African Studies Products

  • Colloquial Zulu

    By Sandra Sanneh, Mary Gordon

    Colloquial Zulu: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Zulu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Colloquial Series

  • Grandparents in Cultural Context

    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 – 2017-08-01 

  • Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

    Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Agri-Food Systems and Economic Development

    Lessons from European, North American and Asian experiences

    Edited by Spencer Henson, Steven Jaffee

    This book draws on a three-year programme of research undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa, involving research teams in six countries looking at the role of donor interventions in the context of African smallholder participation in higher-value markets for agricultural and food products, both…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa

    Governance Below the State

    Edited by Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop

    For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    African Governance

  • Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide

    The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses, Lasse Heerten

    This volume is the first comprehensive and balanced historical account of the momentous Nigeria-Biafra war. It offers a multi-perspectival treatment of the conflict that explores issues such as local experiences of victims, the massive relief campaigns by humanitarian NGOs and international…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Voice and Power in Africa's Democracy

    Institutions, Participation and Accountability

    Edited by Said Adejumobi

    Africa has made notable progress in its nascent democracy but with uneven performance across countries. However, across the board, challenges abound. Central to Africa’s checkered democratic narrative is the weakness of its democratic institutions, participatory mechanisms and accountability…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora

    Contesting History and Power

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso

    Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora addresses the question of to what extent the history of gender in Africa is appropriately inscribed in narratives of power, patriarchy, migration, identity and women and men’s subjection, emasculation and empowerment. The book weaves together…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Global Africa

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africa

    By Tanure Ojaide

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Global Africa

  • United States Assistance Policy in Africa

    Exceptional Power

    By Shai A. Divon, Bill Derman

    From the end of World War II through the Obama administration, development assistance in Africa has been viewed as an essential instrument of US foreign policy. Although many would characterise it as a form of aid aimed at enhancing the lives of those in the developing world, it can also be viewed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Theories and Practices of Development

    3rd Edition

    By Katie Willis

    Global economic crisis, political instability and climate change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people’s…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15 
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Politics and Violence in Eastern Africa

    The Struggles of Emerging States

    Edited by David M. Anderson, Øystein H. Rolandsen

    Over the fifty years between 1940 and 1990, the countries of eastern Africa were embroiled in a range of debilitating and destructive conflicts, starting with the wars of independence, but then incorporating rebellion, secession and local insurrection as the Cold War replaced colonialism. The…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 

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