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New and Published Books

  1. The Role of NGOs in African Socio-Economic Development

    By Trudy Owens, Ronelle Burger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), popularly known as charities, are acknowledged to be pivotal to poverty alleviation, especially in African countries where government capacity and revenues are often limited. Despite their prominent role in poverty alleviation, little is known about how these...

    Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa

    Five Decades of Misrule

    Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. San Representation

    Politics, Practice and Possibilities

    Edited by Keyan Tomaselli, Michael Wessels

    The San or Bushmen of southern Africa have exerted a fascination over generations of writers and scholars, from novelists and anarchists to ethnologists and geneticists, and also occupy a special place in the popular imagination as the First People and the contemporary remnant of spiritual and...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Quality Teaching and the Capability Approach

    Evaluating the work and governance of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Alison Buckler

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book provides an analytical exploration of the condition of teachers working in expanding school systems across the world, with a particular focus on the lives of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing from award-winning research, it looks beyond the official portrayals of...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Tswana

    By Isaac Schapera, John L Comaroff

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1953 and this edition in 1991, this book was created in association with the International African Institute. Since its first publication, anthropology and African Studies have changed a great deal, but the bedrock of both remains unchanged: solid, sensitive ethnographic and...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Practical Phonetics for Students of African Languages

    By D Westermann, Ida C. Ward

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1933, this book looks at the phonetics of African languages. It argues that a good grounding in phonetics and tone work is an indispensable preliminary to anyone embarking on a study of African language and so provides the material necessary for this in a simple form. The volume...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  7. African Political Systems

    Edited by M. Fortes, E. E. Evans-Pritchard

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1940 and this edition in 1987, this book is a comparative study of African political institutions. It describes different types of social organisation that are found in a number of African societies and analyses the principles underlying these traditional forms of government....

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Studies in Hausa

    Language and Linguistics

    Edited by Graham Furniss, Philip J. Jaggar

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book is a landmark in the study of one of the major African languages: Hausa. Hausa is spoken by 40-50 million people, mostly in northern Nigeria, but also in communities stretching from Senegal to the Red Sea. It is a language taught on an international basis at major...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. African Systems of Kinship and Marriage

    Edited by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Daryll Forde

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Languages of Ghana

    Edited by Mary E. Kropp Dakubu

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides an easily accessible handbook of knowledge about the languages of Ghana; their geographical distribution, their relationships with each other, the social patterns of their use, and their structures. Besides the general introduction, it contains chapters...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge