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African-Centred Management Education: A New Paradigm for an Emerging Continent

by David N. Abdulai

Abdulai believes that, like Asian economies, Africa can sustain its current growth and development by combining its abundant natural resources with its human capital to attain economic development. In African-Centred...


Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy

by Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity, often featured in the media and widely debated. Using the perspective of Ghana and comparisons with...


Comparative Regionalisms for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South

by Emmanuel Fanta & Timothy M. Shaw

This responding volume has four interrelated topics. It explores the transformation taking place in/with regard to the financing of development in the Global South and the apparition of new players in the field....


Mapping Agency: Comparing Regionalisms in Africa

by Ulrike Lorenz-Carl & Martin Rempe

Mapping Agency provides an empirically rich 'African perspective' on regionalisms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It adopts an actor-centred approach but departs from a rather simplified understanding of agency as exerting...


Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960

by Terence Ranger

This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera's famous novel 'Butterfly Burning', which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what...


The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars: Peace or Truce

by Douglas H. Johnson

Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans,...


China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Li Xing & with Abdulkadir Osman Farah

This collection seeks to put contemporary China-Africa relations in critical, comparative context and in doing so, it will go beyond descriptions of inter-regional trade and investment, large- and small-scale...


J.M. Coetzee's Austerities

by Graham Bradshaw & Michael Neill

Representing a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives, this volume seeks to align the South African dimension of Coetzee's writing with his "late modernist" aesthetic. It includes essays exploring...


Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading

by Brendon Nicholls

This is the first comprehensive book-length study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong's fiction. Brendon Nicholls argues that the mechanisms of gender subordination are strategically crucial to Ngugi's ideological...


J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship

by Jane Poyner

Illuminating J.M. Coetzee's preoccupation, from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year, with the paradox of postcolonial authorship centering on the authority authorship engenders, Jane Poyner examines Coetzee's line...


African Contributions in Shaping the Worldwide Intellectual Property System

by Tshimanga Kongolo

Africa is playing an increasingly significant role in the domain of international intellectual property law, and this book underlines the contributions made by African countries as a group to the development...


Securing Africa: Post-9/11 Discourses on Terrorism

by Malinda S. Smith

This meticulously researched, forcibly argued and accessibly written collection explores the many and complex ways in which Africa has been implicated in the discourses and politics of September 11, 2001. Written...


Anatomy of Violence: Understanding the Systems of Conflict and Violence in Africa

by Belachew Gebrewold

With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits...


Uncovering African Agency: Angola's Management of China's Credit Lines

by Lucy Corkin

In this thought provoking and original work Lucy Corkin demonstrates how Angola has been amongst the most successful of African nations to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit...


Summoning the Rains: Third FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers

by Hilda Twongyeirwe & Ellen Banda-Aaku

One of the greatest challenges faced by African women writers is finding the time and the space to write. In November 2011 the third FEMRITE African Women Writers Residency alleviated this challenge for 15 women...


Towards an African Peace and Security Regime: Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance

by Ulf Engel & João Gomes Porto

This book provides an informed and critical reflection on the adequacy of the emerging African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) to the medium- and long-term challenges and opportunities of conflict prevention,...


We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa

by Dike Okoro

We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa is a fascinating anthology of some of the finest contemporary poetic voices from twenty-nine African countries.


Writing Still: New stories from Zimbabwe

by Irene Staunton

This anthology of twenty-two short stories provides a representative sample of the range and quality of writing in Zimbabwe at the turn of the century, and an impressionistic reflection of the years since independence...


The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper & Craig Mackenzie

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid....


Writing Free

by Irene Staunton

In this fifth anthology of Zimbabwean short stories from Weaver Press fifteen writers respond to the topic of writing free, and offer their thoughts about how and why they wrote as they did. The stories reflect...