African Studies

Is Apartheid Really Dead?: Pan-Africanist Working-Class Cultural Critical Perspectives

Julian Kunnie

First Edition • August 21, 2000 • 288 pages

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Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives is an engaging and incisive book that radically challenges the widespread view that post-apartheid society is a liberated society, specifically for the Black working class and rural peasant populations. Julian Kunnie’s central contention in this book is that the…

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The African Experience: From Olduvai Gorge To the 21st Century

Roland Oliver

First Edition • July 1, 2000 • 368 pages

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This masterpiece of scholarship and compression, the second edition of The African Experience, covers the entire span of human history across the African continent, from the earliest emergence of hominids in eastern and southern Africa up to the present day. Drawing on more than forty years of teaching and research,…

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The Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass, Second Edition

Robert Gordon; Stuart Sholto-Douglas

Second Edition • January 1, 2000 • 368 pages

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The revised, updated version of this book includes an analysis of the sweeping political changes in South Africa since its original publcation in 1992. Other new material covers more theoretical issues and contemporary developments in scholarship, including a reconsideration of the film The Gods Must Be Crazy; a discussion of…

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Making a Voice: African Resistance to Segregation in South Africa

Thandeka Joyce F. Kirk; Joyce F Kirk

First Edition • December 31, 1999 • 368 pages

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Since apartheid’s dissolution in the early 1990s and its formal abolishment in April 1994, there has been increasing interest in the early history of African struggles against segregation and apartheid. This book focuses on the resistance to segregation in the eastern cape town of Port Elizabeth, long known for its…

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Uganda: Tarnished Pearl of Africa

Thomas P Ofcansky

First Edition • April 20, 1999 • 222 pages

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Uganda, a landlocked nation in East Africa, was known during colonial times as the Pearl of Africa, largely because of its pleasant climate and rich land. For most of the postindependence period, however, Uganda was one of the most brutal and violent nations in Africa. In 1986, a new government…

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Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements in North Africa

Emad Eldin Shahin

First Edition • November 13, 1998 • 288 pages

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Islamic movements in North Africa have historically been distinguished from their counterparts in other parts of the Arab world because they have demonstrated a marked willingness to work within the political system and have at times even been officially recognized and allowed to participate in local and national elections. As…

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African Foreign Policies

Edited by Stephen Wright

First Edition • October 1, 1998 • 272 pages

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Providing a timely analysis of the foreign policies of African states, this volume of original essays enables the reader to assess the position of African states within an evolving post Cold War environment and to judge the extent of African marginalization from the global economy. As national foreign policies are…

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Family Identity and the State in Bamako Kafu

B. Marie Perinbam

First Edition • October 6, 1998 • 288 pages

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This groundbreaking book explores the history and the cultural context of family claims to power in the Bamako kafu, or state (located in contemporary Mali in West Africa), primarily during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perinbam argues that the absence of precise information on the Bamako kafu’s political status during…

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How We Think They Think: Anthropological Approaches to Cognition, Memory, and Literacy

Maurice E F Bloch

First Edition • August 14, 1998 • 216 pages

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These essays by one of anthropology’s most original theorists consider such fundamental questions as: Is cognition language-based? How reliable a guide to memory are people’s narratives about themselves? What connects the “social recalling” studied by anthropologists to the “autobiographical memory” studied by psychologists? Now gathered in accessible form for the…

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Cape Verde: Crioulo Colony To Independent Nation

Richard A Lobban

First Edition • July 1, 1998 • 200 pages

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The Cape Verde Islands, an Atlantic archipelago off the coast of Senegal, were first settled during the Portuguese Age of Discovery in the fifteenth century. A Crioulo population quickly evolved from a small group of Portuguese settlers and large numbers of slaves from the West African coast. In this important…

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