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Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604979831

"A most timely discussion of one of the most contentious issues in the politics of Kenya. The post-election violence in the country in 2008 was informed largely by contentions over the implications of the majimbo system of government. This study deals with a critical issue in the politics of contemporary Kenya." —Professor Shadrack W. Nasong'o, Rhodes College Read More..

Security Forces in African States:

Cases and Assessment
Paul Shemella and Nicholas Tomb
ISBN: 9781604979817

“Until the publishing of Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment, policy makers charged with assisting African states had no comprehensive reference describing how African states should develop and employ their security services. Now they do. Brilliantly written by security experts who know Africa, this book is a must read for security professionals, academics and students.” —Russell D. Howard, Brigadier General (RET), U.S. Army Special Forces and Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

Nigerian Bureaucracy in an African Democracy

Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781604979312

This interdisciplinary and comparative study examines the Nigerian political system as a template for a historical and contemporary global comparative review and understanding of democracy-bureaucracy relations. Read More..

Post-Apartheid South Africa:

Economic and Social Inclusion
Vusi Gumede
ISBN: 9781604979299

"This is a highly recommended text for anyone who is concerned about Africa and not just South Africa alone." —Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) Read More..

Malcolm X and Africa

A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
ISBN: 9781604979244

“This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X’s courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X’s passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical.” —Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Read More..

Redefining the African Diaspora:

Expressive Cultures and Politics from Slavery to Independence
Toyin Falola and Danielle Porter Sanchez
ISBN: 9781604979015

This study will help us consider the ways in which membership, inclusivity, and identities shape diasporic experiences, especially because these are fluid concepts that shift in response to larger conversations on global politics and daily life inside and outside of Africa. This book challenges readers to conceptualize the breadth of experiences that characterize daily life in Africa and the African diaspora. Furthermore, readers will experience the intersections of culture, global politics, and understandings of community membership, especially as these concepts heavily inform contemporary issues in Africa and the African diaspora. Read More..

Representative Bureaucracy, Meritocracy, and Nation Building in Nigeria

Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781604979121

"Drawing from rich historical and archival sources, the authors provide a concise but excellent synthesis of the historical development of the Nigerian public service from the colonial period to the present ... The book should benefit experts, practitioners, students, and general readers." —Africa Today Read More..

Dress in the Making of African Identity:

A Social and Cultural History of the Yoruba People
Bukola Oyeniyi
ISBN: 9781604978995

This book on the social and cultural history of Yoruba people illuminates the impact of Christianity, Islam, and British colonialism on the construction of Yoruba identity, and how dress was entangled in that construction. It also demonstrates the importance of dress as a site for contesting and articulating postcolonial Yoruba identity and class structure within the Nigerian national space. Read More..

Writing Contemporary Nigeria:

How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition
Walter Collins
ISBN: 9781604979091

Award-winning writer Sefi Atta’s insights into the roles and treatment of women, neocolonial government structures, patriarchy, 21st-century phenomena such as Nigerian e-mail phishing and the role of geography and place in characters’ lives make her works some of the most indelible offerings across contemporary African fiction. This pioneering premier collection examines Atta’s treatment of various themes. Read More..

Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations:

Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland
Danielle Porter Sanchez and Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781604979022

From the historical movements of enslaved Africans to the Americas to newer migrations of Africans to spaces like Belgium and France, experiences of blackness on a global stage reflect themes of negotiation, persecution, isolation, unification, remembrance, and much more. This book is a timely and much-needed exploration of the intricate nature of culture and life in the African diaspora. Read More..

 

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