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  • Introduction to Rwandan Law

    1st Edition

    By Jean-Marie Kamatali

    This book explores key innovations in Rwandan law, exploring how the homegrown legal system with the civil law and common law legal systems. The author explores the history of Rwandan law through pre-colonial, to colonial and post-independence periods, examines the homegrown legal and justice…

    Hardback – 2020-02-03 
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  • 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 analyses the ‘figure’ of fragile states as a unit of analysis and situates the study of fragility, governance and political adaptation within contemporary global…

    Hardback – 2020-01-27 
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  • Social Licensing and Mining in South Africa

    1st Edition

    By Sethulego Matebesi

    This book highlights the role of community trusts in social licencing through the lens of mining and mining disputes in South Africa. Employing elements of trust, acceptance and elite interaction as a framework, this book critically investigates the underlying dynamics of community development…

    Hardback – 2020-01-08 
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  • National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ezra Chitando

    This book brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on national healing, integration and reconciliation in Zimbabwe. Taking into account the complex nature of healing across moral, political, economic, cultural, psychological and spiritual…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • The Everyday Life of the Poor in Cameroon

    The Role of Social Networks in Meeting Needs, 1st Edition

    By Nathanael Ojong

    This book provides a detailed account of the lives of the poor in Cameroon, particularly their use of social networks to meet everyday needs. Based on fieldwork in Cameroon, the book provides a distinctive approach that draws on social network theory and insights from economic anthropology to shed…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
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  • Africa’s Elite Football

    Structure, Politics, and Everyday Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chuka Onwumechili

    This book explores various aspects of intra-national elite football in Africa, drawing upon the expertise of notable scholars from across the world. Africa’s Elite Football focuses on an area largely ignored by current scholarship on African football where interest has focused on international…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
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  • African Intellectuals in the Post-colonial World

    1st Edition

    By Fetson A Kalua

    This book examines the role of African intellectuals in the years since the end of colonialism, studying the contribution that has been made by such individuals, both to political causes and to development within Africa. Studying the concept of the "intellectual" within an African context, this…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
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  • Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation

    The Gaze from Southern Africa, 1st Edition

    By Pier Paolo Frassinelli

    This book examines concepts of the border and translation within the context of social and cultural theory through the lens of southern Africa. Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation studies a diverse range of media representations of borders, imagined borders, border…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
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  • The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army

    Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Otieno Wasonga

    This book interrogates the sharp contrast that emerged between demands of the norms of international rule of law and the interests of conflict resolution at a local level in northern Uganda. Examining how the nature and character of complex conflict situations like that of northern Uganda…

    Hardback – 2019-06-14
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  • Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

    1st Edition

    By Manu Lekunze

    Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon comprehensively maps and analyses Cameroon’s security architecture to determine its resilience. The author examines the key actors involved in Cameroon’s security and evaluates the organisational structures, before analysing the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
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  • Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa

    Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability in Ethiopia, 1st Edition

    By Atkeyelsh G. M. Persson

    This book examines environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth, providing in-depth analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) in large-scale agriculture in Ethiopia. In most African states, arable land and other natural resources play a pivotal role for economic growth and…

    Hardback – 2019-05-23
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  • Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe

    Versions and Subversions of Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Nyambi

    This book explores the unique contributions of various forms of post-2000 life-writings such as the autobiography, epistles, and biographies, to discourses about the nature and socio-politics of what has become known as the Zimbabwean crisis (c. 2000–2009). Much of what has been written about the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
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  • Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

    1st Edition

    By Data D. Barata

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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  • Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Tendai Mangena

    This book addresses the ways in which writers deploy the trope of contested criminality to expose Zimbabwe's socially and politically oppressive cultures in a wide range of novels and short stories published in English between 1994 and 2016. Some of the most influential authors that are…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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  • Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria

    A Framework for Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Kunle Ola

    This book provides an analysis of the legal and policy dimensions of open access to research, education and public sector information with a focus on Nigeria. Kunle shows how open access has evolved across the world and how such initiatives could be implemented in Nigeria and other countries in the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
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  • African Language Digital Media and Communication

    1st Edition

    Edited by Abiodun Salawu

    While some academic attention has been paid to the impact of new digital technologies on African media in the colonial languages of English, French and Portuguese, there is a dearth of research into African language digital communication. This book analyses the online presence of African language…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
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  • Food Security for Rural Africa

    Feeding the Farmers First, 1st Edition

    By Terry Leahy

    At least fifty years of projects aimed at the rural poor in Africa have had very little impact. Up to half of the children of these countries are still suffering from stunting and malnutrition. Soil degradation and poor crop yields are ubiquitous. Projects are almost always aimed at helping local…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20
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  • Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya

    Stories from an African Scientist, 1st Edition

    By Denielle Elliott

    This book examines the development of medical sciences in postcolonial Kenya, through the adventures and stories of the controversial Kalenjin scientist Davy Kiprotich Koech. As a collaborative life story project, it privileges African voices and retellings, re-centring the voice of African…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13
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  • Unfolding Narratives of Ubuntu in Southern Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julian Müller, John Eliastam, Sheila Trahar

    Ubuntu is the African idea of personhood: persons depend on other persons in order to be. This is summarised in the expression: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu, that is, a person is a person through persons. This edited collection illustrates the power of fictionalised representation in reporting research…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Power in Contemporary Zimbabwe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erasmus Masitera, Fortune Sibanda

    In recent years, the Zimbabwe crisis rendered the country and its citizens to be a typical case of ‘failed states’, the world over. Zimbabwean society was and is still confronted with different challenges which include political, economic and social problems. Attempts to overcome these challenges…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
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  • African Science Education

    Gendering Indigenous Knowledge in Nigeria, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamaine Abidogun

    Based on interrogation and review of historical and current cultural and indigenous knowledge combined with extensive curriculum and classroom analysis, this book identifies how indigenous science gender roles may be utilized to provide a more gender balanced and indigenous centered learning…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27
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  • Political Culture, Change, and Security Policy in Nigeria

    1st Edition

    By Kalu N. Kalu

    Demonstrating how political culture facilitates or distorts political preferences and political outcomes, this book explores how the historical development of social conditions and the current social structures shape understandings and constrain individual and collective actions within the Nigerian…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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  • The Media and Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Whose News?, 1st Edition

    By Lena von Naso

    News coverage on Africa is closely connected not only with how Western audiences see the continent, but also with how a wide Western audience builds its opinion on issues that carry consequences for the public's and governments' support and policy towards development aid. The Western media…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
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  • Joke-Performance in Africa

    Mode, Media and Meaning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ignatius Chukwumah

    Jokes have always been part of African culture, but never have they been so blended with the strains and gains of the contemporary African world as today. Joke-Performance in Africa describes and analyses the diverse aesthetics, forms, and media of jokes and their performance and shows how African…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • China, Africa and Responsible International Engagement

    1st Edition

    By Yanzhuo Xu

    China’s increasing involvement in Africa is a controversial and hotly debated issue. On the one hand, China has brought significant economic and political opportunities to the continent with large amounts of investment and infrastructure. On the other hand, however, China’s interests in Africa -…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
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  • The Development of African Capital Markets

    A Legal and Institutional Approach, 1st Edition

    By Boniface Chimpango

    Most capital markets that have been established in developing economies like Africa have struggled to make progress over two decades down the line. Development of African Capital Markets explores why these markets have remained underdeveloped and discusses a possible development theory that can be…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
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