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African Philosophical Currents

African Philosophical Currents

1st Edition

By John Murungi
April 11, 2018

The history of the human world has reached a stage where no philosophical community can any longer philosophize in isolation from other philosophical communities. The African philosophical community is not an exception and neither is any other philosophical community. There is a widespread notion ...

The Socio-Cultural, Ethnic and Historic Foundations of Kenya’s Electoral Violence Democracy on Fire

The Socio-Cultural, Ethnic and Historic Foundations of Kenya’s Electoral Violence: Democracy on Fire

1st Edition

By Stephen M. Magu
February 14, 2018

Kenya’s 2007 General Election results announcement precipitated the worst ethnic conflict in the country’s history; 1,133 people were killed, while 600,000 were internally displaced. Within 2 months, the incumbent and the challenger had agreed to a power-sharing agreement and a Government of ...

Inclusive Growth in Africa Policies, Practice, and Lessons Learnt

Inclusive Growth in Africa: Policies, Practice, and Lessons Learnt

1st Edition

Edited By Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Abebe Shimeles, Angela Lusigi, Ahmed Moummi
December 21, 2017

Inclusive Growth in Africa analyzes the concept of inclusion within the challenges facing Africa’s rapidly growing economies, where rising affluence for some has been accompanied almost everywhere with rising inequality. Using a combination of political economy analyses, sector studies ...

African Culture and Global Politics Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

African Culture and Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Danielle Sanchez
June 16, 2017

This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa's role in international politics in popular news sources, it is evident that Africa ...

African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture Identity Quest

African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Identity Quest

1st Edition

Edited By Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Lindah Mhando
June 16, 2017

This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an ...

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies International Agendas and African Contexts

Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, Obijiofor Aginam
June 16, 2017

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some ...

Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Edward Shizha, Ali A. Abdi
May 24, 2017

African social development is often explained from outsider perspectives that are mainly European and Euro-American, leaving African indigenous discourses and ways of knowing and doing absent from discussions and debates on knowledge and development. This book is intended to present Africanist ...

Land Reforms and Natural Resource Conflicts in Africa New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization

Land Reforms and Natural Resource Conflicts in Africa: New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization

1st Edition

Edited By Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo
May 16, 2017

This book is a critical examination of the place and role of land in Africa, the role of land in political formation and national identification, and the land as an economic resource within both national economic development and liberal globalization. Colonial and post-colonial conflicts have been ...

Global Africans Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

Global Africans: Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer
February 06, 2017

"Black," "African," "African descendant" and "of African heritage," are just some of the ways Africans and Africans in the diaspora (both old and new) describe themselves. This volume examines concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity as they are ascribed to people of colour around the world, ...

Africa in Black Liberation Activism Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney

Africa in Black Liberation Activism: Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney

1st Edition

By Tunde Adeleke
January 05, 2017

This book revisits and analyzes three of the most accomplished twentieth century Black Diaspora activists: Malcolm X (1925–1965), Stokely Carmichael (1941–1998) and Walter Rodney (1942–1980). All three began their careers in the Diaspora and later turned toward Africa. This became the foundation ...

Human Rights, Race, and Resistance in Africa and the African Diaspora

Human Rights, Race, and Resistance in Africa and the African Diaspora

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer
September 16, 2016

Africans and their descendants have long been faced with abuse of their human rights, most frequently due to racism or racialized issues. Consequently, understanding shifting conceptualizations of race and identity is essential to understanding how people of color confronted these encounters. ...

The New African Diaspora in the United States

The New African Diaspora in the United States

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Adebayo Oyebade
July 11, 2016

Fast growing in population, African immigrants in the United States have become a significant force, to the point that the idea of a new African diaspora is now a reality. This thriving community has opened new arenas of scholarly discourse on Black Atlantic history beyond the trans-Atlantic slave ...

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