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SACRED SPACES AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES<br>Space and Ritual Dynamics in Europe and Africa<p>Edited by Paul Post, Philip Nel & Walter van Beek
SACRED SPACES AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES
Space and Ritual Dynamics in Europe and Africa

Edited by Paul Post, Philip Nel & Walter van Beek

The fundamental changes in society and culture are forcing us to reconsider the position of sacred space, and to do this within the broader context of ritual and religious dynamics and what is called a ‘spatial turn’. Conversely, sacred sites are a privileged way of studying current cultural dynamics. This collection of studies on sacred space concerns itself with both perspectives by exploring place-bound dynamics of the sacred in Africa and Europe.

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IRA ALDRIDGE<p>Sergei N. Durylin<br>Translated by Alexei Lalo with an essay by Viktoria N. Toropova on Sergei N. Durylin<br>Edited by Bernth Lindfors
IRA ALDRIDGE

Sergei N. Durylin
Translated by Alexei Lalo with an essay by Viktoria N. Toropova on Sergei N. Durylin
Edited by Bernth Lindfors

Sergei N. Durylin, a remarkable Russian scholar, published the first biography of the famous black American actor Ira Aldridge in 1940, concentrating mainly on his Shakespearean performances in Russia from 1858 to 1866. Durylin combed through many old newspapers and actors’ memoirs searching for eyewitness reports on what Aldridge did on stage and how audiences responded to him. The result was a vivid account of the profound impact Aldridge made on Russian theatergoers who had never before seen a black actor, much less one capable of performing brilliantly not only as Othello but also as Shylock, Macbeth, King Lear, and Richard III.
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ELEM KALABARI OF THE NIGER DELTA<br>The Transition from Slave to Produce Trading under British Imperialism<p>Waibinte E. Wariboko
ELEM KALABARI OF THE NIGER DELTA
The Transition from Slave to Produce Trading under British Imperialism

Waibinte E. Wariboko

This book re-examines the multi-layered responses of Elem Kalabari to the agents of British firms, the consular officials of the British Crown, and the missionaries of the CMS Niger Mission that initiated, sustained and nourished British imperialism following the change from slave to produce trading during the nineteenth century in the Niger Delta. It challenges the popular notion that the eastern Delta trading states of Bonny, Nembe-Brass, Opobo, and Elem Kalabari had responded in identical patterns to the extraterritorial forces of British imperialism by, among other things, addressing the following questions:

Why did Elem Kalabari seek to continue with the trade in enslaved Africans after signing an anti-slave trade treaty with Britain in 1851?

What accounted for the politics of collaboration at Elem Kalabari as opposed to the politics of confrontation against British imperialism at Nembe-Brass and Opobo?

What accounted for the longevity of Elem Kalabari as an export-import center in the Niger Delta after the fall of Akassa, Nembe-Brass and Bonny in 1922?

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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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