New African Histories

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  1. The Great Upheaval
    In this finely textured social and intellectual history of gender and nation-making, Byfield captures the dynamism of women’s political activism in postwar Nigeria. She illuminates the centrality of gender to the study of nationalism,... Learn More
    Published: 27th January 2020
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  2. The Politics of Disease Control
    Situating sleeping sickness control within African intellectual worlds and political dynamics, Webel prioritizes local histories to understand the successes and failures of a widely used colonial public health intervention—the... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2019
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  3. Seeing Like a Citizen
    In focusing on rural Kenyans as they actively sought access to aid, Moskowitz offers new insights into the texture of political life in the decolonizing and early postcolonial world. Her account complicates our understanding of... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2019
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  4. Ambivalent
    Ambivalent makes photography into an engaging and important subject of historical investigation. Contributors bring photography into conversation with orality, travel writing, ritual, psychoanalysis, and politics, with new approaches... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2019
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  5. Emergent Masculinities
    Atlanticization—or interaction between regional processes and Atlantic forces such as the slave trade and Christianization—from 1750 to 1920 transformed gender into a primary mode of social differentiation in the Bight of... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2019
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  6. Powerful Frequencies
    Radio technology and broadcasting played a central role in the formation of colonial Portuguese Southern Africa and the postcolonial nation-state, Angola. Moorman details how settlers, the colonial state, African nationalists,... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2019
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  7. Age of Concrete
    Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2019
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  8. Water Brings No Harm
    Water Brings No Harm explores the history of community water management on Mount Kilimanjaro. Using the concept of waterscapes—describing how people “see” water and how physical resources intersect with beliefs, needs, and... Learn More
    Published: 9th April 2019
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  9. Modernist Art in Ethiopia
    In locating her arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Giorgis details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in narratives of modernity. The result is a bold intellectual,... Learn More
    Published: 11th February 2019
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  10. Buying Time
    Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies to explain how in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. McDow's new historical... Learn More
    Published: 25th May 2018
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  11. Reel Pleasures
    Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2018
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  12. Internal Frontiers
    In this ambitious new history of the antiapartheid struggle, Jon Soske places India and the Indian diaspora at the center of the African National Congress’s development of an inclusive philosophy of nationalism.... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
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  13. Living with Nkrumahism
    In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party, drew the world’s attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model for Africa’s postcolonial... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2017
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  14. Market Encounters
    By emphasizing the centrality of human relationships to Ghana’s economic past, Murillo introduces a radical rethinking of consumption studies from an Africa-centered perspective. The result is a keen look at colonial capitalism... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2017
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  15. Football and Colonialism
    In articles for the newspaper O Brado Africano in the mid-1950s, poet and journalist José Craveirinha described the ways in which the Mozambican football players in the suburbs of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) adapted the European... Learn More
    Published: 25th July 2017
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  16. We Do Not Have Borders
    Though often associated with foreigners and refugees, many Somalis have lived in Kenya for generations, in many cases since long before the founding of the country.... Learn More
    Published: 25th July 2017
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