Africa since 1940

The Past of the Present

Author: Frederick Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107651344

Category: History

Page: 230

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Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

Death, Belief and Politics in Central African History

Author: Kalusa, Walima T.,Vaughan, Megan

Publisher: The Lembani Trust

ISBN: 9982680013

Category: History

Page: 416

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In this set of essays Walima T. Kalusa and Megan Vaughan explore themes in the history of death in Zambia and Malawi from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on extensive archival and oral historical research they examine the impact of Christianity on spiritual beliefs, the racialised politics of death on the colonial Copperbelt, the transformation of burial practices, the histories of suicide and of maternal mortality, and the political life of the corpse.

The EU and Africa

From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa

Author: Adekeye Adebajo

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 1849041717

Category: Africa

Page: 531

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This text offers a holistic and comprehensive assessment of the European Union's relations with Africa focusing on their historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural dimensions.

Please, Take Photographs

Author: Sindiwe Magona

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 0980272955

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

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Sindiwe Magona's poems conspire with her. Even years after being written, they still seem warm from her lips, and it is this residue of her telling them that draws you into their confidence. From the languid innocence of the poems about her village, to her shattering images of Africa at war, Magona leads you headlong into her fireside circle where archetypes flicker like shadows on a face that has seen, and been. Please, Take Photographs is defiant and tender, horrific and homely, at once irreverent, outspoken and beautiful.

History of humanity

scientific and cultural development. The twentieth century

Author: Sarvepalli Gopal

Publisher: Unesco

ISBN: 9789231040832

Category: History

Page: 904

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