Engaging Africa

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In this fully revised edition top scholars in African politics address the effects that major currents in Africa and world politics have upon each other and explore the ramifications of this interconnection for contemporary theories of international and comparative politics.The fifth edition focuses on engaging a changing world order. The nation-state as we know it is a legacy of European rule in Africa, and the primacy of the nation-state remains the bedrock of most contemporary theories of international relations.

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One Man's Extreme Faith Challenges Believers to Live More Radical Lives From a warring tribal village in Africa to a Rob Zombie concert to a Guatemalan prison to a bombed out church in Sudan, Caleb Bislow shares firsthand stories of how God is working

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AUTHENTIC: Dolls capture traditional sub-Saharan heritage facial features and skin tone. NATURAL HAIR STYLE: Nneka and our Queens of Africa dolls all feature authentic hairstyles. MODERN STYLE: African fashion is on display with bold and beautiful outfits girls adore. PREMIUM DESIGN: Each doll is sturdy and intricately detailed for fun, engaging play time.

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Acclaimed cookbook author Jessica B. Harris has spent much of her life researching the food and foodways of the African Diaspora. "High on the Hog" is the culmination of years of her work, and the result is a most engaging history of African American c

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Zebras, elephants, giraffes and of course the mighty lion, gathered at the watering hole provide a great opportunity for creativity and fun conversation. Combine the cognitive benefits and satisfaction of putting together the puzzle with the creative fun of coloring it when done. This activity uses our unique color-coded sequencing to enable the person to complete the puzzle successfully, but that's just the beginning.

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Though Africa is a huge continent filled with different cultures, African folktales share some characteristics. One is a love of nature, specifically animals. The other is a respect for cleverness. These two characteristics meet in the tales of Anansi the Spiderman and the Jackal. Both are tricksters who often get the best of their fellow beasts. Readers will love becoming acquainted with these two characters' exploits as well as other famous, engaging, and often funny African tales.

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AUTHENTIC: Dolls capture traditional sub-Saharan heritage facial features and skin tone. NATURAL HAIR STYLE: Nneka and our Queens of Africa dolls all feature authentic hairstyles. MODERN STYLE: African fashion is on display with bold and beautiful outfits girls adore. PREMIUM DESIGN: Each doll is sturdy and intricately detailed for fun, engaging play time.

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AUTHENTIC: Dolls capture traditional sub-Saharan heritage facial features and skin tone. NATURAL HAIR STYLE: Nneka and our Queens of Africa dolls all feature authentic hairstyles. MODERN STYLE: African fashion is on display with bold and beautiful outfits girls adore. PREMIUM DESIGN: Each doll is sturdy and intricately detailed for fun, engaging play time.

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Focusing on the South African city of Durban, Security in the Bubble looks at spatialized security practices, engaging with strategies and dilemmas of urban security governance in cities around the world. While apartheid was spatial governance at its most brutal, postapartheid South African cities have tried to reinvent space, using it as a Ć¢ positiveĆ¢ technique of governance.

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Out Of The Box 10 Days in Africa Board Game: Journey board game is great for friends, families and classroomsEasy to learn and engaging fun for 2 to 4 playersContains a game board map of Africa, 45 destination tiles representing African countries, 15 transportation tiles and four 10-day card holdersRecipient of the National Parenting Seal of Approval, Parents Choice Gold Award, Major Fun Award, Doctor Toy- Smart Play Smart Toy and Mensa Select Award

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In Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies, M. Anne Pitcher offers an engaging new theory to explain the different trajectories of private sector development across contemporary Africa. Pitcher argues that the outcomes of economic reforms depend not only on the kinds of institutional arrangements adopted by states in order to create or expand their private sectors, but also on the nature of party system competition and the quality of democracy in particular countries.

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"The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century," is an engaging history of Sierra Leone that departs from previous scholarship. Taking issue with those who have tended to describe the Krio as essentially a Christian and Westernized ethnic group, Cole] suggests that the Krio identity, forged in nineteenth-century Freetown, transcended ethnicity, culture, and even religion.

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A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological evidence, this sweeping study explores the place of bushcraft and agriculture in the precolonial history of south central Africa across nearly three millennia.

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This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Dian Fossey, and her work with mountain gorillas. It covers Fossey's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work in Africa.

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When a new baby arrives among the Beng people of West Africa, they see it not as being born, but as being reincarnated after a rich life in a previous world. Far from being a tabula rasa, a Beng infant is thought to begin its life filled with spiritual knowledge. How do these beliefs affect the way the Beng rear their children? In this unique and engaging ethnography of babies, Alma Gottlieb explores how religious ideology affects every aspect of Beng childrearing practices-from bathing infants to protecting them from disease to teaching them how to crawl and walk-and how widespread poverty limits these practices.

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'Trade, Investment, and Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Engaging with the World' describes why expanding trade and investment is vital for this region. The greatest economic challenge is to create enough jobs for its rapidly growing labor force, which is increasingly young and educated, to ward off threats to social and political stability inherent in high unemployment rates.

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With a new and comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions, Brian Ray argues that the Court's procedural enforcement approach has had significant but underappreciated effects on law and policy, and challenges the view that a stronger substantive standard of review is necessary to realize these rights. Drawing connections between the Court's widely acclaimed early decisions and the more recent second-wave cases, Ray explains that the Court has responded to the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence concerns that consistently constrain it by developing doctrines and remedial techniques that enable activists, civil society and local communities to press directly for rights-protective policies through structured, court-managed engagement processes.

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Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire tells the story of how successive administrations? Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford? tried to maintain the confidence of their N.A.T.O. ally, Portugal, while facilitating the process of decolonization in Angola and Mozambique. Ultimately becoming an epic battle of democracy versus dictatorship, African nationalism versus geo-strategic pre-eminence, and East versus West, this book, largely based on primary sources, tells the story of one of the Cold War's most intense confrontations.

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The notion of 'place' is a powerful one: the place where we are from; the place where we live; the place where we would like to be. It raises issues of identity and belonging (or lack of it), and about roots and connections (or lack of them). In a world that is more uncertain, more liquid, less known, place matters. This engaging and accessible book is the first of its kind to look at the role of place in schools and in the lives of young people today.

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The author of two previous books on African political culture, David Laitin turns in this book to the study of language planning in Africa and the role of language politics in the process of state formation. Written in an engaging style, the book takes th

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In this fully revised edition top scholars in African politics address the effects that major currents in Africa and world politics have upon each other and explore the ramifications of this interconnection for contemporary theories of international and c

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Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and

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With a new and comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court;s social rights decisions, Brian Ray argues that the Court;s procedural enforcement approach has had significant but underappreciated effects on law and policy and challenges the view that a stronger substantive standard of review is necessary to realize these rights. Drawing connections between the Court;s widely acclaimed early decisions and the more recent second-wave cases, Ray explains that the Court has responded to the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence concerns that consistently constrain it by developing doctrines and remedial techniques that enable activists, civil society and local communities to press directly for rights-protective policies through structured, court-managed engagement processes.

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This collection ranges far and wide, as befits the personality and accomplishments of the dedicatee, Geoffrey V. Davis, German studies and exile literature scholar, postcolonialist (if there are; specialties;, then Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, Black Britain), journal and book series editor. Themes covered include publishing in Africa, charisma in African drama, the rediscovery of apartheid-era South African literature, Truth and Reconciliation commissions, South African cinema, children;s theatre in England and Eritrea, and the Third Chimurenga in literary anthologies.

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This book provides an engaging account of the moral lives of young black South Africans once the struggle against apartheid ended and took away their object of political resistance. It shows how partial-parenting, partial-schooling, and pervasive poverty contributes to how a group of young people construct right and wrong and what rules govern their behavior.

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The notion of 'place' is a powerful one: the place where we are from; the place where we live; the place where we would like to be. It raises issues of identity and belonging (or lack of it), and about roots and connections (or lack of them). In a world that is more uncertain, more liquid, less known, place matters. This engaging and accessible book is the first of its kind to look at the role of place in schools and in the lives of young people today.

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