African Studies

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The Split Time

Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.

Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East

Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.

Boy-Wives and Female Husbands

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

China in Ethiopia

Examines China’s involvement in Ethiopia as the latter embarks on modernization and economic development.

Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

Affective Images

Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.

Existence and Heritage

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

Listening to Ourselves

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

A Human Necklace

By Moira Ferguson
Subjects: Literature

Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

Mutual Othering

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave

Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.

Photo-Rapide

Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.

Malian Portrait Photography

This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.

Rebellious Histories

Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

Sex in Transition

Argues that South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation relied on an unexamined but interrelated system of sexed oppression that was at once both rigid and flexible.

Let Spirit Speak!

Edited by Vanessa K. Valdés
Subjects: Area Studies

Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.

Encounters with Witchcraft

A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.

Precarious Liberation

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

The Making of Modern Libya

Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.

Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa

Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.

Africa Writes Back to Self

By Evan M. Mwangi
Subjects: Literature

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia

By Asafa Jalata
Subjects: Area Studies

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

Beyond Negritude

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa

Argues that the responsibility for eradicating racial hatred has been redirected away from the state and toward the hated, leaving the causes of hate unaddressed.

Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Teacher and Comrade

By Alan Wieder
Subjects: Education

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Imperialism and Human Rights

Looks at the language of rights used by diverse interest groups in British-colonized Nigeria.

Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa

Examines the transitions to democracy in Africa.

Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire

Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.

Family Matters

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses

Edited by Samuel E. Quainoo
Subjects: Area Studies

A collection of lectures delivered during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana.

Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be

Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.

A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco

Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.

African American Criminological Thought

Examines African American contributions, both historical and contemporary, to criminological thought.

Selfish Gifts

By Lisa McNee
Subjects: Area Studies

Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.

Hardened Images

By Asgede Hagos
Subjects: Area Studies

Examines the nature of the interplay between the U. S. press and the American state on Africa, with a special focus on its armed struggles waged to complete the decolonization process.

This Is No Place for a Woman

By Joya Uraizee
Subjects: Area Studies

Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.

Advances in African Linguistics

A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Classroom in Conflict

This book transcends recent debates about political correctness to address the underlying problems of teaching controversial subjects in the college and university history classroom. The author criticizes ...

Class and Power in Sudan

By Tim Niblock
Subjects: Area Studies

With the attention of the industrialized world focused on the political, economic, and social strife of Africa, Tim Niblock travels to Sudan for a first-hand investigation of the socio-economic structure ...

Black Consciousness in South Africa

Black Consciousness in South Africa provides a new perspective on black politics in South Africa. It demonstrates and assesses critically the radical character and aspirations of African resistance to ...

The Igbo-Igala Borderland

This ethno-historical survey of the northern Nsukka borderland examines particularly one method of African colonial control. When, in the late eighteenth century, the Igala conquered the indigenous Igbo, ...