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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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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.

Gerald Horne, historian, author, activist

"Walter Rodney's magisterial opus is recognized globally as a landmark in African Studies, not to mention the history of colonialism and imperialism.  Beautifully written and expertly argued, it is that rare book that can be called a classic.  It belongs on every bookshelf."



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No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way
Symphony Way pavement dwellers
'A beauty, extraordinary in every way', Naomi Klein, author of 'The Shock Doctrine' Shack-dwelling families in Cape Town who were evicted from their homes write about the vibrant community they created on the street and their anti-eviction campaign.



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Dust from our Eyes
An Unblinkered Look at Africa
Joan Baxter
Joan Baxter's stories of living in Africa open readers' eyes to its diversity, triumphs and problems, and to the tired stereotypes of the western media. She shows the need to question western policies and support Africans in solving the problems they face



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La vérité aux puissants
Une sélection de cartes postales panafricaines
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem
La mort prématurée du Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, le jour de la commémoration de la Libération de l'Afrique 2009, a frappé de stupeur le monde panafricain. Cette sélection de cartes postales panafricaines quel brillant orfèvre des mots il fut.



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African Women Writing Resistance
An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
The African-born contributors move beyond the linked dichotomies of victim/oppressor and victim/heroine to present their experiences of resistance in full complexity: they are at the forward edge of the tide of women's empowerment moving across Africa.



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Africa's Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere
Emeka Anyaoku, Ana Camacho, Horace Campbell, Seithy Chachage, Ng'wanza Kamata, Faustin Kamuzora, Helen Kijo-Bisimba, Chris Maina Peter, Salma Maoulidi, Marjorie Mbilinyi, Neema Ndunguru, Haroub Othman, Nawal El Saadawi, Mohamed Sahnoun, Issa G. Shivji, Vicensia Shule
Leading commentators, those who fought imperialism alongside Nyerere, members of a younger generation and the Pan-Africanist giant of the liberation movement, Nyerere himself, reflect on leadership, economic development, land, human rights and education.



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Speaking Truth to Power: Selected Pan-African Postcards
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem
Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem's determination to speak truth to power, his vociferous belief in the potential of African people and his discerning analysis of developments in the global and Pan-African world are all in these selected Pan-African Postcards.