Search: African Studies - General, 2005
Edited by Richard Kuba and Carola Lentz
These case studies explore how the politics of belonging at local and national levels in rural West Africa is intimately connected to land access and vice versa. Analyses explore long-term processes and recent changes in land rights, covering forest, savannah, state and segmentary societies in ...
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.
Edited by Sandra Evers, Marja Spierenburg and Harry Wels
This book is about the politicking and strife over land between various stakeholders on the African continent, including Madagascar. The contributing authors analyse the intricate relations between the central government, the local government and grassroots level institutions.
Edited by Alessandra Vianello and Mohamed M. Kassim
This source publication provides a comprehensive picture of the administration of Islamic justice and the social and economic life of Brava, a coastal town in Southern Somalia, during a transitional period from de facto internal autonomy to Italian colonial rule.
This book argues that the promulgation of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework and Communal Land Rights Acts runs the risk of compromising South Africa's democracy. The acts establish traditional councils with land administration powers. These structures are dominated by unelected ...
Muhammad S. Umar
This study of Muslims’ writings on colonialism in northern Nigeria illuminates the complexities of Muslims’ reactions to British indirect rule, revealing new perspective on the subject. It is based on Arabic texts, poems, Hausa novels, and treatises on Islamic law.
Edited by Jon Abbink and Ineke van Kessel
This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra ...
Edited by Patrick Chabal, Ulf Engel and Anna-Maria Gentili
This volume brings together a wide range of international experts to analyse the causes of violent conflict in Africa, to review the various approaches to conflict prevention and conflict resolution and to discuss some of the practical difficulties in ending violence.
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