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Steve biko : decolonial meditations of black consciousness.

Sithole, Tendayi.
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(2017)  | 9781498518208 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Moving away from the domain of commemorative, iconicity, monumentalization, and memorialization, Sithole uses Steve Biko's meditations as a discursive intervention to understand black subjectivity. The epistemological shift of this book is not to be bogged down by the cataloging of events, something...

Rescue thyself : change in sub-saharan africa must come from within.

Ayeni, Sylvanus.
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(2017)  | 9780761868910 | Hamilton Books | pbk. | book | 218pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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The book is an attempt to have a bold dialogue with several constituencies about the necessity to find alternative pathways to solve the monumental problems facing the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. It asserts that the most formidable barriers to progress in sub-Saharan Africa are sub-Saharan Africans,...

Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800

Hooper, Jane.
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(2017)  | 9780821422540 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Between 1600 and 1800, the promise of fresh food attracted more than sevenhundred English, French, and Dutch vessels to Madagascar. Throughout thisperiod, European ships spent months at sea in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans,but until now scholars have not fully examined how crews were fed during theselong...

Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800

Hooper, Jane.
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(2017)  | 9780821422533 | Ohio University Press | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Between 1600 and 1800, the promise of fresh food attracted more than sevenhundred English, French, and Dutch vessels to Madagascar. Throughout thisperiod, European ships spent months at sea in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans,but until now scholars have not fully examined how crews were fed during theselong...

Thabo Mbeki

Adebajo, Adekeye.
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(2017)  | 9780821422748 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Former South African president Thabo Mbeki is a complex figure. He was acommitted young Marxist who, while in power, embraced conservative economicpolicies and protected white corporate interests; a rational and dispassionatethinker who was particularly sensitive to criticism and dissent; and a championof...

Julius Nyerere

Bjerk, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9780821422601 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 116pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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With vision, hard-nosed judgment, and biting humor, Julius Nyerere confrontedthe challenges of nation building in modern Africa. Constructing Tanzania out ofa controversial Cold War union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere emergedas one of independent Africa’s most influential leaders. He pursued...

The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire

Schreier, Joshua.
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(2017)  | 9780804799140 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The Merchants of Oran weaves together the history of a Mediterranean port citywith the lives of Oran's Jewish mercantile elite during the transition to Frenchcolonial rule. Through the life of Jacob Lasry and other influential Jewishmerchants, Joshua Schreier tells the story of how this diverse and...

The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia: 1300-1700

Hassen, Mohammed.
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(2017)  | 9781847011619 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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This revisionary account of the Oromo people and the Christian kingdom ofEthiopia transforms our perception of the country's development, rebutting thecommon depiction of the Oromo as no more than a destructive force anddemonstrating their significant role in shaping the course of Ethiopian history.Tracing...

The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement, c. 1960-1974

Zewde, Bahru.
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(2017)  | 9781847011640 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 317pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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Finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize to the author of the best book onEast African Studies, 2015. In the second half of the 1960s and the early 1970s,the Ethiopian student movement became the major opposition force against theimperial regime in Ethiopia, ultimately playing a fundamental role...

 

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