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Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film

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Naomi Nkealah, Obioma Nnaemeka
March 23, 2021

This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film and literature emanating from Africa and the diaspora provides a fascinating lens through which we can ...

Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa Conceptual and Empirical Considerations

Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations

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Jacinta Mwende Maweu, Admire Mare
March 09, 2021

This book explores the role and place of popular, traditional and digital media platforms in the mediatization, representation and performance of various conflicts and peacebuilding interventions in the African context. The role of the media in conflict is often depicted as either ‘good’ (as ...

Everyday Crisis-Living in Contemporary Zimbabwe

Everyday Crisis-Living in Contemporary Zimbabwe

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Kirk Helliker, Sandra Bhatasara, Manase Kudzai Chiweshe
February 17, 2021

This book examines the everyday lives of ordinary Zimbabweans in the context of national crises in post-2000 Zimbabwe. Throughout the literature of Zimbabwean studies, a consideration of everyday lives has been limited to informal trading and rarely applied as an analytical framework, despite the ...

Decolonisation of Higher Education in Africa Perspectives from Hybrid Knowledge Production

Decolonisation of Higher Education in Africa: Perspectives from Hybrid Knowledge Production

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Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis, Irina Turner, Abraham Brahima
December 31, 2020

This book discusses the status and importance of decolonisation and "indigenous" knowledge in academic research, teaching and learning programmes and beyond. Taking practical lessons from a range of institutions in Africa, the book argues that that local and global science are culturally ...

Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

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Data D. Barata
December 18, 2020

This book examines the relationship between inequalities and identities in the context of an unprecedented state advocacy of human rights with a distinct emphasis on (ethnic) group rights in post-civil war Ethiopia. The analysis is set against the background of a dramatic state remaking by a ...

Narrating Human Rights in Africa

Narrating Human Rights in Africa

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Eleni Coundouriotis
December 14, 2020

Narrating Human Rights in Africa claims human rights from the perspective of artists from the African continent and situates the key theoretical concepts in African perspectives, undercutting the stereotypes of victimhood and voicelessness. Instead of positioning literary texts as illustrative of ...

Death and the Textile Industry in Nigeria

Death and the Textile Industry in Nigeria

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Elisha P Renne
November 24, 2020

This book draws upon thinking about the work of the dead in the context of deindustrialization—specifically, the decline of the textile industry in Kaduna, Nigeria—and its consequences for deceased workers’ families. The author shows how the dead work in various ways for Christians and Muslims who ...

Modern Representations of Sub-Saharan Africa

Modern Representations of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Lori Maguire, Susan Ball, Sébastien Lefait
November 12, 2020

This book examines how representations of African in the Anglophone West have changed in the post-imperial age. The period since the Second World War has seen profound changes in sub-Saharan Africa, notably because of decolonization, the creation of independent nation-states and the transformation...

Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa Developing Creative Economies

Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa: Developing Creative Economies

1st Edition

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Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England
November 06, 2020

The book reflects on the role of the creative economies in a range of African countries (namely Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda). Chapters explore how creative economies emerge and can be supported in African countries. The contributors focus on two key dimensions: the role of higher...

Development-induced Displacement and Human Rights in Africa The Kampala Convention

Development-induced Displacement and Human Rights in Africa: The Kampala Convention

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Romola Adeola
September 22, 2020

Within the context of the 2009 Kampala Convention, this book examines how a balance can be struck between the imperative of development projects and the rights of persons likely to be displaced in Africa. Following independence, many African states embarked on large-scale development projects such ...

Rethinking African Agriculture How Non-Agrarian Factors Shape Peasant Livelihoods

Rethinking African Agriculture: How Non-Agrarian Factors Shape Peasant Livelihoods

1st Edition

Goran Hyden, Kazuhiko Sugimura, Tadasu Tsuruta
July 21, 2020

Rethinking African Agriculture argues that rural communities in Africa are still shaped by non-agrarian factors both in livelihood strategy and social formation. This volume renews and deepens the research on the African peasantry by offering a fresh perspective drawn from the hitherto largely ...

Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature

Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature

1st Edition

Jay Rajiva
July 16, 2020

This book uses the conceptual framework of animism, the belief in the spiritual qualities of nonhuman matter, to analyze representations of trauma in postcolonial fiction from Nigeria and India. Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature initiates a conversation between ...

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