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  1. Abdullah, I. and Rashid I. 2017. Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy. London, UK: Zed Books. 322 pp.
  2. Adebajo, Adekeye. 2016. Thabo Mbeki. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 187 pp.
  3. Adebanwi, Wale (ed.). 2017. The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: James Currey. 364 pp.
  4. Adeeko, A. 2017. Arts of Being Yoruba: Divination, Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 200pp.
  5. Akhtar, Iqbal. 2016. The Khoja of Tanzania: Discontinuities of a Postcolonial Religious Identity. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers. 226 pp.
  6. Archambault, Julie Soleil. 2017. Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 183 pp.
  7. Ballatine, C., Chapman M., Erwin K. & Mare Gerhard (eds.)2017. Living Together, Living Apart? Social Cohesion in Future South Africa. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa ; University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press. 197 pp.
  8. Ball, Jeremy. 2015. Angola’s Colossal Lie: Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers. 199 pp.
  9. Baptista, João Afonso. 2017. The Good Holiday: Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique.New York and Oxford: Berhahn Books.280 pp.
  10. Barbash, Ilisa. 2017. Where the Roads all End: Photograpy and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press. 302 pp.
  11. Bedasse, Monique A. 2017. Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization. University of North Carolina Press. 254 pp.
  12. Benti, Getahun. 2017. Urban Growth in Ethiopia, 1887-1974: From the Foundation of Finfinnee to the Demise of the First Imperial Era. Lanham, Maryland; The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group Inc. 213 pp.
  13. Berman,Nina. 2017. Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity and Romance. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 268 pp.
  14. Bergh, Sylvia I. 2017.The Politics of Development in Morocco: Local Governance and Participation in North Africa. I.B Tauris & Co. Ltd. 340 pp.
  15. Berridge, W.J.2017. Hasan Al-Turabi :Islamist Politics and Democracy in Sudan. New York, USA: Cambridge university Press. 349 pp.
  16. Bickford-Smith, Vivian. 2016. The Emergence of the South African Metropolis: Cities and Identities in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.
  17. Birmingham, David. 2015. A Short History of Modern Angola. New York: Oxford University Press. 159 pp.
  18. Bjerk, Paul. 2017. Julius Nyerere. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 167 pp.
  19. Bjork, Stephanie R. 2017. Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 196 pp.
  20. Boje, John. 2015. An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 243 pp.
  21. Bruner, J. 2017. Living Salvation in the East African Revival Uganda. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press.  191pp.
  22. Burton, M.I. 2016. Ohio Short Stories of Africa: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 158 pp.
  23. Callaci,E.2017. Street Archives and City Life : Popular Intellectuals in postcolonial Tanzania.  Durham: Duke University Press. 286 pp.
  24. Cakaj, Ledio. 2016.When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard.London: Zed Books Ltd. 402 pp.
  25. Cann, John P. 2016. The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974.Solihull, West Midlands, England: Helion & Company, Ltd. 64 pp.
  26. Carotenuto, M. Katherine Luongo.2016. Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and Politics of Belonging. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 240 pp.
  27. Carrier, Neil.2016. Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s Global Somali Hub. New York: Oxford University Press.313 pp.
  28. Chabal, Patrick & Toby Green. 2016. Guinea- Bissau: Micro-State to Narco-State. London: C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 290 pp.
  29. Cheney, E. Kristen. 2017.Crying for our Elders :African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS. London: University of Chicago Press Ltd. 239 pp.
  30. Clapham, Christopher. 2017. The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 224 pp.
  31. Cohen, Andrew. 2017. The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa: The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 300 pp.
  32. Cohen, Joshua I., Sandrine Colard and Giulla Paoletti (eds.).2017.The Expanded Subject: New perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa. Hirmer Publishers.128 pp.
  33. Comaroff, John and Jean Comaroff. 2016. The Truth About Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order. London: University of Chicago Press.347 pp.
  34. Copnall, James. 2017. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce. London: Hurst. 317 pp.
  35. Da Silva, Daniel B. Domingues. 2017. The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa 1780-1867. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
  36. Davidson Joanna. 2016. Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment and Development in Rural West Africa. New York, Oxford. Oxford University Press. 249 pp.
  37. Davis G.N. (ed.) 2017. Aime Cesaire: Journal of a Homecoming/ Cahier D’un Retour Au Pays Natal. Duke University Press.  304 pp.
  38. Demotts, R. 2017. The Challenges of Transfrontier Conservation in Southern Africa: The Park Came After Us. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books . 180 pp.
  39. Dewulf, Jeroen. 2017. The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America’s Dutch-Owned Slaves. University Press of  Mississippi.281 pp.
  40. Domingos, N. 2017. Football and Colonialism : Body and Popular in Urban Mozambique. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press.325 pp.
  41. Echtler, Magnus and Asonzeh Ukah, eds. 2016. Bourdiue in Africa: Exploring the Dynamics of Religious Fields. Leiden: Brill Books.  274 pp.
  42. Ephirim-Donkor, Anthony. 2015. The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle among the Awutu (Effutu) of Ghana. Lanham: University Press of America, Inc. 275 pp
  43. Esacove, Anne.2016. Modernizing Sexuality: U.S HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Oxford University Press.197 pp.
  44. Falola, Toyin and Bola Dauda. 2017. Decolonizing Nigeria, 1945-1960: Politics, Power, and Personalities. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press. 612 pp.
  45. Falola, Toyin & Akinyemi Akitunde (eds.) 2017. Culture and Customs of the Yoruba.Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 1040 pp.
  46. Fardon, Richard & La Rouge Senga. 2017. Learning from the curse: Sembene’s Xala. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 133 pp.
  47. Filippelo, Marcus.2017. The Nature of the Path: Reading A West African Road.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.217 pp.
  48. Fleisch, Axel and Rhiannon Stephens. 2016. Doing Conceptual History in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books. 243 pp.
  49. Fraiture, Pierre-Philippe, Daniel Orrells (eds) . 2016. The Mudimbe Reader. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 239 pp.
  50. Fwatshak, Sati U. (ed.). 2017. The Transformation of Central Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press. 485 pp.
  51. Gallagher, Julia (ed.). 2017. Images of Africa: Creation, Negotiation and Subversion. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 203 pp.
  52. Gill, Peter. 2016. Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges. London: Zed Books. 310 pp.
  53. Green, Sandra E.2017. Slave Owners of West Africa : Decision Making in the Age of Abolition. Bloomington; IN: Indiana University Press. 126 pp.
  54. Gore, Christopher D .2017. Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda . James Currey. 186 pp. 
  55. Hannaford, Dinah. 2017. Marriage Without Borders: Transnational Spouses in Neoliberal Senegal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 167 pp.
  56. Hargrove, Jarvis L. 2015. The Political Economy of the Interior Gold Coast: The Asante and the Era of Legitimate Trading, 1807-1875. Lanham: Lexington Books. 215 pp.
  57. Hibou, Béatrice, Boris Samuel and Laurent Fourchard (eds.). 2017. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 191 pp.
  58. Hirson, Denis, ed. 2015. In the Heat of Shadows: South African Poetry 1996-2013. Grahamstown, South Africa: Deep South.
  59. Hodgson, Dorothy L. 2017. Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture: From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 187 pp.
  60. Hoffman, D. 2017. Monrovia Modern: Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia. Duke University Press. 205 pp.
  61. Huggins, Chris. 2017. Agricultural Reform in Rwanda:Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance. London, UK: Zed Books. 241 pp.
  62. Huttenbach, Laura Lee P. 2015. The Boy is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 256 pp.
  63. Iliffe, John. 2017. Africans: The History of a Continent Third Edition. New York, USA ; Cambridge University Press. 402 pp.
  64. Ives, Sarah. 2017.  Steeped in Heritage :The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea.  Duke University Press.255 pp.
  65. Isòla. Akínwùmí. 2016. Treasury of Childhood Memories. Trans. Pamela J. Olubunmi Smith. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press. 192 pp.
  66. Iyioha, Irehobhude O. and Remigus N. Nwabueze, eds. 2015. Comparative Health Law and Policy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian and Global Health Law. Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 336 pp.
  67. Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Matt D. Childs, James Sidbury (eds.). 2013.The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of Slave Trade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 371 pp.
  68. Katongole, E. 2017.The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a new creation in Africa. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 189 pp
  69. Kjerland, Kirsten Alsaker and Bjorn Enge Bertelsen (eds.). 2015. Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania. Berghahn Books: New York and Oxford. 395 pp.
  70. Kominko, Maja, ed. 2015. From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. 759 pp.
  71. Koopman, Adrian. 2015. Zulu Plant Names. Pietermaritzburg: KwaZulu-Natal Press. 324 pp.
  72. Kramon E.2018. Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
  73. Kyker, Jennifer W.2016. Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe.Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 290 pp.
  74. Leigh, Lamin and Ali Mansoor (eds.). 2016. Africa on the Move: Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income State Washington, DC: international Monetary Fund. 170 pp.
  75. Lis, Daniel, William F.S. Miles and Tudor Parfitt (eds).2016. In the Shadows of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora. Los Angeles, California: African Academic Press
  76. Lombard, Louisa. 2016. State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in Central African Republic. London: Zed Books. 287 pp.
  77. Longair, Sarah. 2015. Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964. Burlington VT: Ashgate Publishing Company
  78. Lorway, Robert. 2015. Namibia’s Rainbow Project: Gay Rights in an African Nation. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 155 pp.
  79. Lovejoy, Paul E. 2016. Jihad in West Africa: During the Age of Revolutions. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 396 pp.
  80. MacArthur, Julie. 2016. Cartography and the Political Imagination: Mapping Community in Colonial Kenya. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 340 pp.
  81. Magaziner, Daniel. 2016.The Art of Life in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 377 pp.
  82. Markle, Seth M. A Motorycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power, and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism 1964-1974. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. 265 pp.
  83. Massamba, R. L. 2017. Debunking Myths Around African Talent: Selected historical facts and more recent experiments which offer positive prospects for Africa’s development.  Wandsbeck, South Africa: Reach Publisher’s Services
  84. Matfess, H. 2017. Women and the War on Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses. London, UK: Zed Books. 270 pp.
  85. M’bayo, 2016. Muslim Interpreters in Colonial Senegal, 1850-1920: Mediations of Knowledge and Power in the Lower and Middle Senegal River Valley. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 234 pp.
  86. McCauley, John F. 2017. The Logic of Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Africa. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 233 pp.
  87. Meier, Prita. 2016. Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 230 pp.
  88. Meintjes, L. 2017. Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid . Duke University Press.338 pp.
  89. Myhre, Knut Christian. 2016. Cutting and Connecting: ‘Afrinesian’ Perspective on Networks, Relationality, and Exchange. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 162 pp.
  90. Newitt, M. 2017. A Short History of Mozambique . New York, United States:  Oxford University Press. 254 pp.
  91. Northrup, D.2017. Seven Myths of Africa in World History. Indianapolis, Indiana : Hackett publishing Company Inc. 162 pp.
  92. Ntarangwi, Mwenda. 2016. The Street is my Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 180 pp.
  93. Nwakanma, O. 2017.Christopher Okigbo: Thirsting for Sunlight. Rochester, New York: James Currey 276 pp.
  94. O’Fahey, R.S. 2017. Darfur and The British. New York: Oxford University Press. 347 pp.
  95. Olaniyan, T. 2017. State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press. 323 pp.
  96. Oloka-Onyango, J. 2017. When Courts do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 358 pp.
  97. Oyebade, Adebayo & Bekele Gashawbeza (eds.). 2017. The Long Struggle :Discourses on Human and Civil Rights in Africa & The African Diaspora. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 225 pp.
  98. Palmer, I. Moodley N. & Parnell S. 2017. Building A Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa. London, UK: Zed Books. 303 pp.
  99. Parker, G.(ed.) 2017. South Africa, Greece, Rome: Classical Confrontations. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 543 pp.
  100. Pavlakis, Dean. 2015. British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913. Farnham and Burlington, VT; Ashgate Publshers. 308 pp.
  101. Piot, Charles (ed.). 2016. Doing Development in West Africa: A Reader by and for Undergraduates. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 232 pp.
  102. Plaut, Martin. 2016. Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State. New York: Oxford University Press. 253 pp.
  103. Posthumus, Bram. 2016. Guinea: Masks, Music and Minerals.C. Hurst and Co. Publishers Ltd. 273 pp.
  104. Priest, R.J. Barine K. (eds.) 2017. African Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities and Impact. Maryknoll, New York:  Orbis Books. 297 pp.
  105. Prince, Ruth and Hannah Brown. (eds.). 2016. Volunteer Economies: The Politcis and Ethics of Voluntary Labour in Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: James Currey. 270 pp.
  106. Razy, Elodie and Marie Rodet. 2016. Children on the Move in Africa: Past & Present Experiences of Migration. Suffolk: James Currey Publishers. 241 pp.
  107. Roessler, Philip. 2016. Ethnic Politics and State Power: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 389 pp.
  108. Rolandsen, Øystein H. and M.W. Daly. 2016. A History of South Sudan: From Slavery to Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xix, 171 pp.
  109. Roschenthaler, U. & Jedlowski, A. (eds.) 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions. London, UK:  Zed Books.
  110. Rossi, Benedetta (ed.). 2016. Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories. 2nd Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. xvii, 237 pp.
  111. Sarr, A. 2016.  Islam, Power and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin: The Politics of Land Control, 1790-1940. Rochester, New York: Rochester University Press. 244 pp.
  112. Scully Pamela. 2016. Ohio Short Histories of Africa: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Athens: Ohio University Press. 128 pp.
  113. Semley, Lorelle. 2017. To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. 362 pp.
  114. Shanguhyia, Martin S. 2015. Population, Tradition, and Environmental Control in Colonial Kenya. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 323 pp.
  115. Shiino, Wakana, Soichiro Shiraisi, and Tom Ondicho (eds.). 2016. Re-Finding African Local Assets and City Environments: Governance, Research and Reflexivity. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. 289 pp.
  116. Shutt, Allison K. 2015 Manners Make a Nation: Racial Etiquette in Southern Rhodesia, 1910-1963. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 245 pp.
  117. Signe, L. 2017. Innovating Development Strategies in Africa : The Role of International, Regional and National Actors. New York, USA. Cambridge University Press. 208 pp.
  118. Simms-Green, L.B. 2017. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  248 pp.
  119. Skinner, Ryan Thomas. 2015. Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. 233 pp.
  120. Sparks, Randy J. 2016. Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.  204 pp.
  121. Steytler, Nico and Yash Pal-Ghai (eds.). 2015. Kenyan-South African Dialogue on Devolution. Claremont: Juta and Company (pty) Ltd. 498 pp.
  122. Tabensky, Pedro and Sally Matthews (eds.). 2015. Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Trnsformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 322 pp.
  123. Takada, Akira. 2015. Narratives on San Ethnicity: The Cultural and Ecological Foundations of Lifeworld among the !Xun of North-Central Namibia. Melbourne: Trans-Pacific Press. 216 pp.
  124. Tesi, Moses K. 2017. Balancing Sovereignty and Development in International Affairs: Cameroon’s Post-Independence Relations with France, Africa and the World. Lanham, Maryland :  Lexington Books. 224 pp.
  125. Tonnah,S., Setrana, M. & Arthur J. (eds.) 2017. Migration and Development in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Policy Implications. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. 200 pp.
  126. Totten, S (ed.) 2017. Sudan’s Nuba Mountains People Under Siege: Accounts By Humanitarians in the Battle Zone. Jefferson, Noth Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers.263 pp.
  127. Trakadas, Athena. 2015. Fish-Salting in the Northwest Maghreb in Antiquity: A Gazetteer of Sites and Resources. Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. 159 pp.
  128. Tukur, Mahmud Modibbo. 2016. British Colonisation of Northern Nigeria 1897-1914: A Reinterpretation of Colonial Sources. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 530 pp.
  129. Twagilimana, Aimable. 2016. Historical Dictionary of Rwanda; Second Edition. Lanham & Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield. 310 pp.
  130. Ugor, Paul. Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 174 pp.
  131. Urban-Mead, Wendy. 2015. The Gender of Piety: Family, Faith and Colonial Rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. Athens: Ohio University Press. 324 pp.
  132. Van Dalen, Dorrit. 2016. Doubt, Scholarship and Society in 17th Century Sudanic Africa. Boston: Brill. 317 pp.
  133. Volpi, Frédéric. 2017. Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 232 pp.
  134. Walther, Olivier & Miles William F.S. 2018. African Diaspora Disorders: Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations. New York, NY:  Routledge. 209 pp.
  135. Walls, A, F. 2017. Crossing Cultural Frontiers : Studies in the History of World Christianity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 284 pp.
  136. Wamagatta, Evanson N. 2016. Controversial Chiefs in Colonial Kenya: The Untold Story of Senior Chief Waruhiu Wa Kung’u, 1890-1952. Lanham: Lexington Books. 189 pp.
  137. Warner-Lewis, Maureen. 2015. Guinea’s Other Suns: The African Dynamic in Trinidad Culture. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. 294 pp.
  138. Watt, Nigel. 2016. Burundi: The Biography of a Small African Country. London: Hurst & Company Publishers. 279 pp.
  139. Werbner, Pnina. 2014. The Making of an African Working Class: Politics, Law, and Cultural Protest in the Manual Workers’ Union of Botswana. London: Pluto Press. 306 pp.
  140. Young, Hershini Bhana. 2017. Illegible Will: Coercive Spectacles of Labor in South Africa and the Diaspora. Duke University Press. 270 pp.
  141. Warchol, G. L. Exploiting the Wilderness: An Analysis of Wildlife Crime. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Temple University Press. 188 pp.
  142. Weitzberg, K. 2017.We Do Not Have Borders : Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 274 pp.
  143. Yousef, Adam. 2017. Europe’s Relations with North Africa: Politics, Economics and Security. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 315 pp.
  144. Zucker Smulewicz G.(ed.) 2017. The Political Though of African Independence: An Anthology of Sources.  Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing  Company Inc. 280 pp.