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  • Language in Indenture: A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa book cover

    Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Maintaining the Momentum of Beijing: The Contribution of African Gender NGOs book cover

    Maintaining the Momentum of Beijing

    The Contribution of African Gender NGOs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nana Araba Apt, Naana Agyemang-Mensah, Margaret Grieco

    First published in 1998, this volume collates essays from the perspectives of African women, this volume presents us with equality and access rights faced by African women. Whilst discussing the potential of harnessing advances in information and communication technology to support the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • A New Narrative for Africa: Voice and Agency book cover

    A New Narrative for Africa

    Voice and Agency, 1st Edition

    By Abiodun Alao

    This book addresses the perception of Africa in the global equation, tracing Africa’s transition from a "problem" to be solved into an agency. Mixing Afro-optimism with heavy doses of Afro-reality and Afro-responsibility, this book attempts an academic picture of Africa This book calls for a new…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation book cover

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Gennaro, Saheed Aderinto

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation explores how sports can render a key to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. Sports hold significant value and have an intricate relationship with many components of African…

    Paperback – 2019-04-04
    Routledge

  • African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation book cover

    African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam

    African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • New Histories of South Africa's Apartheid-Era Bantustans book cover

    New Histories of South Africa's Apartheid-Era Bantustans

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shireen Ally, Arianna Lissoni

    The bantustans – or ‘homelands’ – were created by South Africa’s apartheid regime as ethnically-defined territories for Africans. Granted self-governing and ‘independent’ status by Pretoria, they aimed to deflect the demands for full political representation by black South Africans and were shunned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization book cover

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa

    Deprovincialization and Decolonization, 1st Edition

    By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy: Trends, Debates and Challenges book cover

    Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy

    Trends, Debates and Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Albert Kasanda

    This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today’s Africa. Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophy or as the ideological…

    Paperback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge

  • Grandparents in Cultural Context book cover

    Grandparents in Cultural Context

    1st Edition

    Edited by David W. Shwalb, Ziarat Hossain

    Grandparents in Cultural Context gives a long overdue global view of the changing roles of grandparents. The eleven main chapters are by experts in the Americas, Europe and Russia, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East, and the editors integrate their chapters with previous writings on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga book cover

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa

    Lessons from Larabanga, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Apotsos

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth study of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim community in Northern Ghana, to help you see…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge

  • Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities book cover

    Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

    Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francois G Richard, Kevin C MacDonald

    The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven…

    Hardback – 2015-04-01
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

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