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  1. Abadi, Jacob. 2013. Tunisia since the Arab Conquest: The Saga of a Westernized Muslim State. Reading, UK: Ithaca Press. 586pp.

  2. Adebajo, Adekeye. 2014. The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press. 414pp.

  3. Adebanwi, Wale and Ebenezer Obadare, eds. 2013. Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria: Critical Interpretations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 300 pp.

  4. Adekunle, Julius O. and Hettie V. Williams, eds. 2013. Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 334pp.

  5. Alexander, Peter et al. 2013. Class in Soweto. Scottsville, KZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 306 pp.

  6. Allen, Tony and Michael E. Veal. 2013. Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 199pp.

  7. Amtaika, Alexius. 2013. Local Government in South Africa since 1994: Leadership, Democracy, Development and Service Delivery in a Post-Apartheid Era. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 374pp.

  8. Andrews, Penelope. 2012. From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 221pp.

  9. Appiah, Kwame Anthony. 2014. Lines of Descent: W.E.B Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 227pp.

  10. Ascher, William and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds. 2013. The Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 276pp.

  11. Ayoade, John A. and Adeoye A. Akinsanya. 2013. Nigeria’s Critical Election: 2011. Lanham: Lexington Books. 348 pp.

  12. Badat, Saleem. 2013. The Forgotten People: Political Banishment under Apartheid. Leiden: Brill. 364 pp.

  13. Ballantine, Christopher. 2012. Marabi Nights: Jazz, ‘race’ and society in early apartheid South Africa. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 247 pp.

  14. Bangura, Abdul Karim. 2012. African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers. Lanham: University Press of America. 219 pp.

  15. Bassil, Noah R. 2013. The Post-Colonial State and Civil War in Sudan: The Origins of the Conflict in Darfur.London: I.B. Tauris. 263 pp.

  16. Beinart, William and Karen Brown. 2013. African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health: Diseases & Treatments in South Africa. Suffolk: James Currey. 305pp.

  17. Bellagamba, Alice, Sandra E. Greene, and Martin Klein (eds). 2013. The Bitter Legacy: African Slavery Past and Present. Princeton: Markus Weiner Publishers. 211 pp.

  18. Bennett, Huw. 2013. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 307 pp.

  19. Bewaji, John Ayotunder Isola. 2012. Narratives of Struggle: The Philosophy and Politics of Development. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 451 pp.

  20. Bidima, Jean Godefroy. 2014. Law and the Public Sphere in Africa: La Palabre and Other Writings. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 197pp.

  21. Bizas, Eleni. 2014. Learning Senegalese Sabar: Dancers and Embodiment in New York and Dakar. New York and Oxford: Berghann Books. 154pp.

  22. Bollig, Michael, Michael Schnegg, and Hans-Peter Wotzka. 2013. Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present and Future. New York: Berghahn Books. 525pp.

  23. Boone, Catherine. 2014. Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 416pp.

  24. Börzel, Tanja A. an Christian R.Thauer, eds. 2013. Business and Governance in South Africa: Racing to the Top? New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 274 pp.

  25. Britt, Samuel Irving. 2012. The Children of Salvation: Ritual Struggle in a Liberian Aladura Church. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. 246 pp.

  26. Burnet, Jennie E. 2012. Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 277 pp

  27. Bundy, Colin. 2012. Govan Mbeki. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 168 pp.

  28. Buresi, Pasal and Hicham El Aallaoui. 2013. Governing the Empire: Provincial Administration in the Almohad Caliphate (1224-1269): Critical Edition, Translation and Study of Manuscript 4752 of the Hasaniyya Library in Rabat. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 538 pp.

  29. Büscher, Bram. 2013. Transforming the Frontier: Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 290 pp.

  30. Bush, Ray, and Habib Ayeb, eds. 2012. Marginality and Exclusion in Egypt. New York: Zed Books. 247 pp.

  31. Camara, Mohamed Saliou, Thomas O’Toole and Janice E. Baker, eds. 2014. Historical Dictionary of Guinea. Fifth Edition. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 390pp.

  32. Campbell, Bonnie K, ed. 2013. Modes of Governance and Revenue Flows in African Mining. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 253pp.

  33. Campbell, John. 2013. Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. Updated edition. Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield. 210 pp.

  34. Campoy-Cubilo, Adolfo. 2012. Memories of the Maghreb: Transnational Identities in Spanish Cultural Production. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 219 pp.

  35. Candido, Mariana P. 2013. An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 366pp.

  36. Carney, J.J. 2014. Rwanda Before the Genocide: Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era. New York: Oxford University Press. 343pp.

  37. Cartwright, Keith. 2013. Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways: Travels in Deep Southern Time, Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 309pp.

  38. Chapman, Michael, ed. 2012. Africa Inside Out: Stories, Tales and Testimonies. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 125 pp.

  39. Ciantar, Philip. 2012. The Ma’lūf in Contemporary Libya: An Arab Andalusian Musical Tradition. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited.183 pp.

  40. Clark, John F. and Samuel Decalo. 2012. Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo. 4th ed. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 521 pp.

  41. Clements, Benedict, David Coady, Stefania Fabrizio, Sanjeev Gupta, Trevor Alleyne, and Carlo Sdralevich, eds. Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications. International Monetary Fund.

  42. Cole, Gibril R. 2013. The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in Nineteenth Century. Athens: Ohio University Press. 288pp.

  43. Coombes, Annie E., Lotte Hughes, and Karega-Munene. 2014. Managing Heritage, Making Peace: History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya. London: I.B. Taurus. 258pp.

  44. Conway, Daniel. 2012. Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign: War resistance in apartheid South Africa. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 176 pp.

  45. Cooper, Andrew F., John J. Kirton, Franklyn Lisk, Hany Besada. 2013. Africa’s Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 257pp.

  46. Cooper, Brenda. 2013. Pb ed. of 2008 hb ed. A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language. Rochester, NY: James Currey. 182 pp.

  47. Cooper, Frederick. 2014. Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. 130pp.

  48. Corkin, Lucy. 2013. Uncovering African Agency: Angola’s Management of Credit Lines. SurreyL Ashgate Publishing Limited. 244pp.

  49. Creary, Nicholas, ed. 2012. African Intellectuals and Decolonization. Athens: Ohio University Press. 183pp.

  50. Curry, Dawne Y. 2012. Apartheid on A Black Isle: Removal and Resistance in Alexandra, South Africa. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 180 pp.

  51. Dafinger, Andreas. 2013. The Economics of Ethnic Conflict: The Case of Burkina Faso. Suffolk: James Currey. 212pp.

  52. Decoteau, Claire Laurier. 2013. Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 324pp.

  53. Derman, Bill, Anne Hellum, and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, eds.2013. Worlds of Human Rights: The Ambiguities of Rights Claiming in Africa. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 338 pp.

  54. Dibua, Jeremiah I. 2013. Development and Diffusionism: Looking Beyond Neopatrimonialism in Nigeria, 1962-1985. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 255 pp.

  55. Dilger, Hansjörg, Abdoulaye Kane, and Stacey A. Langwick. 2012. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 348 pp.

  56. Diouf, Mamadou ed. 2013. Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal. New York: Columbia University Press. 282 pp.

  57. Dumett, Raymond E. 2013. Imperialism, Economic Development and Social Change in West Africa. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 538pp.

  58. El Hamel, Chouki. 2013. Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Cambridge: University Press. 331pp.

  59. Elischer, Sebastian. 2013. Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 319pp.

  60. Elphick, Richard. 2012. The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 437 pp.

  61. Eltringham, Nigel, ed. 2013. Framing Africa: Portrayals of a Continent in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema. New York and Oxford: Berghahn.183 pp.

  62. Embacher, Helga, Grazia Prontera, Albert Lichtblau, Johannes-Dieter Steinert, Wolgang Aschauer, Darek Galansinki, and John Buckley, eds. 2013. Children and War: Past and Present. West Midlands, England: Helion & Company Ltd. 297 pp.

  63. Emenyonu, Ernest N, ed. 2013. Writing Africa in the Short Story: African Literature Today 31. Suffolk: James Currey. 179pp

  64. Everill, Bronwen.2013. Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 232 pp.

  65. Falola, Toyin. 2013. The African Diaspora: Slavery, Modernity, and Globalization. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 418 pp.

  66. Falola, Toyin, ed. 2013. Èsù: Yoruba God, Power, and the Imaginative Frontiers. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 392 pp.

  67. Falola, Toyin and Nana Akua Amponsah, eds. 2013. Women, Gender, and Sexualities in Africa. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 356 pp.

  68. Faught, C. Brad. 2012. Into Africa: The Imperial Life of Margery Perham. London: I.B. Tauris. 198 pp.

  69. Feld, Steven. 2012. Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana. Durham: Duke University Press. 311 pp.

  70. Feraoun, Mouloud. 2012. Land and Blood. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 243 pp.

  71. Field, Sean. 2012.Oral History, Community, and Displacement: Imagining Memories in Post-Apartheid South Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 221 pp.

  72. Finnegan, Ruth. 2012. Oral Literature in Africa. Open Book Publishers (E-book). 610 pp. http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/97/oral-literature-in-africa

  73. Fisher, Kirsten J. 2013. Transitional Justice for Child Soldiers: Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Contexts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 228pp.

  74. Fitzsimmons, Scott. 2013. Mercenaries in Asymmetric Conflicts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 332 pp.

  75. Gerdes, Felix. 2013. Civil War and State Formation: The Political Economy of War and Peace in Liberia. Frankfurt and New York: Campus-Verl. 291pp.

  76. Geschiere, Peter. 2013. Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust: Africa in comparison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp.

  77. Getz, Trevor, ed. 2014. African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present. Boulder: Westview Press. 223pp.

  78. Gibbs, James eds. 2012. African Theatre: Festivals. Leeds: James Currey. 156 pp.

  79. Gibbs, Timothy. 2014. Mandela’s Kinsmen: Nationalist Elites & Apartheid’s First Bantustan. Suffolk: James Currey. 208pp.

  80. Giles-Vernick, Tamara and James L.A. Webb, Jr., eds. 2013. Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control. Athens: Ohio University Press. 246pp.

  81. Gordon, David M and Shepard Krech III, eds. 2012. Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America. Athens: Ohio University Press. 335 pp.

  82. Gould, Michael. 2013. The Biafran War: The Struggle for Modern Nigeria. London: I.B. Tauris. 258 pp.

  83. Grabski, Joanna and Carol Magee. 2013. African Art, Interviews and Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press. 198pp.

  84. Green, Toby. 2012. Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Precolonial Western Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 415 pp.

  85. Grünkemeir, Ellen. 2013. Breaking the Silence: South African Representations of HIV/AIDS. Suffolk: James Currey. 243pp.

  86. Griffiths, Claire H. 2013. Contesting Historical Divides in Francophone Africa. Chester: University of Chester. 285pp.

  87. Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (eds). 2013. Sudan Divided: Continuing Conflict in a Contested State. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 254pp.

  88. Habib, Adam. 2013. South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects. Athens: Ohio University Press. 305pp.

  89. Hamilton, Richard. 2013. The Last Storytellers: Tales From the Heard of Morocco. London and New York: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd. 242pp.

  90. Hamilton, Grant, ed. 2013. Reading Marechera. Suffolk: James Curry. 196 pp.p>

  91. Hannigan, John. 2012. Disasters Without Borders. Cambridge: Polity Press. 195 pp.

  92. Harper, Mary. 2012. Getting Somalia Wrong?: Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State. New York: Zed Books. 217 pp.

  93. Harrison, Graham. 2013. The African Presence: Representations of African in the construction of Britishness. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. 222pp.

  94. Harrow, Kenneth W. 2013. Trash: African Cinema From Below. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 327pp.

  95. Heaton, Matthew M. 2013. Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry. Athens: Ohio University Press. 249pp.

  96. Hewlett, Bonnie L. 2012. Listen, Here is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin. New York: Oxford University Press. 272 pp.

  97. Higgins, Maryellen. 2013. Hollywood’s Africa After 1994. Athens: Ohio University Press. 274 pp.

  98. Holmes, Georgina. 2014. Women and War in Rwanda: Gender, Media and the Representation of Genocide. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd. 323pp.

  99. Houngikpo, Mathurin C. and Samuel Decalo. 2012. Historical Dictionary of Benin. 4th ed. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press. 452 pp.

  100. Iddrisu, Abdulai.2013. Contesting Islam in Africa: Homegrown Wahhabism and Muslim Identity in Northern Ghana 1920-2010. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 279 pp.

  101. Imafidon, Elvis and John Ayontunde Isola Bewaji, eds. 2014. Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics. Lanham: Lexington Books. 221 pp.

  102. Imperato, Gavin H. and Piscal James Imperato. 2012. Bundu: Sowei Headpieces of the Sande Society of West Africa, The Imperato Family Collection. 175 pp.

  103. Irwin, Ryan M. 2012. Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of Liberal World Order. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 244 pp.

  104. Jaji, Tsitsi Ella. 2013. Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 272pp.

  105. Janson, Marloes. 2014. Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama’at. New York: Cambridge University Press. 303pp.

  106. Jenkins, Elwyn. 2012. English Children’s Reading & Writers in South Africa. Pretoria: Unisa Press. 235 pp.

  107. Jones, Hilary. 2013. The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 278 pp.

  108. Judd, Denis and Keith Surridge. 2013. new pb ed. The Boer War. London: I.B. Tauris. 352 pp.

  109. Kakande, Yasin, 2013. The Ambitious Struggle: An African Journalist’s Journey To Hope and Identity in A Land of Migrants. Gainesville, FL: Florida Academic Press, Inc. 270pp.

  110. Kalman, Samuel. 2013. French Colonial Fascism: The Extreme Right in Algeria, 1919-1939. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 286pp.

  111. Kasfir, Sidney Littlefied and Till Förster, eds. 2013. African Art and Agency in the Workshop. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press. 410pp.

  112. Kecskési, Maria (Hrsg.). 2012. Die Mwera in Südost-Tansania: Ihre Lebensweise und Kultur um 1920 nach Joachim Ammann OSB und Meinulf Küsters OSB mit Fotografrien von Nikolaus von Holzen OSB. München: Herbert Utz Verlag GmbH. 331pp.

  113. Keim, Curtis. 2014. Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of American Mind. Boulder: Westview Press. 234pp.

  114. Kelley, Robin D.G. 2012. Africa Speaks, America Answers: modern jazz in revolutionary times. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 244 pp.

  115. Keller, Edmond J. 2014. Identity, Citizenship and Political Context in Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 208pp.

  116. Kobo, Ousman Murzik. 2012. Unveiling Modernity in Twentieth-Century West African Islamic Reforms. Leiden: Brill. 383 pp.

  117. Korf, Benedikt and Timothy Raeymaekers. 2013. Violence on the Margins: States, Conflict, and Borderlands. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 289pp.

  118. Krings, Matthias and Onookome Okome, eds. 2013. Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 371pp.

  119. Law, Robin, Suzanne Schwarz and Silke Strickrodt. 2013. Commercial Agriculture, The Slave Trade and Slavery in Atlantic Africa. Suffolk: James Currey. 272pp.

  120. Lawley, Jonathan. 2013. Beyond the Malahite Hills: A Life of Colonial Service and Business in the New Africa. London: I.B. Taurus. 304 pp.

  121. Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Richard L. Roberts, eds. 2012. Trafficking in Slavery’s Wake: Law and the Experience of Women and Children in Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 271 pp.

  122. Leonardi, Cherry. 2013. Dealing with Government in South Sudan: Histories of Chiefship, Community and State. Rochester, NY: James Currey, 253 pp.

  123. Little, Peter D. 2014. Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 240pp.

  124. Lorcin, Patricia M.E. 2012. Historicizing Colonial Nostalgia: European Women’s Narratives of Algeria and Kenya 1900-Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 317 pp.

  125. Lynch, Hollis R. 2012. K. O. Mbadiwe: A Nigerian Political Biography, 1915-1990. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 294 pp.

  126. MacGaffey, Wyatt. 2013. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers: History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press. 227 pp.

  127. Magesa, Laurent. 2013. What is Not Sacred? African Spirituality. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 220pp.

  128. Martin, Guy. 2012. African Political Thought. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 215 pp.

  129. Matera, Marc, Misty L. Bastian and Susan Kingsley Kent. 2013. The Women’s War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 278pp.

  130. Mazrui, Ali A. and Kindah L. Mhando. 2013. Julius Nyerere: Africa’s Titan on a Global Stage—Perspectives from Arusha to Obama. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 390 pp.

  131. Mbali, Mandisa. 2013. South African Aids Activism and Global Health Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 295pp.

  132. Mbah, Emmanuel M. and Steven J. Salm. 2012. Globalization and the African Experience. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 299 pp.

  133. McMahon, Elisabeth. 2013. Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa: From Honor to Respectability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 265pp.

  134. Meier, Barbara and Arne S. Steinforth, eds. 2014. Spirits in Politics: Uncertainties of Power and Healing in African Societies. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag. 265pp.

  135. Mendy, Peter Karibe and Richard A. Lobban Jr. 2013. Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. 4th Edition. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 560pp.

  136. Menisteab, Kidane. 2014. The Horn of Africa. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 272pp.

  137. Miescher, Giorgio. 2012. Namibia's Red Line: The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 392 pp.

  138. Miller, Susan Gilson. 2013. A History of Modern Morocco. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 306pp.

  139. Mimiko, N. Oluwafemi. 2012. Globalization: The Politics of Global Economic Relations and International Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 193 pp.

  140. Mine, Yoichi, Frances Stewart, Sokiko Fukuda-Parr and Thandika Mkandawire. 2013. Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 307pp.

  141. Mohamed, Mohamed Hassan. 2012. Between Caravan and Sultan: The Bayruk of Southern Morocco. Leiden: Brill. 360 pp.

  142. Mohlele, Nthikeng. 2013. Small Things. Scottsville, KZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 108 pp.

  143. Mohr, Adam. 2013. Enchanted Calvinism: Labor Migration, Afflicting Spirits and Christian Therapy in the Presbytrian Church of Ghana. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 234pp.

  144. Monroe, J. Cameron and Akinwumi Ogundiran, eds. 2012. Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 390 pp.

  145. Mudhai, Okoth Fred. 2013. Civic Engagement, Digital Networks, and Political Reform in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 pp.

  146. Murungi, John. 2013. An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 232 pp.

  147. Nathan, Laurie. 2012. Community of Insecurity: SADC’s Struggle for Peace and Security in Southern Africa. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 186 pp.

  148. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. 2013. Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity. New York and Oxford: Berghahn. 272 pp.

  149. Newell, Stephanie. 2013. The Power To Name: A History of Anonymity in Colonial West Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 255pp.

  150. Ngcobo, Lauretta, ed. 2012. Prodigal Daughters: Stories of South African Women in Exile. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 209 pp.

  151. Nielssen, Hilde. 2012. Ritual Imagination: A Study of Tromba Possession among the Betsimisaraka in Eastern Madagascar. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill. 326 pp.
  152. Njoh, Ambe J. 2012. Urban Planning and Public Health in Africa: Historical, Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of a Continent’s Water and Sanitation Problematic. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 237 pp.

  153. Norridge, Zoe. 2013. Perceiving Pain in African Literture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 239 pp.

  154. Nouwen, Sarah M.H. 2013. Complementarity in the Line of Fire: The Catalysing Effect of the International Criminal Court in Uganda and Sudan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 505pp.

  155. Nudelman, Jill. 2012. Inheriting the Earth. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 320 pp.

  156. Nugud, Mohamed Ibrahim. 2013. Slavery in the Sudan: History, Documents, and Commentary. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 184pp.

  157. Obadare, Ebenezere and Wendy Willems, eds. 2014. Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistance in the 21st Century. Suffolk: James Currey. 236pp.

  158. Odendaal, André. 2013. The Founders: The Origins of the ANC and the Struggle for Democracy in South Africa. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 569pp.

  159. Ojaide, Tanure. 2012. Contemporary African Literature. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 194 pp.

  160. Ojo, Olantunji and Nadine Hunt, eds. 2012. Slavery in Africa and The Caribbean: A History of Enslavement and Identity Since the Eighteenth Century. London: I.B Taurus & Co Ltd. 224 pp.

  161. Okia, Opolot. 2012. Communal Labor in Colonial Kenya: The Legitimization of Coercion, 1912-1930. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 186 pp.

  162. Okome, Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké. 2013. State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeria. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 pp.

  163. Okome, Mojúbàolú Olúfúké. 2013. Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259pp.

  164. Ola, Yomi. 2013. Satires of Power in Yoruba Visual Culture. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 249 pp.

  165. Olupona, Jacob K. 2014. African Religions: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  166. Olurode, ‘Lai. 2013. Perspectives on Feminism from Africa. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 192 pp.

  167. Oshodi, Basheer. 2014. An Integral Approach to Development Economics: Islamic Finance in an African Context. Surrey: Gower Publish Limited. 254pp.

  168. Osseo-Asare, Abena Dove. 2014. Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. 300pp.

  169. Osumare, Halifu. 2012. The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 219pp.

  170. Owusu, J. Henry. 2012. Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs, and Trade: Geographic Perspectives on Ghana’s Timber Industry and Development. Lanham: Lexington Books. 256 pp.

  171. Oyelere Michael A. 2014. The Impact of Political Action on Labour Movement Strength: Trade Union Revitalisation in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 222pp.

  172. Patel, Sujata and Tina Uys. 2012. Contemporary India and South Africa: Legacies, Identities, Dilemmas. New Delhi: Routledge. 330 pp.

  173. Peterson, Derek R. Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c.1935-1972. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 344pp.

  174. Plastow, Jane, ed. 2013. African Theatre Shakespeare in & out of Africa. Suffolk: James Currey. 194pp.

  175. Pollecoff, Eve A. 2012. Pioneer Merchant Trader: The Life and Times of Otto Markus. London: The Radcliffe Press. 192 pp.

  176. Prince, Ruth J. and Rebecca Marsland, eds. 2014. Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives. Athens: Ohio University Press. 292pp.

  177. Ranger, Terence. 2013. Writing Revolt: An Engagement with African Nationalism 1957-67. Suffolk: James Currey. 206 pp.

  178. Renne, Elisha P., ed. 2013. Veiling in Africa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 238 pp.

  179. Ross, Robert. 2014. The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: The Kat River Settlement, 1829-1856. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340pp.

  180. Ryan, Christine. 2012. Children of War: Child Soldiers as Victims and Participants in the Sudan Civil War. New York: I.B. Tauris. 273 pp.

  181. Salami, Iwa. 2012. Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Integration Arrangements in African Emerging and Frontier Markets. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 228 pp.

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