E-books: African Studies

  • Adventures in the Aid Trade: Forty Years Practising Development in Forty Countries book cover

    Adventures in the Aid Trade

    Forty Years Practising Development in Forty Countries, 1st Edition

    By Richard Holloway

    Adventures in the Aid Trade takes us on a fascinating journey through 40 years of work at the coalface of international development. Drawing on his experiences from long periods in the field, the author reflects on what has worked, what has not and why, and considers how these experiences relate to…

    eBook – 2020-02-10

  • Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region book cover

    Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region

    1st Edition

    By Ashok Kapur

    Exploring the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, a major hub of global economic/commercial, military, diplomatic and cultural activities in the 21st century, this textbook provides students with an introduction to the existing debates, frameworks and issues surrounding the Indo-Pacific. The…

    eBook – 2019-12-06

  • Zaire: Continuity And Political Change In An Oppressive State book cover


    Continuity And Political Change In An Oppressive State, 1st Edition

    By Winsome J Leslie

    This book describes the historical setting of Zaire and focuses on economic and political developments during the Mobutu era. It examines the corrupt and closed political system, with its roots in the colonial state and precolonial political patterns.…

    eBook – 2019-09-18

  • Understanding Africa's Rural Households And Farming Systems book cover

    Understanding Africa's Rural Households And Farming Systems

    1st Edition

    By Joyce Lewinger Moock

    In this book, the difficult problems of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa are examined by the farming systems approach, which aims to improve food production under adverse conditions through agronomic and social science research conducted on the farm. Particular attention is paid to household…

    eBook – 2019-06-26

  • Africa's Choices: After Thirty Years Of The World Bank book cover

    Africa's Choices

    After Thirty Years Of The World Bank, 1st Edition

    By Michael Barratt Brown

    This book provides an account of actual African experience and African criticisms. It is designed to examine the actual viability of the World Bank's structural adjustment strategies for Africa, all of which were designed to encourage export-led growth.…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • African State And Society In The 1990s: Cameroon's Political Crossroads book cover

    African State And Society In The 1990s

    Cameroon's Political Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Takougang

    African State and Society in the 1990s is the first comprehensive English language book to appear on Cameroon's political events since 1989. Designed for academic and policy studies readers, it covers developments from the 1960s to the present as background for an analysis of the continuing…

    eBook – 2019-05-20

  • Women And Work In Africa book cover

    Women And Work In Africa

    1st Edition

    By Edna G. Bay

    This collection of articles grows out of a symposium on the subject of women and work in Africa held on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois in the spring of 1979. The organizing committee for that program sought first, to update the field of economic studies of women in Africa…

    eBook – 2019-04-18

  • Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World book cover

    Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Carmody

    Taking a critical and historical view, this text explores the theory and changing practice of international development. It provides an overview of how the field has evolved and the concrete impacts of this on the ground on the lives of people in the Global South. Development Theory and Practice…

    eBook – 2019-04-09

  • Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction book cover

    Religions in Contemporary Africa

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Laura S. Grillo, Adriaan van Klinken, Hassan J. Ndzovu

    Religions in Contemporary Africa is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the three main religious traditions on the African continent, African indigenous religions, Christianity and Islam. The book provides a historical overview of these important traditions and focuses on the roles they…

    eBook – 2019-03-28

  • Politics in Developing Countries book cover

    Politics in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    By Damien Kingsbury

    Politics in Developing Countries provides a clear and reader-friendly introduction to the key factors and themes that shape political processes in developing countries. Achieving development outcomes such as reducing poverty and inequality is only possible through efficient governance, well-planned…

    eBook – 2019-02-01

  • The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony book cover

    The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Authoritative and comprehensive, The History of Africa provides an accessible narrative from earliest prehistory to the present day, with unusual attention paid to the ordinary lives of Africans. This survey includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have…

    eBook – 2018-12-18

  • Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy book cover

    Debating African Philosophy

    Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Hull

    In African countries there has been a surge of intellectual interest in foregrounding ideas and thinkers of African origin—in philosophy as in other disciplines—that have been unjustly ignored or marginalized. African scholars have demonstrated that precolonial African cultures generated ideas and…

    eBook – 2018-11-21

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