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  1. Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature
    Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the the transatlantic slave trade, Metaphor and the Slave Trade shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated from generation... Learn More
    Published: 2nd April 2012
    Paperback | £27.99
  2. Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946–1958
    Published: 25th September 2007
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  3. Themes in West Africa's History
    There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2006
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Themes in West Africa’s History
    There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2006
    Hardback | £41.00
  5. Kola Is Gods Gift
    Kola is a "food-drug"--like coffee, tea, coca, and tobacco--a substance considered neither food nor medicine, but used to induce "flights of fancy." It is incorporated into rites of passage and ceremonies to cement treaties and... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2005
    Hardback | £41.00
  6. Ouidah
    Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist Ouidah, an African town in the Republic of Benin, was the principal precolonial commercial center of its region and the second-most-important town of the Dahomey kingdom. It served as a major... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 2004
    Paperback | £25.99
  7. Slavery & Reform In West Africa
    In Slavery and Reform in West Africa, Trevor Getz demonstrates that it was largely on the anvil of this issue that French and British policy in West Africa was forged. With distant metropoles unable to intervene in daily affairs,... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2004
    Hardback | £54.00
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  8. Fighting the Slave Trade
    While most studies of the slave trade focus on the volume of captives and on their ethnic origins, the question of how the Africans organized their familial and communal lives to resist and assail it has not received adequate... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2003
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  9. 'Civil Disorder is the Disease of Ibadan'
    'Civil Disorder Is the Disease of the Ibadan' is a study of chieftaincy and political culture in Ibadan, the most populous city in Britain’s largest West African colony, Nigeria. Examining the period between 1829 and 1939,... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2003
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  10. Lineages Of State Fragility
    In Guinea-Bissau, as elsewhere in Africa, there is a disjuncture between the central state and rural civil society. It is this significant and overlooked aspect of Guinea-Bissau's political evolutionthe continuing ability of civil... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2003
    Hardback | £41.00
  11. Eurafricans in Western Africa
    Eurafricans in Western Africa traces the rich social and commercial history of western Africa.... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2003
    Paperback | £25.99
  12. Smugglers, Secessionists, and Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Togo Frontier
    The first integrated history of the Ghana-Togo borderlands, Smugglers, Secessionists, and Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Togo Frontier challenges the conventional wisdom that the current border is an arbitrary European construct,... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2003
    Hardback | £50.00
  13. Smugglers Secessionists & Loyal Citizens
    The first integrated history of the Ghana-Togo borderlands, Smugglers, Secessionists, and Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Togo Frontier challenges the conventional wisdom that the current border is an arbitrary European construct,... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2003
    Paperback | £25.99
  14. Between the Sea and the Lagoon
    This study offers a \u201csocial interpretation of environmental process\u201d for the coastal lowlands of southeastern Ghana. The Anlo-Ewe, sometimes hailed as the quintessential sea fishermen of the West African coast, are a... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2002
    Hardback | £37.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  15. West African Challenge to Empire
    West African Challenge to Empire examines the anticolonial war in the Volta and Bani region in 1915–16. It was the largest challenge that the French ever faced in their West African colonial empire, and one of the largest armed... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2002
    Hardback | £54.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  16. Ghanaian Popular Fiction
    This is a study of the "unofficial" side of African fiction — the largely undocumented writing, publishing, and reading of pamphlets and paperbacks — which exists outside the grid of mass production. Stephanie Newell... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2001
    Hardback | £37.00
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