The Collected Letters of George Gissing
Includes the following latest titles: The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 3; The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 9; The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 8; and The Collected Letters of George Gissing Volume 7
Landscapes, Housing, and the Making of Modern Lagos
By Mark Duerksen
How did Lagos, Nigeria, grow from a tiny island kingdom to a megalopolis famous for its frenetic and congested form of coastal urbanism? This first-of-its-kind history provides a comprehensive narrative for understanding one of Africa’s largest cities—its buoyant vibrancy and its two-headed problem of housing shortages and rising seas—today.
Architecture | Urban & Land Use Planning · History | Africa | West · Human Geography · Nigeria · African Studies
Making Martial Races
Gender, Society, and Warfare in Africa
Edited by Myles Osborne
Featuring contributions by new and established Africanist scholars, this volume is the first book-length treatment of “martial race” in Africa. A key organizing principle of colonialism, the category of martial race was contested by African men and women as they sought to negotiate against the colonial state as well as within their home communities.
African History · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · Military History · Colonialism and Decolonization · Africa · African Studies
Mapping History, Place, and Politics in a Nineteenth-Century African City
By Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi
Combining archival research with a digital humanities–focused examination of cartography, Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi reveals the gendered, spatial, and environmental responses to historical, political, and social change in mid-nineteenth-century Lagos, Nigeria.
Social Science | Sociology | Urban · Technology & Engineering | Cartography · History | Africa | West · Nigeria · African Studies
A History of Kitawala in Congo
By Nicole Eggers
In this conceptual history, Nicole Eggers argues that practitioners of the Congolese religious movement Kitawala can be understood as intellectuals, innovators, and vital participants in the construction and use of power. Eggers also explores the relationship between healing and violence in their frequently gendered central African manifestations.
History | Africa | Central · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · Religion | Religion, Politics & State · Democratic Republic of the Congo · African Studies
Loving Mountains, Loving Men
Memoirs of a Gay Appalachian
By Jeff Mann
Appalachians are known for their love of place, yet many gays and lesbians from the mountains flee to urban areas in search of greater freedom. Jeff Mann tells his story as one who left and then returned, who insists on claiming and celebrating both regional and sexual identities.
Memoir, LGBT · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Gender Studies · Social Science | Regional Studies · Appalachia · Creative Nonfiction
Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence
By Faeeza Ballim
Beginning in the 1960s, the security of electricity supply has shaped South Africa’s economic growth and prosperity, and electricity shortages have negatively inflected the rise of its postapartheid democracy. Construction delays and escalating costs have thwarted the nation’s mining, manufacturing, and power generation.
Social Science | Technology Studies · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Business & Economics | Development | Economic Development · Technology & Engineering | Power Resources | Electrical · South Africa · African Studies
Research as More Than Extraction
Knowledge Production and Gender-Based Violence in African Societies
Edited by Annie Bunting, Allen Kiconco, and Joel Quirk
This book contributes to an increasingly significant interdisciplinary field that focuses on ethics, methods, and the politics of gender-based violence. Its contributors, the majority of whom are based in Africa, offer concrete examples of how to undertake responsible research in African contexts. Their close and careful analyses of gender, violence, and patriarchy provide an important corrective to simplistic and reductionist gender-based studies.
Violence in Society · Social Science, Methodology · Gender Studies · Africa · African Studies
Power, Patronage, and the Local State in Ghana
By Barry Driscoll
This quantitative and qualitative account of Ghanaian development shows how closely fought elections drive subnational local state institutions to patronize party volunteers. Extrapolating from Ghana’s example, the author shows how locally salient varieties of patronage shape political competition in a variety of contexts.
Political Science | Political Process · Business & Economics | Development Studies · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · History | Africa | West · Ghana · African Studies
A Companion to the Works of Elizabeth Strout
By Katherine Montwieler
In this first study of novelist Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling works, Katherine Montwieler reveals how Strout’s voice, characters, and themes generate a powerful empathic response among mainstream readers—mostly women—that elite scholars undervalue at their own peril. This accessible companion also includes an exclusive interview with Strout.
Literary Criticism, US · Literary Criticism | Modern | 21st Century · Literary Criticism | Feminist · Literature
To Speak and Be Heard
Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015
By Holly Elisabeth Hanson
Through detailed archival research, Hanson reveals the origins of Uganda’s strategies for good government—assembly, assent, and powerful gifts—and explains why East African party politics often fail.
Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | East · Colonialism and Decolonization · Uganda · Eastern Africa · African Studies
African Activists of the Twentieth Century
Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa
By Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron, and Toyin Falola
This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Chris Hani, Wangari Maathai, Josie Mpama/Palmer, and Ken Saro-Wiwa. The volume complements history, social justice, and political science courses and is a useful collection for general readers interested in learning about Africa’s most influential historical figures.
Biography, Activists · History | Modern | 20th Century · African History · Kenya · Nigeria · South Africa · African Studies
African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2
Cabral, Machel, Mugabe, Sirleaf
By Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman, Peter Karibe Mendy, Sue Onslow, Martin Plaut, and Pamela Scully
This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Amílcar Cabral, Samora Machel, Robert Mugabe, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 complements courses in history and political science and serves as a useful collection for general readers.
Biography & Autobiography | Political · African History · Political Science, Africa · Africa · African Studies