Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled by Herman J. Cohen

By Herman J. Cohen

Because the chilly conflict pale, Ambassador Hank Cohen, President George Bush's Assistant Secretary of country for Africa, engaged in competitive diplomatic intervention in Africa's civil wars. during this revealing ebook Cohen tells how he and his Africa Bureau staff operated in seven international locations in hindrance - Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. He candidly characterizes key personalities and occasions and offers a treasure trove of classes realized and easy rules for practitioners of clash solution inside states.

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Grammars of Colonialism: Representing Languages in Colonial by Rachael Gilmour

By Rachael Gilmour

The learn of languages was once the most important to colonial strength in 18th and 19th-century South Africa. this crucial booklet examines representations of the South African Bantu languages Xhosa and Zulu, revealing the ways that colonial linguistics contributed to either the making of the colonial order and to instabilities on the center of the undertaking.

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Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and by Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson

By Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson

Crossroads within the Black Aegean is a compendious, well timed, and interesting learn of African rewritings of Greek tragedy. It includes designated readings of six dramas and one epic poem, from various destinations around the African diaspora. Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson ask why the performs of Sophocles' Theban Cycle determine so prominently one of the tragedies tailored by means of dramatists of African descent, and the way performs that dilate at the strength of the previous, within the inexorable curse of Oedipus and the regressive obsession of Antigone, can articulate the postcolonial second. Capitalizing on classical reception experiences, postcolonial reports, and comparative literature, Crossroads within the Black Aegean co-ordinates conception and theatre. It crucially investigates how the performs have interaction with the 'Western canon', and indicates how they use their self-consciously literary prestige to say, ironize, and problem their very own position, in relation either to that culture and to substitute African versions of cultural transmission.

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Blindness and Autobiography: Al-Ayyam of Taha Husayn by Fedwa Malti-Douglas

By Fedwa Malti-Douglas

The three-volume life-story of the Egyptian highbrow Tahah Husayn (1889-1973) is a landmark in sleek autobiography, in Arabic letters, and within the literature of blindness. This justly celebrated textual content, although, hasn't ever been subjected to the sustained literary research right here provided through Fedwa Malti-Douglas. Born right into a modest relations and blinded in youth, Husayn however conquered first his personal after which a eu academic process to turn into considered one of his country's top modernizers. Professor Malti-Douglas exhibits that the non-public, social, and literary truth of the hero's blindness offers the autobiography its solidarity and strength. Blindness and Autobiography isn't just a wealthy explication of al-Ayyam yet a pioneering research of the interplay among a critical actual handicap and the autobiographical technique. It provides a brand new point of view to the modern dialogue of the cultural makes use of of the physique. the 1st a part of the publication explores blindness and society, from the evolving clash among own and social conceptions of the handicap to the way in which blindness redefines the extra typical problems with conventional as opposed to glossy, East as opposed to West. the second one part examines the connection of blindness to the autobiography's ecriture, rhetoric, and narration.

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Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of by Diana Wylie

By Diana Wylie

An ideology of African lack of information that justified white supremacy grew up in South Africa in the course of the first half the 20 th century: if Africans have been hungry, it used to be simply because they did not understand how to feed themselves adequately; they have been blind to "how to live." consequently, becoming scientistic impatience with African tradition reconciled many white South Africans to the cruel regulations of apartheid.In ravenous on an entire abdominal: starvation and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in sleek South Africa, Diana Wylie tells the tale of the meals Africans ate and the maladies they suffered, whereas she exhibits the ways that medical professionals and politicians understood and acted upon these stories in glossy African lifestyles. Wylie compares South Africa's nutrients background with that of medieval Europe and glossy the US, and concludes by way of providing a few remarkable similarities. ravenous on a whole abdominal presents either a caution and a provocative framework that forces us to examine the continued capability for false impression and mismanagement of modern day scientific and nutrition crises.

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The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade by Rebecca Shumway

By Rebecca Shumway

The heritage of Ghana draws well known curiosity out of share to its small dimension and marginal value to the worldwide economic climate. Ghana is the land of Kwame Nkrumah and the Pan-Africanist flow of the Sixties; it's been a brief domestic to recognized African-Americans like W. E. B. DuBois and Maya Angelou; and its Asante country and signature kente cloth-global symbols of African tradition and pride-are popular. Ghana additionally draws a continuing move of overseas travelers due to historic websites which are one of the such a lot infamous monuments of the trans-Atlantic slave exchange: Cape Coast and Elmina Castles. those looming buildings are a shiny reminder of the bad alternate that gave delivery to the black inhabitants of the Americas. The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave exchange explores the attention-grabbing historical past of the trans-Atlantic slave exchange on Ghana's coast among 1700 and 1807. the following writer Rebecca Shumway brings to existence the survival studies of southern Ghanaians as they grew to become either sufferers of constant violence and profitable agents of enslaved people. The period of the slave exchange gave beginning to a brand new tradition during this a part of West Africa, simply because it was once giving beginning to new cultures around the Americas. The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave alternate pushes Asante scholarship towards to the vanguard of African diaspora and Atlantic global reports via exhibiting the crucial function of Fante middlemen and trans-Atlantic alternate within the improvement of the Asante economic climate sooner than 1807.

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