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Combatants in African Conflicts Professionals, Praetorians, Militias, Insurgents, and Mercenaries

Combatants in African Conflicts: Professionals, Praetorians, Militias, Insurgents, and Mercenaries

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By Simon David Taylor
April 12, 2022

This book focuses on the different types of combatants in conflicts in Africa, exploring the fine lines between what might be classified as a militia in one conflict, a rebel in another, or a terrorist in a third. Drawing on the work of Carl von Clausewitz, this book provides a conceptually stable ...

Popular Protest, Political Opportunities, and Change in Africa

Popular Protest, Political Opportunities, and Change in Africa

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By Edalina Rodrigues Sanches
April 08, 2022

This book offers a fresh analysis of third wave popular protests in Africa, shedding light on the complex dynamics between political change and continuity in contemporary Africa. The book argues that protests are simultaneously products and generators of change in that they are triggered by ...

Sexual Humour in Africa Gender, Jokes and Societal Change

Sexual Humour in Africa: Gender, Jokes and Societal Change

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Edited By Ignatius Chukwumah
March 25, 2022

This book examines the types, discourse modes, and effects of sex jokes in different African contexts, in a range of different cultural forms, from the internet, to music, books, films, advertising, and images; thus filling the existing void in literature on the subject. Arguing that sex jokes are ...

Supermarket Retailing in Africa

Supermarket Retailing in Africa

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Edited By Felix Adamu Nandonde, John L. Stanton
March 25, 2022

This book surveys the landscape of supermarket retailing in Africa, showing how this expanding part of the retail sector is changing consumerism on the continent. Drawing on research covering retail formats, consumers’ behaviour, strategies, operation research, ICT, relationship marketing and ...

Inequality in Zambia

Inequality in Zambia

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Edited By Caesar Cheelo, Marja Hinfelaar, Manenga Ndulo
January 31, 2022

Coming together from across several disciplines, the contributors to this book reflect on the considerable problem of inequality in Zambia, comparing it with other countries both in the region and more broadly. The World Bank consistently ranks Zambia among the countries with the highest levels of...

Postcolonial Agency in African and African Diasporic Literature and Film A Study in Globalectics

Postcolonial Agency in African and African Diasporic Literature and Film: A Study in Globalectics

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By Lokangaka Losambe
January 31, 2022

This book chronicles the rise and the development of postcolonial agency since Africa’s encounter with Western modernity through African and African diaspora literature and film. Using African and African diasporic imaginaries (creative writings, autobiographies, polemical writings, and filmic ...

The Zimbabwean Crisis after Mugabe Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Zimbabwean Crisis after Mugabe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Edited By Tendai Mangena, Oliver Nyambi, Gibson Ncube
December 31, 2021

This book examines the ways in which political discourses of crisis and ‘newness’ are (re)produced, circulated, naturalised, received and contested in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe. Going beyond the ordinariness of conventional political, human and social science methods, the book offers new and engaging ...

Media and Communication in Nigeria Conceptual Connections, Crossroads and Constraints

Media and Communication in Nigeria: Conceptual Connections, Crossroads and Constraints

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Edited By Bruce Mutsvairo, Nnamdi T Ekeanyanwu
December 28, 2021

Communications are changing rapidly around the world, but particularly in Africa, where citizens are embracing digital technologies not only to improve interpersonal communication but also the state of their financial well-being. This book investigates these transformations in Nigeria’s booming ...

Indigenous Elites in Africa The Case of Kenya's Maasai

Indigenous Elites in Africa: The Case of Kenya's Maasai

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By Serah Shani
November 30, 2021

This book investigates the formation, configuration and consolidation of elites amongst Kenya’s Maasai. The Maasai ethnic group is one of the world’s most anthropologized populations, but research tends to focus on what appears to be their dismal situation, analysing how their culture hinders or ...

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria Barriers, Prospects and Strategies

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria: Barriers, Prospects and Strategies

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Edited By Eghosa O. Ekhator, Servel Miller, Etinosa Igbinosa
November 08, 2021

This book explores Nigeria’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, presenting key country-specific lessons, as well as providing innovative solutions and practices which are transferrable to other emerging economies. Despite all of Nigeria’s potential, and substantial oil ...

Cultures of Change in Contemporary Zimbabwe Socio-Political Transition from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

Cultures of Change in Contemporary Zimbabwe: Socio-Political Transition from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

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Edited By Oliver Nyambi, Tendai Mangena, Gibson Ncube
November 05, 2021

This book investigates how culture reflects change in Zimbabwe, focusing predominantly on Mnangagwa’s 2017 coup, but also uncovering deeper roots for how renewal and transition are conceived in the country. Since Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017, he has been keen to defi ne his "...

Developing Creative Economies in Africa Spaces and Working Practices

Developing Creative Economies in Africa: Spaces and Working Practices

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Edited By Brian J. Hracs, Roberta Comunian, Lauren England
August 06, 2021

Bringing together the experience of academics and practitioners, this book discusses creative economies in Africa, focusing on changing dynamics related to working, co-working and clustering. The contributors in this volume examine how strategies and opportunities such as co-working spaces, ...

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