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  1. HIV and East Africa

    Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic

    By Janet Seeley

    This book is about life in the time of the HIV epidemic in Eastern Africa. By tracing the shadow of the epidemic over the last 30 years in Uganda and more broadly in the region, the author explores the impact of the epidemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, placing the epidemic within the context...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Wit and Wisdom in Morocco (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of Native Proverbs

    By Edward Westermarck

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1930, this is the final of Edward Westermarck’s trilogy of titles that explore the society, culture and customs of Morocco. Compiled from years of personal research and interviews conducted with local people, this collection of native proverbs addresses such cultural and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Morocco

    Challenges to Tradition and Modernity, 2nd Edition

    By James N. Sater

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Examining the challenges to tradition and modernity in post-colonial Morocco the second edition has a new, updated emphasis on Morocco after the Arab spring. The first edition of this book was published in 2010 one year before the major events of the Arab spring rocked the Arab world. The...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. South–South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development

    Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East

    By Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    This ground-breaking book is one of the first to analyse the important phenomenon of South-South educational migration for refugees. It focuses particularly on South-South scholarship programmes in Cuba and Libya, which have granted free education to children, adolescents and young adults from two...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Land Grabbing in Africa

    The Race for Africa’s Rich Farmland

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The sign that ‘Africa is on Sale’ has been appearing with regular frequency in major newspaper accounts across the world, indicating that large amounts/expanses of Africa’s rich farmlands are being sold to transnational investors, usually on long-term leases, at a rate not seen in decades – indeed...

    Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Economic Growth and Development in Africa

    Understanding trends and prospects

    By Horman Chitonge

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent’s history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the Africa Rising narrative from multidisciplinary perspectives, offering a critical assessment...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Measuring African Development

    Past and Present

    Edited by Morten Jerven

    The chief economist for the World Bank's Africa region, Shanta Devarajan, delivered a devastating assessment of the capacity of African states to measure development in his 2013 article "Africa's Statistical Tragedy". Is there a "statistical tragedy" unfolding in Africa now? If so, it becomes...

    Published January 6th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa

    Traditional or Transformative?

    By Patrick McAuslan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between...

    Published December 27th 2014 by Routledge