African Awakening

African Awakening

The Emerging Revolutions
Edited by Firoze Manji, Sokari Ekine


• What the media has missed – the 2011 uprisings in their African context.
• Pambazuka News's respected writers offer in-the-moment comment and analysis as well as informed reflection.
• An almanac with its eyes open – Africa's radical review of the year

The tumultuous uprisings of citizens in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media analysts who have characterised these as 'Arab revolutions', a perspective given weight by popular demonstrations in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and elsewhere. However, what have been given less attention are the concurrent uprisings in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe. The uprisings across Africa and in the Middle East, the book argues, are the result of common experiences of decades of declining living standards, mass unemployment, land dispossessions and impoverishment of the majority, while a few have engorged themselves with riches.

Through incisive contributions from analysts and activists across the continent, the essays in African Awakening provide an overview of the struggle for democratisation which goes beyond calls merely for transparent electoral processes and constitutes a reawakening of the spirit of freedom and justice for the majority.

Contributors: Charles Abugre, Essam Al-Amin, Massan d'Almeida, Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Horace Campbell, Lila Chouli, Sokari Ekine, Hassan El Ghayesh, Lakhdar Ghettas, Nigel C. Gibson, Adam Hanieh, Konstantina Isidoros, Peter Kenworthy, Sadri Khiari, Mahmood Mamdani, Firoze Manji, Imad Mesdoua, Fatma Naib, Explo Nani-Kofi, J. Oloka-Onyango, Richard Pithouse, Jean-Paul Pougala, Khadija Sharife, Yash Tandon, Melakou Tegegn, Kah Walla

Title African Awakening
Subtitle The Emerging Revolutions
Foreword by Samir Amin
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading POL053000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
BIC Subject Heading JPW Political activism
HBJH African history
JPWQ Revolutionary groups & movements
Audience 01 General / trade
Title First Published 01 December 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: NHH      93 Thema subject category: JPWQ
Includes Index
Format Paperback
Nb of pages X - 324 p. Index .
ISBN-10 0-85749-021-4
ISBN-13 978-0-85749-021-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490216
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780857490223
Publication Date 01 December 2011
Main content page count 324
Front matter page count (Roman) 10
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 11 cm
Weight 459 gr
List Price £17.95
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Index .
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Weight 459 gr
List Price £32.90
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ISBN-10 0-85749-022-2
ISBN-13 978-0-85749-022-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490223
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780857490216
Publication Date 01 December 2011

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