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  1. Crossing the Color Line
    "A fascinating exploration of sex across the color line in colonial Ghana. This book is a brilliant addition to the literature on sex, gender and empire." —Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd September 2015
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  2. Black Skin, White Coats
    "The book's greatest achievement may be its demonstration that the rise and fall of social medicine in the second half of the twentieth century is not merely a story about Europeans and Americans attempting to impose their... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 2013
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  3. African Miracle, African Mirage
    Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. At the same time, Marxist scholars—most... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2016
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  4. The Art of Life in South Africa
    From 1952 to 1981, South Africa's apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers,... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2016
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  5. Cartography and the Political Imagination
    After four decades of British rule in colonial Kenya, a previously unknown ethnic name?—?“Luyia”?—?appeared on the official census in 1948. The emergence of the Luyia represents a clear case of ethnic “invention.”... Learn More
    Published: 24th June 2016
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  6. Nation on Board
    In the 1940s, British shipping companies began the large-scale recruitment of African seamen in Lagos. On colonial ships, Nigerian sailors performed menial tasks for low wages and endured discrimination as cheap labor, while countering... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2016
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  7. The Gun in Central Africa
    Why did some central African peoples embrace gun technology in the nineteenth century, and others turn their backs on it? In answering this question, The Gun in Central Africa offers a thorough reassessment of the history of firearms... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2016
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  8. Authentically African
    "This masterful study of Belgian and Congolese collecting and exhibitions of African arts, and the murky heritage politics so implied, offers insights for understanding colonial and postcolonial histories of representation... Learn More
    Published: 25th November 2015
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  9. Diamonds in the Rough
    "This meticulous study is a must read for scholars and graduate students interested in African labor history and Portuguese colonialism. Those with an interest in (di- amond) mining will take away as much as those reading... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2015
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  10. States of Marriage
    "A theoretically sound, gender-specific legal history through the reading of civil and criminal court records on marriage disputes in Sikasso, Mali.… The book echoes the original contribution of Nkiru Nzegwu (in Family Matters,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2015
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  11. Who Shall Enter Paradise?
    "Shankar challenges the assumption, so common in the history of Western education and modernity, that the North is backward in both because it did not allegedly encourage the spread of education and Christianity.…The... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2014
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  12. In Idi Amin's Shadow
    "A subtle, important, theoretically innovative, and elegantly written study that centralizes feminist thinking and shows why it matters." —Feminist Africa In Idi Amin's Shadow is a rich social history examining... Learn More
    Published: 2nd September 2014
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  13. Conjugal Rights
    "Through a judicious use of archival material from all levels of the empire…and oral interviews with approximately one hundred Gabonese, the author demonstrates that the growth of the city and the French empire cannot... Learn More
    Published: 2nd September 2014
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  14. Making Modern Girls
    —Winner of the 2015 Aidoo-Snyder Prize from the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association—"The significance of Making Modern Girls in African studies is incontestable—it is by all standards one of... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2014
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  15. In Step with the Times
    "The book reconstructs a history that has gone largely unwritten, achieving a panoramic vision of the simultaneously embedded and independent trajectory of mapiko…It is destined to become a classic for its unparalleled... Learn More
    Published: 21st July 2014
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  16. Violent Intermediaries
    "Overcoming methodological challenges posed by translation, memory, and frankly a scarcity of documents disclosing askari voices, Moyd sought to understand these soldiers on their own terms. As a result she explores the everyday... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2014
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