Publications by members in 2007

Seifudein Adem (ed) (2007) Euro-Jews and Afro-Arabs: The Great Semitic Divergence in World History, by Ali A. Mazrui. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 508pp, ISBN: 978-0-7618-3857-9, £39.00; link

Seifudein Adem and Abdul S. Bemath (eds) (2007) The Politics of War and the Culture of Violence: North-South Essays by Ali A. Mazrui. Trenton, New Jersey, USA: Africa World Press. 320pp. $29.95. link

Chris Alden (2007) China in Africa. London: Zed Books. African Arguments Series. 154pp, hardback: ISBN: 1-84277-8633, £45.00; paperback: ISBN: 1-84277-864-1, £12.99; sales(AT)

David Anderson, Susan Beckerleg, Degol Hailu and Axel Klein (2007) The Khat Controversy: Stimulating the Debate on Drugs. Oxford: Berg. 272pp. Paperback: 978-1-84520-251-4, £19.99; hardback, 978-1-84520-250-7, £55.00.

Karin Barber (2007) The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics: Oral and Written Culture in Africa and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, New Departures in Anthropology series. 286pp; hardcover: ISBN: 978-0-521-83787-3, £45.00; paperback ISBN: 978-0-521-54687-4, £16.99.

Ray Bush (2007) Poverty and Neoliberalism: Persistence and Reproduction in the Global South. London: Pluto Press. 237pp ISBN: 978-0-74531-960-5, £19.99.

L.J. Butler (2007) Copper Empire: Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, c.1930-64. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 440pp, 978-0-230-55526-6, £60.00.

Lars Buur and Helene Maria Kyed (2007) State Recognition and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A New Dawn for Chiefs? New York: Palgrave. 241pp, ISBN: 978-0-230-60033-1, $75.00.

Lars Buur, Steffen Jensen and Finn Stepputat (2007) The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securitization in Southern Africa. Uppsala and Cape Town: Nordic Africa Institute and Human Science Research Council. 284pp, ISBN: 978-91-7106-583-4, $45.00.

Raymond W. Copson (2007) The United States in Africa. London: Zed Books. African Arguments Series. 176pp, ISBN: 1-84277-915-X, £12.99; sales(AT)

Basil Davidson (2007) Black Star: A View of the Life and Times of Kwame Nkrumah. Oxford: James Currey. New edition with a Foreword by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong, 225pp. ISBN 978-1-84701-010-0, £14.95.

Bill Derman, Rie Odgaard and Espen Sjaastad (2007) Conflicts Over Land and Water in Africa. Oxford: James Currey Ltd. Paperback: 978-0-85255-888p1, £17.95.

Ruth Finnegan (2007) The Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa. Oxford: James Currey Ltd. 272pp, paperback: 978-1-84701-001-8, £16.95; hardback: 978-1-84701-000-1, £50.00.

Patrick Harries (2007) Butterflies and Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa. Oxford: James Currey. 312pp, 978-0-85255-984-0 (cloth) £55.00; 978-0-85255-983-3 (paper) £19.95.

Deborah James (2007) Gaining Ground? “Rights” and “Property” in South African Land Reform. London: Routledge, and Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 304pp, hardback, ISBN: 978-1-90438-562-2, £95.00; paperback, ISBN: 978-0415420310, £27.99.

Debra L. Klein (2007) Yorùbá Bàtá Goes Global: Artists, Culture Brokers, and Fans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 240pp. Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-226-43954-9, $45.00; paper, ISBN: 978-0-226-43955-6, $18.00 or £9.50; cs-books(AT)

Merle Lipton (2007) Liberals, Marxists, and Nationalists: Competing Interpretations of South African History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Hardback: ISBN: 978-0-230-60059-1, £42.50.

Elizabeth MacGonagle (2007) Crafting Identity in Zimbabwe and Mozambique [the Ndau of southeast Africa]. University of Rochester Press. £45.00, 208pp, ISBN: 978-1-58046-257-0. Click for details

Gugulethu Moyo and Mark Ashurst (eds) The Day After Mugabe: Prospects for Change in Zimbabwe. London: Africa Research Institute. 214pp. Free copies (subject to availability) from Africa Research Institute

David Murphy and Patrick Williams (2007) Postcolonial African Cinema, Ten Directors. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 272pp. ISBN: Paperback: 978-0-7190-7203-1, £15.99.Hardback: 978-0-7190-7202-4, £55.00.

David Pratten (2007) The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for International African Institute. 448pp, ISBN: 0-7486-2553-4, £50.00; marketing(AT)

William Wolmer (2007) From Wilderness Vision to Farm Invasions: Conservation and Development in Zimbabwe’s South-east Lowveld, Oxford: James Currey. 256pp. ISBN 978-0-85255-436-4, £17.95.

Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-1987 (2007) London: Pathfinder, 2nd edition.  In English and French: 978-0-87348-986-7 (English); 978-0-87348-987-4 (French), £16. Available from: admin(AT)

John McIlwaine (2007) Africa: A Guide to Reference Material. Lochcarron: Hans Zell Publishing. 2nd revised and expanded edition. 672pp. ISBN: 0-9541029-3-7, £130. Contact: hanszell(AT)

Cedric Pulford (2007) Casualty of Empire: Britain’s Unpaid Debt to an African Kingdom. Woodford Halse: Ituri Publications. 146pp. ISBN: 978-095364307-3 (paperback), £11.99. Website: