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OVERVIEW ii PUBLISHERS iii

AFRICANLANGUAGES 1 AFRICANSTUDIES 5 LITERATURE 9

BOOKS FROM

EASTAFRICA 13 NORTHAFRICA 17 SOUTHERNAFRICA 21 WESTAFRICA25

overview

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yeaRS OF the BeSt OF aFRica puBliShing FROM a Single SOuRce OF Supply MiSSiOn

Founded in 1989, ABC is a non-profit Oxford-based, worldwide marketing and distribution outlet for over 1,700 titles from Africa - scholarly, literature and children's books ­ from 133 independent and autonomous African publishers from 23 countries. All titles are available for immediate supply from ABC, wholesale partners or online retailers. Supply is largely Print-on-Demand and such titles are available direct or through Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor and Gardners.

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This catalogue highlights selected titles from throughout Africa, with two new notable features. Titles from North Africa are presented for the first time, from Senso Unico and Editions du Sirocco in Morocco. Their lists showcase the scholarship and culture of Morocco in beautiful editions, and a selection is presented here. The African languages list has been expanded, in particular a big range of classic and new titles in Swahili, with some notable translations into Swahili of some of the great works of world literature. Also presented for the first time are titles in Shona and Ndebele. The full list of titles from North Africa and those in African languages can be seen at www.africanbookscollective.com together with titles from East, West, and Southern Africa.

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publishers

Benin

Centre Panfricain de Prospective Sociale/ Pan-African Social Prospects Centre, Porto-Novo

BOtSwana

Sankofa Educational Publishers, Accra Sedco Publishing, Accra SEM Financial Training Centre Ltd., Accra Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra Third World Network ­ Africa, Accra Woeli Publishing Services, Accra

Kachere Series, Zomba WASI (Writers Advisory Services International), Zomba

Mali RepuBlic

Editions Yeelen

Foundation for Education with Production, Gaborone Lightbooks Publishers, Gaborone Pyramid Publishing, Gaborone

Kenya

caMeROOn

Department of Women & Gender Studies, Univ. of Buea Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, Bamenda

eRitRea

HDRI Publishers, Asmara

ethiOpia

Addis Ababa Univ. Press, Addis Development Policy Management Forum (DPMF), Addis Ababa Forum for Social Studies, Addis Ababa Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), Addis Ababa

Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Nairobi African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), Nairobi Chrisley Ltd, Nairobi East African Educational Publishers, Nairobi Focus Publications, Nairobi Kwani Trust, Nairobi University of Nairobi Press, Nairobi LawAfrica, Nairobi Longhorn Publishers, Nairobi P-J Kenya, Nairobi Solidarity for African Women's Rights coalition, Nairobi Storymoja, Nairobi Twaweza Communications, Nairobi Zand Graphics, Nairobi

MauRitiuS

Editions VIZAVI, Port Louis

MOROccO

Editions du Sirocco, Casablanca Senso Unico Editions, Mohammedia

naMiBia

Brookridge Publishing, Walvis Bay Reader in Namibian Sociology, Windhoek University of Namibia Press, Windhoek

nigeRia

leSOthO

Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, Roma

the gaMBia ghana

Educational Services, Serekunda

liBeRia

Cotton Tree Press, Monrovia

Afram Publications (Ghana) Ltd., Accra Africa Christian Press, Accra Association of African Universities Press Blackmask, Accra Freedom Publications, Accra Ghana Universities Press, Accra

Malawi

Central Africana, Zomba Chancellor College Publications, Zomba E & V Publications, Blantyre Imabili Indigenous Knowledge Publications, Zomba

African Heritage Press, Lagos Apex Books, Lagos The Book Company Ltd., Lagos Compumetrics Solutions, Lagos College Press Publishers, Ibadan Concept Publishers, Oyo State CSS Ltd, Lagos Dokun Publishing House, Ibadan Enicrownfit Publishers, Ibadan Fourth Dimension Publishing Co. Ltd., Enugu Handel Books, Eastern Nigeria Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) plc, Ibadan Humanities Publishers, Ibadan Ibadan Cultural Studies Group, Ibadan Ibadan University Press, Ibadan Kemuela Publications, Port Harcourt Kraft Books, Lagos Maiyati Chambers, Lagos

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Malthouse Press Ltd., Lagos Manila Publishers Company, Abuja New Horn Press, Ibadan Niyi Osundare, Ibadan Obafemi Awolowo University Press, Ile Ife Onyoma Research Publications, Port Harcourt Opon Ifa Readers, Lagos Saros International Publishers, Port Harcourt Spectrum Books Ltd., Ibadan Statco Publishers, Lagos University of Lagos Press, Lagos University Press Ltd., Ibadan Urhobo Historical Society, Lagos West African Book Publishers, Ltd, Lagos Women's Heath & Action Research, Benin City Yintab Books, Lagos

tanzania

Centre for Energy, Environment, Science & Technology (CEEST), Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam University Press, Dar es Salaam E & D Ltd., Dar es Salaam Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar es Salaam Tanzania Publishing House, Dar es Salaam

uganda

ABETO, Kampala Fountain Publishers Ltd., Kampala FEMRITE (Uganda Women Writers' Association), Kampala

zaMBia

Senegal

African Renaissance, Dakar Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Union for African Population Studies, Dakar

Bookworld Publishers, Lusaka Image Publishers, Lusaka The Lembani Trust, Zambia, Lusaka Multimedia Zambia, Lusaka University of Zambia Press (UNZA Press), Lusaka Zambia Women Writers Association, Lusaka

ziMBaBwe

SieRRa leOne

PenPoint Publishers, Freetown

SOuth aFRica

Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria African Minds Publishers, Stellenbosch African Perspectives, Johannesburg Brenthurst Collection/Frank Horley Books, Johannesburg Idasa, Cape Town Ikhwezi Afrika Publishing, East London Johnson & KingJames Books, Cape Town Mail and Guardian Books, Johannesburg Modjaji Books, Cape Town Umsinsi Press, Cape Town

Swaziland

Academic Publishers, Mbabane JAN Publishing Centre, Mbabane TTI Publishing Ltd, Mbabane

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Africa Community Publishing & Development Trust, Harare amabooks, Bulawayo Amagugu Publishers, Bulawayo Baobab Books, Harare GALZ, Harare Kimaathi Publishing House, Harare Mambo Press, Gweru Southern Africa Printing and Publishing House/SAPES Trust, Harare Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), Harare Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Harare University of Zimbabwe Publications, Harare Weaver Press Ltd, Harare Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust, Harare Zimbabwe International Book Fair Trust, Harare Zimbabwe Publishing House, Harare Zimbabwe Women Writers, Harare

IZINTOMBI ZAMATSHE EZIMSULWA

Yvonne vera

$22.95/£17.95

IzIntombI zamatshe ezImsulwa inoveli elezehlakalo ezenzekaka zisuka emahlabatini eKezi omileyo, ziye ezintabeni ezilamatshe elanga phezu kwamanye elemfihlo aweGulati zisiya emigwaqweni yakoBulawayo enyakazelayo. the stone VIrgIns, now translated here into Ndebele is an extraordinary and beautiful novel which reflects the graceful courage of Vera's work. It is a novel in which the action moves between the dry grey sands of Kezi, the tumbling secretive rocks of Gulati and the bustling streets of Bulawayo. With language at once delicate and sensuous, Yvonne Vera evokes the passion that people feel for their country as they seek to balance personal histories against national and conflicting ones. The Stone Virgins is a haunting, disturbing, passionate story. Here the heady scent of ripening marula or the clarity of a stream or the naked bone along the hip of a woman induce the same terror as fire does, as guns do, as the deepest of love does. In this gentle but fearless book, Yvonne Vera enables her reader to respond truthfully to the catastrophic depths of unspoken wars. ISBN9781779221421|192pages|203x133mm|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

MASIMULIZI KAMILIFU YA ALFU LELA U LELA AU SIKU ELFU MOJA NA MOJA

translated by hassan Adam

$24.95/£17.95

Hiki ni kitabu cha Kwanza katika mfululizo wa hadithi maarufu duniani kote za Alfu Lela U Lela (au Siku Elfu Moja na Moja) zenye asili ya Arabuni na Uajemi. Masimulizi haya ya Alfu Lela U Lela yametafsiriwa kutoka matoleo ya Kiingereza na Kijerumani. Lugha hizi za Ulaya ndimo zilimotafsiriwa hadithi hizi kwa mara ya kwanza kutoka lugha za Kiajemi, Kiarabu na Kihindi. Tafsiri ya Kiingereza ilifanywa na Sir Richard Burton ambaye anafahamika huku kweta kama mmoja wa wasafiri wa kwanza kutoka Ulaya kutembelea na ati "kuvumbua" sehemu zile walizofika. Tafsiri ya kwanza ya Kiswahili ilifanywa mwaka wa 1928 na katika kufanya hivyo sehemu nyingi zilikatwa au ziliachwa makusudi bila kuzitafsiri kwa sababu wamisionari kawakutaka wasomi wa Kiswahili wasome baadhi ya sehemu kwa sababu zao wenyewe. Matoleo haya, kwa kifupi, ndiyo yenye hadithi kamilifu kwa uhakika; yaani mtiririko wa visa na maana halisi ya hadithi kama zilivyotungwa na kutafsiriwa na magwiji wa lugha hizo mbili zaidi ya miaka mia moja iliyopita. Kiswahili kina bahati ya kumpata mfasiri, This is the first unabridged translation in eight volumes into Swahili of the arabIan nIghts. The translation was made from English and German texts, two western languages in which Arabian nights were first translated by the orientalist Sir Richard Burton and published in the west.

KitabuchaKwanza-(Book1)ISBN9789987417025;KitabuchaPili-(Book2)ISBN9789987417032;KitabuchaTatu­(Book3)ISBN9789987417414 KitabuchaNne­(Book4)ISBN9789987449293;KitabuchaTano­(Book5)ISBN9789987449484;KitabuchaSita­(Book-6)ISBN9789987449491 KitabuchaSaba­(Book7)ISBN9789987080151;KitabuchaNane-(Book8)ISBN9789987080144;210mmx138mm|MkukinaNyotaPublishers,Tanzania|Paperback

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MAZAMBUKO

edited by charles Mungoshi and Musaemura Zimunya

$22.95/£17.95

Nganonyorwa idzi dzakatorwa mumabhuku anoti wrItIng stIll, wrItIng now, laughIng now newomen wrItIng In zImbabwe. Dzakaturikirwa muChiShona nananyanduri vane mukurumbira muZimbabwe, Charles Mungoshi naMusaemura Zimunya. Vanyori vari mubhuku rino vanoti Julius Chingono, Valerie Tagwira, Anne Holmes, Petina Gappah, Charles Mungoshi, Chris Wilson, Gugu Ndlovu, Farai Mpofu na Pat Brickhill. Nganonyorwa idzi dzinokubata moyo dzigokusekesa samare. Mazambuko ibhuku rinoratidza rwendo rwekuturikira kubva mumutauro weChirungu kupinda muChiShona ­ rinova basa rinokurukurwa naMusaemura Zimunya mu`Musumo' uri kumavambo kwebhuku irori. Bhuku iri rinoburitsa pfungwa dzakasiyana siyana paye vanasarungano vanenge vachiyambuka mazambuko emoyo, ezviitiko muhupenyu hwedu, mehama neshamwari, zvekare nezvatinodavirisisa. This collection of ten short stories have been selected from wrItIng stIll, wrItIng now, laughIng now and women wrItIng zImbabwe, and translated into Shona by two highly regarded Zimbabwean writers, Charles Mungoshi and Musaemura Zimunya. CrossIng boundarIes (Mazambuko) conveys not only the movement from English into Shona, a process discussed by Zimunya in his Foreword, but conveys an idea explored in very different ways in each of the stories. ISBN9781779221506|156pages|203x133mm|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

MSAKO

naguib Mahfouz

$19.95/£15.95

Hii ni tafsiri ya kitabu, Al-Tariq, riwaya ya mwandishi maarufu wa Misri Naguib Mahfouz, raia wa Misri (1911 ­ 2006) iliyoandikwa katika lugha ya Kiarabu. Kwa kipindi cha miaka sabini, aliandika riwaya hamsini, hadithi fupifupi mia tatu na hamsini na tamthilia tano. Alitunukiwa tuzo ya Nobel ya Fasihi mwaka 1988 akawa Mwafrika wa kwanza kupata tuzo hiyo. This is a translation of Al-Tariq, a novel by Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (1911 -2006), Africa's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1988) and one of the most admired writers worldwide. Mahfouz wrote some forty novels, more than 100 short stories, 5 plays and numerous film scripts. The Arabic original of Al-Tariq was published in 1964. This Kiswahili translation is from the English translation. ISBN9789987686674|148pages|200mmx145mm|2004|MkukinaNyotaPublishers,Tanzania|Paperback

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MTAWA MWEUSI

ngugi wa thiong'o

$19.95/£15.95

Yampasa remI, wa kwanza wa kabila lake kupata masomo ya chuo kikuu, kurudi kwa watu wake? Yampasa kumrudia Thoni, mjane wa nduguye, ambaye ilimbidi kumwoa kufuatana na mila za kikabila? Au aendelee kuwa mtawa mweusi mjini, akitembelea vilabu vya usiku pamoja na rafiki yake Jeni? Yampasa kukitetea Chama cha Mwafrika hali watu wake wanaona kwamba mahali pa dhuluma za kikoloni, zimeanzishwa tu dhuluma za aina ingine mpya? Haya ndiyo mapingano ya maswali kwenye huu mchezo ambao umekwisha igizwa katika sehemu nyingi Afrika na ng'ambo. The Swahili translation of the 1968 play published in English as the blaCk hermIt. Should Remi, the first of his tribe to go to university, return to his people from the city? Should he return to Thoni, his brother's widow, whom he has had to marry under tribal custom? Or should he continue to be a `black hermit' in the town, visiting the night clubs with his friend, Jane? Should he be supporting the Africanist Party when people feel that the colonial oppression has just been replaced by another form? These are the dramatic conflicts in this play. ISBN9789966460097|94pages|203mmx127mm|2010|EastAfricanEducationalPublishers,Kenya|Paperback

MWANA MDOGO WA MFALME

Antoine de saint-exupery

$22.95/£17.95

This is the first translation into Swahili of one of the classics of world literature, le petIt prInCe, first published in 1946 by Editions Gallimard in Paris. Since that time it has been translated into more than 190 languages and sold 80 million copies worldwide, and has been adapted for stage, screen and the opera. The author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, drew on his experiences as an aviator in the Sahara desert. The narrator crashes in the Sahara where he meets the Prince and shows him his drawings, opening up the dialogue. The story moves to the little prince's asteroid/planet, from where he visits other asteroids each of which is inhabited by a foolish adult, and finally Earth. Through the conversations, observations of both humans, animals and the natural world, an extraordinary wisdom is imparted: a man who meets an extraordinary boy and relearns what it means to be a child; and a small boy learns of the wonders and ironies of life during the celestial odyssey. Together with the beautiful original illustrations, the timeless masterpiece opens a door for people of all ages to a new and deep philosophical understanding of life. ISBN9789987080359|105pages|210mmx155mm|ColourIllustrations|2010|MkukinaNyotaPublishers,Tanzania|Paperback

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AFRIKOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND WHOLENESS. An epistemology

Dani w. nabudere

$24.95/£19.95

How do we understand and create knowledge? Does scientific knowledge cover all knowledge? Afrikology tries to answer these questions by tracing the issue of epistemology to the Cradle of Humanity in Africa and through such a reflection the Monograph establishes a basis for holistic and integrated ways of knowledge production that makes it possible to interface scientific knowledge with other forms of knowledge. In this way Afrikology responds to the crisis created by the fragmentation of knowledge through existing academic disciplines. Afrikology therefore advances transdisciplinarity and hermeneutics to a level where they attain a coherent basis for interacting with Afrikology as an epistemology which returns wholeness to understanding and knowledge production.

PROFESSOR DANI W NABUDERE is Executive Director/Principal, Marcus Garvey Pan-Afrikan Institute which is now being constituted into the Marcus Garvey Pan-Afrikan University, Mbale, Uganda.

ISBN9780798302555|178pages|234x156mm|2011|AfricaInstituteofSouthAfrica,SouthAfrica|Paperback

COOPERATIVE DIPLOMACY, REGIONAL STABILITY AND NATIONAL INTERESTS. The Nile River and the Riparian States

edited by Korwa G. Adar and nicasius Achu check

$34.95/£24.95

The Nile River is the longest river in the world covering nearly 7,000 kilometres. It traverses ten countries in Africa, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, with South Sudan as the eleventh riparian state once it acquires its sovereignty. Of the more than 300 million inhabitants in the ten riparian states, the Nile River Basin is home to nearly 160 million people. The interlocking controversies surrounding the utilisation of the waters of the Nile River and the resources therein have centred on the 1929 Anglo-Egyptian and the 1959 Egypto-Sudanese treaties, which have largely ignored the interests of the upstream states. Through the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) established in 1999, the riparian states concluded, in 2010, the Agreement on the River Nile Basin Cooperative Framework (CFA) based on the principle of equitable and reasonable utilisation, the objective of which is to establish durable legal regime in the Nile River Basin. This book addresses the complexities inherent in the colonial and post-colonial treaties and agreements and their implications for the interests of the riparian states and the region in general. It is the first book of its kind that covers the ten riparian states in a single volume and deals comprehensively with politico-legal questions in the Nile River Basin as well as conventions on the international water courses and their relevance to the region. ISBN9780798302876|284pages|244x170mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2011|AfricaInstituteofSouthAfrica,SouthAfrica|Paperback

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IDENTITY MEETS NATIONALITY. Voices from the Humanities

edited by nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Jemima A. Anderson and helen lauer

$32.95/£22.95

Questions about how social conditioning and historical circumstances influence assumptions about who we are and how others perceive who we are have attracted wide ranging discussion across the disciplines in the arts, humanities and allied sciences. Simultaneously, since the Independence period, scholars have deliberated over the varied implications of new states emerging throughout Africa. The peer-reviewed selected papers for this anthology represent a cross section of the diverse perspectives reflecting research and cross-disciplinary collaborations undertaken by members of the University of Ghana faculty and graduate students working in archaeology, literary criticism of African as well as English and Russian literatures, economics, history, cognitive psychology, linguistics, dance, music, philosophy, sociology, and the study of religions. ISBN9789988647964|312pages|234x156mm|2011|Sub-SaharanPublishers,Ghana|Paperback

MONEY AND CREDIT IN AN INDIGENOUS AFRICAN CONTExT Principles, Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

chinyamata chipeta

$29.95/£22.95

In the course of Africa's economic development several types of money and multiple financial systems have evolved. This book examines the opportunities created by such diversity. The book analyses the supply of commodity money and attempts to apply conventional theories of demand to this type of money; examines the relative efficiency of commodity money and flat money; explains the impact of commodity money on the economy; and it analyses theories of interest and dividend payments on savings and loans in indigenous money and capital markets. The book pays particular attention to the organisation and functioning of the institutions involved in the informal commodity and financial money, capital and insurance markets, as well as the constraints that they face. It also points out the limitations of key non-indigenous financial institutions and compares and contrasts them with indigenous financial entities. In light of those limitations, the inability of the non-indigenous financial system to fully articulate indigenous African financial culture and adequately address the financial needs and interests of its clients, the book proposes an alternative Pan African financial system that is pro-poor. The book draws on various studies on money and credit based on research from Western, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

CHINYAMATA CHIPETA is the Executive Director of the Southern African Institute for Economic Research and was formerly a professor of economics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

ISBN9789990896602|146pages|254mmx178mm|2011|ImabiliIndigenousKnowledgePublications,Malawi|Paperback

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PHILOSOPHY AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. Theory and Practice

edited by lansana Keita

$29.95/£20.95

phIlosophY and afrICan deVelopment: theorY and praCtICe appraises development in a holistic manner. It goes beyond the usual measurement in terms of economic achievement and widens the scope to include the impact that history of ideas, political theory, sociology, social and political philosophy, and political economy have had on development in Africa. Most of the contributions in this book have been prepared by philosophers across Africa and the United States who implicitly practise their discipline as one whose most effective modern function would be to appraise the human experience in all its dimensions from the standpoints of modern social and natural sciences, all disciplinary offspring of philosophy itself. With chapters ranging from issues of modernity and religious interpretations, the human right to development, the idea of `African time', the primacy of mental decolonisation, and the type of education offered in Africa today and as a tool for development, to development planning, science, technology and globalisation, as well as issues of post coloniality among others. The tenor of the contributions is not only proportional, but also engaged in the meta-analysis of the theories on which the concept of development is founded and practised. ISBN9782869783263|274pages|234x156mm|2011|CODESRIA,Senegal|Paperback

POLITICS, RELIGION AND POWER IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION

Murindwa-rutanga

$29.95/£22.95

polItICs, relIgIon and power In the great lakes regIon covers the political, religious and power relations in the contemporary Great Lakes States: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Kenya and the Sudan. The work is important because of the nexus between these countries' shared present and past - their political, socio-economic, cultural and historical aspirations. In terms of regional cooperation, they are the countries, save for the DRC and the Sudan, which form the current East African Community (EAC). The book reflects on the complex dynamics and strategies of the ensuing power struggle, bringing forth a unique set of fascinating revelations of patterns of primitive capital accumulation, resistance, human rights violations and the political compromises between traditional enemies when confronted by a common (foreign) enemy. A critical analysis of the political distortion the region suffered brings to light the relevance of these divisive tools on the current trends in the African countries, drawing inferences from the African Great Lakes Region (GLR). The study highlights how the conflicts were finally resolved to avert a serious war, thus bringing about new reforms. This history is instructive to the contemporary reader because of the frequent skirmishes caused by ethnic and religious differences, political and territorial conflicts as well as resource and leadership disputes in the GLR. ISBN9782869784925|270pages|229x152mm|2011|CODESRIA,Senegal|Paperback

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BOM BOY

Yewande omotoso

$26.95/£19.95

Leke is a troubled young man living in the suburbs of Cape Town. He develops strange habits of stalking people, stealing small objects and going from doctor to doctor in search of companionship rather than cure. Through a series of letters written to him by his Nigerian father whom he has never met, Leke learns about a family curse; a curse which his father had unsuccessfully tried to remove. bom boY is a well-crafted, and complex narrative written with a sensitive understanding of both the smallness and magnitude of a single life.

`bom boY surprises and delights, sings at turns, as it straddles the past and the present, bringing into focus cultural beliefs while examining the intimacies and complexities of bonds of family and friendship. What strikes me most is the originality. This fine debut, firmly rooted in contemporary consciousness, is story-telling of note which whets the appetite for more.'

- JOANNE HICHENS, author of dIVIne JustICe

`This is a novel bursting with elegance, written by a young author brimming with genuine promise. Yewande Omotoso is a stylist with a literary vision.'

- NURUDDIN FARAH, author of lInks, knots & Crossbones ISBN9781920397357|266pages|203x127mm|2011|ModjajiBooks,SouthAfrica|Paperback

THE HAIRDRESSER OF HARARE

tendai huchu

$21.95/£12.95

Vimbai is a hairdresser, the best in Mrs Khumalo's salon, and she knows she is the queen on whom they all depend. Her situation is reversed when the good-looking, smooth-talking Dumisani joins them. However, his charm and desire to please slowly erode Vimbai's rancour and when he needs somewhere to live, Vimbai becomes his landlady. So, when Dumisani needs someone to accompany him to his brother's wedding to help smooth over a family upset, Vimbai obliges. Startled to find that this smart hairdresser is the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Harare, she is equally surprised by the warmth of their welcome; and it is their subsequent generosity which appears to foster the relationship between the two young people.

`"the haIrdresser of harare is written with a delightful light touch and the author's affection for his characters shines out. This is a wry and touching portrait of contemporary Zimbabwe, combining wit and depth, and it deserves the highest praise.'

- THE NEW INTERNATIONALIST ISBN9781779221094|196pages|216x140mm|2010|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

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KENYA, WILL YOU MARRY ME?

philo ikonya

$22.95/£17.95

"On my cell-phone the time is 3.00am. I am not holding a religion in my hand to check the hour, just a cell phone to orient me. This is a June morning and it is cold here. I turn in my bed and close my eyes. The map of Kenya appears first vaguely on my mind. It has no in-land features but this shape I see is definitely hers. Burning borders. Red inside. It is not the red of wine or even Christmas. We are not in celebration. Inside burning borders she is a deep reddish brown color; angry red. Coffee red."

PHILO IKONYA is a Kenyan poet and novelist. She is known for speaking out against injustice and corruption. She has written extensively on governance, mass poverty and post-election violence in Kenya. She was arrested several times, and brutally in 2009, for speaking out. She has been in exile in Norway since December 2009. She is an avid blogger and journalist. She has been a teacher, lecturer and editor. PHILO IKONYA is the author of thIs bread of peaCe, out of prIson- loVe song, and leadIng the nIght.

ISBN9789956579792|252pages|216x140mm|2011|LangaaRPCIG,Cameroon|Paperback

MIGRATIONS. LE RAPPORT ALPHA

henri Michel boccara

$19.95/£15.95

In this original variation on the theme of migration, the destinies of six people who have migrated are recounted in the voice of one of them. They may encounter violence and injustice, some fit into current realities, others spring from the distant past; but there is a commonality in the recounting: the reasons for migration and their experiences. The interwoven stories of waves of men and women, desperate or driven by strong beliefs, are told by the reporter, at the end of his career. This man, who is the centre of the risky encounters, seeks the reasons and truth about his own exile.

HENRI MICHEL BOCCARA, born in Tunis, has lived in Morocco for more then forty years. He studied at the Centre d'expression d'art dramatique of André Voisin, and then at IDHEC. He studied medicine but always remained involved in theatre and writing. He founded and continues to directs the groupe des neuf, for which he has written several plays shown in Morocco, and outside at events such as the Festival de grenoble, and points sur les i en avignon. He is also a novelist (ItInéranCes, traVer-sées, le plumIer, tunIs-goulette-marsa, au CommenCement) and writer of short stories (la Corde d'anamer, la pluIe sur aVeIro). His characters are often migrants or exiles, stowaways rolled around by history, guided by their huge thirst for life.

ISBN9789954494059|142pages|210x148mm|2008|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Paperback

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STORIES DE TANGER

Mohamed Mrabet. translated by simon-pierre hamelin

$22.95/£17.95

The short stories of the Tangier writer MOHAMED MRABET, blend tales of extraordinary, dream inhabiting creatures with the experiences of his exceptional and simple life. He, the fisherman of Merkala Beach, knows how Truman Capote lost his voice. He also knows how people in general can be blind and deaf, attracted to life's superficialities instead of paying attention to the plants and animals who speak to us. His drawings and paintings illustrate his fantasy world filled with colour. Paul Bowles revealed Mrabet's literary talent in the 1960s. Today, he is published in numerous countries and translated into thirteen different languages. A man of other literary engagements, SIMON-PIERRE HAMELIN rediscovers for us the always fascinating voice, the fertile and magnificent imagination of a man who neither reads nor writes, but recounts, draws and paints when not fishing. Mrabet's artwork, long part of prestigious private collections, is here now finally shown; and the book is also the first Moroccan edition of Mohamed Mrabet's literary work. ISBN9789954885178|112pages|220x170mm|colourillustrations|2009|EditionsduSirocco,Morocco|Paperback

WRITING FREE

edited by irene staunton

$22.95/£16.95

In this fifth anthology of Zimbabwean short stories from WEAVER PRESS fifteen writers respond to the topic of writing free, and offer their thoughts about how and why they wrote as they did. The stories reflect a wide variety of freedoms: from tyranny, from hunger, from abuse, from the shackles of tradition, and even from the traditional constraints of narrative convention. But there are cautionary tales, too. Political change may be liberating for the adults who suffered for it, but will their children share in the euphoria of new-found freedom? Will a departure from domestic poverty to the calm waters of the diaspora deliver all that was hoped for it? Is the grass always greener beyond the fence of a stifling marriage? Zimbabwe has had more than its share of social and material deprivation in recent years, and people's responses have taken many forms. wrItIng free offers an engaging and kaleidoscopic sample of these, and in doing so gives an intimate portrait of a country in transition. ISBN9781779221575|156pages|216x140mm|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

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A CONCISE HISTORY OF SOUTH SUDAN

Anders breidlid

$34.95/£24.95

This textbook in history is primarily intended for secondary schools in South Sudan. The focus is on the history of South Sudan, and is in this sense a pioneer work since it is the country's first secondary school book dealing primarily with the history of the South. Even though the focus is on South Sudan its history cannot be interpreted in a vacuum, and particularly North-South relations are discussed extensively in the book. Secondary school students in Sudan have either studied the history of Kenya and Uganda, or the history of North Sudan since no history book for South Sudan has existed. The book may also be of interest to academics, politicians, historians and college and university students as well civil society groups such as churches, youth and women's groups.

ANDERS BREIDLID is at Oslo University College, Norway.

ISBN9789970250332|350pages|210x148mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2010|FountainPublishers,Uganda|Paperback

A CONTEMPORARY GEOGRAPHY OF UGANDA

edited by bakama bakamanume

$44.95/£32.95

The last text on the geography of Uganda was written in 1975 by Professor Brian Langlands. Since the last publication, Uganda has undergone numerous changes. The population has more than tripled from less than 10 million to almost 30 million. The district boundaries have changed and the number of districts increases every year. Economic productivity has also shifted over the years. Furthermore, new and emerging diseases have surfaced in Uganda. This book addresses the need for an updated document on the geography of Uganda. This book was written by a joint group of Ugandan geographers. The contributors authored chapters in their areas of specialization. There are a total of twelve chapters in the book. These chapters are based on the most current data available.

BAKAMA BAKAMANUME is an associate professor of Geography at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas.

ISBN9789987080366|304pages|254mmx178mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2011|MkukinaNyotaPublishers,Tanzania|Paperback

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MANILAL AMBALAL DESAI. The Stormy Petrel

Zarina patelt

$39.95/£29.95

ZARINA PATEL a historian and activist provides here a well-researched work on Manilal Desai, one of the foremost political leaders of Kenya. She provides kaleidoscopic images of Manilal Desai's life in South Gujarat and eventual migration to Kenya in 1915 where he went on to become a vibrant journalist, politician and institution builder. In 1916 Manilal was appointed as secretary of the Nairobi Indian Association where he championed with his Indian and African allies the struggle for justice and equality. In 1921, he was elected as president of the Association and the following year also took on the chairmanship of the Nairobi Standing Committee of the EAINC. In September 1922, he was elected to preside over the EAINC and was charged with the responsibility of leading the Kenya Indian delegation to London to deliberate on the mounting antagonism between the Indians and the white settlers. The outcome was the Devonshire Declaration which checked the rush to white supremacy. Manilal Desai lived in Kenya during very momentous times, especially the period between 1915 and 1923 when a series of events produced violent differences of opinion which came to be described as the Indian Question. The British public were at no time given information as to the underlying causes of the turmoil. the stormY petrel documents the life of Manilal Ambalal Desai and highlights the major events of his time. ISBN9789966712332|248pages|254mmx178mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2011|ZandGraphics,Kenya|Paperback

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF EAST AFRICA

John o. Kokwaro

$59.95/£44.95

medICInal plants of east afrICa is a revised edition of the book first published in 1976 on herbal remedies and the traditional medical practice of East Africa. The book covers the rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from sea to alpine plants. East Africa also has a rich ethnic diversity and a large number of herbalists whose traditional knowledge and practice are also covered in the book. Over 1500 species are described and for the first time over 200 of these herbs have been illustrated. Also included are maps detailing where the herbs were collected and an ethnographic map detailing the tribes of each herbalist whose knowledge is contained in the book.

John kokwaro is an Eminent Professor of Botany and a research specialist on herbal remedies at the University of Nairobi.

ISBN9789966846846|534pages|254mmx178mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|200|UniversityofNairobiPress,Kenya|Paperback

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STREET LEVEL. Drawings and Creative Writing Inspired by the Cultural and Architectural Heritage of Dar es Salaam

sarah Markes

$29.95/£19.95

The introduction to this extraordinarily beautifully illustrated book gives a fascinating overview of the history and architectural heritage of Dar es Salaam, and an insight into the efforts of those seeking to preserve it. The book captures `fragments of the atmosphere, the sun bleached charm and the dynamic energy' of Dar es Salaam. Generic class and concrete skyscrapers are replacing human sized old Dar, and the frenzy to modernise shows little sign of abating. The city's cultural and historic memory is being erased by property development and its profits for the few. Through her drawings, the artist has recorded the vanishing city centre. She gives portraits of its colourful and dynamic people: living, going about their business, worshipping and gathering in its age old restaurants and tea rooms to spend time as generations have done so before. An important part of the book is short pieces of prose and poetry by some of the best creative writers in Dar today. They are snapshots of Dar and its people: the privileged, the poor, those who walk the streets going to places or aimlessly ambling, those in love and those who passed through Dar and left a record of their sojourn. ISBN9789987081172|152pages|270x140mm|ColourIllustrations|2011|MkukinaNyotaPublishers,Tanzania|Paperback

THE WAYS OF THE TRIBE. A cultural journey across north-eastern Tanzania

Gervase tatah Mlola

$30.95/£20.95

the waYs of the trIbe explores the diverse tribal cultures of Tanzania and examines how they contribute towards modern identity and national development. The book covers the tribes of northeastern Tanzania scattered in the four regions of Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara. About twenty tribal cultures have evolved in this part of the country, each with its unique language, mode of life and folklore. the waYs of the trIbe is written for those who are interested in the interplay between the beauty of the land and the beauty of its people. And it is also written for native dwellers, whose culture has been inextricably linked to this magnificent area since the time of their ancestors. The Ways of the Tribe explores the indigenous tribes in the area and draws from them a cornucopia of African traditions, philosophies and humour in a manner that calls for a renaissance of African identity. The tribes are described in separate chapters, each of which divides into the same five headings covering tribal origins, history, community life, customs and national development.

"...a well-presented and important reference work that will have widespread appeal. For students and scholars it is a valuable historical chronicle and present-day commentary on the tribes under discussion... And finally for the general reader, this lively reference work is a wonderful way to begin exploring the people, places and cultures of this fascinating part of Africa." - TANZANIAN AFFAIRS

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ISBN9789987521425|264pages|274mmx210mm|ColourPhotographs|2010|E&DLtd.,Tanzania|Paperback

AïN DIAB. la Corniche de Casablanca

Jean-luc pierre

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$34.95/£24.95

Cette longue promenade prouve qu'Aïn Diab, la Corniche de Casablanca, est un lieu qui peut encore surprendre, et qu'il est peut-être spécial, sinon unique. Plusieurs lectures sont possibles car l'auteur interroge la mémoire du sable et des vagues, descend dans la dimension souterraine des croyances et de la magie, refait surface sous les enseignes lumineuses des restaurants et des boîtes de nuit. Jean-Luc Pierre ne néglige aucun aspect de cette partie de la ville qui permet aux Casablancais de « respirer » l'océan et de s'ouvrir sur son espace mouvant. Mais ce livre est aussi l'invitation à une réflexion sur les transformations qui ont modifié la beauté naturelle, la flore et la manière de vivre des habitants d'Aïn Diab. Bien que des efforts remarquables aient déjà été déployés, ceux-ci n'ont pas toujours donné de résultats positifs et beaucoup reste à faire pour que ce lieu échappe à la ruine et retienne un peu d'éternité This long promenade shows that "Aïn Diab", the Casablanca Corniche, the oceanfront area, is a place that can still surprise and that it is special, if not unique. Jean-Luc Pierre explores all the aspects of this area, which allows the inhabitants of Casablanca to "breath" the ocean and open up to its moving space. He also invites consideration of the profound changes of Aïn Diab's natural beauty, its flora and its inhabitants' way of living. ISBN9789954494042|160pages|220mmx220mm|B/WPhotographs|2007|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Paperback

CASABLANCA. A History and a Guide to the Old Medina

robert chavagnac

$19.95/£12.95

A small yet elegant guide introducing the history of Casablanca old medina from the 18th century up to current times. The book also offers three historical itineraries to the reader who wishes to stroll through the medina and discover its secrets. Photographs and postcards of the beginning of the 20th century, from the author's personal collection are reproduced together with recent photographs.

ROBERT CHAVAGNAC is a retired French teacher who has been living in Casablanca since 1960. He has a passion for history and is also an excellent collector of 19th and 20th century books, documents, postcards and photographs of Morocco.

ISBN9789954838334|72pages|210mmx150mm|ColourIllustrationsandColourPhotographs|2004|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Paperback

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ESSAI DE FOLKLORE MAROCAIN. Croyances et Traditions Populaires

Doctoresse legey

$34.95/£24.95

En même temps que sa collecte de Contes et légendes populaIres du maroC (1926), Madame Légey a recueilli un ensemble d'informations sur des croyances et rituels qui accompagnaient tous les moments de la vie marocaine, urbaine ou rurale. Sa situation de femme médecin, au Maroc à partir de 1910 et pendant plus de 25 ans, la confiance qu'elle a inspirée à ses milliers de patients et sa maîtrise de la langue arabe lui ont fait accéder aux sources les plus authentiques de ces traditions. A l'heure où l'on a pris conscience, de par le monde, que les diverses manifestations de la tradition sont porteuses de l'identité culturelle d'un pays, que celle-ci est menacée par la mondialisation, il est apparu nécessaire de préserver ce patrimoine en mouvement, transmis jusqu'alors essentiellement oralement ou par l'exemple. L'Académie du Royaume du Maroc a récemment initié une démarche dans ce sens. L'inventaire de Mme Légey, bien qu'elle se définisse elle-même comme une « apprentie folkloriste », contribue à garder cette empreinte du passé, à maintenir ce lien avec les générations d'un temps encore vivant aujourd'hui par seulement certaines de ses traditions.

While she was making her collection of popular Moroccan tales and legends, Contes et légendes populaIres du maroC, 1926, Mrs. Légey gathered much information about the beliefs and rituals which accompanied aspects of Moroccan living, urban and country life.

ISBN9789954885154|384pages|216x140mm|2009|EditionsduSirocco,Morocco|Paperback

NASS EL GHIWANE

omar sayed

$90.95/£60.95

L'histoire extraordinaire du groupe musical marocain NASS EL GHIWANE est racontée pour la première fois. Le récit d'Omar Sayed est accompagné de témoignages et d'exposés qui mettent en lumière ce qui a contribué à faire de Nass el Ghiwane une légende qui a franchi les frontières. Créé au début des années 70 à Hay Mohammadi, le groupe déclenche immédiatement l'enthousiasme et devient le porte-voix des sans voix. Ses textes puisés dans le patrimoine littéraire marocain et qui, par fines métaphores expriment le désenchantement de ces temps sombres, sa combinaison inédite d'instruments traditionnels, ses mélodies qui mêlent tous les genres régionaux populaires, et ses voix à la fois déchirantes et puissantes de tristesse et de révolte viennent ébranler le paysage musical maghrébin. Malgré la disparition de deux de ses membres emblématiques, les séparations et les recompositions, Nass el Ghiwane continue partout à soulever les foules des hbab el Ghiwane (les amis des Ghiwane) à chacune de ses apparitions sur scène.

The amazing story of the Moroccan band NASS EL GHIWANE is related for the first time. The photographs, some of which have never been published, are gathered for the first time to illustrate forty years of this saga. The book, co-published with EDITIONS DU SIROCCO, is a reference and a glowing homage to these extraordinary artists.

ISBN9789954838334|72pages|210mmx150mm|ColourIllustrationsandColourPhotographs|2004|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Paperback

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RABAT. une dame pour le Bouregreg

Amina Aouchar

$54.95/£34.95

Rabat est une ville qui, tout en aspirant à la modernité, n'entend pas la subir et préserve son histoire et ses traditions dans la discrétion de ses pierres et ruelles. Les vestiges anciens sont rarement relégués au simple rang de monument historique et ils conservent, à l'abri du temps, un mode de vie ancien, à la fois contradictoire et complémentaire de cette modernité vers laquelle la ville tend de plus en plus. Dans ce livre, la parole et l'image ont une égale importance, un pouvoir d'exaltation réciproque. Ainsi, le regard de l'auteur et du photographe se croisent-ils et se complètent. Une série d'images, où modernité et passé se côtoient, sont le joli prétexte qui permet à l'auteur de décrire l'actuel tout en valorisant le passé. L'itinéraire est tracé par le hasard, le photographe se promène en fixant son objectif sur tout ce qui retient son attention. Sa technique et sa sensibilité forcent le lecteur à un moment de réflexion. Il retient, par l'image, ces sensations contrastées que l'on ressent parfois, en promenant le regard d'un côté à l'autre d'une même rue ; sensations trop fugaces pour que l'oeil en cueille le sens au moment où il les perçoit. La photo-documentaire devient ainsi une oeuvre esthétique de grande valeur.

Rabat is a city which aims for modernity but refuses to be subjected to it. The itinerary is chosen at random: the photographer strolls through the city and points his camera on whatever draws his attention and curiosity. His photographs hold contrasting emotions, so fleeting that the eye hardly catches them.

ISBN9789954494011|192pages|330mmx240mm|ColourIllustrationsandColourPhotographs|2007|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Hardback

TéTOUAN. Reflets souterrains de l'histoire d'une cité

Míhamad benaboud and Khalid rami

$60.95/£39.95

Après un aperçu historique depuis les traces de l'antique Tamuda (IIIe siècle avant J.-C.), cet ouvrage collectif présente l'un des aspects les moins connus de Tétouan, son patrimoine souterrain. Le scoundo, réseau de canalisation souterrain vieux de plusieurs siècles est doté de tuyaux en céramique qui s'enchevêtrent sous la médina pour porter l'eau aux fontaines, aux mosquées, aux hammams et aux demeures privées. Le ventre de Tétouan recèle aussi un énorme labyrinthe souterrain, les mazmorras, où étaient enfermés les Chrétiens capturés par les corsaires marocains entre le xVIe et le xVIIe siècle. Dans la ville, Musulmans, Juifs et Chrétiens se côtoient depuis des siècles. Leurs cimetières respectifs sont situés l'un à proximité de l'autre, en témoignage de cette longue tradition de tolérance. L'iconographie présente des images inédites du scoundo, ainsi que des bassins, des mosquées, des medersas et des demeures qui sont reliés à ce réseau unique. Pour la première fois, les mazmorras, inaccessibles au public ont été aussi photographiées.

A brief account of the history of Tetouan. The iconography shows totally new photos of Tetouan historical monuments; of the Scoundo, including some of the fountains, mosques, medersas and houses connected to this unique water main; and of the Mazmorras, forbidden to the public and which have been photographed for the first time.

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ISBN9789954494073|176pages|320mmx245mm|ColourIllustrationsandColourPhotographs|2009|SensoUnicoEditions,Morocco|Hardback

BEYOND THE ENCLAVE Towards a Pro-Poor and Inclusive Development Strategy for Zimbabwe

edited by prosper chitambara, Godfrey Kanyenze, timothy Kondo and Jos Martens

$49.95/£34.95

beYond the enClaVe sets out to unravel the contradiction of a country, Zimbabwe, where a rich, diverse resource base co-exists with endemic poverty. One reason lies in the colonial economy, which was predicated on an ideology of white supremacy, creating an enclave formal economy employing one-fifth of the labour force. Yet over three decades after independence, the non-formal segment has become even more entrenched. This book assesses Zimbabwe's economy through three main phases: 1980-90 when a strong social policy framework proved difficult to sustain due to erratic growth, and 1991-96, when `structural adjustment' demanded a market-driven approach to development. The third phase is characterized by crisis-management leading to policy inconsistencies and reversals. Not surprisingly, such incoherence saw the economy descend into hyperinflation and paralysis in 2007-2008, leading to the signing of the Global Political Agreement in September 2008. In the absence of formal dollarization, economic recovery after the adoption of the multicurrency regime has remained fragile, leaving an estimated 70 per cent of the population outside the banking system. This has further entrenched uneven (enclave) growth as the economy remains locked in a low-income poverty trap. beYond the enClaVe argues for a new approach to development in Zimbabwe based on pro-poor and inclusive strategies. ISBN9781779221513|546pages|234x156mm|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

FACING CLIMATE CHANGE. Building South Africa's Strategy

stefan raubenheimer

$28.95/£19.95

When it comes to Climate Change the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do is vast. Developing a plan to get us from where we are to where we need to be is now one of the most important tasks of modern society. In this, South Africa was an early leader, and it approached the question in a remarkable way. The South African Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) is an internationally celebrated example of how people can come together to work with the evidence to develop the questions of the day. What was remarkable was not only the scientific rigour adopted, but the way in which leaders worked together to reach a broad consensus. Their vision, and the response of the South African government, was groundbreaking and extraordinarily ambitious. The LTMS has quietly reshaped the South African landscape. This book is the story of the people and the process by which they took up the challenge and produced these Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios. ISBN9781920409524|168pages|234x156mm|B/WIllustrations|2011|Idasa,SouthAfrica|Paperback

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LOZIKEYI DLODLO. Queen of the Ndebele

Marieke clarke and pathisa nyathi

$39.95/£29.95

In 1999, a defiant 76-year old Mr Stanley Mhlanga confronted the Zimbabwean Forestry Commission. He claimed that Queen Lozikeyi had given his people the land from which they had been evicted. Who was this woman, an inspiration to an old man 80 years after her death? Queen Lozikeyi was the senior queen of Lobhengula, king of the Ndebele people in what is now Zimbabwe. Her early life has been wreathed in mystery, but now at last her story can be told. This book is one of the first studies of a woman who led her people while the British colonial power occupied her country. She was the intellect behind one of the most effective anti-colonial revolts. Queen Lozikeyi continues to be an inspiration to Zimbabweans today. Queen Lozikeyi, as an Ndebele royal woman, interited a strong constitutional position from Nguni royal foremothers in Zululand. This study shows how Lobhengula's senoir queen and other Ndebele royal women used their power.

PATHISA NYATHI is a published poet, playwright, historian and biographer. He is a columnist for the Sunday News, Umthunywa, The Sunday Mirror and Sky Host in Zimbabwe. MARIEKE CLARKE is an educator, a former teacher in Zimbabwe, and was Oxfam's educational materials editor.

ISBN9780797442665|364pages|210x148mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2011|AmaGuguPublishers,Zimbabwe|Paperback

RECLAIMING THE L-WORD. Sappho's Daughters out in Africa

edited by Alleyn Diesel

$22.95/£17.95

This brave and moving collection of stories by South African lesbian women from different backgrounds reminds us, again, that rights are never finally won in legislatures or in court rooms. They are won by people exercising them. The authors of the stories and poems in this book have done just that. They have stood up to celebrate the dignity of lesbian women in South Africa. Each contribution is different. And each intensely personal. And each one reminds us of the urgent need for us to stop hate crime and to create a safe society for all LGBT South Africans.

ALLEYN DIESEL is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, specialising in the study of the place of women in Hinduism in South Africa, particularly their veneration of the Goddess. In 2007 she edited shaktI: storIes of IndIan women In south afrICa (Wits University Press).

ISBN9781920397289|226pages|234x156mm|B/WIllustrations|2011|ModjajiBooks,SouthAfrica|Paperback

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WHEN A STATE TURNS ON ITS CITIZENS. 60 years of Institutionalised Violence in Zimbabwe

lloyd sachikonye

$24.95/£18.95

Lloyd Sachikonye traces the roots of Zimbabwe's contemporary violence to the actions of the Rhodesian armed forces, and the inter-party conflicts that occurred during the liberation war. His focus, however, is the period since 2000, which has seen state-sponsored violence erupting in election campaigns and throughout the programme of fast-track land reform. The consequences of this violence run wide and deep. Aside from inflicting trauma and fear on its victims, the impunity enjoyed by its perpetrators has helped to mould a culture within which personal freedoms and dreams are strangled. At a broader social level, it is responsible - both directly and indirectly - for millions of Zimbabweans voting with their feet and heading for the diaspora. Such a migration `cannot simply be explained in terms of the search for greener economic pastures. Escape from authoritarianism, violence, trauma and fear is a large factor behind the exodus'. Sachikonye concludes that any future quest for justice and reconciliation will depend on the country facing up to the truth about the violence and hatred that have infected its past and present. ISBN9781779221643|144pages|210x148mm|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

WOMEN AND LAW. Innovative Regional Approaches to Teaching, Research and Analysis

edited by Julie stewart and Amy tsanga

$39.95/£29.95

The issue of how various subjects in law are taught, researched or analyzed, in a world where law has tended to neglect women's experiences as `subjects of law' is a central concern that academics and researchers need to address. women & law: InnoVatIVe approaChes to teaChIng, researCh and analYsIs explores the strategies and methods that break the mould of traditional legal teaching and research by engaging women's experiences with the law in various legal disciplines. Some of these are traditional legal fields such as jurisprudence, criminal, family, labour and commercial law while others are specialist areas that need to be engaged with the law. These include issues of social justice, human rights, gender and sexuality, masculinities, and access to resources. The contributors to this volume draw on their practical examples from teaching courses on a postgraduate Masters in Women's Law at the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law based at the University of Zimbabwe. This is a collaborative regional and international initiative that brings together a network of partner universities and academics from eastern and southern Africa as well as beyond the continent. The book addresses two major aspects of this specialist masters programme in women's law; namely what has been taught and how it has been taught. The book is targeted not only at academics but also at researchers, students, gender practitioners and trainers who work with issues of women, gender and the law.

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ISBN9781779221445|452pages|250x200mm|ColourIllustrationsandColourPhotographs|2011|WeaverPress,Zimbabwe|Paperback

THE CAMEROON-NIGERIA BORDER DISPUTE Management and Resolution, 1981-2011

hilary v. lukong

$29.95/£19.95

At independence, Cameroon and Nigeria adhered to the OAU principle of utI possedetIs JurIs by inheriting the colonial administrative borders whose delineation in some parts was either imperfect or not demarcated or both. The two countries tried to correct these anomalies. But such efforts were later thwarted by incessant geostrategic reckoning, dilatory, and diversionary tactics in the seventies and eighties that persisted and resurfaced in the nineties with a more determined posture. On two occasions, the border conflict almost boiled over to a full-scale war. First, in May 1981 when there was the exchange of fire between Cameroonian and Nigerian coast guards and second, in February 1994 when Nigeria marched her troops into Cameroon's Bakassi Peninsula. Elsewhere in Africa, border incidents like these have often degenerated into war. But Cameroon and Nigeria together with the international community managed these protracted incidents from escalating into war. This book examines the part played by the disputing parties, Cameroon and Nigeria; the mediation, conciliatory and adjudicatory role of third parties; and that of regional and international organisations, in the process of the resolution of the border dispute from 1981-2011. The study situates the nature and dynamics of the dispute historically, and comprehensively explores in detail its causes, settlement and resolution. ISBN9789956717590|236pages|229x152mm|2011|LangaaRPCIG,Cameroon|Paperback

CREATIVITY AND CHANGE IN NIGERIAN CHRISTIANITY

edited by Akintunde Akinade and David o ogungbile

$39.95/£29.95

This work provides an overview of Nigerian Christianity. It covers issues such as Pentecostalism, Charismatism, gender dynamics, Muslim-Christian relations, and the arts and performance in Christian traditions as they are transforming contemporary Nigerian society. While focussing on contemporary Christianity, the essays also reflect on Nigeria's history and cultural traditions.

"Studying the fifth largest Christian population in the world, this book covers a great variety of themes using a multiplicity of perspectives and methods. It offers not only in-depth insights into Nigerian Christianity but also into the unique position of Nigerians in World Christianity. Its reading in indispensable for all scholars of religion in Africa and of World Christianity at large" - FRANS WIJSEN, PROFESSOR OF INTERRELIGIOUS STUDIES, RADBOUD UNIVERSITY "It is impossible to understand African Christianity without extensive reference to the phenomenological, historical, and theological development in Nigeria. We have in this volume an impressive collection in both breadth and depth by a mix of scholars in different fields of religious studies who have contributed to a study that readers will find incredibly important in the study of Christianity in Nigeria." - J. KWABENA ASAMOAH-GYADU, TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, ACCRA, GHANA

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ISBN9789788422228|392pages|229x152mm|2010|MalthousePress,Nigeria|Paperback

AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF NORTHERN GHANAIAN CONFLICTS Towards a Sustainable Peace

Albert K. Awedoba

$39.95/£29.95

Conflict in Northern Ghana appears to be increasing in amplitude and frequency and its effects are getting more devastating. It is the view of this book that the Government of Ghana and civil society organisations involved in aspects of conflict management have approached peace issues in the region with an inadequate understanding of the local issues that divide and unite the people, or using sufficient resources to preempt conflict. In 2003 The Mole V summit was held in Damongo to discuss strategic directions for comprehensive development and poverty reduction in Northern Ghana as a mechanism for supporting conflict management. It is the aim of this publication to contribute to the proposed plan by suggesting past and current conflict management resources and mechanisms which could be employed. The suggestions are informed by surveys, which are outlined in the book, of particular conflicts in the three northern Regions of Ghana between 2006 and 2008 - their histories, causes and effects and their resolution.

ALBERT K. AWEDOBA is a social anthropologist and Deputy Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. The other contributors include Emmanuel Ayyeampong, Esi Sutherland, and Richard Rathbone.

ISBN9789988647384|342pages|244x170mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2010|Sub-SaharanPublishers,Ghana|Paperback

THE EWE PEOPLE. A Study of the Ewe People in German Togo

Jakob spieth

$70.95/£56.95

The Ewe of Ghana, Togo and Benin have been one of the most documented ethnic groups in West Africa, given their encounters with the German, French and British colonial administrations. In 1906, Jakob Spieth, a German Bremen Missionary, published Die Ewe-Stamme one of the most comprehensive treatises on the history, religion, economic life, traditional social structure, and, indeed, the entire spectrum of everyday life of the Ewe. Published over 100 years ago the book had limited circulation and became increasingly rare to the extent that it almost became a deified piece of work and source of classified knowledge. Additionally, Die Ewe-Stamme was published in German and old non-standard and colloquial Ewe languages. It is hoped this translation of Die EweStamme into English and contemporary Ewe might create a revival of interest amongst researchers, enhance the understanding for the traditional Ewe culture and become reading material in schools and universities ISBN9789988647902|980pages|254mmx178mm|B/WIllustrationsandMaps|2011|Sub-SaharanPublishers,Ghana|Paperback

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FOLK TALES AND FABLES FROM THE GAMBIA. Volume 1 & 2

Dembo Fanta bojang and sukai Mbye bojang

$22.95/£15.95

The stories narrate the tricks, deceit and greed of hyena in all his relationships. These traits come out strongly in the tales entitled: `The cow, hyena, lion and hare share a home', `Hyena and hare go in search of food' and `The hyena and the hare'. Hare, however, shows his ingenuity to always outsmart hyena. Cat's pilgrimage to Mecca and his self righteous attitude on his return was challenged by the eldest member of the clan of rats. He was reminded of his old ways before his transformation. Gambian folk tales carry moral lessons and even though they are not all spelt out in this collection, they are evident. This second volume of Folk tales and Fables includes myths as well as fables. Koochi Barama is a story that transcends all the Gambian tribes. He was a close childhood friend of the king of Sabach. Koochi lived with his two wives. This story shows how lies and betrayal can affect close relationships. In the olden days, rulers used to forge alliances and exchange experiences. The close bond between the kings of Niamanty and Burawulay was well respected. Thus when the king of Niamanty died, his friend was consulted in the administration of his estate. The fables in this collection continue to teach the moral lessons and Gambia's cultural values. Volume1:ISBN9789983901078|136pages|210x148mm|B/WIllustrations|2011|EducationalServices,Gambia|Paperback Volume2:ISBN9789983901085|128pages|210x148mm|B/WIllustrations|2011|EducationalServices,Gambia|Paperback

THEATRE IN NIGERIA. Different Face

edited by Foluke ogunleye

$24.95/£18.95

Building on earlier works on the African video film movement this book discusses: The Dynamics of Finance in the Nigerian Travelling Theatre; Christian Morality Plays in Nigeria; Television Docudrama as Alternative Records of History; Nigerian Tele-Drama and Propaganda; Money and Mercantilism in Nigerian Historical Plays; History of the Ori Olokun Theatre; and The Socio-Economic Construct of the Nigerian Home Video Film.

FOLUKE OGUNLEYE is a theatre director and actress, and a lecturer at the department of African languages and literature at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni. She has produced and directed many plays and films, is involved in the pan-African film and culture festival, FESPACO, and edits many humanities and theatre journals.

ISBN9789783626676|114pages|216x140mm|2007|HumanitiesPublishers,Nigeria|Paperback

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