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Saving Lives in Africa: AIDS Treatment, Religion and the Politics of Life

Saving Lives in Africa: AIDS Treatment, Religion and the Politics of Life

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Louise Mubanda Rasmussen
January 01, 2021

In the last decade, access to AIDS treatment has rapidly increased across Sub-Saharan Africa. Saving Africans with AIDS medicine has come to represent the "best of our international development efforts." But what are the unintended effects and local implications of this life-saving project? What...

Professions and Social Order: Markets, States and Healers in Burkina Faso

Professions and Social Order: Markets, States and Healers in Burkina Faso

1st Edition

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Robert Dingwall, Natewindé Sawadogo
January 01, 2021

This study asks a fundamental theoretical and empirical question--re-posing and re-contextualizing in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa: can markets generate the institutions on which they depend for their effectiveness, or do these require the active intervention of a strong, purposeful and...

African Scholars and Intellectuals in North American Academies: Reflections on Exile and Migration

African Scholars and Intellectuals in North American Academies: Reflections on Exile and Migration

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Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
November 30, 2020

This book examines the process and events surrounding the migration of African scholars, as well as their lives and lived experiences within and outside of their colleges and universities. The chapters chronicle the lived-experiences and observations of African scholars in North America and examine...

Blackness in Israel: Rethinking Racial Boundaries

Blackness in Israel: Rethinking Racial Boundaries

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Uri Dorchin, Gabriella Djerrahian
November 27, 2020

This book explores contemporary inflections of blackness in Israel and foreground them in the historical geographies of Europe, the Middle East, and North America. The contributors engage with expressions and appropriations of modern forms of blackness for boundary-making, boundary-breaking, and...

African Language Media: Development, Economics and Management

African Language Media: Development, Economics and Management

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Abiodun Salawu
November 17, 2020

This edited volume considers why the African language press is unstable and what can be done to develop quality African language journalism into a sustainable business. Providing an overview of the African language journalism landscape, this book examines the challenges of operating sustainable...

Culture and Development in Africa and the Diaspora

Culture and Development in Africa and the Diaspora

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Ahmad Shehu Abdussalam, Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe, Sola Timothy Babatunde, Olutola Opeyemi Akindipe
November 01, 2020

This book examines the intersection between cultural identities and development in African and the Diaspora from multidisciplinary perspectives. Starting with the premise that culture is one of the most significant factors in development, the book examines diverse topics such as the migrations of...

Endogenous Regional Policy and Development Planning in Ghana

Endogenous Regional Policy and Development Planning in Ghana

1st Edition

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Sam C.M. Ofori
September 18, 2020

This book examines regional development and planning in a poor administrative region of Ghana, assessing  the effectiveness of the programmes and projects initiated to reduce poverty, disadvantage and deprivation. The author analyses the local context of institutions, planning...

The Literary History of the Igbo Novel: African Literature in African Languages

The Literary History of the Igbo Novel: African Literature in African Languages

1st Edition

Ernest N. Emenyonu
February 13, 2020

This book looks at the trends in the development of the Igbo novel from its antecedents in oral performance, through the emergence of the first published novel, Omenuko, in 1933 by Pita Nwana, to the contemporary Igbo novel. Defining "Igbo literature" as literature in Igbo language, and "Igbo novel...

Misrepresenting Black Africa in U.S. Museums: Black Skin, Black Masks

Misrepresenting Black Africa in U.S. Museums: Black Skin, Black Masks

1st Edition

P.A. Mullins
December 04, 2019

This book is an examination of race, Black African objects, identity, museums at the turn of the 19th century in the U.S. via the history of the earliest collectors of Black African objects in the U.S.. Misrepresenting Black Africa in American Museums explores black identity as a changing, nuanced...

Mohammed VI's Strategies for Moroccan Economic Development

Mohammed VI's Strategies for Moroccan Economic Development

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Eve Sandberg, Seth Binder
August 22, 2019

This book analyzes the economic development choices initiated by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI since he ascended the throne in 1999 and situates those choices in the political economy development literature. Examining the policies enacted by the King, the authors argue that over the past twenty years...

Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora

Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora

1st Edition

Robert Hanserd
June 25, 2019

This book applies oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa and the Americas to analyses of new world Maroons, slaves and free blacks, examining a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan and other peoples in an Atlantic era of non-linear, mutable intersection of contested...

Reporting African Elections: Towards a Peace Journalism Approach

Reporting African Elections: Towards a Peace Journalism Approach

1st Edition

Joseph Adebayo
December 11, 2018

The ability to be divided along ethnic and religious lines is inherent to much of Africa’s media. Such potentially divisive reporting has the ability to incite violence through prejudiced information, particularly during election processes.Reporting African Elections examines the impact of media...

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