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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 (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)
Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire
Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire (January 2007)
Origin of the Civilization from the Cushites
Drusilla Dunjee Houston - Author
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Editor

Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.

Writer, activist, and indefatigable community leader in the American West, Drusilla Dunjee Houston (1876–1941) offers a remarkable, well-researched study of the origins of African American culture. First published in a very limited edition in 1926, Wonderful Ethiopians of the Cushite Empire fe...(Read More)
Imperialism and Human Rights
Imperialism and Human Rights (November 2006)
Colonial Discourses of Rights and Liberties in African History
Bonny Ibhawoh - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Looks at the language of rights used by diverse interest groups in British-colonized Nigeria.

In this seminal study, Bonny Ibhawoh investigates the links between European imperialism and human rights discourses in African history. Using British-colonized Nigeria as a case study, he examines how diverse interest groups within colonial society deploye...(Read More)
On Spiritual Strivings
On Spiritual Strivings (June 2006)
Transforming an African American Woman's Academic Life
Cynthia B. Dillard - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Offers both a theoretical and concrete example of what W. E. B. Du Bois called “spiritual strivings.”

This engaging book offers a personal look at how centering spirituality in an academic life transforms its very foundations—its epistemology, paradigm, and methods—and becomes the site for spiritual healing and service to the world....(Read More)
Family Matters
Family Matters (March 2006)
Feminist Concepts in African Philosophy of Culture
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu - Author

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Prior to European colonialism, Igboland, a region in Nigeria, was a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society governed by separate but interdependent political systems for men and women. In the last one hundred fifty years, the Igbo family has undergone vast structural changes in response to a barrage of cultural forces. Critically rereading ...(Read More)
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad (December 2004)
Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality
Byron Caminero-Santangelo - Author

Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.

"Byron Caminero-Santangelo exposes the limitations of the hegemonic 'writing back to the center' model and offers an alternative approach that emphasizes the constitutive creativity of postcolonial cultural producers. The subtlety of his reasoning and the brilliance of his close readings will make ...(Read More)
Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses
Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses (January 2004)
Samuel E. Quainoo - Editor

A collection of lectures delivered during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana.

Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses is a compilation of lectures delivered by academics and government officials of Ghana during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana. The articles critically discuss historical as well as contemporary issues of Ghana in particular and Africa in general. This project was made possible ...(Read More)
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere (October 2003)
Oyeronke Olajubu - Author
Jacob K. Olupona - Foreword by

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two...(Read More)
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