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New Leaders, New Dawns?

South Africa and Zimbabwe under Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

edited by Chris Brown; David Moore & Blair Rutherford
edition: Paperback
tagged: african

In late 2017 and early 2018, South Africa and Zimbabwe both experienced rapid and unexpected political transitions. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, the only leader the country had ever known, was replaced in a “soft coup” by his erstwhile vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Over a twelve-day period in February 2018, South African president Jacob Zu …

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The Gifts of Africa

How a Continent and Its People Changed the World

by Jeff Pearce, narrator JW Hathaway
edition: Audiobook
tagged: black studies (global), social history

Past works have reinforced misconceptions about Africa, from its oral traditions and languages to its resistance to colonial powers. Other books have treated African achievements as a parade of honorable mentions and novelties. This book is different—refreshingly different. It tells the stories behind the milestones and provides insights into how …

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Unsettling the Great White North

Black Canadian History

edited by Michele A. Johnson & Funké Aladejebi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), african american, african studies

An exhaustive volume of leading scholarship in the field of Black Canadian history, Unsettling the Great White North highlights the diverse experiences of persons of African descent within the chronicles of Canada’s past. The book considers histories and theoretical framings within the disciplines of history, sociology, law, and cultural and gend …

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Commodity Politics

Contesting Responsibility in Cameroon

by Adam Sneyd; Steffi Hamann; Charis Enns & Lauren Q. Sneyd
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: central, african

Responsibility is political. As the international community has called for more responsible environmental, social, and governance performance, the politics of commodities has become more fraught. Commodity Politics cuts through the new rhetoric of responsibility and presents innovative research from Cameroon to provide a better understanding of the …

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