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Uganda, a landlocked nation in East Africa, was known during colonial times as the “Pearl of Africa,” largely because of its pleasant climate and rich land. For most of the postindependence period, however, Uganda was one of the most brutal and violent…

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"Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination…

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Based on extensive research, and drawing on a wide range of sources, including local documents and interviews with descendants of both slaves and slaveowners, Cooper reconstructs the plantation economy of the East African coast and its effects on slaves. His work…

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The traditional image of contemporary Africa is of a continent dogged by poverty, drought, degradation and famine. This study, drawing on the best work of the past decade and based on researched case studies from East and West Africa, rejects the notion of…

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Focusing on African and European women and men, five articles explore generational conflict, connections between representation and violence, the incorporation of gendered power into state formation, memory and forgetting, and consumption and commodity cultures.

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This book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority. The author refutes the government's version of these events that places blame on the former…