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Queer African Reader
A diverse collection of writing from across the continent exploring African LGBTI liberation: identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, religion and culture, and intersections with social justice movements.

Shailja Patel, award-winning Kenyan poet and activist, author of Migritude

A richness of voices, a multiplicity of discourses, a quiverful of arguments. African queers writing for each other, theorising ourselves, making our movements visible. This is a book we have hungered for.



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Where Law Meets Reality
Forging African Transitional Justice
Considering the core debates about how to develop a transitional justice agenda that best responds to the African context, this book addresses the tension between justice, peace and reconciliation.

Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria

The most important part of addressing the challenge to break the hold of human rights violations on any society, is to understand the dynamics at work. This book brings together some of the people who are best placed to guide us in this process in Africa, and to present us with a guide to action.



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China and Angola
A Marriage of Convenience?
Despite the escalation of co-operation between China and Angola and the explosion of interest in China's broader engagement with Africa, the terms and implications of the China-Angola partnership remain unclear. This illuminating books reveals all.



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From Citizen to Refugee
Uganda Asians come to Britain
Mahmood Mamdani
Forty years after the 1972 expulsion of Asians from Uganda, this vivid account interweaves gripping personal stories with an examination of Uganda's colonial history, the evolution of post-independence politics and the politicisation of racial identity.



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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Walter Rodney
Rodney's groundbreaking analysis shows how the wealthy countries and international capitalism bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. This classic remains an essential introduction to the dynamics of Africa's relations with the West.



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Demystifying Aid
Yash Tandon
This pamphlet shows that 'development aid' is not what it purports to be - the effects of actions of well-meaning allies in the North who support aid to Africa for reasons of ethics or solidarity are, unfortunately, the opposite of their good intentions.



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To Cook a Continent
Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa
Nnimmo Bassey
Exploiting Africa's resources has delivered huge profits to the North and huge damage to Africa's environment and economies. Overcoming the crises of environment and climate change means also confronting corporate profiteering and resource extraction.



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Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa
China's increasing interest in Africa in the post-Cold War period calls for sharp analysis of the evolution of civil society dialogue between Chinese and African civil society organisations and the prospects for greater future engagement on advocacy work.



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African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.



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African Voices on Development and Social Justice
Editorials from Pambazuka News 2004
African perspectives on development and social justice in Africa are rarely heard in Northern media. This book offers a collection of editorials from 'Pambazuka News' that explore concerns including underdevelopment, aid, trade, debt and globalisation.



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