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table of contents AFRICAN COLONIAL HISTORY. . . . . .13 AFRICAN HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ANTHROPOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 DEVELOPMENT STUDIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 DIASPORA STUDIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FILM & PERFORMING ARTS. . . 11-13, 16

HUMAN RIGHTS & CONFLICT . . . . . . . 5 LAND ISSUES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 LITERARY STUDIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17 MODERN HISTORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 POLITICS & ECONOMICS. . . . . . . . 7-8, 18 REGIONAL - ETHIOPIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

African Police Soldiers Colonial Zimbabwe

Ira Aldridge

African Theatre 9

Ira Aldridge’s Early Years

Afro-Cuban Diasporas Atlantic World

Land, Governance, Conflict Nuba Sudan

After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Sudan

Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema

Alex la Guma

Men in African Film and Fiction

ALT 28 Film African Literature Today

Narrating War Peace Africa

And Crocodiles are Hungry at Night

Nigeria, Nationalism, Writing History

Borders Borderlands Resources Horn of Africa

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World

Bulawayo Burning

Peace versus Justice?

Christopher Okigbo 1930–67

Political Culture Nationalism Malawi

Circular Migration Zimbabwe Contemporary Africa

Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars

Do Bicycles Equal Development Mozambique

Sudan Handbook

Domesticating Vigilantism Africa

Turning Points in African Democracy Mustapha/Whitfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

STAPLETON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BANHAM/GIBBS/OSOFISAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OTERO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GRAWERT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIELD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EMENYONU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAPANJE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEYISSA/HOEHNE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RANGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NWAKANMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POTTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HANLON/SMART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KIRSCH/GRÄTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fighting for Britain

KILLINGRAY/PLAUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LINDFORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LINDFORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KOMEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Tepa Lupack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OUZGANE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FALOLA/TER HAAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FALOLA/ADERINTO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ILIFFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SRIRAM/PILLAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POWER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHNSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RYLE et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

War Veterans in Zimbabwe’s Revolution

SADOMBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From Revolution to Rights in South Africa Steven L. Robins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

White Chief, Black Lords

MCCLENDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hemingway and Africa

Women’s Authority Society Early E.-Central Africa

Identity Economics

Zimbabwe’s Land Reform


REGIONAL - GHANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 REGIONAL - NIGERIA . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9, 19 REGIONAL - SUDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 REGIONAL - ZIMBABWE . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SOCIAL HISTORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 SUFI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

MANDEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEAGHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SAIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCOONES et al.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Alex la Guma A Literary and Political Biography Roger Field Best known as a novelist and political activist, Alex la Guma (192585) was also a journalist, comic strip artist, reviewer, sketcher, painter, short story writer and travel writer. Born in Cape Town’s famous multiracial District Six, he was a founder member of the South African Coloured People’s Organisation and a leading member of the Congress Alliance during the 1950s and 1960s. Due to his political activity he was detained without trial, shot at, placed under house arrest, and ultimately tried for treason in 1956-61. He reluctantly went into exile in 1966, where he continued his writing and political work for the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party, travelling widely as an ANC spokesperson on cultural matters. In 1979 he became the ANC’s Chief Representative in Central and Latin America and moved to Havana, where he died in 1985. La Guma attracted the attention of critics and literary scholars from the time his first short stories appeared in the 1950s, and he has been hailed by such important literary figures as Achebe, Soyinka and J.M. Coetzee. His novels continue to sell steadily and inspire comments by literary critics, who have studied different aspects of his work, but who have left the rest of his life and his literary and political influences relatively untouched. Drawing on a far wider range of his writing and artwork, some previously unpublished, this book combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into his major texts: A Walk in the Night (1962), And a Threefold Cord (1964), The Stone Country (1967), In the Fog of the Seasons’ End (1972) , A Soviet Journey (1975) and Time of the Butcherbird (1979). ROGER FIELD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Western Cape.

Christopher Okigbo 1930-67 Thirsting for Sunlight Obi Nwakanma Christopher Okigbo, once described as ‘Africa’s most lyrical poet of the twentieth century’ was killed in September 1967, fighting for the independence of Biafra. The Sunday Times described his death as ‘the single most important tragedy of the Nigerian civil war’. The manner in which Okigbo died typified the passionate, tortured and dramatic quality of his life. Widely considered along with Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe as part of modern Nigeria’s greatest literary triumvirate, Okigbo’s death promoted him to cult status among subsequent generations of African writers. This is the first full biography of the Nigerian poet. It places Okigbo within the turmoil of his generation and illustrates the aspects of his life that gave rise to such an intense poetry. How did his experience in the prestigious, English-type boarding school, Umuahia, where he was known more as a sportsman than a scholar, influence his life and later choices? Why was he sacked from the colonial service, and how did that lead him towards a search for private recovery, and ultimately towards poetry? What led him to take up arms? In other words, how did his eclectic pursuits as high school teacher, university librarian, publisher, gunrunner and guerrilla fuel his poetic drive? OBI NWAKANMA, journalist and poet, is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. Nigeria: HEBN (Paperback) £55.00/$105.00(s), April 2010, 9781847010131 12 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 304pp, HB

Hemingway and Africa Edited by Miriam Mandel Hemingway’s two extended African safaris, the first in the 1930s and the second in the 1950s, gave rise to two of his best-known stories (“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”), a considerable amount of journalism and correspondence, and two nonfiction books, Green Hills of Africa (1935), about the first safari, and True at First Light (1999) and the longer version, Under Kilimanjaro (2005), about the second. Africa also figures largely in the important posthumous novel The Garden of Eden (1986). Considering the time Hemingway spent not only on the safaris but also in preparing for them beforehand and writing about them afterwards, Africa was a major factor in his life and work. But surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to this aspect of Hemingway’s oeuvre. This book fills that empty niche, opening the way for a long-delayed and multi-faceted conversation on a neglected aspect of Hemingway’s work. Topics treated include historical, theoretical, biographical, theological, and literary interpretations of Hemingway’s African topics and motifs. There is also an up-todate, annotated review of the scholarship on the African works and a bibliography of Hemingway’s reading on natural history, and other topics relevant to Africa. Contributors: Silvio Calabi, Suzanne del Gizzo, Beatriz Penas Ibáñez, Jeremiah M. Kitunda, Kelli A. Larson, Miriam B. Mandel, Chikako Matsushita, Frank Mehring, Erik G. R. Nakjavani, James Plath. Miriam B. Mandel is retired as Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University. £45.00/$80.00(s), June 2011, 9781571134837 12 b/w illustrations, 288pp, HB Studies in American Literature and Culture

£50.00/$95.00(s), March 2010, 9781847010179 28 b/w & 19 line illustrations, 272pp, HB


de v elopment studies development studies

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Borders and Borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa

Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?

Edited by Dereje Feyissa & Markus Virgil Hoehne State borders are more than barriers. They structure social, economic and political spaces and as such provide opportunities as well as obstacles for the communities straddling both sides of the border. This book deals with the conduits and opportunities of state borders in the Horn of Africa, and investigates how the people living there exploit state borders through various strategies.

Joseph Hanlon & Teresa Smart Is Mozambique an African success story?

Using a micro level perspective, the case studies, which include the Horn and Eastern Africa, particularly the borders of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, focus on opportunities, highlight the agency of the borderlanders, and acknowledge the permeability but consequentiality of the borders.

In this book the authors challenge some key assumptions of both the donors and the government and ask questions such as whether there has been too much stress on the Millennium Development Goals and too little support for economic development; if it makes sense to target the poorest of the poor, or would it be better to target those who create the jobs which will employ the poor; whether there has been too much emphasis on foreign investment and too little on developing domestic capital; and if the private sector really will end poverty, or must there be a stronger role for the state in the economy?

DEREJE FEYISSA, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany; MARKUS VIRGIL HOEHNE, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany. £40.00/$90.00(s), July 2010, 9781847010186 7 line illustrations, 224pp, HB Eastern Africa Series

It has 7 percent a year growth rate and substantial foreign investment. Seventeen years after the war of destabilisation, the peace has held. Mozambique is the donors’ model pupil, carefully following their prescriptions and receiving more than a billion dollars a year in aid. The number of bicycles has doubled and this is often cited as the symbol of development.

This book is about more than Mozambique. Mozambique is an apparent success story that is used to justify the present ‘post-Washington consensus’ development model. Here, the case of Mozambique is situated within the broader development debate. Joseph Hanlon is Senior Lecturer at the Open University and the author of Beggar Your Neighbours; Mozambique: Who Calls the Shots?; and Peace without Profit (all published by James Currey) which have all made influential interventions in the development debate; Teresa Smart is Director of the London Mathematics Centre, Institute of Education.

Identity Economics Social Networks and the Informal Economy in Nigeria Kate Meagher Why have informal enterprise networks failed to promote economic development in Africa? Although social networks were thought to offer a solution to state incapacity and market failure, the proliferation of socially embedded enterprise networks across Africa has generated disorder and economic decline rather than development. This book challenges the prevailing assumption that the problem of African development lies in bad cultural institutions by showing that informal economic governance in Nigeria is shaped, not just by culture, but by the disruptive effects of rapid liberalization, state decline and political capture. Identity Economics traces the rise of two dynamic informal enterprise clusters in Nigeria, and explores their slide into trajectories of Pentecostalism, poverty and violent vigilantism. Drawing on over twenty years of empirical research on African informal economies, the author highlights the institutional legacies, networking strategies and globalizing dynamics that shape the regulatory role of social networks in Africa’s largest and most turbulent economy. Through an ethnography of informal economic governance, this book shows how ties of ethnicity, class, gender and religion are used to restructure enterprise networks in response to contemporary economic challenges. Moving beyond primordialist interpretations of African culture, attention is drawn to the critical role of the state and the macro-economic policy environment in shaping trajectories of informal economic governance. KATE MEAGHER is a former Research Associate at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford and is currently a Lecturer in the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics. Nigeria: HEBN £16.99/$34.95, March 2010, 9781847010162 4 line illustrations, 224pp, PB African Issues

£17.99/$27.95, December 2010, 9781847013187 25 b/w & 14 line illustrations, 256pp, PB


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And Crocodiles are Hungry at Night Prison Memoir Jack Mapanje ’In 1981 Jack Mapanje was a budding poet and scholar in Malawi. His first collection of poetry, Of Chameleons and Gods had just been published and reviewers were already hailing it as the work of a new and important African voice. His scholarly work in linguistics was also transforming language and literary studies in Central Africa and drawing international attention to the works of writers and critics from the region. Mapanje’s poetry was remarkable not only because of his keen sense of sound and place, but also its tense relationship with its context: here was a compelling lyrical voice, producing a musical and touching verse in a country that was under the iron heel of a self-proclaimed dictator and life-president, Kamuzu Banda, Ngwazi. That Mapanje had been able to write such powerful poetry under official rules of censorship was a remarkable feat. But two years later, the state ordered the withdrawal of Mapanje’s poetry from all schools, institutions of higher learning, and bookstores. In 1987, after attending a regional language conference in Zimbabwe, Mapanje was arrested by the Malawian secret police and bundled off to prison where he was to stay under lock and key, without any formal charges, until 1991. This book is a recollection of those years in prison. Written in the tradition of the African prison memoir, and often echoing the works of other famous prison graduates such as Wole Soyinka (The Man Died) and Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Detained), the memoir represents Mapanje’s retrospective attempt to explain the cause and terms of his imprisonment, to recall, in tranquillity as it were, the terror of arrest, the process of incarceration, and the daily struggle to hold on to some measure of spiritual freedom.’ - Simon Gikandi, Professor of English, Princeton University

Domesticating Vigilantism in Africa Edited by Thomas G. Kirsch & Tilo Grätz Self-justice and legal self-help groups have been gaining importance throughout Africa. The question of who is entitled to formulate ‘legal principles’, enact ‘justice’, police ‘morality’ and sanction ‘wrongdoings’ has increasingly become a subject of controversy and conflict. These conflicts focus on the strained relationship between state sovereignty and citizens’ self-determination. More particularly, they concern the conditions, modes and means of the legitimate execution of power, and in this volume are seen as a diagnostics as to how social actors in Africa debate and practise socio-political order. State agencies try to bring vigilante groups under control by channelling their activities, repressing them, or using them for their own interests. Vigilante groups usually must struggle for recognition and acceptance in local socio-political spheres. As several of the contributions in the volume show, legal selfhelp groups in Africa therefore ‘domesticate’ themselves by, among other things, seeking legitimation, engaging in publicly acceptable non-vigilante activities, or institutionalizing what often began as a rather unrestrained and ‘disorderly’ social movement. Thomas G. Kirsch is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Constance, Germany; Tilo Grätz is Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany. £40.00/$75.00(s), December 2010, 9781847010285 2 b/w illustrations, 192pp, HB

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From Revolution to Rights in South Africa Social Movements, NGOs and Popular Politics After Apartheid Steven L. Robins Critics of liberalism in Europe and North America argue that a stress on ‘rights talk’ and identity politics has led to fragmentation, individualisation and depoliticisation. But are these developments really signs of ‘the end of politics’? In the post-colonial, postapartheid, neo-liberal new South Africa poor and marginalised citizens continue to struggle for land, housing and health care. They must respond to uncertainty and radical contingencies on a daily basis. This requires multiple strategies, an engaged, practised citizenship, one that links the daily struggle to well organised mobilisation around claiming rights. Robins argues for the continued importance of NGOs, social movements and other ‘civil society’ actors in creating new forms of citizenship and democracy. He goes beyond the sanitised prescriptions of ‘good governance’ so often touted by development agencies. Instead he argues for a complex, hybrid and ambiguous relationship between civil society and the state, where new negotiations around citizenship emerge. Steven L. Robins is Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Stellenbosch and editor of Limits to Liberation after Apartheid (James Currey).

Southern Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press(PB) £17.99/$34.95, November 2010, 9781847012012 5 line illustrations, 208pp, PB

£25.00/$45.00(s), March 2011, 9781847010315 240pp, HB


land issues Peace versus Justice? The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Africa Ed by Chandra Lekha Sriram & Suren Pillay The chapters in this volume consider a wide range of approaches to accountability and peacebuilding. These include not only domestic courts and tribunals, hybrid tribunals, or the International Criminal Court, but also truth commissions and informal or non-state justice and conflict resolution processes. Taken together, they demonstrate the wealth of experiences and experimentation in transitional justice processes on the continent. CHANDRA LEKHA SRIRAM is Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law, University of East London, United Kingdom. She is also the Chair of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section and consults on issues of governance and conflict prevention for the United Nations Development Programme. SUREN PILLAY is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and a Senior Research Specialist in the Democracy and Governance programme of the Human Sciences Research Council. Southern Africa: University of KwaZuluNatal Press £19.99/$37.95, May 2010, 9781847010216 392pp, PB

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Land, Governance, Conflict and the Nuba of Sudan Guma Kunda Komey The conventional perspective on Sudan’s recent civil war (1983-2005) - one of the longest and most complex conflicts in Africa - emphasises ethnicity as the main cause. This study, on the contrary, identifies the land factor as a root cause that is central to understanding Sudan’s local conflicts and large-scale wars. Land rights are about relationships between and among persons, pertaining to different economic and ritual activities. Rights to land are intimately tied to membership in specific communities, from the family to the nationstate. Control over land in Africa has been, and still is, used as a means of defining identity and belonging, an instrument to control, and a source of, political power. Membership of these communities is contested, negotiable, and changeable over time. For national governments land is a national economic resource for public and private development, but the interests and rights of rural majorities and their sedentary or nomadic subsistence forms of life are often difficult to harmonise with land policies pursued by national governments. The state’s exclusionary land policies and politics of limiting or denying communities their land rights play a crucial role in causing local conflicts that then can escalate into large-scale wars. Land issues increase the complexity of a conflict, thereby reducing the possibility of managing, resolving, or ultimately transforming it. The conflict in the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan, the regional focus in this study, is living proof of this transformation. Guma Kunda Komey is Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Juba University, Sudan.

War Veterans in Zimbabwe’s Revolution Challenging neo-colonialism, settler and international capital Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba Traces the roots of Zimbabwe’s well known, but little analysed, revolution of 2000 to the 1970s guerrilla war, revealing the foundational philosophies, cosmologies and experiences that are manifest in the War Veterans-led revolution. The book is a bold account of an ongoing bottom-up struggle against neo-colonialism, settler economy and international capital. It traces the unfolding events of Zimbabwe’s war of liberation, revealing little-known facts that help to explain the complexity of current politics, ideology and class conflicts. Based on grounded empirical research this scholarly analysis differs significantly from the standard journalistic accounts of this topic. The book illustrates that the popular land occupations of 2000 were part of a much wider current under the surface that reconfigured industry, mining, finance, commerce and trade. War Veterans led a revolution that challenged the state, ruling ZANU PF, the MDC, President Robert Mugabe, settler and international capital. Zimbabwe’s revolution sets a new agenda and raises anew the intriguing question ‘what are the people of Africa trying to free themselves from and what are they trying to establish?’ Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe: Weaver Press £40.00/$70.00(s), December 2010, 9781847010254 8 b/w & 7 line illustrations, 256pp, HB

£40.00/$70.00(s), December 2010, 9781847010261 6 line illustrations, 288pp, HB Eastern Africa Series


P O L I T I C A L H I S TO RY Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Myths and Realities Ian Scoones et al. Ten years after the land invasions of 2000, this book provides the first full account of the consequences of these dramatic events. This land reform overturned a centuryold pattern of land use, one dominated by a small group of large-scale commercial farmers, many of whom were white. But what replaced it? This book challenges five myths through the examination of the field data from Masvingo province: Myth 1 Zimbabwean land reform has been a total failure. Myth 2 The beneficiaries of Zimbabwean land reform have been largely political ‘cronies’. Myth 3 There is no investment in the new resettlements. Myth 4 Agriculture is in complete ruins creating chronic food insecurity. Myth 5 The rural economy has collapsed. By challenging these myths, and suggesting alternative policy narratives, this book presents the story as it has been observed on the ground: warts and all. What comes through very strongly is the complexity, the differences, almost farm by farm: there is no single, simple story of the Zimbabwe land reform as sometimes assumed by press reports, political commentators, or indeed much academic study. Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, with co-authors Nelson Marongwe, Blasio Mavedzenge, Jacob Mahenehene, Felix Murimbarimba and Chrispen Sukume. Zimbabwe: Weaver Press £16.99/$34.95, December 2010, 9781847010247 16 line illustrations, 272pp, PB African Issues

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African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe (1923-80) Timothy Stapleton Making use of archival documents, period newspapers, and oral interviews, African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe examines the ambiguous experience of black security personnel, police, and soldiers in white-ruled Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1923 through independence and majority rule in 1980. Across the continent, European colonial rule could not have been maintained without African participation in the police and army. In Southern Rhodesia, lack of white manpower meant that despite fear of mutiny, blacks played an increasingly prominent role in law enforcement and military operations, and from World War II constituted a strong majority within the regular security forces. Despite danger, Africans volunteered for the police and army for a variety of reasons including the prestige of wearing a uniform, the possibility of excitement, family traditions, material considerations, and patriotism. As black police and soldiers were called upon to perform more specialized tasks, they acquired greater education and some - particularly African police - became part of the emerging westernized African middle class. After retirement, career African police and soldiers often continued to work in the security field, some becoming prominent entrepreneurs or commercial farmers, and generally composed a conservative, loyalist element in African society that the government eventually mobilized to counter the growth of African nationalism. Tim Stapleton here mines rich archival sources to clarify the complicated dynamic and legacy of black military personal who served during colonial rule in present-day Zimbabwe. Timothy Stapleton is professor of history at Trent University in Ontario.

Fighting for Britain African Soldiers in the Second World War David Killingray with Martin Plaut During the Second World War over half-amillion African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest single movement of African men overseas since the slave trade. This account, based mainly on oral evidence and soldiers’ letters, tells the story of the African experience of the war. It is a ‘history from below’ that describes how men were recruited for a war about which most knew very little. Army life exposed them to a range of new and startling experiences: new foods and forms of discipline, uniforms, machines and rifles, notions of industrial time, travel overseas, new languages and cultures, numeracy and literacy. What impact did service in the army have on African men and their families? What new skills did soldiers acquire and to what purposes were they put on their return? What was the social impact of overseas travel, and how did the broad umbrella of army welfare services change soldiers’ expectations of civilian life? And what role if any did ex-servicemen play in post-war nationalist politics? In this book African soldiers describe in their own words what it was like to undergo army training, to travel on a vast ocean, to experience battle, and their hopes and disappointments on demobilisation. DAVID KILLINGRAY is Professor Emeritus of History, Goldsmiths, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. £45.00/$95.00(s), March 2010, 9781847010155 16 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 304pp, HB

£50.00/$90.00(s), June 2011, 9781580463805 20 b/w illustrations, 336 pp, HB


political history / regional - nigeria Political Culture and Nationalism in Malawi Building Kwacha Joey Power Inspired by the events leading up to the overthrow of Doctor Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s Life Presidency, this book explores the deep logic of Malawi’s political culture as it emerged in the colonial and early post-colonial periods. It draws on archival sources from three continents and oral testimonies gathered over a ten-year period provided by those who lived these events. Power narrates how anti-colonial protest was made relevant to the African majority through the painstaking engagement of politicians in local grievances and struggles, which they then linked to the fight against white settler domination in the guise of the Central African Federation. She also explores how Doctor Banda (leader of independent Malawi for thirty years), the Nyasaland African Congress, and its successor, the Malawi Congress Party, functioned within this political culture, and how the MCP became a formidable political machine. Central to this process was the deployment of women and youth to cut across parochial politics and consolidate a broad base of support. No less important was the deliberate manipulation of history and the use of rumor and innuendo, symbol and pageantry, persecution and reward. It was this mix that made people both accept and reject the MCP regime, sometimes simultaneously.

Narrating War and Peace in Africa Edited by Toyin Falola & Hetty ter Haar While Africa has experienced conflict throughout its history, those wars of the latter half of the twentieth century seem to have defined and reinforced the myth of barbarism: in Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Chad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. The essays in this volume strive to address the reductive and stereotypical assumptions of postcolonial violence as “tribal” in nature, and offers instead various perspectives to foster a less fetishized, more contextualized understanding of African war, peace, and memory. Contributors: Ann Albuyeh, Zermarie Deacon, Alicia C. Decker, Aména Moïnfar, Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi, Sabrina Parent, Susan Rasmussen, Michael Sharp, Cheryl Sterling, Hetty ter Haar, Melissa Tully, Pamela Wadende, Metasebia Woldemariam, Jonathan Zilberg. Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Hetty ter Haar is an independent researcher in England. £45.00/$80.00(s), October 2010, 9781580463300 3 b/w illustrations, 344pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha & Lindsay Whitfield Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy in the continent? The editors have chosen eleven key countries to provide enlightening comparisons and contrasts to stimulate discussion among students. They have brought together a team of scholars who are actively working in the changing Africa of today. Each chapter is structured around a framing event which defines the experience of democratisation. The editors have provided an overview of the turning points in African politics. They engage with debates on how to study and evaluate democracy in Africa, such as the limits of elections. They identify four major themes with which to examine similarities and divergences as well as to explain change and continuity in what happened in the past. Abdul Raufu Mustapha is University Lecturer in African Politics at Queen Elizabeth House and Kirk-Greene Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Lindsay Whitfield is a Research Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen. £17.99/$34.95, November 2010, 9781847013163 256pp, PB

Joey Power is professor of history at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.

£55.00/$105.00(s), July 2009, 9781847013170 255pp, HB

£50.00/$85.00(s), January 2010, 9781580463102 6 b/w & 2 line illustrations, 352pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora


Turning Points in African Democracy

R E G I O NA L - N I G E R I A / R E G I O NA L - S U DA N White Chief, Black Lords Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, 1845–1878 Thomas V. McClendon White Chief, Black Lords explores the tensions and contradictions between the colonial civilizing mission and the practice of indirect rule. While colonial states professed that their guiding imperative was to transform colonized societies and bring them within “civilized” norms, fiscal limitations resulted in ruling through indigenous authorities and customs. In this book, Thomas McClendon analyzes this deep contradiction by looking at several crises and key turning points in the early decades of colonial rule in the British colony of Natal, later part of South Africa. He focuses a keen eye on the long tenure of Theophilus Shepstone as that colony’s Secretary for Native affairs, examining his interactions with subject African communities. In a series of case studies, including high drama over rebellions by African “chiefs” and their followers and intense debates over the control of witchcraft, White Chief, Black Lords shows that these colonial imperatives led to a self-defeating conundrum. In the process of attempting to rule through African leaders and norms yet to discipline and transform African subjects, the colonial state inevitably was itself transformed and became, in part, an African state. McClendon concludes by spotlighting the continuing importance of these unresolved contradictions in post-apartheid South Africa. Thomas McClendon is a professor of history at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. £40.00/$75.00(s), September 2010, 9781580463416 7 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 192pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

REGIONAL - nigeria

Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History Toyin Falola & Saheed Aderinto The second half of the twentieth century saw the publication of massive amounts of literature on Nigeria by Nigerian and nonNigerian historians. This volume reflects on that literature, focusing on those works by Nigerians in the context of the rise and decline of African nationalist historiography. Given the diminishing share in the global output of literature on Africa by African historians, it has become crucial to reintroduce Africans into historical writing about Africa. As the authors attempt here to rescue older voices, they also rehabilitate a stale historiography by revisiting the issues, ideas, and moments that produced it. This revivalism also challenges Nigerian historians of the twenty-first century to study the nation in new ways, to comprehend its modernity, and to frame a new set of questions on Nigeria’s future and globalization. In spite of current problems in Nigeria and its universities, that historical scholarship on Nigeria (and by extension, Africa) has come of age is indisputable. From a country that struggled for Western academic recognition in the 1950s to one that by the 1980s had emerged as one of the most studied countries in Africa, Nigeria is not only one of the early birthplaces of modern African history, but has also produced members of the first generation of African historians whose contributions to the development and expansion of modern African history is undeniable. Like their counterparts working on other parts of the world, these scholars have been sensitive to the need to explore virtually all aspects of Nigerian history. The book highlights the careers of some of Nigeria’s notable historians of the first and second generation. Toyin Falola is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. Saheed Aderinto is assistant professor of history at Western Carolina University. £40.00/$75.00(s), December 2010, 9781580463584 392 pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World John Iliffe Olusegun Obasanjo was Nigeria’s military head of state (1976-9) and President (1999-2007). His career is made the focus for a history of Nigeria’s first fifty years of independence (1960-2010) and of African continental affairs during the same period (Obasanjo having been an active opponent of apartheid and an architect of the African Union). The most important African leader of his generation, Obasanjo has had an extraordinarily diverse career as soldier, politician, statesman, farmer, author, political prisoner, Baptist preacher, and family patriarch. As a soldier, he secured the victory in Nigeria’s civil war. As military head of state, he returned the country to civilian rule. For the next 20 years he was ceaselessly active, before spending three years as a political prisoner. Released from prison, Obasanjo served Nigeria as elected President from 1999 to 2007, until his growing authoritarianism and his manipulation of his successor’s election ruined his reputation among many Nigerians. This book argues that the controversial end to his presidency must be understood in the light of his earlier career. The author has used mainly published sources, especially Nigerian newspapers and political memoirs, as well as recently released FCO documents in Britain. John Iliffe is a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. He retired as Professor of African History at Cambridge in 2006 and has published widely on African history including: A Modern History of Tanganyika; The Emergence of African Capitalism; The African Poor: A History; Africans: the History of a Continent; Honour in African History and The African Aids Epidemic: A History. £45.00/$80.00(s), January 2011, 9781847010278 2 line illustrations, 320pp, HB


R E G I O N A L - sudan / R E G I O N A L - Z I M B A B W E REGIONAL - sudan

After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan Edited by Elke Grawert After a long process of peace negotiations the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed on 9 January 2005 between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). The CPA raised initial hopes that it would be the foundation block for lasting peace in Sudan. This book compiles scholarly analyses of the implementation of the power sharing agreement of the CPA, of ongoing conflicts with particular respect to land issues, of the challenges of the reintegration of internally displaced people and refugees, and of the repercussions of the CPA in other regions of Sudan as well as in neighbouring countries. ELKE GRAWERT, Faculty of Economics and Institute for World Economics and International Management, University of Bremen, Germany. £40.00/$75.00(s), November 2010, 9781847010223 6 line illustrations, 312pp, HB Eastern Africa Series

revised edition

The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars Comprehensive Peace or Temporary Truce? Douglas H. Johnson Sudan’s postindependence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country’s recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political, economic and social factors which have contributed to periodic outbreaks of violence between the state and its peripheries. In tracing historical continuities, it outlines the essential differences between the modern Sudan’s first civil war in the 1960s and the current war. It also looks at the series of minor civil wars generated by, and contained within, the major conflict, as well as the regional and international factors - including humanitarian aid - which have exacerbated civil violence. This introduction is aimed at students of North-East Africa, and of conflict and ethnicity. It should be useful for people in aid and international organizations who need a straightforward analytical survey which will help them assess the prospects for a lasting peace in Sudan. Revised to include an analysis of the escalation of the Darfur war, implementation of the peace agreement, and implications of the Southern referendum.

The Sudan Handbook Edited by John Ryle et al. The Sudan Handbook, based on the Rift Valley Institute’s successful Sudan Field Course, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Sudan, vividly written and edited by leading Sudanese and international specialists. The handbook offers a concise introduction to all aspects of the country, rooted in a broad historical account of the development of the Sudanese state. It consists of eighteen selfcontained, cross-referenced chapters, covering essential topics in the geography, history, sociology, culture and politics of the country, written by outstanding Sudanese scholars and recognized international experts. It includes numerous purpose-drawn maps and diagrams, glossaries of key terms, capsule biographies of key figures, a chronology and a bibliography. JOHN RYLE, Rift Valley Institute and Department of Anthropology, Bard College, USA; JUSTIN WILLIS, Department of History, Durham University, and former Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa; SULIMAN BALDO, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, International Crisis Group; JOK MADUT JOK, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, USA. £19.99/$34.95, May 2011, 9781847010308 20 line illustrations, 224pp, PB

Douglas H. Johnson is an independent scholar and former international expert on the Abyei Boundaries Commission. £16.99/$29.95, July 2011, 9781847010292 2 line illustrations, 256pp, PB African Issues



Bulawayo Burning The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960 Terence Ranger This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera’s famous novel Butterfly Burning, which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what historical research and reconstruction can add to the literary imagination. Responding as it does to a novel, this history imitates some fictional modes. Two of its chapters are in effect ‘scenes’, dealing with brief periods of intense activity. Others are in effect biographies of ‘characters’. The book draws upon and quotes from a rich body of urban oral memory. In addition to this historical/ literary interaction the book is a contribution to the historiography of southern African cities, bringing out the experiential and cultural dimensions, and combining black and white urban social history. TERENCE RANGER is Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford. Zimbabwe: Weaver Press £45.00/$90.00(s), October 2010, 9781847010209 10 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 272pp, HB

Circular Migration in Zimbabwe and Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa Deborah Potts Circular migration, whereby rural migrants do not remain permanently in town, has particular significance in the academic literature on development and urbanization in Africa, often having negative connotations in southern Africanist studies due to its links with an iniquitous migrant labour system. Literature on other African regions often views circular migration more positively. This book reviews the current evidence about circular migration and urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa. The author challenges the dominant view that rural-urban migration continues unabated and shows that circular migration has continued and has adapted, with faster out-migration in the face of declining urban economic opportunities. The empirical core of the book illustrates these trends through a detailed examination of the case of Zimbabwe based on the author’s longstanding research on Harare. The political and economic changes in Zimbabwe since the 1980s transformed Harare from one of the best African cities to live in over this period to one of the worst. Harare citizens’ livelihoods exemplify, in microcosm, the central theme of the book: the re-invention of circulation and rural-urban links in response to economic change. Deborah Potts is Senior Lecturer in Geography, King’s College London. £50.00/$95.00(s), December 2010, 9781847010230 4 b/w & 33 line illustrations, 304pp, HB

social history

Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World Solimar Otero Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World explores how Yoruba and Afro-Cuban communities moved across the Atlantic between the Americas and Africa in successive waves in the nineteenth century. In Havana, Yoruba slaves from Lagos banded together to buy their freedom and sail home to Nigeria. Once in Lagos, this Cuban repatriate community became known as the Aguda. This community built their own neighborhood that celebrated their Afrolatino heritage. For these Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic constructions of family and community play the role of narrating and locating a longed-for home. By providing a link between the workings of nostalgia and the construction of home, this volume re-theorizes cultural imaginaries as a source for diasporic community reinvention. Through ethnographic fieldwork and research in folkloristics, Otero reveals that the Aguda identify strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in contemporary times. Their fluid identity moves from Yoruba to Cuban, and back again, in a manner that illustrates the truly cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic community affiliation. Solimar Otero is assistant professor of English and folklore at Louisiana State University and is research associate and visiting professor at the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at the Harvard Divinity School from 2009 - 2010. £40.00/$75.00(s), July 2010, 9781580463263 12 b/w illustrations, 264pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora


theatre & film Women’s Authority and Society in Early East-Central Africa Christine Saidi This study of more than two thousand years of African social history weaves together evidence from historical linguistics, archaeology, comparative ethnography, oral tradition, and art history to challenge the assumptions that all African societies were patriarchal and that the status of women in precolonial Africa is beyond the scope of historical research. In East-Central Africa, women played key roles in technological and economic developments during the long precolonial period. Female political leaders were as common as male rulers, and women, especially mothers, were central to religious ceremonies and beliefs. These conclusions contribute a new and critical element to our understanding of Africa’s precolonial history. Christine Saidi is assistant professor of history at Kutztown University. £50.00/$85.00(s), March 2010, 9781580463270 4 b/w & 8 line illustrations, 208 pp, HB Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

theatre & film

African Theatre 9 Histories 1850-1950 Ed by Martin Banham et al. African performers, dramatists and directors have far out-paced chroniclers, critics and librarians, and as a result, those preparing accounts of theatre movements and performance on the continent have very limited resources to work on. African Theatre 9 addresses the topic of theatre history and, more specifically, looks at a selection of theatrical movements and events between 1850 and 1950. Drawing on such archived resources as are available, this volume seeks to recover moments from the past by bringing together papers that explore the complexity of the relationships that characterised a century of contact, conflict, compromise and creativity. The findings provide essential background to understanding contemporary developments in African theatre, and draw attention to the importance of documenting performances. Volume Editor: Yvette Hutchison

ALT 28 Film in African Literature Today Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu A recent literary phenomenon in contemporary Africa is the developing relationship between film and African literature. ALT 28 focuses on the interface between film and literature in contemporary African writing and imagination. Contributors have examined the issue from a variety of perspectives: critiques of adaptations of African creative works into film, analyses of filmic structures in African dramatic literature, African writers as film makers, and the impact of the video film industry on literature and the reading culture in Africa. Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor of the Department of Africana Studies, University of Michigan-Flint. Nigeria: HEBN £17.99/$34.95, December 2010, 9781847015105 192pp, PB African Literature Today

Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow , Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Warwick £17.99/$34.95, December 2010, 9781847010148 10 b/w illustrations, 200pp, PB African Theatre


T H E AT R E & F I L M / B AC K L I S T now available in paperback

Ira Aldridge The African Roscius Edited by Bernth Lindfors Ira Aldridge -- a black New Yorker -- was one of nineteenth-century Europe’s greatest actors. He performed abroad for forty-three years, winning more awards, honors, and official decorations than any of his professional peers. Billed as the “African Roscius,” Aldridge developed a repertoire initially consisting of Shakespeare’s Othello, melodramas about slavery, and farces that drew on his ability to sing and dance. By the time he began touring in Europe he was principally a Shakespearean actor, playing such classic characters as Shylock, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. Although his frequent public appearances made him the most visible black man in the world by mid-nineteenth century, today Aldridge tends to be a forgotten figure, seldom mentioned in histories of British and European theater. This collection restores the luster to Aldridge’s reputation by examining his extraordinary achievements against all odds. The early essays offer biographical information, while later essays examine his critical and popular reception throughout the world. Taken together, these diverse approaches to Aldridge offer a fuller understanding and heightened appreciation of a remarkable man who had an exceptionally interesting life and a spectacular career. Contributors: C. Bruyn Andrews, N. Batusic, P. A. Bell, K. Byerman, R. M. Cowhig, N. M. Evans, J. Groeneboer, A. Marie Koller, J. Green MacDonald, H. Marshall, J. J. Napier, K. Sawala, G. Sjögren, J. McCune Smith, H. Waters, and S. B. Winters. Bernth Lindfors is professor emeritus of English and African literatures at The University of Texas at Austin. PB: £17.99/$29.95, Dec 2010, 9781580463744

HB: £30.00/$55.00(s), Sept. 2007, 9781580462587 21 b/w illustrations, 304pp, Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Ira Aldridge’s Early Years, 1807-1833 Bernth Lindfors Ira Aldridge’s Early Years, 1807-1833 is a detailed, carefully-researched biography of this black classical actor covering the first 45 years of his life (1807-1852), when he rose from an impoverished childhood in New York City to a successful career as one of the most celebrated thespians on the British stage. Aldridge played upon low audience expectations by billing himself grandiloquently as the “African Roscius,” and performing under the pseudonym of Mr. Keene, a homonym calling up an image of Edmund Kean, England’s most famous Shakespearean actor. He gradually gained a reputation under his own name throughout the United Kingdom, attracting large crowds and winning accolades not only as an interpreter of black roles but also eventually as an actor of classic white Shakespearean parts-Shylock, Macbeth, Richard III, even Iago. A peculiarity of Aldridge’s career was that he seldom was invited to perform in London; instead he moved constantly from one provincial town or city to the next carrying costumes, props, wife, and son with him. At the time Aldridge began performing in Britain, slavery had not yet been abolished in British territories overseas, and a determined West Indian lobby in London was attempting to defend the rights of slave owners abroad. Also, the rise of black minstrelsy in the 1830s perpetuated a notion of negro inferiority. Aldridge, as a very visible black man in a white world at a time when the relationship between whites and blacks was being redefined, was sometimes subjected to blatant racial harassment and discrimination; he nonetheless managed to survive and even thrive in an environment in which he always was regarded as an outsider. In dealing with his emergence as a professional actor in the United Kingdom, Lindfors here records in detail the ups and downs of Aldridge’s itinerant existence in a world where no theatergoer had ever seen anyone like him on stage before. Aldridge was genuinely a unique phenomenon in Britain at a pivotal point in history. Bernth Lindfors is professor emeritus of English and African Literatures, University of Texas at Austin, and editor of Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius (University of Rochester Press, 2007).

Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema Expanded Edition Barbara Tepa Lupack The cinematic representation of blacks, especially in silent and early film, was shaped not only by the sentimental racism of the culture but also by the popular literature which distorted black experience and restricted black characters to minor, stereotyped roles. By contrast, in the works of black writers from Oscar Micheaux to Toni Morrison, the black experience has been more fully, more accurately, and usually more sympathetically realized; and from the early days of film, select filmmakers have looked to that literature as the basis for their productions. An historical examination of the practice of such adaptation offers telling insights into the portrayal -- and progress -- of blacks in American movies and culture. It reveals that while blacks, on screen and behind the scenes, were often forced to re-create the demeaning film stereotypes, they learned how to subvert and exploit the artificiality of their caricatures. It also reveals the ways that black filmmakers, beginning with Micheaux, Noble and George Johnson, and their less prominent colleagues like Emmett Scott, worked within the conventions of cinema and society, yet managed to produce films that were, at their best, unconventional and pioneering. It demonstrates that as far back as the 1920s and 1930s, black authors like Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes already recognized the need for involvement with film production in order to create pictures that were more representative of black life. It illustrates the fact that, in recent years, as more black voices found their way to the screen, among the strongest were the voices of women. And above all, it confirms that within the rich tradition of black literature of all genres lie many exciting cinematic possibilities for audiences of all colors. Barbara Tepa Lupack has written extensively on the topic of literary adaptations in cinema and is co-author (with Alan Lupack) of Illustrating Camelot. £19.99/$39.95, October 2010, 9781580463720 60 b/w illustrations, 584pp, PB

£50.00/$85.00(s), June 2011, 9781580463812 12 b/w illustrations, 424 pp, HB


T H E AT R E & F I L M / B AC K L I S T Men in African Film and Fiction Edited by Lahoucine Ouzgane Through their analysis of the depictions in film and literature of masculinities in colonial, independent and post-independent Africa, the contributors open some key African texts to a more obviously politicized set of meanings. Collectively, the essays provide space for rethinking current theory on gender and masculinity: - h ow only some of the most popular theories in masculinity studies in the West hold true in African contexts; - h ow Western masculinities react with indigenous masculinities on the continent; - h ow masculinity and femininity in Africa seem to reside more on a continuum of cultural practices than on absolutely opposite planes; - a nd how generation often functions as a more potent metaphor than gender.

African colonial history

African History

Colonial Rule and Crisis in Equatorial Africa Southern Gabon, c. 1850-1940

Afro-Brazilians Cultural Production in a Racial Democracy

Christopher J. Gray

Niyi Afolabi

£40.00/$70.00(s), July 2002, 9781580460484 18 line illustrations, 304pp, HB

£50.00/$90.00(s), April 2009, 9781580462624 1 b/w illustrations, 443pp, HB

Locality, Mobility, and “Nation” Periurban Colonialism in Togo’s Eweland, 1900-1960

Crafting Identity in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Benjamin N. Lawrance

£40.00/$75.00(s), November 2007, 9781580462570 8 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 205pp, HB

£40.00/$75.00(s), October 2007, 9781580462648 10 b/w & 4 line illustrations, 304 pp, HB

Elizabeth MacGonagle

The Power of African Cultures Making Headway The Introduction of Western Civilization in Colonial Northern Nigeria Andrew E. Barnes

Lahoucine Ouzgane is Associate Professor of English & Film Studies, University of Alberta, Canada.

£55.00/$95.00(s), November 2009, 9781580462990 8 lin illustrations, 352 pp, HB

£45.00/$80.00(s), March 2011, 9781847015211 224pp, HB

Nationalism and African Intellectuals

Toyin Falola £19.99/$39.95, August 2008, 9781580462976 18 b/w illustrations, 368pp, PB

Sources and Methods in African History Spoken, Written, Unearthed

Toyin Falola

Edited by Toyin Falola & Christian Jennings

£19.99/$35.00(s), September 2004, 9781580461498 20 b/w illustrations, 256 pp, PB

£17.99/$29.95, September 2004, 9781580461405 5 b/w illustrations, 432pp, PB

Sudan’s Blood Memory The Legacy of War, Ethnicity, and Slavery in South Sudan Stephanie Beswick £17.99/$29.95, January 2006, 9781580462310 2224pp, PB

Voices of the Poor in Africa Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination Elizabeth Isichei £17.99/$24.95, August 2004, 9781580461795 5 b/w & 9 line illustrations, 297pp, PB


backlist Anthropology Change & Transformation in Ghana’s Publicly Funded Universities A Study of Experiences, Lessons and Opportunities Manuh, Gariba & Budu £16.99/$27.95, June 2007, 9780852551714 192pp, PB

World anthropology Expressing Identities in the Basque Arena Jeremy MacClancy £55.00/$105.00(s), January 2008, 9780852559949 8 b/w illustrations, 224pp, HB £18.99/$34.95, December 2007, 9780852559895 8 b/w illustrations, 224pp, PB

Gender in the Making of the Nigerian University System

A Greek Island Cosmos Kinship and Community in Meganisi

Charmaine Pereira

Roger Just

£16.99/$27.95, June 2007, 9780852551721 224pp, PB

Ghosts of Kanungu Fertility, Secrecy and Exchange in the Great Lakes of East Africa Richard Vokes £55.00/$105.00(s), December 2009, 9781847010094 18 b/w & 9 line illustrations, 256pp, HB

Higher Education in Mozambique A Case Study

£45.00/$90.00(s), February 2000, 9780852552674 288pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, October 2000, 9780852552681 288pp, PB

Public & Private Universities in Kenya New Challenges, Issues and Achievements Mwiria, Ng’ethe, Ngome et al. £16.99/$27.95, June 2007, 9780852554425 224pp, PB

Leo Howe £50.00/$95.00(s), March 2002, 9780852559147 17 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 256pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, March 2002, 9780852559192 17 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 256pp, PB

Inside West Nile Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier Mark Leopold £50.00/$95.00(s), May 2005, 9780852559413 192pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, May 2005, 9780852559406 192pp, PB

Village Matters Knowledge, Politics and Community in Kabylia, Algeria

£50.00/$95.00(s), January 2002, 9780852559215 22 b/w illustrations, 320pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, July 2002, 9780852559208 22 b/w illustrations, 320pp, PB

Modern Indian Kingship Tradition, Legitimacy and Power in Jodhpur Marzia Balzani £50.00/$95.00(s), March 2003, 9780852559314 7 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 224pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, March 2003, 9780852559307 7 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 224pp, PB

Melodies of Mourning Music and Emotion in Northern Australia Fiona Magowan £50.00/$95.00(s), June 2007, 9780852559932 240pp, HB £18.99/$34.95, June 2007, 9780852559925 240pp, HB

Turkish Region Culture and Civilization on the East Black Sea Coast Ildiko Beller-Hann & Chris Hann £40.00/$80.00(s), June 2001, 9780852552742 256pp, HB £17.99/$34.95, June 2001, 9780852552797 256pp, HB

The Pathan Unarmed Opposition and Memory in the Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

Judith Scheele £45.00/$90.00(s), April 2009, 9781847012050 11 b/w & 7 line illustrations, 191pp, HB

Pnina Werbner

Hinduism and Hierarchy in Bali

Mario, Fry, & Levy et al. £11.99/$18.99, June 2003, 9780852554302 128pp, PB

Imagined Diasporas Among Manchester Muslims The Public Performance of Pakistani Transnational Identity Politics

Mukulika Banerjee £17.99/$34.95, January 2001, 9780852552735 256pp, PB


backlist Diaspora Studies African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspective

Not So Plain as Black and White Afro-German Culture and History, 1890-2000

Ed: Steven J. Salm & Toyin Falola

edited by Patricia Mazon & Reinhild Steingrover

£19.99/$34.95, January 2009, 9781580463140 15 b/w illustrations, 440pp, PB

£19.99/$34.95, October 2009, 9781580463348 17 b/w illustrations, 266pp, PB

Constructions of Belonging Igbo Communities and the Nigerian State in the Twentieth Century Axel Harneit-Sievers £40.00/$75.00(s), July 2006, 9781580461672 14 b/w & 10 line illustrations, 400pp, HB

Contested Power in Angola, 1840s to the Present Linda Heywood £45.00/$80.00(s), June 2000, 9781580460637 1 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 326pp, HB

HIV/AIDS, Illness, and African Well-Being Edited by Toyin Falola & Matthew M. Heaton £40.00/$75.00(s), June 2007, 9781580462402 36 line illustrations, 432 pp, HB

Indirect Rule in South Africa Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power J. C. Myers £40.00/$75.00(s), July 2008, 9781580462785 1 b/w illustration, 156pp, HB

£40.00/$75.00(s), March 2005, 9781580461832 17 b/w illustrations, 266pp, HB

Autobiography of an Ex-White Man Learning a New Master Narrative for America Robert Paul Wolff £14.99/$19.95, January 2009, 9781580463133 150pp, PB

Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius

Narrative Shape-Shifting Myth, Humor and History in the Fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing & Yvonne Vera

William Kelleher Storey

Arlene A. Elder

£40.00/$75.00(s), December 1997, 9781580460156 248pp, HB

£45.00/$90.00(s), December 2009, 9781847010124 174pp, HB

The United States and West Africa Interactions and Relations

Representing Bushmen South Africa and the Origin of Language

Ed: Alusine Jalloh & toyin falola

Shane Moran

£19.99/$34.95, October 2009, 9781580463089 3 b/w & 1 line illustrations, 490pp, PB

£45.00/$80.00(s), February 2009, 9781580462945 4 b/w illustrations, 222pp, HB

Writing African History

Film & Performing Arts African Theatre 7: Companies edited by Martin Banham et al

edited by John Edward Philips £17.99/$29.95, October 2007, 9781580462563 12 b/w illustrations, 546pp, PB

£17.99/$34.95, December 2008, 9781847015006 16 b/w illustrations, 192pp, PB

African Literature Today African Theatre 8: Diasporas edited by Martin Banham et al £17.99/$34.95, December 2009, 9781847015013 8 b/w illustrations, 190pp, PB

Ira Aldridge The African Roscius Edited by Bernth Lindfors PB: £17.99/$29.95, Dec 2010, 9781580463744

HB: £30.00/$55.00(s), Sept. 2007, 9781580462587 21 b/w illustrations, 304pp, Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora


Literary Studies

ALT 27 New Novels in African Literature Today edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu £17.99/$34.95, December 2009, 9780852555729 192pp, PB

ALT 26 War in African Literature Today edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu £16.99/$34.95, December 2008, 9780852555712 189pp, PB

backlist Modern History Empire, Development and Colonialism The Past in the Present edited by Mark Duffield & Vernon Hewitt £45.00/$90.00(s), December 2009, 9781847010117 223pp, HB

A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994

Moving People in Ethiopia Development, Displacement and the State

Arnold Hughes & David Perfect

edited by Alula Pankhurst & Francois Piguet

£25.00/$45.00,(s) July 2008, 9781580461269 549pp, PB

Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-74 Messay Kebede

Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa edited by Toyin Falola & Aribidesi Usman £45.00/$80.00(s), May 2009, 9781580462969 19 b/w & 18 line illustrations, 332pp, HB

£40.00/$75.00(s), November 2008, 9781580462914 252pp, HB

The Urban Roots of Democracy and Political Violence in Zimbabwe Harare and Highfield, 1940-1964 Timothy Scarnecchia

Politics & Economics Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture edited by Toyin Falola & Augustine Agwuele £45.00/$80.00(s), December 2009, 9781580463317 6 b/w illustrations, 347pp, HB

Diamonds, Dispossession and Democracy in Botswana Kenneth Good £14.99/$27.95, December 2008, 9781847013125 1 b/w & 1 line illustrations, 192pp, PB

Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa The Tragedy of Endowment

£45.00/$80.00(s), October 2008, 9781580462815 10 b/w & 3 line illustrations, 240pp, HB

Yorùbá Identity and Power Politics edited by Ann Genova & Toyin Falola £40.00/$75.00(s), June 2006, 9781580462198 21 b/w & 8 line illustrations, 380pp, HB

regional - EthIopia The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials Transitional Justice Challenged Ed. by K. Tronvoll, C. Schaefer & G. Alemu Aneme £14.99/$27.95, April 2009, 9781847013200 176pp, PB

Abiodun Alao £50.00/$85.00(s), September 2007, 9781580462679 1 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 376pp, HB

Living Terraces in Ethiopia Konso Landscape, Culture and Development

£45.00/$90.00(s), June 2009, 9781847016133 1 line illustration, 344pp, HB

War and the Politics of Identity in Ethiopia The Making of Enemies and Allies in the Horn of Africa Kjetil Tronvoll £40.00/$80.00(s), April 2009, 9781847016126 1 line illustration, 256pp, HB

regional - Ghana Economy of Ghana Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth and Poverty edited by Ernest Aryeetey & Ravi Kanbur £50.00/$95.00(s), December 2008, 9781847010032 38 line illustrations, 432pp, HB

Labour, Land and Capital in Ghana From Slavery to Free Labour in Asante, 1807-1956 Gareth Austin £40.00/$75.00(s) April 2005, 9781580461610 10 b/w illustrations, 614pp, HB

Writing Ghana, Imagining Africa Nation and African Modernity Kwaku Larbi Korang £19.99/$39.95, January 2009, 9781580463164 361pp, PB

Elizabeth E. Watson £45.00/$90.00(s), August 2009, 9781847010056 35 b/w illustrations, 256pp, HB


backlist regional - Nigeria

The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885-1950 A. E. Afigbo £40.00/$75.00(s), November 2006, 9781580462426 4 b/w illustrations, 230pp, HB

Nigerian Chiefs Traditional Power in Modern Politics, 1890s-1990s


Sufi City Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba Eric S. Ross £40.00/$75.00(s), November 2006, 9781580462174 56 b/w illustrations, 308pp, HB

Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal The Murid Order

Olufemi Vaughan £17.99/$29.95, August 2006, 9781580462495 6 line illustrations, 310pp, PB

Violence in Nigeria The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies

John Glover £40.00/$75.00(s), November 2007, 9781580462686 9 b/w & 5 line illustrations, 250pp, HB

Toyin Falola £25.00/$45.00(s), May 2001, 9781580460521 408pp, PB

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