African Systems of Thought

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  1. The Culture of Colonialism
    What did it mean to be an African subject living in remote areas of Tanganyika at the end of the colonial era? For the Kaguru of Tanganyika, it meant daily confrontation with the black and white governmental officials tasked with... Learn More
    Published: 27th June 2012
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. Beer, Sociability, and Masculinity in South Africa
    Beer connects commercial, social, and political history in this sobering look at the culture of drinking in South Africa. Beginning where stories of colonial liquor control and exploitation leave off, Anne Kelk Mager looks at... Learn More
    Published: 2nd June 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel
    Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork,... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2006
    Hardback | £43.00
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  4. Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana
    In the rush to development in Botswana, and Africa more generally, changes in work, diet, and medical care have resulted in escalating experiences of chronic illness, debilitating disease, and accident. Debility and the Moral... Learn More
    Published: 20th October 2005
    Hardback | £56.00
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  5. Apartheid's Festival
    Apartheid’s Festival highlights the conflicts and debates that surrounded the 1952 celebration of the 300th anniversary of the landing of Jan Van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape Town, South Africa. Taking place at the height... Learn More
    Published: 6th October 2003
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yoruba
    In this magisterial book, J. D. Y. Peel contends that it is through their encounter with Christian missions in the mid-19th century that the Yoruba came to know themselves as a distinctive people. Peel’s detailed study of the... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2003
    Paperback | £22.99
  7. African Words, African Voices
    Until the advent of African independence, Africans were not considered fitting subjects for historical research and their words, voices, and experiences were largely absent from the continent’s history.In 13 lively and provocative... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2001
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. African Philosophy as Cultural Inquiry
    This book assesses the direction and impact of African philosophy as well as its future role.What is the intellectual, social, cultural, and political territory of African philosophy? What directions will African philosophy take... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2000
    Paperback | £16.99
  9. Africa’s Ogun, Second, Expanded Edition
    The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African... Learn More
    Published: 22nd June 1997
    Paperback | £22.99
  10. Cultural Universals and Particulars
    Wiredu's discussion of culturally defined values and concepts, as well as his attention to such timely issues as human rights, makes this book invaluable interdisciplinary reading." —D. A. MasoloGhanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 1997
    Paperback | £22.99
  11. African Philosophy, Second Edition
    Hountondji... writes not as an 'African' philosopher but as a philosopher on Africa.... Hountondji's deep understanding of any civilization as necessarily pluralistic, and often even self-contradicting as it evolves, is simply... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 1996
    Paperback | £17.99
  12. African Material Culture
    This volume has much to recommend it—providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain only superficially explored in the archaeological literature." —Archaeological... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 1996
    Paperback | £21.99
  13. The Idea of Africa
    ... this is a remarkable book. It will occupy a significant place in the critical literature of African Studies." —International Journal of African Historical StudiesTo read Mudimbe is to walk through a museum of many exhibits... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 1994
    Paperback | £13.99
  14. African Philosophy in Search of Identity
    ... a great read. It is masterfully presented, and is an ideal text both for advanced undergraduates and graduate students." —International Journal of African Historical Studies... a detailed, critical guide to fifty years of... Learn More
    Published: 22nd August 1994
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  15. Iron, Gender, and Power
    [Herbert] has constructed a model of power relationships structured upon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doing has written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." —African HistoryHerbert... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 1994
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  16. Yoruba Ritual
    Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria conceive of rituals as journeys—sometimes actual, sometimes virtual. Performed as a parade or a procession, a pilgrimage, a masking display, or possession trance, the journey evokes the... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 1992
    Hardback | £12.99
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