E-books: African Studies

  • Mambila Divination: Framing Questions, Constructing Answers book cover

    Mambila Divination

    Framing Questions, Constructing Answers, 1st Edition

    By David Zeitlyn

    This book offers a major contribution to the study and analysis of divination, based on continuing fieldwork with the Mambila in Cameroon. It seeks to return attention to the details of divinatory practice, using the questions asked and life histories to help understand the perspective of the…

    eBook – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Red Money for the Global South: East–South Economic Relations in the Cold War book cover

    Red Money for the Global South

    East–South Economic Relations in the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Max Trecker

    Red Money for the Global South explores the relationship of the East with the “new” South after decolonization, with a particular focus on the economic motives of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) and other parties that were all striving for mutual cooperation. During the Cold War,…

    eBook – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Urban Issues in Rapidly Growing Cities: Planning for Development in Addis Ababa book cover

    Urban Issues in Rapidly Growing Cities

    Planning for Development in Addis Ababa, 1st Edition

    By Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel

    This book critically assesses the complex urban issues, planning challenges and development opportunities of rapidly growing cities, using Addis Ababa as a case study. Just like other developing cities, Addis Ababa is undergoing numerous natural and policy-driven changes. This book analyses the…

    eBook – 2020-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • State Fragility and Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Indicators and Interventions book cover

    State Fragility and Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

    Indicators and Interventions, 1st Edition

    By John Idriss Lahai, Isaac Koomson

    This book focuses on the indicators of fragility and the resilience of state-led interventions to address them in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyzes the ‘figure’ of fragile states as the unit the analysis and situates the study of fragility, governance and political adaptation within contemporary…

    eBook – 2020-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Regional Development Poles and the Transformation of African Economies book cover

    Regional Development Poles and the Transformation of African Economies

    1st Edition

    By Benaiah Yongo-Bure

    This book argues that the development of capital goods manufacturing industries in four relatively large African economies will create regional development poles, from which industrialization will spread to the smaller African countries. In this book, Benaiah Yongo-Bure explains the need for…

    eBook – 2020-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws: Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria book cover

    Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws

    Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria, 1st Edition

    By Eloamaka Carol Okonkwo

    This book explores the relationship between oil pollution laws and environmental justice by comparing and contrasting the United States and Nigeria. Critically, this book not only examines the fluidity of oil pollutions laws but also how effective or ineffective enforcement can be when …

    eBook – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context book cover

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context

    1st Edition

    By Melba Vélez Ortiz

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context explores the ethical principle of Maat: the guiding principle of harmony and order that permeated classical African political and civil life. The book provides a rigorous, communication-focused account of the ethical wisdom ancient Africans cultivated…

    eBook – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Communication Studies

  • Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa: 1930s–1990s book cover

    Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa

    1930s–1990s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Duncan Money, Danelle van Zyl-Hermann

    This book showcases new research by emerging and established scholars on white workers and the white poor in Southern Africa. Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa challenges the geographical and chronological limitations of existing scholarship by presenting case studies from Angola,…

    eBook – 2020-02-12
    Routledge

  • Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence book cover

    Post-Election Violence in Africa

    The Impact of Judicial Independence, 1st Edition

    By Meshack Simati

    This book explores the effect of the judiciary on the incidence of post-election violence by political actors across Africa and within African countries. It examines how variation in judicial independence can constrain or incentivize election violence among democratizing states. Using case studies…

    eBook – 2020-02-10
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • 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
    Routledge

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

    The Literary History of the Igbo Novel

    African Literature in African Languages, 1st Edition

    By Ernest N. Emenyonu

    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…

    eBook – 2020-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • The Everyday State in Africa: Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia book cover

    The Everyday State in Africa

    Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Mulugeta

    This book reconceptualises the idea of the state in Ethiopia. It focuses on the cultural and political processes of state formation, and reveals the complexity of state–society relations as they unfold in the everyday context of local life. It does so by exploring specific configurations of…

    eBook – 2020-02-06
    Routledge
    African Governance

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