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  • Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War

    Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War
    av Ngwabi Bhebe

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556092

    This work is an attempt to look at some of the realities of Zimbabwe's liberation war and at what happened afterwards, rather than at the comfortable myths. Both heroic and terrible deeds are recorded. Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe Publications

  • Negotiating Development

    Negotiating Development
    av Monica M. Van Beusekom

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556498

    Focusing on the Office du Niger's irrigation project in what was then French Soudan (Mali), the author analyses how and why development policies emerge, persist and change. Van Beusekom argues that Africans not only influenced farming and marketing…

  • Marriage in Maradi

    Marriage in Maradi
    av Barbara M. Cooper

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556276

    This work explores how both men and women adapted, negotiated and contested their rights and duties in marriage during a period of socio-political upheaval in 20th-century Niger, a period which saw the advent and demise of colonial rule, the aboliti…

  • Are We Not Also Men?

    Are We Not Also Men?
    av Terence Ranger

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556184

    This work provides a collective biography of Thompson Samkange and of two of his sons, Sketchley and Stanlake. Thompson Samkange was born in 1893 at the time that his land was being overwhelmed from the South. He was one of the founders of the Afric…

  • Making Ethnic Ways

    Making Ethnic Ways
    av Bill Bravman

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556337

    This history of the Taita people during the 20th century focuses on their gradual adoption of a novel ethnic identity. The author shows how ethnicity became a language through which prior struggles were reframed and continued.

  • White Farms, Black Labor

    White Farms, Black Labor
    av Alan Jeeves

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556245

    Racist policies throughout southern Africa consciously drove African farmers off their land during the first half of the 20th century and forced them to become laborers on white farms. This set of essays explore various aspects of the lives and expe…

  • 'I Will Not Eat Stone'

    'I Will Not Eat Stone'
    av Jean Marie Allman

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556412

    Focusing on conjugal production and reproduction in colonial Asante, this text seeks to understand how broader social and economic factors - cash cropping, trade, monetization of the economy, British rule and Christian missions - recast the terms of…

  • Burying SM

    Burying SM
    av D.W. Cohen

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556061

    Examines the complex sociologies, politics and histories of the debates that arose after the death of Kenyan lawyer S.M.Otieno and the struggle over where his body should be buried. The dispute between his wife and members of Otieno's clan revealed…

  • Chiefs Know Their Boundaries

    Chiefs Know Their Boundaries
    av Sara S. Berry

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556443

    This text explores the changes and continuities in the ways people have made and exercised claims on the land in Asante, Ghana, during the colonial and postcolonial era.

  • Running After Pills

    Running After Pills
    av Amy Kaler

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325070445

    Kaler examines how "modern" contraceptive technologies, such as the pill and the Deop-Provera injection, were embroiled in gender and generation conflicts in Zimbabwe during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Cutting Down Trees

    Cutting Down Trees
    av Henrietta L. Moore

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556122

    What are the problems of rural food supply in southern Africa today and how have they arisen historically? In part this book is a reconstruction of an African agricultural system over one hundred years; in part it is an examination of the constructi…

  • History and Memory in the Age of Enslavement

    History and Memory in the Age of Enslavement
    av Pier Larson

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325002170

    "Larson's book raises a series of challenging questions about the historical production of ethnic identity, and the complex epistemological relationships between historical memory, identity, and history. It is smart, well written, and intellectually…

  • Gender and the Making of a South African Bantustan

    Gender and the Making of a South African Bantustan
    av Anne Kelk Mager

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556351

    The author uses the prism of gender to displace the universal male subject of mainstream South African history, moving between the social space of families and the political space of the apartheid state. North America:Heinemann

  • Making the Town

    Making the Town
    av John Parker

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556436

    The focus is centered on town politics and the ways in which the Ga political action shaped Accra's transition from pre-colonial city-state to colonial port city. North America: Heinemann

  • Violence and Memory

    Violence and Memory
    av Jocelyn Alexander

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556429

    Violence has powerfully shaped the history of Matabeleland from the 1890s to the 1980s, and silence has surrounded the history of this region of Zimbabwe, excluding it from national memory. This text aims to break the silence andredress the imbalanc…

  • The Pygmies Were Our Compass

    The Pygmies Were Our Compass
    av Kairn A Klieman

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325071046

  • Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests

    Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests
    av Brad Weiss

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325070957

  • Liberating the Family?

    Liberating the Family?
    av Pam Scully

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556283

    The author of this study argues that the ending of slavery in South Africa's Cape Colony initiated an era of exceptional struggle about cultural categories and sensibilities. Far more than simply abolishing bonded labour, Britishslave emancipation r…

  • Memoirs of the Maelstrom

    Memoirs of the Maelstrom
    av Joe Lunn

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556382

    Between 1914 and 1918, the French recruited over 140,000 West Africans who fought on the Western front. Based on personal testimonies of war veterans and archival research, this book describes how the experience altered African soldiers' views of th…

  • A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa

    A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325071190

    Over the last 30 years, a substantial literature on the history of American and European prisons has developed. This collection is among the first in English to construct a history of prisons in Africa. Topics include precolonial punishments, living…

  • Women of Phokeng

    Women of Phokeng
    av Belinda Bozzoli

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556030

    Using oral accounts of their personal histories, this book recounts the lives and experiences of 22 black South African women, all born before 1915, from one small town in the Western Transvaal. This approach gives a unique insight into the history…

  • History and Memory in the Age of Enslavement

    History and Memory in the Age of Enslavement
    av Pier M. Larson

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556399

    This text explores how incorporation into global mercantile networks compelled people of highland Madagascar to reshape their social identity and their cultural practices. North America: Heinemann

  • Colonial Lessons

    Colonial Lessons
    av Carol L. Summers

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852559529

    This work shows how mission-educated Africans negotiated new identities for themselves and their communities within the confines of segregation. It examines strikes by students and parents, struggles over curricula, and efforts ofAfrican teachers to…

  • Re-creating Eden

    Re-creating Eden
    av Emmanuel Kreike

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325070773

  • Poison and Medicine

    Poison and Medicine
    av Douglas A. Anthony

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852559543

    A study of links between interethnic conflict and processes of reconciliation in the ethnically charged setting of Kano, northern Nigeria. It shows how the Igbos renegotiated a position for themselves in the new political environment of Kano followi…

  • Pride of Men

    Pride of Men
    av Colleen E. Kriger

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556320

    Integrating material on culture and social history, Kriger provides detailed descriptions of the labour process and the items that the smiths produced. North America: Heinemann

  • Society in Zimbabwe's Liberation War

    Society in Zimbabwe's Liberation War
    av Ngwabi Bhebe

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556108

    This work examines people's beliefs, ideas and experiences both during Zimbabwe's liberation war and afterwards. The contributors look at African religion and Christianity and explore the efforts to educate people for a new society. They also look a…

  • The Bluest Hands

    The Bluest Hands
    av Judith A. Byfield

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556009

    By the second decade of the twentieth century in Abeokuta, a Yoruba town in southwestern Nigeria, most dyers were producing adire cloth, which featured a variety of patterns created by resist dyeing with indigo onto a primarily European manufactured…

  • 'We Women Worked So Hard'

    'We Women Worked So Hard'
    av Teresa A. Barnes

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556368

    African ideas of gender in colonial Zimbabwe centrally shaped oppositional responses well before the advent of nationalism. Citing a wide collection of vibrant oral histories, the author argues that urban African men and women incolonial Harare cons…

  • The Culture of Power in Southern Africa

    The Culture of Power in Southern Africa
    av Clifton C. Crais

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325070841

  • City of Steel and Fire

    City of Steel and Fire
    av Ahmad A. Sikainga

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780325071060

  • Insiders and Outsiders

    Insiders and Outsiders
    av Bill Freund

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556160

    This work, which draws on substantial interviews, is a study of economic history from below. It focuses on the cultural and social history of Indians in Durban, exploring such topics as: why did the Indian peasantry rise and decline like the African…

  • Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast

    Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast
    av Sandra Greene

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852556221

    The focus is on the history of the Anlo-Ewe of south-eastern Ghana from the 17th-19th centuries, though in the last two chapters the author extends her analysis to the 20th century. The changing boundary between 'we' and 'they' is documented, as the…