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  1. The Darfur Conflict

    Geography or Institutions?

    By Osman Suliman

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    Although it is often simplified as an "ethnic conflict" in popular media, the current crisis in Darfur can only be superficially defined across ethnic lines. Any long-term solution to the conflict must also address the underlying social and environmental influences such as changing resource...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost....

    Published August 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition

    The Legacy of the Songhoy People

    By Hassimi Oumarou Maiga

    Series: African Studies

    By balancing written history with the African oral tradition, this book conceptualizes the integrations among diverse peoples of Africa and specifically among the Songhoy people. Drawing from a number of academic disciplines and original research that documents the oral and literate traditions of...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Africa and IMF Conditionality

    The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000

    By Kwame Akonor

    Series: African Studies

    Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

    By Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

    Series: African Studies

    Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Between the Lines

    Africa in Western Spirituality, Philosophy, and Literary Theory

    By A. Lassissi Odjo

    Series: African Studies

    Africa’s history has been misrepresented by the outside world, especially by the Judeo-Christian West. An awareness of such a bias in historiographical discourse explains much of the difficulty Africans and peoples of African descent have in formulating a viable identity in intellectual discourse....

    Published July 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Pastoralism and Development in Africa

    Dynamic Change at the Margins

    Edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind, Ian Scoones

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Social Movements and Democracy in Africa

    The Impact of Women's Struggles for Equal Rights in Botswana

    By Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Series: African Studies

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. African Cultural Values

    Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996

    By Raphael Chijioke Njoku

    Series: African Studies

    Although numerous studies have been made of the Western educated political elite of colonial Nigeria in particular, and of Africa in general, very few have approached the study from a perspective that analyzes the impacts of indigenous institutions on the lives, values, and ideas of these...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Africa in the 21st Century

    Toward a New Future

    By Ama Mazama

    Series: African Studies

    Africa in the 21st Century: Toward a New Future brings together some of the finest Pan African and Afrocentric intellectuals to discuss the possibilities of a new future where the continent claims its own agency in response to the economic, social, political, and cultural problems which are found...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge