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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)
 
 
Africa Writes Back to Self
Africa Writes Back to Self (July 2009)
Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality
Evan M. Mwangi - Author

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

The profound effects of colonialism and its legacies on African cultures have led postcolonial scholars of recent African literature to characterize contemporary African novels as, first and foremost, responses to colonial domination by the West. In Africa Writes Back to S...(Read More)

 
 
Digital Diaspora
Digital Diaspora (February 2009)
A Race for Cyberspace
Anna Everett - Author

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Deftly interweaving history, culture, and critical theory, Anna Everett traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace, particularly during the early years of the Internet. She challenges the problematic historical view of black people as quintessential information-age outsiders or poster children for the digital divide by uncovering their early technolu...(Read More)
 
 
Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa
Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa (August 2008)
Patrick Lynn Rivers - Author

Argues that the responsibility for eradicating racial hatred has been redirected away from the state and toward the hated, leaving the causes of hate unaddressed.

In this book, Patrick Lynn Rivers asserts that states govern racist hate by governing racial constructs. Rivers maintains that state practices used to govern hate and race in both the United States and South Africa do not make citizens safer, even as ...(Read More)

 
 
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin (June 2008)
The Search for an Integrative Discourse
Okbazghi Yohannes - Author

Argues for new water policies in the Nile River Basin.

Human demand for water resources is rising at an alarming rate in response to rapid population growth, rival development requirements, and the depletion of ecological resources. In this book, Okbazghi Yohannes examines the various facets of the competition for water resources among the ten Nile River Basin countries as they compete to harness the river’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher and Comrade
Teacher and Comrade (March 2008)
Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy in South Africa
Alan Wieder - Author

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Teacher and Comrade explores South African resistance in the twentieth century, before and during apartheid, through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico who spent thirty-nine years in the classroom and his entire life fighting for democracy. ...(Read More)
 
 
Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa
Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa (January 2008)
Samuel E. Quainoo - Author

Examines the transitions to democracy in Africa.

What conditions motivate a transition to democracy? Can the dynamics of a transition influence its outcome? Under what circumstances has democracy been consolidated in Africa? This trilogy of questions has become necessary in light of the current democratic wave engulfing Africa and the rest of the world. In examining the conditions that initiate democratic transit...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
Hybridity
Hybridity (March 2007)
Limits, Transformations, Prospects
Anjali Prabhu - Author

Critical reevaluation of the concept of hybridity within postcolonial studies.

This critical engagement with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists of postcolonial studies reevaluates recent theories of hybridity and agency. Challenging the claim that hybridity provides a site of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an increasingly globalized world, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways in which ...(Read More)
 
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