New African Histories

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  1. 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: 18th July 2019
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  2. 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: 20th June 2019
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  3. 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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  4. Modernist Art in Ethiopia
    If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia’s inimitable historical condition—its independence save for five years under Italian occupation—mean for its own modernist tradition?... Learn More
    Published: 11th February 2019
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. An Uncertain Age
    In twentieth-century Kenya, age and gender were powerful cultural and political forces that animated household and generational relationships. They also shaped East Africans’ contact with and influence on emergent colonial and... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2017
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  13. African Miracle, African Mirage
    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, 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.... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2016
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  14. 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: 9th November 2016
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  15. Cartography and the Political Imagination
    Encompassing history, geography, and political science, MacArthur’s study evaluates the role of geographic imagination and the impact of cartography not only as means of expressing imperial power and constraining colonized populations,... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2016
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  16. Nation on Board
    Schler’s study of Nigerian seamen during Nigeria’s transition to independence provides a fresh perspective on the meaning of decolonization for ordinary Africans.... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2016
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