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  1. Making the Mark
    Why do female genital cutting practices persist? How does circumcision affect the rights of girls in a culture where initiation forms the lynchpin of the ritual cycle at the core of defining gender, identity, and social and political... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2016
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. Paths toward the Nation
    In the early and mid-1940s, during the period of British wartime occupation, community and religious leaders in the former Italian colony of Eritrea engaged in a course of intellectual and political debate that marked the beginnings... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2014
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. African Video Movies and Global Desires
    African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana’s commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2013
    Paperback | £22.99
  4. Screening Morocco
     Since 1999 and the death of King Hassan II, Morocco has experienced a dramatic social transformation. Encouraged by the more openly democratic climate fostered by young King Mohammed VI, filmmakers have begun to explore... Learn More
    Published: 24th May 2011
    Paperback | £22.99
  5. The Sacred Door and Other Stories
    The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2007
    Paperback | £14.99
  6. Swahili Beyond the Boundaries
    Africa is a marriage of cultures: African and Asian, Islamic and Euro-Christian. Nowhere is this fusion more evident than in the formation of Swahili, Eastern Africa’s lingua franca, and its cultures. Swahili Beyond the Boundaries:... Learn More
    Published: 16th April 2007
    Paperback | £18.99
  7. Negotiating Power & Privilege
    Even with a university education, the Igbo women of southeastern Nigeria face obstacles that prevent them from reaching their professional and personal potentials. Negotiating Power and Privilege is a study of their life choices... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2004
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. Portugal & Africa
    Portugal was the first European nation to assert itself aggressively in African affairs. David Birmingham's Portugal and Africa, a collection of uniquely accessible historical essays, surveys this colonial encounter from its earliest... Learn More
    Published: 29th July 2004
    Paperback | £19.99
  9. The Children of Africa Confront AIDS
    The Children of Africa Confront AIDS depicts the reality of how African children deal with the AIDS epidemic, and how the discourse of their vulnerability affects acts of coping and courage.... Learn More
    Published: 28th October 2003
    Paperback | £23.99
  10. The Struggle for Meaning
    The Struggle for Meaning is a landmark publication by one of African philosophy's leading figures, Paulin J. Hountondji, best known for his critique of ethnophilosophy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this volume, he responds... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2002
    Paperback | £28.99
  11. Voices From Madagascar
    There is currently in Madagascar a rich literary production (short stories, poetry, novels, plays) that has not yet reached the United States for lack of diffusion outside the country. Until recently, Madagascar suffered from... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2002
    Paperback | £27.99
  12. South Africa’s Resistance Press
    South Africa's Resistance Press is a collection of essays celebrating the contributions of scores of newspapers, newsletters, and magazines that confronted the state in the generation after 1960. These publications contributed... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 2000
    Paperback | £33.00
  13. African Apocalypse
    The devastating influenza epidemic of 1918 ripped through southern Africa. In its aftermath, revivalist and millenarian movements sprouted. Prophets appeared bearing messages of resistance, redemption, and renewal. African Apocalypse:... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 1999
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. Moral Economy Of The State
    The Moral Economy of the State examines state formation in Zimbabwe from the colonial period through the first decade of independence. Drawing on the works of Gramsci, E. P. Thompson, and James Scott, William Munro develops a... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 1998
    Paperback | £33.00
  15. Most Promising Weed
    A Most Promising Weed examines the work experience, living conditions, and social relations of thousands of African men, women, and children on European-owned tobacco farms in colonial Zimbabwe from 1890 to 1945. Steven C. Rubert... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 1998
    Paperback | £23.99
  16. Gender Violence & The Press
    On the night of Saturday, July 13, 1991, a mob of male students at the St. Kizito Mixed Secondary School in Meru, Kenya, attacked their female classmates in a dormitory. Nineteen schoolgirls were killed in the melee and more than... Learn More
    Published: 27th May 1997
    Paperback | £17.99
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