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Jan Jansen and Mountaga Diarra
This book is a bilingual (Maninkakan [ Malinké] - French) presentation of narratives by an old blacksmith, Bala Kanté. The narratives are strikingly coherent in the sense that they use indigenous models for historic causation to recount of the changes Mali has gone through in the 20th century.
By Mohammed Maarouf
This book is much more than an analysis of the schema of domination and submission as it is played out in the social drama of jinn eviction. It is also a source of information on the history and mythology of a saintly lineage, on the day to day running of a pilgrimage centre, on popular Islam, ...
edited by Alessandro Triulzi, Università di Napoli-L’Orientale and Robert McKenzie, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
What does it mean to cross half a continent without documents or rights? The self-told story of African migration.
This ethnography reveals how, faced with violence, economic insecurity, and volatile relations, Xhosa migrants in Cape Town, South Africa, establish burial societies and credit groups. It examines the urban poor’s day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa.
Edited by Stephen Ellis and Ineke van Kessel
This collection of empirical and theoretical studies of social movements in Africa is a corrective to a literature that has largely ignored that continent. It shows that Africa’s social movements have distinctive features that are related to its specific history.
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.
Edited by Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber and Klaas van Walraven. Sub-editor: Rolf Hofmeier
The Africa Yearbook is a reliable source of reference covering major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends of all sub-Saharan states – all related to developments in one calendar year. The print version of the Africa Yearbook now gives access to the Africa ...
Ton Dietz, Kjell Havnevik, Mayke Kaag, Terje Oestigaard (eds.)
By taking the emerging multipolarity at the global level as its focus, by highlighting African agency in co-shaping this new world order, and by adopting a historically sensitive approach, this collection aims to analyse African engagements and asks on whose terms these engagements are being built.
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.
Edited by Andries Oliphant, Peter Delius and Lalou Meltzer
This book is a catalogue and a reader. It is the companion to the exhibition "Democracy X' held in Cape Town 2004. It also explores a range of historical, cultural and political matters around the 10th anniversary of the new democratic South-Africa.
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