This study assembles the voices of some of the most seasoned African and Africanist scholars, and is a landmark contribution in a systematic attempt to comprehend Africa’s regional development strategy led by the African Union.
"This is the first book to address a broad array of African environmental and human security issues ... The case studies expose the reader to past relevant research, while also identifying the main causes and consequences of different types of political conflicts fueled by human and environmental security problems. Each study also contains policy lessons, "best practices", or recommended future actions. The originality and comprehensiveness of each chapter means that the volume is likely to appeal to a wide range of readers for many years ... an important book for African Studies, economic development, environmental and earth science, environmental security, ecotourism, history, human security, international relations, national security and military science Collections." - Institute for Environmental Security
A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications on Africa-China Relations
"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities."
- Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS)
The Use of HAART
This book is a compelling study of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment in Uganda to overcome the AIDS crisis. The physical, psychological, and emotional challenges are shown using case studies and an extensive empirical method. This book is an important addition to collections in African studies and public health.
This is the first study of constitution making during a critical decade of British rule in Kenya to be based on a thorough examination of archival sources, including secret intelligence reports and British cabinet records. These allow for a more complete appreciation of the forces that produced the specific constitutional dispensations.
This is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent’s development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities and research libraries on the one hand, and higher education ministries in Africa on the other.
The Case for Circumstantial Evidence
This book provides a strong case for circumstantial evidence approaches to improve the effectiveness and contribution of the legal system in the fight against corruption.
This groundbreaking book is about Angolan literature and culture. It investigates a segment of Angolan history and literature, with which even Portuguese-speaking readers are generally not familiar.
A Study of Contemporary African Literature
There exists an abundance of deft scholarship and critical analyses, even in the most recent publications by African and Western theorists, of the works of recognized African authors. This volume offers insightful general analysis and critical evaluation of new writers’ works in order to showcase their contributions to the body of African literature. It examines nine contemporary writers whose works (written almost entirely in the colonial languages of English and French) in some way update and refocus African literature for the new century.
Madagascar’s Indigenous Christian Movement
The Fifohazana is one of the most intriguing current instances of indigenous Christianity in the world. This volume provides the reader with a very clear understanding of what the Fifohazanamovement is all about historically, theologically, in terms of the main characters involved, its tremendous contributions to what a Christian healing ministry might ideally be, and as it relates to the larger world of church and society. The book is strengthened by the contributions of a diverse international group of scholars and participants in the movement.
Discourse, Politics, and Culture
Ousmane Sembène was a Senegalese film director, producer, and writer whom the Los Angeles Times considered one of the greatest authors of Africa. Often called the "father of African film," Sembène strongly believed that African films should be geared primarily toward educating the masses. This study examines the artistry of Sembène’s films and interprets the meaning conveyed by images through their placement and function within the films. It also contributes new insights into Sembène’s interpretations of cultural practices and the meanings he ascribes to social behaviors.
In this first critical work on the topic, author Vimbai Kwashirai focuses on woodland conservation and commercial development in Zimbabwe during the colonial period. This book casts much light on the environmental impact on a part of Africa caused by the push and pull of politics and economics, and will be an important addition to collections in African studies, environmental studies, and political science.
“Lucid, erudite and ground-breaking in its new insights and fresh perspectives, this is the finest book on Ethiopia that I have seen in a decade. As such, it commends itself as a must read, alike to students of Ethiopian politics and policy makers concerned with the welfare of the peoples of the region. As well, it is likely to generate great demand, given the hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian professors and professionals awaiting its publication.” – Said S. Samatar, Professor of African History, Rutgers University and Editor-in-Chief, Horn of Africa Journal
A rare inside look––a probing mirror-image analysis by one of the members of the Ethiopian intelligentsia of the postwar years and about their role in the revolutionary upheavals during the past decades.
University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries
Through ethnographic methods, this study offers a model for cross-border partnerships between universities in developing and developed countries, which will be highly valuable for those training to be education specialists in
development agencies as the model presented casts light on the potential benefits of higher education as a poverty reduction strategy. This is cutting-edge information within a framework of policy analysis.
The Case of Zambia
"highly recommended work for people in other countries, especially developing ones, who are also involved in the fight against corruption to draw lessons from Zambia’s attempt to rid itself from this scourge."
This book explores the various facets of the relationship between minorities and the state across Africa. The motivation for this collection lies in the growing need to understand the often tenuous relationship between minorities and the state. Through this collection, the editors and contributors present thoughtful ways for understanding forms of hegemony imposed by dominant groups in relational, national, and regional experiences.
Discourse, Gaze and Gender in the Basel Mission in Pre-Colonial West Africa
A valuable scholarly analysis of the ways that the practices of members of the Basel Mission informed the nineteenth-century mission field of the Gold Coast.
Interactions, Identities, and Images
Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era.
Insurgent Motivations, State Responses, and Third Party Peacemaking in Liberia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone
This excellent and thorough study improves our understanding of the process through which civil war agreements are concluded and why some settlements hold while others do not. This book will be a welcome reference for collections in African studies, international peace studies, and political science.
This book is a comprehensive study on the current language policies and practices in Senegal. It illuminates the tension that has arisen from the enduring colonial legacies and their influences in postcolonial language policies in Senegal. In addition to a detailed history with supporting facts and figures, this study also links socioeconomic, cultural, and political events in its analysis of the unstoppable rise of Wolof, which is posing a significant threat to the already-fragile local linguistic ecology.
International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy
"This book will contribute to the debate and policy deliberations of policymakers, students, and scholars in Africa and globally." - Professor N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University
Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
"An important and provocative work. No other study so
thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery
in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive
and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a
crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and
Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History
The Impact of Customary Institutions in Tanzania
In this innovative study, the author examines the forms of traditional or customary institutions of water management in a manner that has never been done before. The findings of this study will serve as the basis for formulating policies and programs in the management of rural water resources in Tanzania.
Interreligious Encounters and Dialogue
Provides for the first time a historical, chronological, and comparative study of interreligious encounters and dialogue among Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Sierra Leone. This book fills a gap in the study of interreligious dialogue in Africa and is important for collections in African studies and religious studies.
Genocide and the Politics of Memory
Through careful analysis of the experiences of those who witnessed the war and other sources, this book reveals neglected aspects of the Biafra war described as the first black on black genocide in post-colonial Africa.
Implications for the Nile Basin
Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region world-wide, has only recently begun to fully address the issues of meeting the water needs of its rapidly growing population, to reduce the deepening poverty besetting the region and to accelerate economic growth. In this study, the editors address these and other issues surrounding water resources management in all economic and water sectors in Ethiopia within the setting of the Nile Basin, the first comprehensive treatment of this subject.