ed.)

An important study of Africa and the Diaspora. Each chapter provides a detailed overview of the major themes of African and Black studies and includes review questions and activities. Index, app, maps, refs, xiii, 529pp, USA. CAROLINA ACADEMIC PRESS, 0890896550

1998 Paperback 


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AFRICANA STUDIES: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora - 2nd Edition


AFRICAN ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONSAFRICAN ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Hall, David

Lists and explains over 13,000 acronyms and abbreviations relating to Africa; international in scope. 376pp, UK. CASSELL.

1996 0720122759 Hardback WAS 40.00 


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AFRICANISTS ON AFRICA: Current Issues
Chabal, Patrick & Skalnik, Peter (Eds.)

Viva Africa 2009, Held in Hradec Králové, was an opportunity for European scholars to think critically about the condition of Africa half a century after the advent of Independence. The questions raised by an examination of the continent five decades after the end of colonial rule are many but they all boil down to the fundamental issues of poverty, violence and development. Why is it that countries of Africa have not fared better since they gained their freedom? 304pp, GERMANY. LIT VERLAG.

2010 9783643106827 Paperback 


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AFRICANISTS ON AFRICA: Current Issues


AFRICANITY REDEFINED: Collected Essays of Ali A. Mazrui Volume 1AFRICANITY REDEFINED: Collected Essays of Ali A. Mazrui Volume 1
Laremont, Ricardo Rene (Ed.)

Volume 1 looks at definitions of Africanity across time and space. Index, notes, viii, 225pp, USA/ERITREA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2002 086543994X Paperback 


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AFRICANIZING KNOWLEDGE: African Studies Across the Disciplines
Falola, Toyin & Jennings, Christian (Eds.)

An interdisciplinary series of critical essays questioning whether western methods of historical research and analysis can ever be sucessfully applied to the study of Africa. Divided into four parts, the book looks first at Africanising African History, followed by African Creative Expression in Context, Writing Colonial Africa and Scholars and their Work. As a whole, the book attempts to reconsider African topics within an African context. Topics range from linguistics to gender to the philosophy of history. Refs., index. 447pp, USA/UK. TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS.

2001 0765801388 Hardback 


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AFRICANIZING KNOWLEDGE: African Studies Across the Disciplines


AFRICAN MODERNITIES: Entangled Meanings in Current DebateAFRICAN MODERNITIES: Entangled Meanings in Current Debate
Deutsch, Jan-Georg, Schmidt, Heike & Probst, Peter (Eds.)

An interdisciplinary collection of essays about modernity and Africa. Essays include Dislocation, Memory and Modernity by Liz Gunner; West Africa: Modernity and Modernisation by Richard Rathbonel; Reason, Modernity and the African Crisis by Simon Gikandi; and Governmentality, Materiality, Legality and Modernity by John Comaroff. Index, bib, b/w illus, 184pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

2002 0852557922 Paperback 


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THE AFRICAN PREDICAMENT: Collected Essays
Awoonor, Kofi Nyidevu

Addresses a diverse range of subjects from an African perspective: the slave trade, post-independence history, globalisation, and the fate of the African continent given the twin scourges of poverty and HIV/AIDS. Literary criticism considers the legacy of W.E.B. DuBois, and in a contemporary context, Kofi Anyidohos poetry. Further essays are reflections composed during the authors long sojourns in the US: on Negro, Afro-American, black, African-American and African and identities. 424pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2006 9789988550820 Paperback 


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THE AFRICAN PREDICAMENT: Collected Essays


THE AFRICAN STUDIES COMPANION: A Guide to Information Sources, 4th EditionTHE AFRICAN STUDIES COMPANION: A Guide to Information Sources, 4th Edition
Zell, Hans M. (Ed.)

Fully annotated guide to print and electronic information sources, databases and repositories. Provides easy access to a wide range of information in the fields of African Studies. Includes a directory of the African press, a directory of African Studies Programmes worldwide and a guide to using Google for research. The fourth edition, published in March 2006, is fully revised and greatly expanded and contains over 2,700 entries. Print and online edition (online access is bundled with the print version). An indispensable eference tool. BNS, 832pp, UK. ZELL.

2006 2003 1997 0954102924 Hardback 


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AFRICAN VOICES, AFRICAN VISIONS
Adesida, Olugbenga & Oteh, Arunman (Eds.)

Second edition. Explores the visions, hopes, ambitions and fears of young Africans for the future of the world, their continent, nations, and communities. Refs, 217pp, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE. 917106530X

2001 Paperback  


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AFRICAN VOICES, AFRICAN VISIONS


AFRICA'S GREATEST ENTREPRENEURSAFRICA'S GREATEST ENTREPRENEURS
Makura, Moky

Profiles on some of the most successful and dynamic businesspeople currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and will focus on the personality as well as the story of how they achieved their success in their particular environment or field. Some of the profiles included in the book are: Kagiso Mmusi (Botswana), Victor Fotso (Cameroon), Jean Kacou Diagou (Cote d'Ivoire), Gerald Mangoua (Cote d'Ivoire), Kofi Amoabeng(Ghana), Kwabena Adjai (Ghana), Chris Kirubi (Kenya), Daniel David (Mozambique), Wale Tinubu (Nigeria), Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Aliou Sow (Senegal), Mzi Khumalo (South Africa), Keith Kunene (SA), Ndaba Ntsele (SA), Herman Mashaba (SA), Richard Maponya (SA), Mo Ibrahim (Sudan), Reginald Mengi (Tanzania), Ali Mufuruki (Tanzania) and Wavamunno (Uganda). 300pp, SOUTH AFRICA. PENGUIN BOOKS SOUTH AFRICA.

2009 9780143024309 Paperback DELAY 


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AFRICA'S MOMENT
Severino, Jean-Michel & Ray, Olivier

Argues that the 21st century will be the century of Africa. This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world. Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist. If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing. Africa will hold a central place in the big issues facing the world today. If it once made a false start, here it is back again in the fast lane. The West has missed the turnaround of a continent that will no longer wait for us. How can we best understand it? Demography, economics, politics, diplomacy, cultures and religions this book presents the different facets of this new Africa, which will soon have a billion people, at the mid point of the most rapid population boom that humanity has ever known. Without ignoring the risks of its metamorphosis, it brings to light the forces and hopes that Africa harbours. Translated from the Franch by David Fernbach. 352pp, UK. POLITY PRESS.

2011 9780745651576 Hardback 


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AFRICA'S MOMENT


AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA 2012: 41st EditionAFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA 2012: 41st Edition
Europa Publications

The definitive one-volume guide to all sub-Saharan African countries, providing invaluable economic, political, statistical and directory data. Contains over 1,500 pages of analytical essays, economic and demographic statistics and wide-ranging directory material, with contributions from over fifty leading experts on African affairs. New content for the 2012 edition includes: a chapter on South Sudan; coverage of recent elections, including those in Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Sao Tomé and Principé, and Seychelles; fully revised government lists for all countries; details on major new stories over the past twelve months, including the secession of South Sudan, the famine in the Horn of Africa, events in Cote d'Ivoire following the disputed presidential elections of November 2010 and the return to civilian governments following the military coups in Guinea and Niger; information on the transition of Mayotte to an Overseas Department of France. 1604pp, UK. EUROPA PUBLICATIONS LTD.

2011 9781857436235 Hardback 


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AFRICA YEARBOOK: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2006
Mehler, Andreas & Melber, Henning & van Walraven, Klaas (Eds.)

Covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people. BNS, 536pp, NETHERLANDS. BRILL.

2007 9789004162631 Paperback 


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AFRICA YEARBOOK: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2006


THE A TO Z OF PRECOLONIAL AFRICATHE A TO Z OF PRECOLONIAL AFRICA
Collins, Robert O. (Ed.)

Seeks to familiarize the reader with pre-colonial Africa, the Africa that began with the migrations of the Bantu from their homeland in 500 B.C. and ended with European control in the 19th century, revealing the culture, events, achievement and rulers of Africa from this time. 678pp, USA. SCARECROW.

2010 9780810875807 Paperback 


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BEYOND HUMANITARIANISM: What You Need to Know about Africa and Why it Matters
Lyman, Princeton N. & Dorff, Patricia (Eds.)

Presents a citizen's guide to the complex issues and conflicts in Africa, addressing such underlying trends as the growth of democracy, the rising activity of China, and the political and economic prospects for the countries of Africa. Index, 252pp, USA. BROOKINGS.

2007 9780876093719 Paperback 


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BEYOND HUMANITARIANISM: What You Need to Know about Africa and Why it Matters


BEYOND RIGHTS TALK AND CULTURE TALK: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights and CultureBEYOND RIGHTS TALK AND CULTURE TALK: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights and Culture
Mamdani, Mahmood (Ed.)

A volume of comparative essays looking at the right of every individual to practice one's culture and the difference between rights and privilege. the author uses material from diverse sources such as Tanzania, Nigeria, India, South Africa and the USA. Index, notes, refs, v, 170pp, SOUTH AFRICA. DAVID PHILIP.

2000 0864864299 Paperback 


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CITIZEN AND SUBJECT
Mamdani, Mahmood

A provocative analysis of the obstacles to democratization in post-independence Africa. Argues that the the legacy of colonialism was a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects. Index, bib, 350pp, USA. PRINCETON.

1996 0691027935 Paperback 


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CITIZEN AND SUBJECT


CLOSE TO THE SOURCES: Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and AcademyCLOSE TO THE SOURCES: Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy
Zegeye, Abebe & Vambe, Lawrence

European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africas indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover some of the sites where Africans continue to elaborate conflicting politics of self-affirmations. It both acknowledges and steps outside the protocols of analysis informed by nationalism, differentiating the forms that postcolonial theories have taken, and arguing for a selective appropriation of theory that emerges from Africa’s lived experiences. 182pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2011 9780415895958 Hardback 


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THE COMMONWEALTH YEARBOOK 2010
Green, Richard (Ed.)

Flagship annual publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is the essential reference guide to the modern Commonwealth, its 53 member countries and the many partner organisations that, as the Commonwealth 'family', together promote co-operation between governments, societies, professions and cultures. The 2010 edition has been fully updated and includes: the history, structure and activities of the Commonwealth Secretariat and other leading organisations; a guide to Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meetings and other key events; full texts of essential communiques and declarations; comprehensive profiles of 54 member states including overseas territories; a directory of over 80 Commonwealth intergovernmental, cultural and professional organisations; extensive statistics and reference section. Tables, charts, col photos, 672pp, UK. COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT.

2010 9780956306012 Paperback 


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THE COMMONWEALTH YEARBOOK 2010


COMMUNICATION RESEARCH: Techniques, Methods and ApplicationsCOMMUNICATION RESEARCH: Techniques, Methods and Applications
Du Plooy, G.M.

Aimed at an undergraduate audience, this volume details the methods of collection and analysis of data in human and social sciences. Includes chapter summaries, self evaluation tests and tasks. Index, bib, tables, diags, 384pp, SOUTH AFRICA. JUTA PUBLISHERS, 0702156418

2001 Paperback 


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CONFERENCES SPECIALES DE LA 10eme ASSEMBLEE GENERALE DU CODESRIA, KAMPALA, 2002
Amin, Samir, Mamdani, Mahmood & Sow, Fatou

FRENCH EDITION. This volume brings together four lectures given by distinguished scholars at the 2002 Codesria General Assembly, all offering African perspectives on globalisation, terrorism and development. The Claude Aké lecture delivered by Mahmood Mamdani offers an African perspective on 9/11, arguing that the roots of the terrorism so widely promulgated are in the Cold War. Samir Amin provides a critical overview and exploration of the alternatives to neoliberal globalisation, imperialism and militarism. Fatou Sow stresses the need to rethink development from a gender position and casts doubt on the slow pace of the integration of women into various spheres. The fourth lecture also given by Fatou Sow is a critical tribute to Léopold Senghor, commenting in particular on his attitudes to African languages and negritude. TEXT IN FRENCH. BNS, 51pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

2005 2869781482 Paperback 


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CONFERENCES SPECIALES DE LA 10eme ASSEMBLEE GENERALE DU CODESRIA, KAMPALA, 2002


CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN MORAL ECONOMYCONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN MORAL ECONOMY
Kimambo, Isaria N. & Hyden, Goran (Eds.)

The topic of African moral economy was first raised by Goran Hyden in 1980 as one of the main obstacles to economic transformation of the African peasantry. The suggestion caused serious academic debates. Hyden continued to defend his thesis until interest in the debate faded out. More recently Japanese scholars have taken up the topic as it appears to have new relevance in comparison with the fast transformations which have taken place in Southeast Asian rural communities. The focus of this book is to give a detailed comparison between African rural communities and those of Southeastern Asia. Attention is focused on the two main aspects of African peasantry life: the right to subsistence and the norm of reciprocity. A wide interdisciplinary approach is employed to demonstrate the dynamism displayed by these societies. 240pp, TANZANIA. DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2008 9789976604658 Paperback 


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CONTESTED TERRAINS AND CONSTRUCTED CATEGORIES: Contemporary Africa in Focus
Bond, George & Gibson, Nigel (Eds.)

Building on recent debate within African studies that has revolved about the role of Africanists in the United States as 'gatekeepers' of knowledge about Africa and Africans, this volume of interdisciplinary essays focuses on the contested character of the production of knowledge itself. In every chapter, case studies and ethnographic materials demonstrate the application of theory to concrete situations. BNS, 224pp, UK. WESTVIEW, 0813336783

2002 paperback 


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CONTESTED TERRAINS AND CONSTRUCTED CATEGORIES: Contemporary Africa in Focus


CROSSING BORDERS: Interdisciplinary Approaches to AfricaCROSSING BORDERS: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Africa
Schroder, Anne (Ed.)

Explores different facets of African cultures as they exist or undergo changes, and illustrates how and where African and European cultures come or have come into contact, interact, and create something new. The contributors are social, cultural and literary scientists, linguists and artists. Their joint interest is a better understanding of the multifaceted character of the African continent, which is still often depicted as a cultural monolith, by exploring contemporary African literature, theatre, film, music and the use of linguistic methods as well as the experience of Africans in diasporas. 232pp, GERMANY. LIT VERLAG.

2004 3825877876 Paperback 


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DICTIONARY OF AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY
Acheampong, Emmanuel & Gates, Henry Louis (Eds.)

This is a major biographical dictionary covering the lives and legacies of notable African men and women from all eras and walks of life. This groundbreaking resource tells the full story of the African continent through the lives of its people. The rich history of the African people has been unduly neglected in the scholarly literature, and reliable reference material is in short supply. This trend has begun to change, however, and in recent years many new historical discoveries have been made. Much of this research is designed as a corrective to the long tradition of inadequate treatment by scholars. Although scholarship on Africa is flourishing, very little of this research has yet filtered down into accessible reference works; well designed reference material is essential to promote further scholarly inquiry, learning, and educa-tion, and to satisfy increasing interest among non-specialist audiences. Although there have been some isolated instances of successful biography of Africans, there is no single resource that provides comprehensive coverage. Older reference works focus unevenly on the colonial period, European adventurers, and Egyptian dynasties. There is very little attention given to the full range of African lives, and rarely is the continent treated as a whole. As a result our picture of Africa's history and its people is incomplete. A comprehensive biographical dictionary will greatly increase our understanding of the African continent and have a transformative effect on education and research. As the most wide-reaching reference project on Africa to date, DAB will be a means of codifying the explosion of new research. DAB contains 2 million words in nearly 2,200 entries, each with bibliography, ranging from 750 to 2,000 words. It comprises six volumes, approximately 500 pages each, and is published in a hardcover edition for specialists and libraries. 2720pp, USA. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS USA.

2012 9780195382075 Hardback 


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DICTIONARY OF AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY


DISCOURSES ON DIFFERENCE, DISCOURSES ON OPPRESSIONDISCOURSES ON DIFFERENCE, DISCOURSES ON OPPRESSION
Duncan, Norman (Ed.)

An important collection of twenty one essays which cover the scope of recent intellectual enquiry into concepts of difference and oppression in Africa. Bib, xiv, 470pp, SOUTH AFRICA . CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDIES OF AFRICAN SOCIETY.

2002 1919799656 Paperback

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EMERGENT THEMES AND METHODS IN AFRICAN STUDIES: Essays in Honor of Adiele Afigbo
Falola, Toyin & Paddock, Adam (Eds.)

Assembled in honour of Adiele Afigbo, one of Nigeria's pre-eminent historians, this collection of essays is as diverse in subject matter as Afigbo's own work, ranging from religion, philosophy and economics to human rights, women's studies and more, exploring a variety of historical and contemporary issues in Africa today. 708pp, USA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2009 9781592216772 Paperback 


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EMERGENT THEMES AND METHODS IN AFRICAN STUDIES: Essays in Honor of Adiele Afigbo


ENCOUNTER IMAGES IN THE MEETINGS BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPEENCOUNTER IMAGES IN THE MEETINGS BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE
Palmberg, Mai (Ed.)

Looks at how negative images of Africa have evolved in the encounters between Africa and Europe over time. Contributors deal with history, music, missionary writing, development aid, commercial handicraft, popular literature, and travel writing. Includes interviews with Professors V. Y. Mudimbe and Terence Ranger, and papers from Yvonne Vera and Bernth Lindfors. 276pp, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE.

2001 9171064788 Paperback

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICA: Two-volume set
Appiah, Kwame Anthony & Gates, Henry Louis (Eds.)

Presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference on this region of ever-growing importance in world history, politics, and culture. Its core is comprised of the entries focusing on African history and culture from OUP's acclaimed five-volume AFRICANA - nearly two-thirds of these 1,300 entries have been updated, revised, and expanded to reflect the most recent scholarship. Articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, contemporary nations of sub-Saharan Africa, ethnic groups, and European colonial powers, Congo River, Ivory trade, Mau Mau rebellion, and Pastoralism. 1392pp, USA. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS USA.

2010 9780195337709 Hardback Set 


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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICA: Two-volume set


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: Origins, Experiences, and CultureENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: Origins, Experiences, and Culture
Boyce Davies, Carole

Authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. In the last 500 years, African people established communities across the globe. Some emigrated by choice; many were transported in the slave trade. This authoritative, accessible work picks out the strands of the tapestry, telling the story of diverse peoples, separated by time and distance, but retaining a commonality of origin and experience. Organized in A-Z sections covering global topics, country of origin, and destination country, the encyclopaedia draws on the work of over 300 contributors. 1111pp, USA. ABC-CLIO.

2008 9781851097005 Hardback THREE VOLUMES - SOLD AS A SET 


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ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF AFRICAN NATIONS AND CIVILIZATIONS
Lye, Keith (Ed.)

More than 450 entries discuss the kingdoms, empires, and nations that have shaped the history of Africa. Special attention is given to the 54 nations of modern Africa in-depth articles presenting an overview of the history of each nation, the history of its peoples, a chronology, a list of rulers and presidents, and brief bio-graphic details on major political personalities. Many line ill and maps, boxes, index, 400pp, UK. FACTS ON FILE, 0816045682

2002 hardback 


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ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF AFRICAN NATIONS AND CIVILIZATIONS


GENERAL ASSEMBLY DISTINGUISHED LECTURES KAMPALA, 2002GENERAL ASSEMBLY DISTINGUISHED LECTURES KAMPALA, 2002
Amin, Samir, Mamdani, Mahmood & Sow, Fatou

ENGLISH EDITION. This volume brings together four lectures given by distinguished scholars at the 2002 Codesria General Assembly, all offering African perspectives on globalisation, terrorism and development. The Claude Aké lecture delivered by Mahmood Mamdani offers an African perspective on 9/11, arguing that the roots of the terrorism so widely promulgated are in the Cold War. Samir Amin provides a critical overview and exploration of the alternatives to neoliberal globalisation, imperialism and militarism. Fatou Sow stresses the need to rethink development from a gender position and casts doubt on the slow pace of the integration of women into various spheres. The fourth lecture also given by Fatou Sow is a critical tribute to Léopold Senghor, commenting in particular on his attitudes to African languages and negritude. BNS, 51pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

2005 2869781490 Paperback 


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GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING ABOUT AFRICA
Bastian, Misty L. & Parpart, Jane (Eds.)

College and university teachers describe projects and assignments that have worked effectively for them in teaching African studies in a variety of disciplines. Index, x, 243pp. USA. LYNNE RIENNER.

1999 1555878164 Paperback 


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GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING ABOUT AFRICA


HOW COLONIALISM PRE-EMPTED MODERNITY IN AFRICAHOW COLONIALISM PRE-EMPTED MODERNITY IN AFRICA
Taiwo, Olufemi

Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olufemi Taiwo claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired to liberal democracy and the rule of law, but colonial officials aborted those efforts when they established indirect rule in the service of the European powers. Taiwo looks closely at modern institutions, such as church missionary societies, to recognize African agency and the impulse toward progress. He insists that Africa can get back on track and advocates a renewed engagement with modernity. 368pp, USA. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2010 9780253221308 Paperback 


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THE HUMAN TRADITION IN MODERN AFRICA
Cordell, Dennis D. (Ed.)

This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of African history since 1800. The last two centuries have been a time of enormous change on the continent, and these life stories show how people survived by resisting European conquest and colonial rule, by collaborating with colonial powers, or by finding a middle way to live their lives through tumultuous times. Bringing the story to the present, the book traces the era of independence since the 1960s through challenges to the rule of African dictators, struggles for the rights of women and mothers, the exploitation of youth and child soldiers, and economic booms and busts. By recounting the lives of real, identifiable people from societies across Africa south of the Sahara and from African communities in Europe, this unique book underscores the importance and power of individual agency in understanding the recent African past, a vital complement to analyses of broader, impersonal social and economic factors. 316pp, USA. ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS.

2011 9780742537330 Paperback 


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THE HUMAN TRADITION IN MODERN AFRICA


IDENTITY MEETS NATIONALITY: Voices from the HumanitiesIDENTITY MEETS NATIONALITY: Voices from the Humanities
Lauer, Helen, Anderson, Jemima A. & Amfo, Nana Aba (Eds.)

The peer-reviewed selected papers for this anthology represent a cross section of the diverse perspectives reflecting research and cross-disciplinary collaborations undertaken by members of the University of Ghana faculty and graduate students working in archaeology, literary criticism of African as well as English and Russian literatures, economics, history, cognitive psychology, linguistics, dance, music, philosophy, sociology, and the study of religions. 312pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2011 9789988647964 Paperback 


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INDEPTH MODEL LIFE TABLES FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
INDEPTH Network

Presents model life tables for Africa using accurate empirical data from 19 demographic surveillance system sites throughout sub-Saharan Africa. A Brass logic system is used to produce mortality models that are unique in that they incorporate for the first time empirical and accurate data representing prevailing mortality patterns in developing countries, taking into account the effect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. BNS, 160pp, UK. ASHGATE PUBLISHERS.

2004 0754640035 Hardback 


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INDEPTH MODEL LIFE TABLES FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA


AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PRIMER IN AFRICAN STUDIESAN INTERDISCIPLINARY PRIMER IN AFRICAN STUDIES
Munene, Ishmael I. (Ed.)

A refreshing interdisciplinary study of contemporary Africa focusing on teaching African studies and an analysis of political, economic, socio-cultural, higher education, geography, managerial and scientific developments. It is written by African scholars resident both in the USA and Africa. 324pp, USA. LEXINGTON BOOKS.

2011 9780739165980 Paperback 


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INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL STATISTICS, 1750-2005: Africa, Asia and Oceania, 5th Edition
Mitchell, Brian

Latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2005 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 255 years of every country in the African, Asian and Australasian continents, covering: population & vital statistics; labour force; agriculture; industry; external trade; transport & communication; prices; national accounts. These are provided in a detailed series of subsets: such as unemployment figures, coal production figures and so on. 1175pp, UK. PALGRAVE.

2007 2003 1998 9780230005150 Hardback 


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INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL STATISTICS, 1750-2005: Africa, Asia and Oceania, 5th Edition


INVENTION OF AFRICA: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of KnowledgeINVENTION OF AFRICA: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge
Mudimbe, V.Y.

Addresses the meaning of Africa and of being African, and what constitutes African philosophy, and shows how these discourses influence perceptions of identity. Bib, index, xii, 241pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

1988 9780852552032 Paperback 


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LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL AFRICA
Falola, Toyin & Brownell, Emily (Eds.)

This volume seeks to identify and examine two categories of colonial and postcolonial knowledge production about Africa. These two broad categories are environment and landscape, and both are useful and problematic to explore. Discussions about African environments often concentrate on Africans as perpetrators of their own land, causing degradation from lack of knowledge and technology. Landscape defines the category of knowledge produced by foreigners about Africa, where Africans remain part of the scenery and yield no agency over their surroundings. To flesh out these categories and explore their creation and how they have been deployed to shape colonial and postcolonial discourses on Africa, this volume investigates the technological pastoral, the points of convergence and conflict between Western notions of pastoral Africa and the introduction of colonial technology, scientific ideas and commodification of land and animals. 342pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2011 9780415895934 Hardback 


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LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL AFRICA


LITTLE DATA BOOK ON AFRICA 2006LITTLE DATA BOOK ON AFRICA 2006
World Bank

Pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 50 countries in Africa, this book provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance. 124pp, USA. WORLD BANK PUBLICATIONS.

2006 9780821367049 Paperback 


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MANUFACTURING AFRICAN STUDIES AND CRISES
Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe

A critique of African Studies, which the author argues is in crisis in North America and Britain, reflecting changing cultural policies as a result of the shifting ethnic and gender composition of classrooms, transformations in the global positions of these countries and the crisis of liberal values. Index, refs, notes, viii, 617pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

1997 2869780664 Paperback  


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MANUFACTURING AFRICAN STUDIES AND CRISES


MISTAKING AFRICA: Curiosities and Inventions of the American MindMISTAKING AFRICA: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind
Keim, Curtis A.

Newly updated exploration of the origins of American stereotypes about Africa, where they appear and why they persist. For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed 'tribesmen,' and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline raises consciousness about genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, most people know very little about the continent. This second edition includes an entirely revised chapter on Africa in images, which analyses portrayals of Africa in popular media, including print advertising by corporations such as Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, IBM, Vogue magazine, Honda, and Snapple. New to the second edition as well is an appendix on learning more about the continent. 320pp, USA. WESTVIEW.

2008 9780813343860 Paperback 


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ON AFRICA: Scholars and African Studies
Melber, Henning (Ed.)

This report is based on contributions to a seminar which was organised in honour of the Institute's retiring Director Lennart Wohlgemuth in December 2005. African scholars presented their views on The Role of Africa in 'African Studies', while Nordic scholars and policy makers responded. The deliberations offer a spectre of relevant approaches on both academic as well as policy oriented research and advisory work in and on Africa. 36pp, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE.

2007 9789171065858 Paperback 


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ON AFRICA: Scholars and African Studies


PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICA: A Reader in Culture, History and RepresentationPERSPECTIVES ON AFRICA: A Reader in Culture, History and Representation
Grinker, Roy R., Lubkemann Stephen C. & Steiner Christopher B. [Eds.]

Second edition. It presents both an introduction to the cultures of Africa and a history of the interprettions of those cultures. Key essays explore the major issues and debates through a combination of classic articles and the newest research in the field. Explores the dynamic processes by and through which scholars have described and understood African history and culture. Includes selections from anthro-pologists, historians, philosophers, and critics who collectively reveal the interpenetration of ideas and concepts within and across disciplines, regions, and historical periods. Newly revised and updated edition of this popular text with 14 brand new chapters and two new sections. 714pp, UK. WILEY-BLACKWELL.

2010 9781405190602 Paperback 


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PETER'S WORLD ATLAS
The first Atlas to show each country at its true size in relation to the rest of the world. Up-to-date images give accurate information on desertification and desert encroachment. Includes 246 thematic maps on nature, people and society; including global rainfall, birth control, marriage, weather, status of women, employment, and military strength. Large format, col ill,index, 188pp, UK. NEW INTERNATIONALIST.

2002 0954049950 Hardback 


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PETER'S WORLD ATLAS


A POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DICTIONARY OF AFRICAA POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DICTIONARY OF AFRICA
Seddon, David & Seddon-Daines, Daniel (Eds.)

A dictionary providing an essential guide to the politics and economics of the African continent. Information detailed in the entries include regions, ethnic groups, religions, political parties, prime ministers, presidents and other politicians as well as business organisations, geographical features and border disputes. 519pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2005 1857432134 Hardback 


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POSTMODERNISM, POSTCOLONY AND AFRICAN STUDIES
Magubane, Zine (Ed.)

Essays critiquing the theoretical tenets of both postmodernism and postcolonialism, looking in particular at their applicability and relevance to African studies. Contributors include Tejumola Olaniyan, Alamin A. Mazrui, Paul Zeleza and Olakunle George. Index, refs, xv, 254pp, USA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2005 2003 592210309 Paperback 


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POSTMODERNISM, POSTCOLONY AND AFRICAN STUDIES


THE PRICE OF BEING HUMAN AS AN AFRICAN IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLDTHE PRICE OF BEING HUMAN AS AN AFRICAN IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Ekwuru, Emeka George

Unearths the origin of the rabid euro-centric afro-phobia and analyses the factors that have denigrated the continent. Notes, index, 129pp, NIGERIA. TOTAN PUBLISHERS LTD, 9782048771

2000 paperback

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READINGS IN AFRICAN HUMANITIES: African Cultural Development
Kalu, Ogbu U.

Collection of essays which examines the cultural aspects of African philosophy, literature, language and science. Diags, xi, 287pp, NIGERIA. FOURTH DIMENSION.

2002 1978 9781560282 Paperback 


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READINGS IN AFRICAN HUMANITIES: African Cultural Development


READINGS IN AFRICAN POPULAR CULTUREREADINGS IN AFRICAN POPULAR CULTURE
Barber, Karin (Ed.)

A reader of critical articles on African popular culture. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Index, notes, 184pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS, 085255236X

1997 Paperback 


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READINGS IN METHODOLOGY: African Perspectives
Ouedraogo, Jean-Bernard & Cardoso, Carlos (Eds.)

One of the weaknesses of research in Africa is the little consideration that is given to questions of epistemology and methodology. What we see is the trivialization of research protocols which, conse-quently, are reduced to fantasy prescriptions that detach social studies from universal debates over the validity of science rather than an interrogation of research procedures induced by the complexity of social dynamics. As a result, social sciences have become an imitative discourse and a recital of exotic anecdotes without perspectives. Knowledge production therefore loses any heuristic bearing. It is on the basis of this reality that attempts to correct this tendency have been made in this book by discussing the methodological foundation of social science knowledge. This volume is a collection of papers presented during methodological workshops organized by CODESRIA. Its objective is to revitalize theory and methodology in field work in Africa while contributing to the creation of a critical space hinged upon the mastery of epistemological bases which are indispensable to any scientific imagination. 308pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

2011 9782869784833 Paperback 


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READINGS IN METHODOLOGY: African Perspectives


READINGS FROM READING: Essays on African Politics, Genocide, LiteratureREADINGS FROM READING: Essays on African Politics, Genocide, Literature
Ekwe-Ekwe , Herbert

Ekwe-Ekwe insists that the contemporary Africa state, imposed on Africans by a band of European conqueror states and currently run by what he describes as "a shard of disreputable African regimes to exploit and despoil the continents human and material resources", cannot serve African interests. The legacy, as this study demonstrates, has been catastrophic: "The [African] overseers pushed the states into even deeper depths of genocidal notoriety in the past 54 years as the grim examples of particularly Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Sudan ... depressingly underscore. 15 million Africans have been murdered by African-led regimes in these states and elsewhere in Africa since the Igbo genocide of 1967-1970." 252pp, SENEGAL. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE.

2011 9780955205019 Paperback 


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RECLAIMING THE HUMAN SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES THROUGH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: Volume 1
Anyidoho, Kofi & Lauer, Helen (Eds.)

AThis compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003. Hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme, the symposium had the broad theme Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Arts & Humani-ties. The 85 papers include contributions from established scholars such as Mahmood Mamdani, Peter Ekeh and Kwame Ninsin which sit alongside contributions from well-known literary scholars including Niyi Osundare, Femi Osofisan and Ngugi wa Thiongo. Also included in the volume are classic papers by Claude Ake, Chinua Achebe and Kwasi Wiredu, plus those of up-and-coming young scholars of the day. The book is broken into nine sections: Examining Knowledge Production as a Social Institution; Explaining Actions and Beliefs; Reappraising Development; Measuring the Human Condition; Recalling History; Africa as a Subject of Academic Discourse; Debating Democracy, Community, and the Law; Revisiting Artistic Expression; and Regaining the Voice of Authority. 944pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2012 9789988647339 Paperback 


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RECLAIMING THE HUMAN SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES THROUGH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: Volume 1


RECLAIMING THE HUMAN SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES THROUGH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: Volume IIRECLAIMING THE HUMAN SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES THROUGH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: Volume II
Anyidoho, Kofi & Lauer, Helen (Eds.)

AThis compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003. Hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme, the symposium had the broad theme Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Arts & Humani-ties. The 85 papers include contributions from established scholars such as Mahmood Mamdani, Peter Ekeh and Kwame Ninsin which sit alongside contributions from well-known literary scholars including Niyi Osundare, Femi Osofisan and Ngugi wa Thiongo. Also included in the volume are classic papers by Claude Ake, Chinua Achebe and Kwasi Wiredu, plus those of up-and-coming young scholars of the day. The book is broken into nine sections: Examining Knowledge Production as a Social Institution; Explaining Actions and Beliefs; Reappraising Development; Measuring the Human Condition; Recalling History; Africa as a Subject of Academic Discourse; Debating Democracy, Community, and the Law; Revisiting Artistic Expression; and Regaining the Voice of Authority. 738pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2012 9789988647711 Paperback 


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RESEARCH IN PRACTICE: Applied Methods For the Social Sciences
Terre Blanche, Martin & Durrheim, Kevin (Eds.)

Over the past few decades there has been a major shift in research methodology, away from technicist to more contextual and pragmatic approaches. This is reflected in a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods, and a more sophisticated understanding of the epistemological grounding of research. This book incorporates these new trends while also providing comprehensive coverage of the full range of established research approaches and techniques. The text is supplemented by photographs, case studies, tips and checklists. 528pp, SOUTH AFRICA. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN PRESS.

2006 1997 0702171875 Paperback

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RESEARCH IN PRACTICE: Applied Methods For the Social Sciences


RESPACING AFRICARESPACING AFRICA
Engel, Ulf & Nugent, Paul (Eds.)

Space has been reintroduced as an analytical category to the humanities and social sciences in the early 1990s. African Studies is one of the fields of knowledge production where the so-called spatial turn has proved to be extremely fruitful. The continent provides ample evidence for complex processes of deterritorialisation (migration, globalisation, sub-nationalisms) and reterritorialisation (new regionalisms, processes of bordering, etc.). These dialectical processes are driven by a variety of actors: political elites, multinational companies, warlords, donor governments, local traders, international NGOs, etc. As a result substantial parts of Africa witness the emergence of new regimes of territoriality: re-ordered states, transnational and sub-national entities, new localities and transborder formations. 218pp, NETHERLANDS. BRILL.

2010 9789004178335 Paperback 


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SEASON OF RAINS: Africa in the World
Ellis, Stephen

New in paperback. Most of what is written about Africa is framed in terms that have been out of date for years. Too often, it is seen as heading for either disaster or salvation; the realities are more subtle, more complicated than this binary opposition suggests. The continent has over the last century experienced the fastest population growth in the entire history of our planet. This brings pressures environmental and human, but it also changes the logic of Africa's economics. It suggests reasons for hope. Thanks to mobile phones, African retail markets are now becoming integrated; in South Africa, Nigeria and elsewhere, banking is penetrating society; foreign direct investment is higher than ever before. And Africa has 80 per cent of the world's empty agricultural land, which foreigners covet. Yet there is no reason to believe that Africa is heading for political stability. Its so-called 'failed states' are actually here to stay. After two centuries when Europeans and Americans thought of Africa as a continent struggling to catch up, it has arrived. It has developed, but in ways no one foresaw. 224pp, UK. HURST.

2012 2011 9781849041805 Paperback 


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SEASON OF RAINS: Africa in the World


SEEING THROUGH MAPSSEEING THROUGH MAPS
Wood, Kaiser & Abramms, Bob (Eds.)

Which image shows population sizes? Which images show how big each country is? Which image shows that 'North' isn't the same as 'up'? Which image conveys the idea of 'Spaceship Earth'? Which image was created to help navigators? Which images have been criticized the most? This book answers all these questions and many more. It explains the principles behind the Peters' Projection Map and a dozen other unique maps and provocative images. It includes over 70 maps and illustrations, including a redrawing of Mercator's original world map (unavailable since the 1950s), Minard's map of Napoleon's march on Moscow, and routes of African slave trading. 160pp, UK. NEW INTERNATIONALIST.

2006 1904456553 Paperback 


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SETTING OF NEW SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AGENDAS FOR AFRICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Mafela, Lily & Masahara, Herman (Eds.)

The theme adopted for the OSSREA's 9th Congress, Africa in the 21st Century: Setting of New Social Science Research Agendas, recognized the daunting challenges that Africa continues to grapple with, while remaining resilient and seeking new ways of engaging in order to contend with developmental imperatives. The papers which are included in this volume raise a good range of socio-economic issues which are current to the African agenda: governance, foreign direct investment, Sino-African economic relations, globalization and economic partnership agreements, gender in business, a well as the continuing scourge of HIV/AIDS. 211pp, ETHIOPIA. CODESRIA.

2011 9789994455669 Paperback 


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SETTING OF NEW SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AGENDAS FOR AFRICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY


THE SPATIAL FACTOR IN AFRICAN HISTORY: The Relationship of the Social, Material and PerceptualTHE SPATIAL FACTOR IN AFRICAN HISTORY: The Relationship of the Social, Material and Perceptual
Howard, Allen M. & Shain, Richard M. (Eds.)

An interdisciplinary collection of essays examining the role of space in six areas of West, Central and East Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They demonstrate the active quality of space analysing the ways in which people have contested and shaped space, constructed mental maps, and perceived social landscapes. 300pp, THE NETHERLANDS. EJ BRILL.

2004 9004139133 Paperback 


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STEREOTYPING AFRICA: Surprising Answers to Surprising Questions
Fru Doh, Emmanuel

After many years of being asked if Africa (as Westerners so often refer to the multitude of very different countries that make up that huge continent) has a president, or if he can say something "in African", Emmanuel Fru Doh has attempted to answer them in an effort to shed some light on a continent that is in many ways just like the rest of the world, but which so many love to paint as dark, backward, chaotic, and pitiable. 214pp, CAMEROON. LANGAA RPCIG.

2009 9789956558957 Paperback 


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STEREOTYPING AFRICA: Surprising Answers to Surprising Questions


STEWART'S QUOTABLE AFRICASTEWART'S QUOTABLE AFRICA
Stewart, Julia

With over 5 000 entries of quotes by Africans and about Africa, is a resource title of substance, and is long overdue. Quotable Africa covers the whole of the Africa continent - from north to south and east to west - and includes memorable words from people like Kofi Annan, Miriam Makeba, VS Naipaul, Paul Theroux, Ernest Hemingway, among thousands of others. SOUTH AFRICA. PENGUIN BOOKS SOUTH AFRICA.

2004 9780143024576 Paperback 


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THE STUDY OF AFRICA VOLUME I: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Encounters
Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe (Ed.)

This is the first of a two-volume work which takes stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. It is divided into two parts, the first on the academic disciplines and African studies, the second on interdisciplinary studies. Topics addressed in part one include: anthropology and race; historiography, and the research and teaching of history in Africa in an era of institutional crisis; and the need to rethink Africanist political sciences. Part two considers: conceptualising gender in African studies; studies of the African visual arts; the study of African religion the past and prospects for the future; framing an African-centred discourse on global health; rethinking commu-nication research and development; African cultural studies and contemporary African philosophy; and the relative merits of postcolonialism against area studies. Volume two is scheduled for publication in late 2006. 496pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

2006 9782869781979 Paperback 


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THE STUDY OF AFRICA VOLUME I: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Encounters


THE STUDY OF AFRICA VOLUME II: Global and Transnational EngagementsTHE STUDY OF AFRICA VOLUME II: Global and Transnational Engagements
Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe (Ed.)

This is the second of a two-volume work taking stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. Part two considers: African and area studies in France, the US, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden; anti-colonialism and Russian/soviet African studies; African studies in the Caribbean in historical perspective; the teaching of African history and the history of Africa in Brazil; African studies in India; African studies and historiography in China in the twenty-first century; and African studies and contem-porary scholarship in Japan. 409pp, SENEGAL. CODESRIA.

2006 9782869781986 Paperback 


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SURVEY OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A Regional Geography
Cole, Roy & de Blij, Harm J.

Comprehensive and up-to-date text on African geography. It features both systematic chapters (looking thematically at Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole) followed by regional chapters (usually covering individual countries). The systematic chapters are organized to cover the geography of human origins, changing language patterns, historical/political geography, urbaniza-tion/development, the diffusion of AIDS, and agriculture. 165 maps, b/w illus, 768pp, UK. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2006 0195170806 Hardback 


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SURVEY OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A Regional Geography


TAKING SIDES: Clashing Views on African Issues - 4th EditionTAKING SIDES: Clashing Views on African Issues - 4th Edition
Moseley, William G.

Reader presenting current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. SELECTED CONTENTS: Did the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Underdevelop Africa? YES: Paul E. Lovejoy, NO: John Thornton; Have the Contributions of Africans Been Recognized for Developing New World Agriculture? YES: Duncan Clinch Heyward, NO: Judith Carney; Is European Subjugation of Africans Ultimately Explained by Differences in Land, Plant, and Animal Resources? YES: Jared Diamond, NO: Lucy Jarosz; Did Colonialism Distort Contemporary African Development? YES: Marcus Colchester, NO: Robin M. Grier; Have Free-Market Policies Worked for Africa? YES: Fudzai Pamacheche and Baboucarr Koma, NO: Thandika Mkandawira. 426pp, USA. McGRAW-HILL.

2011 9780078050084 Paperback 


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TOWARDS AFRICA-ORIENTED RISK ANALYSIS MODELS: A Contextual and Methodological Approach
Adar, Korwa G. & Iroanya, Richard O. (Eds.)

Risk analysis studies on Africa conducted by a number of international organisations have addressed a number of complex and interlocking socio-economic and political issues, largely painting a bleak picture of the continent. These reports have been used by the Western countries as benchmarks for the flow of donor funds, often with disastrous consequences. The failure of the Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) introduced by the Bretton Woods institutions in the 1970s and 1980s serve as a good example. Taking cognisance of these interpretations, the case studies in this volume have employed appropriate methodological, conceptual and theoretical approaches with the objective of reaching balanced assessments on the underlying principles of risk and threat in Africa. The authors take a more holistic view, clearly defining the concept of risk and its corollaries and going beyond the somewhat limited view of those organisations which apply largely Eurocentric values to their assessments. 174pp, SOUTH AFRICA. AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

2008 9780798302135 Paperback 


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TOWARDS AFRICA-ORIENTED RISK ANALYSIS MODELS: A Contextual and Methodological Approach


UNITED STATES OF AFRICA?UNITED STATES OF AFRICA?
Maloka, Eddy

A collection of papers first presented at Africa Institute of South Africa's 40th anniversary conference, held in Pretoria from 30 May 2 June 2000. The theme of the conference was the way forward for the United States of Africa and the future of sub regional bodies and the OAU. Notes and refs, 265pp, SOUTH AFRICA. AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA, 0798301465

2001 Paperback

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THE WORLD GUIDE: 11th Edition
New Internationalist

Eleventh edition of a major reference work on the countries of the world - a collaboration between the Third World Institute, Uruguay and New Internationalist. It provides basic history, politics, economics and factual information with a strong Third World perspective, prioritising issues of most concern to populations in developing countries. Includes the latest United Nations key indicators on literacy, maternal mortality, debt, exports/imports and population, among others. Updated information on over 200 countries, with a 'World in Figures' section of at-a-glance information on each country's human rights, indigenous peoples, children, women's rights and environmental challenges. Maps, tables, graphics, general index, 624pp, UK. NEW INTERNATIONALIST.

2006 1904456561 Paperback 


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YOU'RE NOT A COUNTRY, AFRICA!YOU'RE NOT A COUNTRY, AFRICA!
Adesanmi, Pius

In this groundbreaking collection of essays Pius Adesanmi tries to unravel what it is that Africa means to him as an African, and by extension to all those who inhabit this continent of extremes. This is a question that exercised some of the continent's finest minds in the twentieth century, but which pan-Africanism, Negritude, nationalism, decolonisation and all the other projects through which Africans sought to restore their humanity ultimately failed to answer. Criss-crossing the continent, he engages with the enigma that is Africa in an attempt to make meaning of this question for all twenty-first century Africans. 256pp, SOUTH AFRICA. PENGUIN.

2011 9780143527541 Paperback 


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