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WATER, HISTORY AND POLITICS IN ZIMBABWE<br>Bulawayo’s Struggles With the Environment, 1894-2008<p>Muchaparara Musemwa
WATER, HISTORY AND POLITICS IN ZIMBABWE
Bulawayo’s Struggles With the Environment, 1894-2008

Muchaparara Musemwa

This book examines the City of Bulawayo’s struggles with the environment from 1894 to 2008 given its location in the perennially semi-arid region of south-western Zimbabwe.  It focuses on a case-study of Makokoba, the city’s first and oldest township, and explores the history of its African residents and their struggles over access to water during this period from a ‘sustainable livelihoods’ perspective – one which emphasizes that human security and environmental sustainability are inextricably intertwined. The book argues that water scarcity in Bulawayo, especially as it affected Africans for the most part, was a result of both biophysical conditions and man-made policies which were linked to deep-rooted struggles over access to, and management of, water resources in both colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe.

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SLAVERY, ABOLITION AND THE TRANSITION TO COLONIALISM IN SIERRA LEONE<p>Edited by Paul E. Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz
SLAVERY, ABOLITION AND THE TRANSITION TO COLONIALISM IN SIERRA LEONE

Edited by Paul E. Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz

This volume places Sierra Leone within the larger landscape of the greater Atlantic world system in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The essays demonstrate that the meaning of “Sierra Leone” changed over time, initially designating the river only but subsequently a section of the upper Guinea coast and then the British colony after 1808. With the establishment of Freetown in the 1790s, Sierra Leone became a frontier of the African diaspora. Christianity, migration, the abolition of the slave trade, and experiments in labor mobilization through means other than slavery were haphazardly introduced in a context of missed opportunities.  The nascent British colony became an outpost in the fight against the slave trade and a place of settlement for enslaved Africans taken off slave ships
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RAISED HOPES, SHATTERED DREAMS<br>Democracy, the Oppressed, and the Church in Africa<br>(The Case of Zambia)<p>Kapya J. Kaoma
RAISED HOPES, SHATTERED DREAMS
Democracy, the Oppressed, and the Church in Africa
(The Case of Zambia)

Kapya J. Kaoma

Raised Hopes, Shattered Dreams integrates political, economic and theological analysis in addressing the economic and political developments in Zambia from 1964 to 2014, and the Church’s response to them. Aside from being one of the most stable nations in Africa, Zambia is among Africa's poorest nations—with the majority living on less than one dollar a day. Although attempts have been made to address poverty, Zambia experiences “the cycle of raised hopes, and shattered dreams.” Whereas the United National Independence Party (UNIP) government raised hopes of economic prosperity and liberty, those aspirations were shattered within 5 years of self-rule.

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MUNTU IN CRISIS<br>African Authenticity and Philosophy<p>Fabien Eboussi Boulaga
MUNTU IN CRISIS
African Authenticity and Philosophy

Fabien Eboussi Boulaga

How could Muntu, that is the human being in the African condition, initiate/found a practice of philosophy that assumes and testifies to the singularity of the African situation today and assert himself as subject and object of his parole?  Under which conditions can his practice of philosophy be a praxis of liberation, and his discourse constitute itself for self, by imparting to itself, in form and content, the language of one’s own history, that is the unfolding of its historical reason or reasonable history?  These are the fundamental and existential questions at the heart of Muntu in Crisis, which is undoubtedly the most original work in the field of African Philosophy in the 20th century.

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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY<br>Adebayo Adedeji’s Theories and Contributions <p>Edited by Amos Sawyer, Afeikhena Jerome and Ejeviome Eloho Otobo
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Adebayo Adedeji’s Theories and Contributions

Edited by Amos Sawyer, Afeikhena Jerome and Ejeviome Eloho Otobo

Africa has made remarkable strides since the beginning of the 21st century as a result of sustained efforts by many African leaders and policy-makers. In particular, Adebayo Adedeji can be applauded for his role in helping to shape Africa’s development agenda twenty years ago, at a time when Africa’s political and economic ferment began. His contributions to Africa’s development were wide ranging, particularly during his tenure as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

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WHILE WAITING OR WORKING FOR CHANGE....<br>Things to do and Pitfalls to Avoid in Eritrea<p>Bereket Habte Selassie<br>With Translation in Tigrinya and Arabic
WHILE WAITING OR WORKING FOR CHANGE....
Things to do and Pitfalls to Avoid in Eritrea

Bereket Habte Selassie
With Translation in Tigrinya and Arabic

[In this book Dr. Bereket asks essential questions on the fate of Eritrea today…] “What is the role of civil societies and political parties? Should we pursue justice or peace and reconciliation? Is the role of the Diaspora to lead the movement or to support and encourage an Eritrea-based movement? Will we use the 1997constitution as our basis for change or focus on constitutionalism? That is, Dr. Bereket is not offering a blueprint for change as much as crystallizing the choices  and making an argument for debate—but only within the context of a united front, which he considers of paramount importance. Dr Bereket is saying, as Lenin did, we should step beyond “disunity, dissolution, and vacillation” and approach the existential threat Eritrea faces decisively.”

—Salah Younis (from the Foreword)

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN PEACE BUILDING<br>Conflict, Community and Care<p>Edited by Mirjam van Reisen
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN PEACE BUILDING
Conflict, Community and Care

Edited by Mirjam van Reisen

This book appears at a critical time in human history as our social concerns are further mitigated by an eminent threat to World wide safety and survival. The present crisis of war, destabilization, economic downturns, human rights violations and state interventions are leading to unprecedented number of refugees in many regions of our embattled planet.

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JEWISH IDENTITY AMONG THE IGBO OF NIGERIA<br>Israel’s “Lost Tribe” and The Question of Belonging in the Jewish State<p>Daniel Lis
JEWISH IDENTITY AMONG THE IGBO OF NIGERIA
Israel’s “Lost Tribe” and The Question of Belonging in the Jewish State

Daniel Lis

Among the 20 to 30 Million Igbo people in Nigeria, there’s a widespread belief that the Igbo originated in ancient Israel. Recently a number of Igbo Jewish communites have been established in Nigeria. Although some Igbo have made their way to Israel, the Israeli public is largely unaware of the fact that there are in addition 20 to 30 Million Igbo people in Nigeria that have been called by some “The Jews of West Africa”. Igbo Jewish identity has significant political implications for Nigeria as well as Israel. This book offers for the first time an in-depth study and a genealogical history of the Igbo’s long-time and controversial narrative of a possible Jewish origin and thereby engenders a new reading of Igbo history.
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SUDAN'S KILLING FIELDS<br> Political Violence and Fragmentation<p>Edited by Laura N. Beny and Sondra Hale
SUDAN'S KILLING FIELDS
Political Violence and Fragmentation

Edited by Laura N. Beny and Sondra Hale

This influential book addresses political violence, racial, gendered and religious conflict, legacies of slavery, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Sudan.  While several prior studies on the Sudan address civil war and political violence within the Sudan’s borders, most of them focus exclusively on a single region, such as the North-South civil war (1955-2003) or the conflict in Darfur (2003-present).  By contrast, this volume comprehensively examines multiple post-independence Sudanese conflicts, as there is a striking similarity in the tragedies befallen upon the marginalized peoples of South Sudan, Darfur, and the Nuba Mountains, among others.  The volume’s multiregional approach demonstrates the interrelatedness of the contemporary conflicts between the center (the state) and the peripheral regions of the Sudan.  It also illuminates possible causes of intra- and inter-peripheral conflicts. 

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THE FIGHTER’S LETTER<p>Paulos Natnael
THE FIGHTER’S LETTER

Paulos Natnael

The fighter’s Letter” was conceived from a single incident that occurred in the early 1990s. The theme is the Eritrean independence war in general and its huge psychological, political, and social implications on the people of Eritrea; the vast migration of people, unheard of before in the region, driven by the madness of war; the unintended consequences of that migration including culture shock which destroys lives, drives some to suicide, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and other social ills. And, finally, the civil war and its social and psychological consequences, and the social upheaval it caused in the traditionally conservative Eritrean society.

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