This book seeks to communicate to both a global and local audience, the key attributes of pre-industrial African metallurgy such as technological variation across space and time, methods of mining and extractive metallurgy and the fabrication of metal objects. These processes were transformative in a physical and metaphoric sense, which made them total social facts.
More than 300 entries in African Folklore recognize "significant historical and cultural experiences" shared among the wide variety of African cultures, including the diaspora. This encyclopedia offers substantive (averaging about three pages) signed articles, each with references.
Abu Abdalla ibn Battuta (1304-1354) was one of the greatest travelers of pre-modern times. He traveled to Black Africa twice. He reported about the wealthy, multi-cultural trading centers of the African East coast, such as Mombasa and Kilwa, and the warm hospitality he experienced in Mogadishu.
This book offers a compendium of the current discourse on bioethics in Africa. The various chapters present the theoretical underpinnings, the scope, and the praxis of bioethics on the continent. The approach to bioethics envisaged by the editors of this book is a broad holistic view of the normative questions concerning human life, bios.
The African continent in general, and Zimbabwe in particular, continue to endure the acrimony of “natural resource curse” in spite of an abundance of natural resources. Africa consumes what it does not produce, and produces what it does not consume.
A poverty-stricken village in the heart of rural Botswana is a haven to the exiles gathered there. When a political refugee from South Africa joins forces with an English agricultural expert, the time-honoured subsistence-farming method and old ways of life are challenged.
No Bride Price is a swift-moving novel of action set in a new African nation. Its tragic hero, Lombe, is a young and ambitious civil servant. He moves uncertainly about the slippery corridors of power, quickly falling foul of his Minister. The tensions build up within the capital until a cathartic coup bursts open the corruption.