Taylor & Francis India: African History

  • 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

  • An Economic History of West Africa book cover

    An Economic History of West Africa

    2nd Edition

    By A. G. Hopkins

    This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa. The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-28
    Routledge

  • Fighting Rommel: The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943 book cover

    Fighting Rommel

    The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943, 1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    Fighting Rommel examines how and why some armies innovate under pressure while others do not. Focusing on the learning culture of the British Imperial Forces, it looks at the Allied campaign during the Second World War against the Afrika Korps of Rommel. The volume highlights the hitherto…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23
    Routledge India

  • Dahomey and the Dahomans: Being the Journals of Two Missions to the King of Dahomey and Residence at His Capital in the Years 1849 and 1850 book cover

    Dahomey and the Dahomans

    Being the Journals of Two Missions to the King of Dahomey and Residence at His Capital in the Years 1849 and 1850, 1st Edition

    By Fredrick E. Forbes

    According to Forbes the object of these Journals is "to illustrate the dreadful slave hunts and savages, the annihilations and exterminations consequent on this trade", with the aim of encouraging the British public in its efforts to end slavery.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-04
    Routledge

  • Mauritania's Colonels: Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization book cover

    Mauritania's Colonels

    Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization, 1st Edition

    By Boubacar N’Diaye

    This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar N’Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • 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

  • 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

  • South Africa's Struggle to Remember: Contested Memories of Squatter Resistance in the Western Cape book cover

    South Africa's Struggle to Remember

    Contested Memories of Squatter Resistance in the Western Cape, 1st Edition

    By Kim Wale

    Transitional justice studies typically focuses on how nations remember, face and deal with histories of past violence. This book, however, shifts the frame from national discourses of transitional justice onto local memory actors who attempt to engage with these broader systems of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge
    Europa Perspectives in Transitional Justice

  • 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

  • An Economic History of West Africa book cover

    An Economic History of West Africa

    1st Edition

    By A. G. Hopkins

    This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa. Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the former French as well as British colonies.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice book cover

    Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa

    Decolonizing Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt, Innocent Pikirayi

    This volume provides new insights into the distinctive contributions that community archaeology and heritage make to the decolonization of archaeological practice. Using innovative approaches, the contributors explore important initiatives which have protected and revitalized local heritage,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    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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