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Edited by Allen M. Howard and Richard M. Shain
In this collection authors apply spatial analysis to case studies of social, economic, and political dynamics in West, Central, and East Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth century. Also included is a lengthy essay re-interpreting tropical Africa, 1800-1930, using spatial theory.
This book describes how style of dress influences the body’s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian – it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body.
Michel R. Doortmont
The Pen-Pictures is a well-known source for the history of the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cited and quoted by both professional historians and interested lay-people. This annotated edition is the first reprint of the book and offers a lively and both historically and literarily interesting text ...
Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim
This is an engrossing analysis of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Mahdī’s initiative to abandon the futile political violence and religious fanaticism of the 19th century historic Mahdiyya. It articulates his alternative constitutional strategy that has placed Neo-Mahdism in the centre stage of Sudanese ...
Edited by Leon de Kock, Louise Bethlehem and Sonja Laden
Tanja R. Müller
This book captures the intriguing stories of different generations of women within the Eritrean nation building process. Theoretical analyses of political and social change are combined with extensive field research to provide a comprehensive picture of modernisation processes in Eritrea.
Beatrice Nicolini. Translated from the Italian by Penelope-Jane Watson
This unique contribution to the growing field of western Indian Ocean studies brings new light and new perspective on the early 19th century expansion of both Omani Sultan and the British. The important role played by the Baluch in East Africa is here discussed thanks to little known archive ...
Edited by N. Chabani Manganyi
This collection of essays analyses and illustrates some of most poignant and difficult problems facing South Africa in the near future. The authors in this book make an original contribution to the discussion and cut through the rather sterile claim that South Africa's circumstances are exceptional.
Edited by Wim van Binsbergen and Rijk van Dijk
Situating Globality explores the ways in which African societies are appropriating elements of an emerging global culture and economy, and analyses the significance of this appropriation in local struggles, the expression of critical thinking, ideologies and ritual styles of behaviour.
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