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From War to Genocide
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From War to Genocide
Criminal Politics in Rwanda, 1990–1994
André Guichaoua, Translated by Don E. Webster, Foreword by Scott Straus

Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860-1913
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Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860–1913
The Breakdown of a Moral Order
Jelmer Vos
Fall 2015

Education as Politics
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Education as Politics
Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s–1914
Kelly Duke Bryant
Spring 2015

Improvised Adolescence
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Improvised Adolescence
Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America
Sandra Grady
Spring 2015

Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives
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Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives
Edited by Jan Bender Shetler
Spring 2015

Cubans in Angola
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Cubans in Angola
South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991
Christine Hatzky
Fall 2014

Early African Entertainments Abroad
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Early African Entertainments Abroad
From the Hottentot Venus to Africa’s First Olympians
Bernth Lindfors
Fall 2014

The Human Rights Paradox
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The Human Rights Paradox
Universality and Its Discontents
Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
Spring 2014

Through the Day, through the Night
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Through the Day, through the Night
A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II
Jan Vansina
Spring 2014

Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya
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Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya
Leadership, Representation, and Social Change
Ousseina D. Alidou
Fall 2013

Whispering Truth to Power
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Whispering Truth to Power
Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda
Susan Thomson
Fall 2013

Trickster and Hero
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Trickster and Hero
Two Characters in the Oral and Written Traditions of the World
Harold Scheub
Fall 2012

The Postcolonial State in Africa
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The Postcolonial State in Africa
Fifty Years of Independence, 1960–2010
Crawford Young
Fall 2012

Genocide Lives in Us
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Genocide Lives in Us
Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda
Jennie E. Burnet
Spring 2012

Transforming Ethnographic Knowledge
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Transforming Ethnographic Knowledge
Edited by Rebecca Hardin and Kamari Maxine Clarke
Spring 2012

Mau Mau’s Children
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Mau Mau’s Children
The Making of Kenya’s Postcolonial Elite
David P. Sandgren
Spring 2012

Flammable Cities
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Flammable Cities
Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World
Edited by Greg Bankoff, Uwe Lübken, and Jordan Sand
Fall 2011

Defeat Is the Only Bad News
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Defeat Is the Only Bad News
Rwanda under Musinga, 1896–1931
Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges, Edited by David Newbury
Spring 2011

Remaking Rwanda
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Remaking Rwanda
State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence
Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf
Spring 2011

The Politics of Necessity
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The Politics of Necessity
Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa
Elke Zuern
Fall 2010

Rising Anthills
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Rising Anthills
African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, 1960–2000
Elisabeth Bekers
Spring 2010

African Women Writing Resistance
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African Women Writing Resistance
An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, and Anne Serafin
Spring 2010

Court of Remorse
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Court of Remorse
Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Thierry Cruvellier
Spring 2010

Being Colonized
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Being Colonized
The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880–1960
Jan Vansina
Spring 2010

Naming Colonialism
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Naming Colonialism
History and Collective Memory in the Congo, 1870–1960
Osumaka Likaka
Fall 2009

Spirit, Structure, and Flesh
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Spirit, Structure, and Flesh
Gendered Experiences in African Instituted Churches among the Yoruba of Nigeria
Deidre Helen Crumbley
Fall 2008

Autobiography and Decolonization
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Autobiography and Decolonization
Modernity, Masculinity, and the Nation-State
Philip Holden
Spring 2008

Power in Colonial Africa
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Power in Colonial Africa
Conflict and Discourse in Lesotho, 1870–1960
Elizabeth A. Eldredge
Fall 2007

Embodying Honor
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Embodying Honor
Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan
Amal Hassan Fadlalla
Fall 2007

Òrìsà Devotion as World Religion
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Òrìṣà Devotion as World Religion
The Globalization of Yorùbá Religious Culture
Edited by Jacob K. Olupona and Terry Rey
Fall 2007

The Theatre of Genocide
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The Theatre of Genocide
Four Plays about Mass Murder in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia, and Armenia
Edited and with an introduction by Robert Skloot
Fall 2007

Where Bones Dance
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Where Bones Dance
An English Girlhood, An African War
Nina Newington
Spring 2007

Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks
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Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks
African Employees in the Making of Colonial Africa
Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts
Fall 2006

Gossip, Markets, and Gender
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Gossip, Markets, and Gender
How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro
Tuulikki Pietilä
Fall 2006

Engaging Modernity
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Engaging Modernity
Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger
Ousseina D. Alidou
Fall 2005

Nachituti’s Gift
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Nachituti’s Gift
Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa
David M. Gordon
Fall 2005

Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa
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Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa
Contesting Authority
Shireen Hassim
Fall 2005

The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule
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The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule
Edited by Ksenija Bilbija, Jo Ellen Fair, Cynthia E. Milton, and Leigh A. Payne
Spring 2005

African Tales
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African Tales
Compiled by Harold Scheub
Spring 2005

The Blind African Slave
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The Blind African Slave
Or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace
Jeffrey Brace, as told to Benjamin F. Prentiss, Esq.
Fall 2004

The Image of Africa
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The Image of Africa
British Ideas and Action, 1780–1850, Volume 2
Philip D. Curtin
Fall 2004

Tired of Weeping
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Tired of Weeping
Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau
Jónína Einarsdóttir
Fall 2004

Surviving the Slaughter
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Surviving the Slaughter
The Ordeal of a Rwandan Refugee in Zaire
Marie Béatrice Umutesi
Fall 2004

Antecedents to Modern Rwanda
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Antecedents to Modern Rwanda
The Nyiginya Kingdom
Jan Vansina
Fall 2004

Blue Daughter of the Red Sea
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Blue Daughter of the Red Sea
A Memoir
Meti Birabiro
Spring 2004

Nowhere in Africa
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Nowhere in Africa
An Autobiographical Novel
Stefanie Zweig, Translated by Marlies Comjean
Spring 2004

The Poem in the Story
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The Poem in the Story
Music, Poetry, and Narrative
Harold Scheub
Fall 2002

The International Health Policy Program
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The International Health Policy Program
An Internal Assessment
Ralph Andreano
Fall 2001

The Lunda-Ndembu
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The Lunda-Ndembu
Style, Change, and Social Transformation in South Central Africa
James A. Pritchett
Spring 2001

In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1
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In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1
Ancient African Queens
Simone Schwarz-Bart with André Schwarz-Bart
Spring 2001

Spirit Possession, Modernity, and Power in Africa
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Spirit Possession, Modernity, and Power in Africa
Edited by Heike Behrend and Ute Luig
Fall 1999

Women and Politics in Uganda
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Women and Politics in Uganda
Aili Mari Tripp
Fall 1999

When Men Are Women
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When Men Are Women
Manhood among Gabra Nomads of East Africa
John Colman Wood
Fall 1999

Story
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Story
Harold Scheub
Fall 1998

In the Realms of Gold
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In the Realms of Gold
Pioneering in African History
Roland Oliver
Fall 1997

Rural Society and Cotton in Colonial Zaire
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Rural Society and Cotton in Colonial Zaire
Osumaka Likaka
Spring 1997

The Tongue is Fire
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The Tongue Is Fire
South African Storytellers and Apartheid
Harold Scheub
Fall 1996

Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops
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Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops
Gender and Power in the Cameroon Grassfields
Miriam Goheen
Spring 1996

People of the Plow
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People of the Plow
An Agricultural History of Ethiopia, 1800–1990
James C. McCann
Spring 1995

From Slaving to Neoslavery
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From Slaving to Neoslavery
The Bight of Biafra and Fernando Po in the Era of Abolition, 1827–1930
Ibrahim K. Sundiata
Spring 1995

Living with Africa
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Living with Africa
Jan Vansina
Fall 1994

Desert Frontier
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Desert Frontier
Ecological and Economic Change Along the Western Sahel, 1600–1850
James L. A. Webb Jr.
Fall 1994

Living Under Contract
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Living Under Contract
Contract Farming and Agrarian Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Edited by Peter D. Little and Michael J. Watts
Spring 1994

The Quills of the Porcupine
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The Quills of the Porcupine
Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana
Jean Marie Allman
Fall 1993

No Condition Is Permanent
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No Condition Is Permanent
The Social Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sara S. Berry
Fall 1993

Breaking the Chains
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Breaking the Chains
Slavery, Bondage, and Emancipation in Modern Africa and Asia
Edited by Martin A. Klein
Fall 1993

The Rising Tide of Cultural Pluralism
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The Rising Tide of Cultural Pluralism
The Nation-State at Bay?
Edited by Crawford Young
Fall 1993

Confronting Historical Paradigms
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Confronting Historical Paradigms
Peasants, Labor, and the Capitalist World System in Africa and Latin America
Frederick Cooper, Allen F. Isaacman, Florencia C. Mallon, William Roseberry, and Steve J. Stern
Spring 1993

River of Blood
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River of Blood
The Genesis of a Martyr Cult in Southern Malawi, c. A.D. 1600
J. Matthew Schoffeleers
Fall 1992

Kings and Clans
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Kings and Clans
Ijwi Island and the Lake Kivu Rift, 1780–1840
David Newbury
Spring 1992

Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century
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Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century
Edited by Catherine Coles and Beverly Mack
Fall 1991

Parables and Fables
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Parables and Fables
Exegesis, Textuality, and Politics in Central Africa
V. Y. Mudimbe
Fall 1991

Mysteries of Africa
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Mysteries of Africa
Eugene Schleh, Editor
1991

Peasant Intellectuals
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Peasant Intellectuals
Anthropology and History in Tanzania
Steven Feierman
Fall 1990

Paths in the Rainforests
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Paths in the Rainforests
Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa
Jan Vansina
Fall 1990

Wombs and Alien Spirits
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Wombs and Alien Spirits
Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan
Janice Boddy
Fall 1989

The End of Slavery in Africa
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The End of Slavery in Africa
Edited by Suzanne Miers and Richard Roberts
Fall 1988

Way of Death
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Way of Death
Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730–1830
Joseph C. Miller
Fall 1988

Kingdoms of the Yoruba
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Kingdoms of the Yoruba
Robert S. Smith
Spring 1988

Black Labor and the American Legal System
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Black Labor and the American Legal System
Race, Work, and the Law
Herbert Hill
Spring 1986

Oral Tradition as History
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Oral Tradition as History
Jan Vansina
Fall 1985

The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State
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The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State
Crawford Young and Thomas Edwin Turner
Spring 1985

Red Gold of Africa
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Red Gold of Africa
Copper in Precolonial History and Culture
Eugenia W. Herbert
Spring 1984

Slavery and Race in American Popular Culture
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Slavery and Race in American Popular Culture
William L. Van Deburg
Spring 1984

Slavery in Africa
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Slavery in Africa
Historical and Anthropological Perspectives
Edited by Suzanne Miers and Igor Kopytoff
Spring 1977

Africa and the West
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Africa and the West
Intellectual Responses to European Culture
Edited by Philip D. Curtin
Spring 1972

African Art and Leadership
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African Art and Leadership
Edited by Douglas Fraser and Herbert M. Cole
Fall 1971

The Atlantic Slave Trade
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The Atlantic Slave Trade
A Census
Philip D. Curtin
Fall 1969

The Image of Africa
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The Image of Africa
British Ideas and Action, 1780–1850, Volume 1
Philip D. Curtin
1964