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Christopher Okigbo 1930-67: Thirsting for Sunlight
Christopher Okigbo 1930-67: Thirsting for Sunlight
by Obi Nwakanma
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Christopher Okigbo, once described as 'Africa's most lyrical poet of the twentieth century' was killed in September 1967, fighting for the independence of Biafra. The Sunday Times described his death as 'the single most important tragedy of the Nigerian... (read more)

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Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature
Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature
by James Currey
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June 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorial... (read more)

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Living Terraces in Ethiopia: Konso Landscape, Culture & Development (Eastern Africa)
Living Terraces in Ethiopia: Konso Landscape, Culture & Development (Eastern Africa)
by Elizabeth E. Watson
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Terraced agricultural landscapes in Africa are remarkable feats of human engineering and social organization, enabling the conservation of soil and water and the cultivation of food. Indigenous terraced landscapes are all the more valuable because they... (read more)

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White Chief, Black Lords: Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, 1845-1878 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
White Chief, Black Lords: Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, 1845-1878 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
by Thomas V. Mcclendon
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White Chief, Black Lords explores the tensions and contradictions between the British colonial civilizing mission and the practice of indirect rule. While the colonial imperative was to transform colonized societies and bring them within civilized norms,... (read more)

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Crossing the Zambezi: The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontier
Crossing the Zambezi: The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontier
by Joann Mcgregor
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This book is a history of claims to the Zambezi, focussed on the stretch of the river extending from the Victoria Falls downstream into Lake Kariba, which today constitutes the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is a story of 150 years of conflict... (read more)

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After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan (Eastern Africa)
After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan (Eastern Africa)
by Elke Grawert
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After a long process of peace negotiations the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed on 9 January 2005 between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). The CPA raised initial hopes that it would be... (read more)

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Multiparty Elections in Africa
Multiparty Elections in Africa
by Liisa Laakso
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Most of the studies in this book are about national elections in Anglophone Africa. There are also less well-known examples from Sudan, Ethiopia and Guinea Bissau. The collection also features studies of the local elections in Namibia and of a... (read more)

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Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series and the Launch of African Literature
Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series and the Launch of African Literature
by James Currey
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17 June 2008 is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the Editorial Adviser. '... not only... (read more)

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Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora #33: Indirect Rule in South Africa: Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power
Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora #33: Indirect Rule in South Africa: Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power
by J. C. Myers
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Indirect rule -- the British colonial policy of employing indigenous tribal chiefs as political intermediaries -- has typically been understood by scholars as little more than an expedient solution to imperial personnel shortages. A reexamination of the... (read more)

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Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960
Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960
by Terence Ranger
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This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera's famous novel Butterfly Burning, which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what historical research and reconstruction can add... (read more)

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Alt 29 Teaching African Literature Today (African Literature Today)
Alt 29 Teaching African Literature Today (African Literature Today)
by Ernest N. Emenyonu
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Focuses on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of African Literature on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. The publication of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart in 1958 drew universal attention not only to contemporary African... (read more)

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Diary of a Black Man: Raw Remnants Head on
Diary of a Black Man: Raw Remnants Head on
by Nefertum Husia Shayheh
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The MIS-Education of the Negro
The MIS-Education of the Negro
by Carter Godwin Woodson
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Magical Calabash: An Anthology of Sacred Wisdom and Healing from the Ancestral Mothers
Magical Calabash: An Anthology of Sacred Wisdom and Healing from the Ancestral Mothers
by Ayele Kumari
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Zimbabwean Family Therapy: Perspectives in Multiple Sclerosis
Zimbabwean Family Therapy: Perspectives in Multiple Sclerosis
by Mrs Gertrude Mapara
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Due Season: To Whom It May Concern
Due Season: To Whom It May Concern
by Fola S. Soboyejo
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Stories from Our Grandmother's Hut.
Stories from Our Grandmother's Hut.
by Charles Jagongo Ogola
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Exchanges: South African Writing in Transition
Exchanges: South African Writing in Transition
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The MIS-Education of the Negro
The MIS-Education of the Negro
by Carter Godwin Woodson
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Zimbabwean and African Voices in the Disapora
Zimbabwean and African Voices in the Disapora
by Mrs Gertrude Mapara
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