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The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave
The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave (July 2013)
The Ancestral Call in Black Women's Texts
Venetria K. Patton - Author

Explores black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.

The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave investigates the treatment of the ancestor figure in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters, Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow, Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata and A Sunday in June, Toni Morrison’s Beloved,Tananarive Due’s The Bet...(Read More)
 
 
Sex in Transition
Sex in Transition (November 2012)
Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa
Amanda Lock Swarr - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2014 Distinguished Book Award, presented by the Section on Sexualities of the American Sociological Association

2013 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies, presented by the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies


HONORABLE MENTION – 2013 Ruth Benedict Book Prize, presented by the Association for Queer Anthropology

Ar...(Read More)
 
 
Let Spirit Speak!
Let Spirit Speak! (June 2012)
Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African diaspora in the Western hemisphere.

In this unique and groundbreaking collection, writers, critics, historians, and poets celebrate the cultural contributions of members of the African diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. Beginning with the cries and prayers of Gina Athena Ulysse to the Haitian loa Erzulie in the aftermat...(Read More)
 
 
Rebellious Histories
Rebellious Histories (March 2012)
The Amistad Slave Revolt and the Cultures of Late Twentieth-Century Black Transnationalism
Matthew J. Christensen - Author

Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

From the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, playwrights, novelists, filmmakers, visual artists, and prison writers from Sierra Leone and the United States brought a new attention to the events of the 1839 Amistad shipboard slave rebellion. As a testament of the h...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters with Witchcraft
Encounters with Witchcraft (January 2012)
Field Notes from Africa
Norman N. Miller - Author

A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.

Encounters with Witchcraft is a personal story of a young man’s fascination with African witchcraft discovered first in a trek across East Africa and the Congo. The story unfolds over four decades during the author’s long residence in and many trips to Kenya, Tanzania ...(Read More)
 
 
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa
Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa (February 2010)
Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders
Faith Wambura Ngunjiri - Author

Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.

Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa offers portraits of sixteen African women in leadership positions in grassroots, national, Pan African and global organizations, and explores how they choose to “rock the boat without falling out” by transforming their communities and organizations from within. In her analysis of the women ...(Read More)
 
 
Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia
Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia (January 2010)
Struggling for Statehood, Sovereignty, and Multinational Democracy
Asafa Jalata - Author

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

This book demonstrates how oppressor Ethiopian nationalism rationalizes and justifies the hierarchical organization of various peoples or ethnonations and how oppressed Oromo nationalism provides an ideology or a vision and a program for seeking self-determination an...(Read More)
 
 
The Making of Modern Libya
The Making of Modern Libya (November 2009)
State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, Second Edition
Ali Abdullatif Ahmida - Author

Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.

The Making of Modern Libya is a thorough examination of the social, cultural, and historical background of modern Libya. Ali Abdullatif Ahmida examines the reaction of the ordinary Libyan people to colonialism and nationalism, from the early nineteenth century through the end of anticolonial re...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Negritude
Beyond Negritude (September 2009)
Essays from Woman in the City
Paulette Nardal - Author
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

In the aftermath of World War II, Paulette Nardal, the Martinican woman most famously associated with the Negritude movement and its founders Aimé Césaire, Léopold Senghor, and Léon Damas during Paris’s interwar years, founded the journal Woman in the City. This annotated translation, with an in...(Read More)
 
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