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Turning Points in African Democracy Turning Points in African Democracy
Turning Points in African Democracy Turning Points in African Democracy
by Abdul Raufu Mustapha
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Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy in the continent? The editors have chosen eleven key... (read more)

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Silent Cry. Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices
Silent Cry. Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices
by Amabooks
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Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices is a book of twenty-eight stories and fourteen poems, written by thirty-three young people from Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. The pieces cover many issues, including family, gender, relationships, race... (read more)

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Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age. She dressed like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoked in public, and scandalized Genevan society. Already multilingual (French, German... (read more)

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Life Times: Stories
Life Times: Stories
by Nadine Gordimer
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"Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, Life Times reveals her... (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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African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Africa List)
African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Africa List)
by Souleymane Bachir Diagne
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Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy, Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to... (read more)

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Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
by Teshale Tibebu
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Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a critical study of one of the most prolific and encyclopedic Black world intellectuals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It shows the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities,... (read more)

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A Political History of the Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
A Political History of the Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
by Arnold Hughes
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A Political History of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the first complete account of the political history of the former British West African dependency to be written. It makes use of much hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian official and... (read more)

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Writings from the Sand, Volume 2: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
Writings from the Sand, Volume 2: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, dressing like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoking in public, and otherwise scandalizing Genevan society. Already multilingual, she... (read more)

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Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
by Phaswane Mpe
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 Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everything is there... (read more)

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Diamonds, Dispossession & Democracy in Botswana
Diamonds, Dispossession & Democracy in Botswana
by Kenneth Good, Professor
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Is Botswana still 'an African miracle'? Thanks to diamonds the country's growth rate was the highest in the world into the 1990s, and regular parliamentary elections judged free on polling day have been held since 1965. However a duopoly of... (read more)

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Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (10 Edition)
Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (10 Edition)
by Toyin Falola
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The second half of the twentieth century saw the publication of massive amounts of literature on Nigeria by Nigerian and non-Nigerian historians. This volume reflects on that literature, focusing on those works by Nigerians in the context of the rise and... (read more)

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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
by Clive James
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Echoing Edward Said's belief that "Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism," the renowned critic Clive James presents here his life's work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, Cultural... (read more)

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Life Is Not the Dance Floor
Life Is Not the Dance Floor
by Skeelo Khumalo
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Skeelo Khumalo identifies himself as a mystic, naturalist, and ethnologist. In 2004, he won ANGLO PLATINUM short story writing contest and in 2005 was awarded with NOBEL PRIZE INTERNATIONAL POETRY LEGENDS AWARDS. In 2006, he joined the Sediba project as... (read more)

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Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent
Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent
by Rod Amis
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An anthology of African writing only featured on the Internet until now, this book features the collected works of writers for the G21 AFRICA section of G21.net. The eight writers represented here are from around the continent and present an exciting... (read more)

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Thirteenth Group of Assignments - Don Emeritus
Thirteenth Group of Assignments - Don Emeritus
by Ike Morah
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An action packed fiction with the main character that fights evil for the good of the society. He is trained in all forms of combat both with arms as well as unarmed and his mastery of these is what sets this book apart. Once started, it is very hard to... (read more)

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The Egg Polisher and Other Tales
The Egg Polisher and Other Tales
by Funwi F. Ayuninjam
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This collection represents, in substance and style, folk tradition in the North-West Region of Cameroon. Contained herein is a sampling of various human emotions, parental concerns, and societal conflicts: emotional insecurity, deceit, obstinacy, power... (read more)

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Village Matters: Knowledge, Politics and Community in Kabylia, Algeria (African Anthropology)
Village Matters: Knowledge, Politics and Community in Kabylia, Algeria (African Anthropology)
by Judith Scheele
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Kabylia is a Berber-speaking, densely populated mountainous region east of Algiers, that has played an important part in Algerian pre- and post-independence politics, and continues to be troublesome to central government. But 'Kabylia' is also an ideal... (read more)

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Public and Private Universities in Kenya: New Challenges, Issues and Achievements (Higher Education in Africa)
Public and Private Universities in Kenya: New Challenges, Issues and Achievements (Higher Education in Africa)
by Kilemi Mwiria
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The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa commissioned case studies of higher education provision in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, as part of its effort to stimulate enlightened, equitable, and knowledge-based... (read more)

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Women Writing Africa Project #04: Women Writing Africa: The Northern Region
Women Writing Africa Project #04: Women Writing Africa: The Northern Region
by Fatima (edt) Sadiqi
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Praise for the previous volumes: “Invaluable. . . . The editors . . . [have] recover[ed] the lost voices of African women and, as a consequence, have restored their rich cultural and historical legacies.”—Library Journal, starred... (read more)

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