Download E-books Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History PDF

By Frederick Cooper

In this heavily built-in choice of essays on colonialism in global background, Frederick Cooper increases an important questions on thoughts correct to a variety of matters within the social sciences and arts, together with identification, globalization, and modernity. instead of painting the prior centuries because the inevitable circulation from empire to countryside, Cooper areas nationalism inside a wider diversity of imperial and diasporic imaginations, of rulers and governed alike, good into the 20th century. He addresses either the insights and the blind spots of colonial reports with a view to get past the tendency within the box to target a prevalent colonialism situated someday among 1492 and the Sixties and someplace within the "West." Broad-ranging, cogently argued, and with a old concentration that strikes from Africa to South Asia to Europe, those essays, such a lot released right here for the 1st time, suggest a fuller engagement within the give-and-take of historical past, now not least within the ways that techniques frequently attributed to Western universalism—including citizenship and equality—were outlined and reconfigured through political mobilizations in colonial contexts.

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Download E-books Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 PDF

By Helen Tilley

Tropical Africa was once one of many final areas of the area to event formal ecu colonialism, a technique that coincided with the arrival of more than a few new clinical specialties and examine tools. Africa as a dwelling Laboratory is a far-reaching examine of the thorny courting among imperialism and the function of medical expertise—environmental, scientific, racial, and anthropological—in the colonization of British Africa.

A key resource for Helen Tilley’s research is the African learn Survey, a venture undertaken within the Thirties to discover how glossy technology used to be being utilized to African difficulties. This venture either embraced and advised an interdisciplinary method of learn on Africa that, Tilley argues, underscored the heterogeneity of African environments and the interrelations one of the difficulties being studied. whereas the purpose of British colonialists used to be undoubtedly to remodel and modernize Africa, their efforts, Tilley contends, have been frequently all at once subverted through clinical matters with the neighborhood and vernacular. Meticulously researched and gracefully argued, Africa as a dwelling Laboratory transforms our knowing of imperial historical past, colonial improvement, and the function technological know-how performed in both.

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Download E-books Under the Udala Trees PDF

By Chinelo Okparanta

"If you have ever puzzled if love can overcome all, learn Ijeoma's tale . . . A wonderful coming-of-age debut."--Marie Claire

Long-listed for the heart for Fiction First Novel Prize

Nominated for the 2015 NAACP photo Awards (Outstanding Literary paintings of Fiction)

Nominated for the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards (Young Motivational author of the Year)

New York instances e-book evaluate Editors' Choice

Inspired by means of Nigeria's folktales and its struggle, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply looking, robust debut in regards to the hazards of residing and loving openly.

Ijeoma comes of age as her state does; born sooner than independence, she is 11 whilst civil warfare breaks out within the younger republic of Nigeria. despatched away to defense, she meets one other displaced baby and so they, star-crossed, fall in love. they're from various ethnic groups. also they are either girls. 

When their love is came upon, Ijeoma learns that she's going to need to disguise this a part of herself. yet there's a fee to residing within a lie.     
As Edwidge Danticat has made own the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to envision the ways that Nigerians proceed to fight towards selfhood. whilst their country contends with and recovers from the results of struggle and department, Nigerian lives also are wrecked and misplaced from taboo and prejudice. This tale deals a glimmer of desire -- a destiny the place a lady may simply be ready to form her lifestyles round fact and love. 
Acclaimed by Vogue, the Financial Times, and many others, Chinelo Okparanta keeps to distill "experience into whatever crystalline, stark yet lustrous" (New York instances ebook Review). Under the Udala Trees marks the additional upward thrust of a celeb whose "tales will holiday your middle open" (New York day-by-day News). 

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Download E-books Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia (Ethnic Groups of the World) PDF

This encyclopedia is a vital advisor to the various ethno-linguistic teams in Africa and latest advanced heart East region.

• includes contributions from overseas students and self sufficient researchers who've lived and labored in nations similar to Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, and Syria

• comprises bibliographic details after each one access, photos, and an index

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Download E-books Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know® PDF

By Andrew S. Natsios

For thirty years Sudan has been a rustic in challenge, wracked via near-constant conflict among the north and the south. yet on July nine, 2011, South Sudan turned an self reliant country. As Sudan once more reveals itself the point of interest of overseas cognizance, former designated envoy to Sudan and director of USAID Andrew Natsios presents a well timed creation to the rustic at this pivotal second in its historical past. targeting the occasions of the final 25 years, Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What every person must Know® sheds gentle at the origins of the clash among northern and southern Sudan and the complex politics of this unstable country. Natsios offers readers a first-hand view of Sudan's prior in addition to a decent appraisal of its destiny. within the wake of South Sudan's independence, Natsios explores the tensions that stay on each side. problems with citizenship, safety, oil administration, and wealth-sharing all stay unresolved. Human rights matters, really surrounding the continuing violence in Darfur, likewise nonetheless clamor for options. Informative and available, this booklet introduces readers to the main critical matters dealing with Sudan because it stands close to old change.
What all people must understand® is a registered trademark of Oxford collage Press.

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Download E-books Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees PDF

By Barbara Bennett

For animal fans, nature lovers, and the massive readership for gripping true-life tales, this African saga is a must-read experience. It chronicles the original Harnas natural world origin in Namibia, the place Marieta van der Merwe and her relatives, former filthy rich livestock farmers, have offered land to shop for and deal with embattled natural world. We meet Sam, the "AIDS" lion contaminated by way of mistake at a vet hospital. Boerjke, a baboon with epilepsy and Down syndrome. Savanna, the one-eyed lioness. And Marieta van der Merwe herself, the inspiring owner of Harnas who stocks her domestic with needy wild animals. Survivor of an youth fraught with own tragedy within the African Bush, she now devotes herself as care-giver and ambassador for flora and fauna and wildland. instructed with perception, humor, and exciting immediacy via writer and Harnas volunteer Barbara Bennett, this tale will captivate readers of every age.

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Download E-books Broadband as a Video Platform: Strategies for Africa (The Economics of Information, Communication, and Entertainment) PDF

This quantity beneficial properties contributions from a convention held in Lusaka, Zambia, to discover the position and clients of broadband in Africa as a video platform―with emphasis at the suggestions and development blocks for deployment and advancement.

While it might probably appear that such networks and their purposes usually are not a practical situation for constructing international locations, it might be short-sighted and economically harmful to disregard the rising traits. The velocity of creation of next-generation networks in industrialized nations is swift and the constructing global won't be able to face aside. The hazards of falling in the back of are nice and in any state there'll be components of industrial and society who desire to forge forward. Policymakers and community architects must be prepared. Media businesses and broadcasters, specifically, needs to be alert to the hot advancements as can be clinical and academic associations. the supply of complex high-speed enterprise software instruments in a rustic will impact its participation in overseas transactions and its monetary growth.

This quantity positive factors contributions from leaders, policymakers and students, representing numerous views, together with know-how and infrastructure administration, monetary improvement, advertising, schooling and health. The authors jointly speak about how broadband deployment as a platform with enough pace for video should be inspired by means of public coverage and rules and the way funding in broadband for this and similar reasons can enhance the standard of existence and event in Sub Saharan Africa in media and knowledge, whereas being a financeable, commercially sound business.

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Download E-books Sudan: Race, Religion, and Violence PDF

Ravaged by way of civil battle, and suffering from roaming gangs of insurgent and govt defense force, Sudan and Darfur are hardly out of the inside track. millions of individuals were killed, over million have fled their houses, and rape, humanitarian crises and state-sponsored genocide are all rife.

In this groundbreaking research, Jok Madut Jok delves deep into Sudan's tradition and historical past, setting apart the criteria that experience prompted its fractured nationwide identification. With relocating first-hand tales, Jok presents a decisive critique of a rustic in turmoil, and addresses what has to be performed to wreck the tragic cycle of racism, poverty, and brutality that grips Sudan and its people.

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