African and African-American Studies

Confronting Islamist Terrorism in Africa: The Cases of Nigeria and Kenya

Author: 

Isumonah, V. Adefemi; Nathaniel Umukoro

Credentials: 

V. Adefemi Isumonah, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
Nathaniel Umukoro, Department of Political Science, Edo University (Nigeria)

In the post-Cold War era, religion and religious extremism has been the cause of most violent conflicts, thereby posing one of the major security challenges confronting the world and, in recent years, the stability and security of the African continent. Unfortunately, some states targeted by terrorist insurgencies, including Nigeria and Kenya, have been reactive, adopting coercive responses rather than proactive long-term measures to address the factors and drivers of religious extremism in a comprehensive and sustained manner.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Terrorism, Africa, African Studies, Islam, Islamism, Islamic Studies, Christianity, Christian Studies, Religion, Nigeria, Kenya
Release Date: 
December 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531534 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Decolonization and White Africans: Decolonization, the “Winds of Change,” and Beyond

Author: 

Louw, P. Eric

Credentials: 

P. Eric Louw’s career has spanned universities in both South Africa and Australia. He has published extensively in the fields of political communication and South African politics. His books include The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of Apartheid; Roots of the Pax Americana; and The Media and Political Process.

Decolonization and White Africans examines how African decolonization affected white Africans in eight countries – Algeria, Kenya, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, Mozambique, South West Africa (Namibia), and South Africa – and discusses their varied responses to decolonization, including resistance, acquiescence, negotiations, and migration.

Market: 
Africa, History, Political Science, Colonialism, African Studies, Decolonization, Identity Politics, Algeria, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532883 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
270
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Battle of Biafra: British Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Nigerian Civil War

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus is a Nigerian historian. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan and is the author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War; Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and other books.

In this intriguing new book, Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus examines the role of British intelligence in the Nigerian Civil War. British intelligence operations were highly successful due to a decentralized approach. Britain maintained regular supplies of arms to Nigeria despite considerable opposition at home. Thus, up-to-date information was necessary to determine the military behavior of both sides and the practicalities of arms supply for Nigeria.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Intelligence
Release Date: 
November 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532616 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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China in Africa: From Macro-Level Engagements to Grassroots Interactions

Author: 

Cissé, Daouda, PhD

Daouda Cissé is a Canada-based researcher from Senegal and a visiting scholar at National Chengchi University, in Taipei, Taiwan. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, in 2011.

Market: 
Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Africa, China, Political Economy, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Migration
Release Date: 
November 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532906 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing

Author: 

Pouille, Adrien-teaches French, Francophone, and African literatures and cinemas at Wabash College, in Indiana

Credentials: 

He has contributed to The Obama Phenomenon: Change We Can (2011) and African Cultural Production and The Question of Humanism (2019). He co-authored, A Saafi-Saafi (Sébikotane Variety) and English/French Dictionary (2016).

In Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing, Adrien Pouille aims to expand the conversation on what human journeys may signify in the African context with several oral and modern narratives. As one of the main informants about African migration, popular journalism has propagated a traumatic and materialistic view of African temporal and spatial movements. Such a reductive conception of the African journeys can also be found on the continent, where leaving home, to the West in particular, may be viewed by many as a quest for nothing more than economic prosperity.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, African Studies, Migration, Africa, Immigration, Identity Studies, Journalism
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532814
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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African Values and Social Studies Education

Author: 

Galafa, Beaton, Lecturer in Education and Humanities, Millennium University (Malawi)

This monograph discusses the integration of traditional African values into social studies education in Malawi. It targets the curriculum as a fertile ground for breeding indigenous knowledge due to its relevance in the development of effective moral, ethical, and citizenship skills. The discussion occurs in the context of various studies on the paucity of an indigenous philosophy and the resulting dearth of local knowledge, which expose African education systems to Eurocentric values and ontologies.

Market: 
Africa, Education, Social Science, Citizenship Education, Malawi
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532500 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Malcolm X’s Passport: Metaphors and Metaphysics for Futuristically Black Colleges and Universities in America, A Sourcebook for Futuring Finds & Mastering Minds

Author: 

Stevenson, Joseph Martin & Karen Wilson-Stevenson

Malcolm X remarked that “education is the passport of the future.” This book, developed for aspiring and forward-thinking college students, identifies future careers and future skill sets for the global marketplace and workspaces on the horizon. These future careers include occupations in artificial intelligence, information technology, wearables, virtual reality, genomics, cryptocurrencies, connected homes and others.

Market: 
Education, Pedagogy, Higher Education, Identity Studies, African-American Studies, Historically Black Colleges, Psychology, Pedagogy, Malcolm X
Release Date: 
February 9, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538175 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Africa and Climate Change

Author: 

Popoola, Ibukun Olukorede, Ph.D.; Director of Research at the Agricultural Research and Biometrics Department, Thisavrous Pyrgos Integrated Resources (Nigeria)

The degradation of our life-enhancing planet Earth has resulted in climate change, desertification, wild fires, livestock mortality, microbial ecosystem alteration, floods, extreme weather conditions, economic meltdown, poverty, resource conflicts, disease, death, and desperate migration from the most vulnerable regions. Africa, the world`s hottest continent, has deserts and drylands that cover about 60 percent of its land surface area and remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change.

Market: 
Africa, Climate Change, Economics, Migration, Disease, Biology, Food Security
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537956 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Credentials: 

Author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and British Women and the Nigerian Civil War

In this intrepid study, noted Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus investigates the air war component of the Nigerian-Biafran War, a crucial postcolonial conflict in Africa. It focuses on the Biafra’s air operations against oil installations and facilities owned by multinational oil companies in Nigeria. In addition to exploring global airpower historiography, this study explores the tactical aspects of how the renewed air war changed the military equation of the conflict when both sides were at loggerheads in peace settlement and relief arrangements.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Biafra, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy, Military History, Air Power, War Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532203 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Politics, Culture, and Origins in Nigeria: The Igbo and Their Nri Neighbors

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Nwankwo Nwaezeigwe’s revelatory study of the Igbo people and their Nri neighbors presents a paradigm shift in the interpretation of Igbo history and culture. British colonial ethnography held that the Nri, who form part of a larger Igbo subgroup named Umunri, are the scions of a remote historical kingdom that once ruled the entire Igbo land. It further advanced the thesis that before the coming of the Nri, the Igbo as an ethnic group had no culture defined as Igbo except what the Nri introduced to become what is defined today as Igbo culture.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Africa, International Studies, Nigeria, Nationalism, African Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Developing World, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531114 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
378
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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