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African Intellectuals in the Post-colonial World

African Intellectuals in the Post-colonial World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Fetson A Kalua
September 06, 2019

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...

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation: The Gaze from Southern Africa

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation: The Gaze from Southern Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
July 22, 2019

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...

The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army: Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army: Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

1st Edition

Joseph Otieno Wasonga
June 14, 2019

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...

Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

1st Edition

Manu Lekunze
May 31, 2019

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...

Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa: Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability in Ethiopia

Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa: Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability in Ethiopia

1st Edition

Atkeyelsh G. M. Persson
May 23, 2019

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...

Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe: Versions and Subversions of Crisis

Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe: Versions and Subversions of Crisis

1st Edition

Oliver Nyambi
May 21, 2019

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...

Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

1st Edition

Data D. Barata
November 27, 2018

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...

Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

1st Edition

Tendai Mangena
November 27, 2018

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...

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria: A Framework for Developing Countries

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria: A Framework for Developing Countries

1st Edition

Kunle Ola
October 25, 2018

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...

African Language Digital Media and Communication

African Language Digital Media and Communication

1st Edition

Abiodun Salawu
September 26, 2018

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...

Food Security for Rural Africa: Feeding the Farmers First

Food Security for Rural Africa: Feeding the Farmers First

1st Edition

Terry Leahy
August 20, 2018

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...

Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya: Stories from an African Scientist

Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya: Stories from an African Scientist

1st Edition

Denielle Elliott
August 13, 2018

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...

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