Publications by members in 2006

Olayiwola Abegunrin and Olusoji Akomolafe (eds.) (2006) Nigeria in Global Politics, Twentieth Century and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Professor Olajide Aluko.  Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers. Hardback, ISBN: 1-59454-997-4, $79.

Sola Adeyemi (ed.) (2006) Portraits for an Eagle: Essays in Honour of Femi Osofisan. Bayreuth African Studies Series (BASS). 259pp, paperback, ISBN: 3-927510-95-5, £20.99.

Jocelyn Alexander (2006) The Unsettled Land: State Making and Politics in Zimbabwe, 1893-2003. Oxford: James Currey. 224pp. Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-85255-893-9, £50.00; paperback, 978-0-85255-892-8, £18.95.

Tim Allen (2006) Trial Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army. London: Zed Books. 176pp, £36.95, hardback, 1-84277-736-X; £12.99, paperback, ISBN: 1-84277-737-8.

Michael Amoah (2006) Reconstructing the Nation in Africa: The Politics of Nationalism in Ghana. London and New York: IB Tauris Academic Studies. 256pp, £47.50, hardback. IBSN: 1-84511-259-8.

Karin Barber (ed.) (2006) Africa’s Hidden Histories: Everyday Literacy and Making the Self. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.  432pp, hardback, ISBN: 0-253-21843-8, £18.99.

Emmanuel N. Chia (ed.) (2006) African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities. Dakar: Codesria. 237p, ISBN: 2-86978-160-1, £19.95. Available from African Books Collective: >

Jan-Georg Deutsch (2006) Emancipation without Abolition in German East Africa, c.1884-1914. Oxford: James Currey. 320pp, cloth, ISBN: 978-0-85255-986-4, £55.00; paperback, ISBN: 978-085255-985-7, £17.95.

Shane Doyle (2006) Crisis and Decline in Bunyoro: Population & Environment in Western Uganda 1860-1955. Oxford: James Currey. 288 pages. ISBN: 0-85255-431-1 (paperback) £16.95; 0-85255-432-X (hardback) £45.00.

Deborah Fahy Bryceson and Deborah Potts (eds.) (2006) African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 416pp, £65.00 hardback, ISBN: 1-40399-947-3.

James L. Gibson (2006) Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 488 pages. ISBN: 0-87154-313-3; $22.50.

Arnold Hughes and David Perfect (2006) A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 552pp, ISBN: 1-58046-230-8, hardcover, £50. Available from:; when ordering, quote ref: $06098.

Lotte Hughes (2006) Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 272pp, £50 hardback, ISBN: 1-40399-661-X.

John Iliffe (2006) The African Aids Epidemic: A History. Oxford: James Currey. 224 pages. ISBN 0-85255-890-2 (paperback) £14.95; 0-85255-891-0 (hardback) £45.00.

Douglas H. Johnson (2006) The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Updated to the Peace Agreement. Oxford: James Currey. 256pp. ISBN: 987-08522-392-3, £12.95.

Huw M. Jones (2006) The Boiling Cauldron: Utrecht District and the Anglo-Zulu War, 1879. The Shermershill Press. 379pp. ISBN: 0-9553841-0-9 and 078-0-9553841-0-3, hardback, £45. Available from:

Michael S. Kargbo (2006) British Foreign Policy and the Conflict in Sierra Leone, 1991-2001. Oxford/Peiterlen: Peter Lang Publishers. 346pp. £40, ISBN 3-03910-332-6. Contact: info(AT)

Francis Kennedy (2006) Dust Suspended: A Memoir of Colonial, Overseas and Diplomatic Service Life, 1953 to 1986. Foreword by Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria. 254 pp, £19.50 hardback, ISBN 1-84104-109-2. Contact: The Memoir Club, Stanhope Old Hall, County Durham, DL13 2PF; telephone: 01388-529060.

A. H. M. Kirk-Greene (2006) Symbol of Authority: The British District Officer in Africa. London: I.B. Tauris. 333pp, hardback, ISBN: 1-85043-452-2, £40.

W. Roger Louis (2006) The Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonisation. London: IB Tauris. 1,082 pp, Hardback, ISBN: 1-84511-3098, £24.50.

David Maxwell (2006) African Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecostalism & the Rise of a Zimbabwean Transnational Religious Movement. Oxford: James Currey. 270pp. ISBN: 978-085255-965-9 (cloth), £50; 978-085255-966-6 (paper), £18.95.

Ranka Primorac (2006) The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe. London: IB Tauris. Hardback, ISBN: 1-84511-1206, £47.50.

Reinhard W. Sander and Bernth Lindfors (2006) Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Speaks Interviews with the Kenyan Writer. Oxford: James Currey, 376pp, £19.95, ISBN: 0-95255-580-6.

David Turton (ed) (2006) Ethnic Federalism: The Ethiopian Experience in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: James Currey. 288 pages. ISBN 0-85255-897-X (paperback) £16.95; 0-85255-896-1 (hardback) £45.00.

Hans M. Zell (ed) (2006) The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources. 4th edition. 864 pp. ISBN: 0-9541029-2-4 £148.00/€222.00/$296.00, online access bundled with print. Purchase of the print edition entitles purchasers free access to the regularly updated electronic version. For more information, or requests for review copies: Hans M. Zell, Hans Zell Publishing, Glais Bheinn, Lochcarron, Ross-shire IV54 8YB; 01520-722951; hanszell(AT)

African Arguments

African Arguments is a series of short books about Africa today published by Zed Books in association with the IAI (International African Institute). Aimed at the growing number of students and general readers who want to know more about the continent, these books intend to highlight many of the longer-term strategic as well as immediate political issues confronting the African continent.

Alex de Waal (2006) Aids and Power: Why There is no Political Crisis – Yet. 160pp, paperback, ISBN: 1-84277-707-7, £12.99.

Tim Allen (2006) Trial Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army. 256pp, paperback, 1-84277-737-8, £12.99.

Julie Flint and Alex de Waal (2005) Darfur: A Short History of a Long War. 176pp, paperback, 1-84277-697-5, £12.99.

Offer to ASAUK members: each book in the African Arguments series at £11.00 or three books at £30+P&P. Contact Sales, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF. Tel: 020 7837 4014 or sales(AT) Quoting reference ASAUK1