New Library Reference Titles from African Studies

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  • Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance

    Edited by Kidane Mengisteab, Gerard Hagg

    Most African economies range from moderately advanced capitalist systems with modern banks and stock markets to peasant and pastoral subsistent systems. Most African countries are also characterized by parallel institutions of governance – one is the state sanctioned (formal) system and the other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    African Governance

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Politics, Public Policy and Social Protection in Africa

    Evidence from Cash Transfer Programmes

    Edited by Nicholas Awortwi, Emmanuel Remi Aiyede

    Africa is now in a much-improved position to support its poor and vulnerable people. It has more money, more policy commitment and abundant intervention programmes. Yet the number of citizens living lives of desperation, or at risk of destitution, is at an all-time high, and still rising. What is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Contemporary African Mediations of Affect and Access

    Edited by Helene Strauss, Sarah Olutola, Jessie Forsyth

    Across Africa, new collectivities are shifting the terms within which access to economic opportunity, social belonging, and political agency have historically been understood. Recent years have seen powerful waves of civic mobilization sweep across the continent. Less prominent articulations of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • The ANC and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa

    Essential writings

    Edited by Thula Simpson

    The history of the ANC, which is the oldest liberation movement on the African continent, is one that has generated a great deal of interest amongst historians in recent years. Gone are the days when the history of African nationalism could be relegated to the margins of the study of the South…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Issues in Swahili Ethnography

    Edited by Iain Walker

    The term ‘Swahili’ describes the Muslim peoples of the East African coast, speakers of Kiswahili or closely related languages, who have historically filled roles as middlemen and merchants, the cosmopolitan products of a trading economy between Africa and the Indian Ocean world. This collection…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge

  • Ethiopians in an Age of Migration

    Scattered lives beyond borders

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The migration of Ethiopians across international borders is a recent phenomenon because of the limited integration of the country and society to the global economy. Since it was never colonized – aside from the Italian occupation of 1936-1941 – Ethiopia’s economy and society were not directly…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge

  • The Horn of Africa since the 1960s

    Local and International Politics Intertwined

    Edited by Aleksi Ylönen, Jan Záhořík

    The Horn of Africa has long been one of the most dynamic and politically turbulent sub-regions on the African continent. Host to great ancient civilizations, diverse peoples, and expansive states, it has experienced massive social, economic, and political transformation over time. Political…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Global Africans

    Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer

    "Black," "African," "African descendant" and "of African heritage," are just some of the ways Africans and Africans in the diaspora (both old and new) describe themselves. This volume examines concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity as they are ascribed to people of colour around the world,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Resilience and Collapse in African Savannahs

    Causes and consequences of environmental change in east Africa

    Edited by Michael Bollig, David M. Anderson

    This book assesses the causes and consequences of environmental change in East Africa, asking whether local African communities are sufficiently resilient to cope with the ecological and social challenges that confront them. It focuses on the savannahs of the Baringo-Bogoria basin, and the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Development of African Capital Markets

    A Legal and Institutional Approach

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Peoples of the Lake Nyasa Region

    East Central Africa Part I

    By Mary Tew

    This volume, originally published in 1950, discusses the tribes around Lake Nyasa. The rationale for treating the tribes here as members of a single ethnographic province is that the region whose literature has been surveyed is vast, and the ethnic distinctions between its inhabitants have been…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Bemba and Related Peoples of Northern Rhodesia bound with Peoples of the Lower Luapula Valley

    East Central Africa Part II

    By Wilfred Whiteley, J. Slaski

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Coastal Tribes of the North-Eastern Bantu (Pokomo, Nyika, Teita)

    East Central Africa Part III

    By A. H. J. Prins

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Nilotes of the Sudan and Uganda

    East Central Africa Part IV

    By Audrey Butt

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
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    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Kikuyu and Kamba of Kenya

    East Central Africa Part V

    By John Middleton, Greet Kershaw

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Northern Nilo-Hamites

    East Central Africa Part VI

    By G. W. B. Huntingford

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Central Nilo-Hamites

    East Central Africa Part VII

    By Pamela Gulliver, P. H. Gulliver

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Ethnographic Survey of Africa

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well as…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Southern Nilo-Hamites

    East Central Africa Part VIII

    By G. W. B. Huntingford

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Azande and Related Peoples of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and Belgian Congo

    East Central Africa Part IX

    By P. T. W. Baxter, Audrey Butt

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Gisu of Uganda

    East Central Africa Part X

    By J. S. La Fontaine

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected ethnographic information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Eastern Lacustrine Bantu (Ganda, Soga)

    East Central Africa Part XI

    By Margaret Chave Fallers

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • The Swahili-Speaking Peoples of Zanzibar and the East African Coast (Arabs, Shirazi and Swahili)

    East Central Africa Part XII

    By A. H. J. Prins

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa