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African Dress: Fashion, Agency, Performance (Dress, Body, Culture)

by Hansen, Karen Tranberg; Madison, D. Soyini (editors)

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2013
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First Edition
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London, England, U.K.: Bloomsbury, 2013. This is a collection of essays, originally delivered as papers at an interdisciplinary conference on Dress, Popular Culture, and Social Action in Africa at Northwestern University in 2009, and focused on dressed bodies and questions of agency and power; the essays are divided into four sections: Dressed Bodies and Power; Material Culture, Visual Recognition, and… Read more
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The Imperial Bureaucrat: The Colonial Administrative Service in the Gold Coast, 1920-1939 (Hoover Colonial Studies)

by Kuklick, Henrika

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Published
1979
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780817971717
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Stanford, CA, U.S.A.: Hoover Institution Press, 1979. This is a signed copy of an ethnography of the British colonial service that examines the district officers in Ghana during the period between the world wars, their individual backgrounds, their collective value system, and their behavior patterns; this is the author's own copy of her first book, signed on the front… Read more
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African Ceremonies, Volumes 1 & 2

by Beckwith, Carol; Fisher, Angela

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Published
1999
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Very Good
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9780810942059
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. This is a very large two-volume boxed set of color photographs of African rituals, based on ten years of field work across East, West, and Southern Africa; the authors' intent was to create a visual exploration of the meaning and power of traditional rituals and ceremonies they had witnessed before they… Read more
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The Power of Babel: Language & Governance in the African Experience

by Mazrui, Ali A. & Alamin M.

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
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9780226514291
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1998. In this book the authors explore the cultural and political implications of Africa's linguistic diversity (white pictorial covers with blue & orange lettering, photo of authors on the back; very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from a… Read more
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Nuer Religion

by Evans-Pritchard, E. E.

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Published
1967
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Near Fine
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Third Printing
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London, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1967. First published in 1956, this is the third printing of the author's third and final volume on the Nuer, a Nilotic people who inhabit the Nile Valley of South Sudan, whose study he began with field work in 1930; includes photographs and other illustrations (black cloth with gold lettering on spine has very… Read more
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Anthropology in the Sudan: Reflections by a Sudanese Anthropologist

by Ahmed, Abdel Ghaffar M.

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Published
2003
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9789057270444
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Utrecht, Netherlands: International Books, 2003. This is a collection of essays by four Sudanese anthropologists divided into three parts: the historical development of anthropology in the Sudan, how anthropology has been applied in the study of social change and development, and anthropological research as applied to the socio-economic setting of the Sudan; contributors include Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed, Munzoul Abdalla… Read more
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The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline of Southern Zambezian States

by Pikirayi, Innocent

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Published
2001
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Near Fine
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9780759100916
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$37.95

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Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.: Altamira Press, 2001. This book examines the growth and decline of the precolonial states on the Zimbabwe plateau and adjacent areas of southern Zambezia; it focuses on their historical and cultural development; includes photographs and other illustrations; the author is professor history at the University of Zimbabwe (black, white & blue pictorial cover with photo… Read more
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The Tribes of Northern and Central Kordofán (Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnographical Series)

by MacMichael, H. A.

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Published
2010
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As New
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Reprint
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9781108010771
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Originally published in 1912, this was the first major ethnographic account of the Sudan; it combines the local history of the province with the history of different ethnic groups and genealogies of the indigenous population; the author was the deputy inspector of Kordofan province from 1906 to 1912 and combined his… Read more
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Women and War in South Africa

by Cock, Jacklyn

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
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9780829809664
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Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.: Pilgrim Press, 1993. This book explores the connection between war and gender through interviews with black and white South African women about their experiences during one of the most volatile periods of their nation's history; it examines the politics of gender in South Africa, how masculinity and femininity are defined, and how the differences are mobilized for… Read more
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Cast in a Racial Mould: Labour Process and Trade Unionism in the Foundries

by Webster, Eddie

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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9780869752852
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Johannesburg, South Africa: Ravan Press, 1985. This book analyzes the nature of work and worker resistance in the metal industry of South Africa; asserting that most studies of the labor process have neglected worker resistance, it describes two forms of resistance that have been important in the history of South Africa's foundaries, and then analyzes the interplay between the transformation… Read more
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Dongola: A Novel of Nubia

by Ali, Idris;Theroux, Peter (translator)

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Published
1998
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First Edition
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9781557285317
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Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A.: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. In this, the first Nubian novel every translated, a Nubian worker in modern Egypt, Awad, dreams of Dongala, the capital of medieval Nubia, now lost to the flood waters of the Aswan High Dam; in Dongala, the Nubians reached their zenith, defeating and dominating Upper Egypt; now, while Awad works in Cairo… Read more
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Critical Perspective on Wole Soyinka

by Gibbs, James

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780914478508
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Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Three Continents Press, 1980. This is a collection of critical essays on the work of the celebrated African writer Wole Soyinka, with two introductory essays on Soyinka's early writings and on Yoruba writers, followed by critical essays on his plays, poetry, and prose; includes two photographs and a definitive bibliography of Soyinka's writings (red & white pictorial… Read more
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Urbanization and Political Change : The Politics of Lagos, 1917-1967

by Baker, Pauline H

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Published
1974
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780520020665
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Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1974. A major study of the politics of tropical Africa's largest city which examines the impact of urbanization on the distribution and exercise of influence within the Nigerian capital as grew from a colonial town of 100,000 people to a metropolis with a population of over 1.25 million; the main thesis is that… Read more
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Africa, Africa! A Continent Rises to Its Feet

by Kartun, Derek

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Published
1954
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Very Good
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First American Edition
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: International Publishers, 1954. The author, the foreign correspondent for the Daily Worker (London), recounts the struggle for freedom throughout British colonial Africa in the face of terrible repressions; with an introduction by Alphaeus Hunton, Secretary of the Council on African Affairs, chaired by Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois (corners and spine ends slightly bumped, review copy… Read more
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Community Development in Ghana

by Du Sautoy, Peter

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Published
1958
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Fine
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First Edition
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London, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1958. The author was Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development in Ghana (dark red cloth with gilt lettering, dark blue dust jacket, minor edgewear, otherwise a good, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.
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