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Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships ...
Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History
Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships with photography-and with visibility more generally-in ways that engage and disrupt the easy categories and genres that have characterized the field to date. Authors pose new questions concerning the instability of the identity photograph in South Africa; ethnographic photographs as potential history; humanitarian discourse from the perspective of photographic survivors of atrocity photojournalism; the nuanced passage from studio to screen in postcolonial digital portraiture; and the burgeoning visual activism in West Africa. As the contributors show, photography is itself a historical subject: it involves arrangement, financing, posture, positioning, and other kinds of work that are otherwise invisible. By moving us outside the frame of the photograph itself, by refusing to accept the photograph as the last word, this book makes photography into an engaging and important subject of historical investigation. Ambivalent's contributors bring photography into conversation with orality, travel writing, ritual, psychoanalysis, and politics, with new approaches to questions of race, time, and postcolonial and decolonial histories. Contributors: George Emeka Agbo, Isabelle de Rezende, Jung Ran Forte, Ingrid Masondo, Phindi Mnyaka, Okechukwu Nwafor, Vilho Shigwedha, Napandulwe Shiweda, Drew Thompson
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Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History

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In Seeing Like a Citizen, Kara Moskowitz approaches Kenya's late colonial and early postcolonial eras as a single period of political, economic, and social transition. In focusing on rural Kenyans-the vast majority of the populace and the main targets of development interventions-as they actively sought access to aid, she offers ...
Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945-1980
In Seeing Like a Citizen, Kara Moskowitz approaches Kenya's late colonial and early postcolonial eras as a single period of political, economic, and social transition. In focusing on rural Kenyans-the vast majority of the populace and the main targets of development interventions-as they actively sought access to aid, she offers new insights into the texture of political life in decolonizing Kenya and the early postcolonial world. Using multi-sited archival sources and oral histories focused on the western Rift Valley, Seeing Like a Citizen makes three fundamental contributions to our understanding of African and Kenyan history. First, it challenges the widely accepted idea of the gatekeeper state, revealing that state control remained limited and that the postcolonial state was an internally varied and often dissonant institution. Second, it transforms our understanding of postcolonial citizenship, showing that its balance of rights and duties was neither claimed nor imposed, but negotiated and differentiated. Third, it reorients Kenyan historiography away from central Kenya and elite postcolonial politics. The result is a powerful investigation of experiences of independence, of the meaning and form of development, and of how global political practices were composed and recomposed on the ground in local settings.
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36.700000 USD

Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945-1980

by Kara Moskowitz
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A history of epidemic illness and political change, The Politics of Disease Control focuses on epidemics of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika in the early twentieth century as well as the colonial public health programs designed to control them. Mari K. Webel prioritizes local ...
The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920
A history of epidemic illness and political change, The Politics of Disease Control focuses on epidemics of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika in the early twentieth century as well as the colonial public health programs designed to control them. Mari K. Webel prioritizes local histories of populations in the Great Lakes region to put the successes and failures of a widely used colonial public health intervention-the sleeping sickness camp-into dialogue with African strategies to mitigate illness and death in the past. Webel draws case studies from colonial Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda to frame her arguments within a zone of vigorous mobility and exchange in eastern Africa, where African states engaged with the Belgian, British, and German empires. Situating sleeping sickness control within African intellectual worlds and political dynamics, The Politics of Disease Control connects responses to sleeping sickness with experiences of historical epidemics such as plague, cholera, and smallpox, demonstrating important continuities before and after colonial incursion. African strategies to mitigate disease, Webel shows, fundamentally shaped colonial disease prevention programs in a crucial moment of political and social change.
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36.700000 USD

The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920

by Mari K. Webel
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A history of epidemic illness and political change, The Politics of Disease Control focuses on epidemics of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika in the early twentieth century as well as the colonial public health programs designed to control them. Mari K. Webel prioritizes local ...
The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920
A history of epidemic illness and political change, The Politics of Disease Control focuses on epidemics of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika in the early twentieth century as well as the colonial public health programs designed to control them. Mari K. Webel prioritizes local histories of populations in the Great Lakes region to put the successes and failures of a widely used colonial public health intervention-the sleeping sickness camp-into dialogue with African strategies to mitigate illness and death in the past. Webel draws case studies from colonial Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda to frame her arguments within a zone of vigorous mobility and exchange in eastern Africa, where African states engaged with the Belgian, British, and German empires. Situating sleeping sickness control within African intellectual worlds and political dynamics, The Politics of Disease Control connects responses to sleeping sickness with experiences of historical epidemics such as plague, cholera, and smallpox, demonstrating important continuities before and after colonial incursion. African strategies to mitigate disease, Webel shows, fundamentally shaped colonial disease prevention programs in a crucial moment of political and social change.
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84.000000 USD

The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920

by Mari K. Webel
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Powerful Frequencies details the central role that radio technology and broadcasting played in the formation of colonial Portuguese Southern Africa and the postcolonial nation-state, Angola. In Intonations, Marissa J. Moorman examined the crucial relationship between music and Angolan independence during the 1960s and '70s. Now, Moorman turns to the history ...
Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002
Powerful Frequencies details the central role that radio technology and broadcasting played in the formation of colonial Portuguese Southern Africa and the postcolonial nation-state, Angola. In Intonations, Marissa J. Moorman examined the crucial relationship between music and Angolan independence during the 1960s and '70s. Now, Moorman turns to the history of Angolan radio as an instrument for Portuguese settlers, the colonial state, African nationalists, and the postcolonial state. They all used radio to project power, while the latter employed it to challenge empire. From the 1930s introduction of radio by settlers, to the clandestine broadcasts of guerrilla groups, to radio's use in the Portuguese counterinsurgency strategy during the Cold War era and in developing the independent state's national and regional voice, Powerful Frequencies narrates a history of canny listeners, committed professionals, and dissenting political movements. All of these employed radio's peculiarities-invisibility, ephemerality, and its material effects-to transgress social, political, physical, and intellectual borders. Powerful Frequencies follows radio's traces in film, literature, and music to illustrate how the technology's sonic power-even when it made some listeners anxious and frightened-created and transformed the late colonial and independent Angolan soundscape.
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34.600000 USD

Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931-2002

by Marissa J. Moorman
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Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the suburbios of Maputo (Lourenco Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical slums, these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people's highest aspirations. At ...
Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique
Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the suburbios of Maputo (Lourenco Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical slums, these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people's highest aspirations. At first people built in reeds. Then they built in wood and zinc panels. And finally, even when it was illegal, they risked building in concrete block, making permanent homes in a place where their presence was often excruciatingly precarious. Unlike many histories of the built environment in African cities, Age of Concrete focuses on ordinary homebuilders and dwellers. David Morton thus models a different way of thinking about urban politics during the era of decolonization, when one of the central dramas was the construction of the urban stage itself. It shaped how people related not only to each other but also to the colonial state and later to the independent state as it stumbled into being. Original, deeply researched, and beautifully composed, this book speaks in innovative ways to scholarship on urban history, colonialism and decolonization, and the postcolonial state. Replete with rare photographs and other materials from private collections, Age of Concrete establishes Morton as one of a handful of scholars breaking new ground on how we understand Africa's cities.
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36.700000 USD

Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique

by David Morton
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In Converging on Cannibals, Jared Staller demonstrates that one of the most terrifying discourses used during the era of transatlantic slaving-cannibalism-was coproduced by Europeans and Africans. When these people from vastly different cultures first came into contact, they shared a fear of potential cannibals. Some Africans and European slavers allowed ...
Converging on Cannibals: Terrors of Slaving in Atlantic Africa, 1509-1670
In Converging on Cannibals, Jared Staller demonstrates that one of the most terrifying discourses used during the era of transatlantic slaving-cannibalism-was coproduced by Europeans and Africans. When these people from vastly different cultures first came into contact, they shared a fear of potential cannibals. Some Africans and European slavers allowed these rumors of themselves as man-eaters to stand unchallenged. Using the visual and verbal idioms of cannibalism, people like the Imbangala of Angola rose to power in a brutal world by embodying terror itself. Beginning in the Kongo in the 1500s, Staller weaves a nuanced narrative of people who chose to live and behave as jaga, alleged cannibals and terrorists who lived by raiding and enslaving others, culminating in the violent political machinations of Queen Njinga as she took on the mantle of Jaga to establish her power. Ultimately, Staller tells the story of Africans who confronted worlds unknown as cannibals, how they used the concept to order the world around them, and how they were themselves brought to order by a world of commercial slaving that was equally cannibalistic in the human lives it consumed.
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30.400000 USD

Converging on Cannibals: Terrors of Slaving in Atlantic Africa, 1509-1670

by Jared Staller
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Amilcar Cabral was an agronomist who led an armed struggle that ended Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde. The uprising contributed significantly to the collapse of a fascist regime in Lisbon and the dismantlement of Portugal's empire in Africa. Assassinated by a close associate with the deep complicity of ...
Amilcar Cabral: A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary
Amilcar Cabral was an agronomist who led an armed struggle that ended Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde. The uprising contributed significantly to the collapse of a fascist regime in Lisbon and the dismantlement of Portugal's empire in Africa. Assassinated by a close associate with the deep complicity of the Portuguese colonial authorities, Cabral not only led one of Africa's most successful liberation movements, but was the voice and face of the anticolonial wars against Portugal. A brilliant military strategist and astute diplomat, Cabral was an original thinker who wrote innovative and inspirational essays that still resonate today. His charismatic and visionary leadership, his active pan-Africanist solidarity and internationalist commitment to every just cause in the world, remain relevant to contemporary struggles for emancipation and self-determination. Peter Karibe Mendy's compact and accessible biography is an ideal introduction to his life and legacy.
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15.700000 USD

Amilcar Cabral: A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary

by Peter Karibe Mendy
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In Water Brings No Harm, Matthew V. Bender explores the history of community water management on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro's Chagga-speaking peoples have long managed water by employing diverse knowledge: hydrological, technological, social, cultural, and political. Since the 1850s, they have encountered groups from beyond the mountain-colonial officials, missionaries, ...
Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro
In Water Brings No Harm, Matthew V. Bender explores the history of community water management on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro's Chagga-speaking peoples have long managed water by employing diverse knowledge: hydrological, technological, social, cultural, and political. Since the 1850s, they have encountered groups from beyond the mountain-colonial officials, missionaries, settlers, the independent Tanzanian state, development agencies, and climate scientists-who have understood water differently. Drawing on the concept of waterscapes-a term that describes how people see water, and how physical water resources intersect with their own beliefs, needs, and expectations-Bender argues that water conflicts should be understood as struggles between competing forms of knowledge. Water Brings No Harm encourages readers to think about the origins and interpretation of knowledge and development in Africa and the global south. It also speaks to the current global water crisis, proposing a new model for approaching sustainable water development worldwide.
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36.700000 USD

Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro

by Matthew V. Bender
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The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 7: November, 1896 (Classic Reprint)
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8.370000 USD

The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 7: November, 1896 (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
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The Redemption of Africa: A Story of Civilization, with Maps, Statistical Tables and Select Bibliography of the Literature of African Missions (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The Redemption of Africa: A Story of Civilization, with Maps, Statistical Tables and Select Bibliography of the Literature of African Missions (Classic Reprint)

by Frederic Perry Noble
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Oom Paul's People: A Narrative of the British-Boer Troubles in South Africa, with a History of the Boers, the Country, and Its Institutions (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Oom Paul's People: A Narrative of the British-Boer Troubles in South Africa, with a History of the Boers, the Country, and Its Institutions (Classic Reprint)

by Howard Clemens Hillegas
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Life on the Congo (Classic Reprint)
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Life on the Congo (Classic Reprint)

by W Holman Bentley
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South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 of 6: From the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec; 1899, to Lord Roberts's Advance Into the Free State, 12th Feb; 1900 (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 of 6: From the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec; 1899, to Lord Roberts's Advance Into the Free State, 12th Feb; 1900 (Classic Reprint)

by Louis Creswicke
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The African Repository, and Colonial Journal, Vol. 5: September, 1829 (Classic Reprint)
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8.370000 USD

The African Repository, and Colonial Journal, Vol. 5: September, 1829 (Classic Reprint)

by American Colonization Society
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Pioneering on the Congo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Pioneering on the Congo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

by William Holman Bentley
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Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute, Vol. 39: Part V; April, 1908 (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute, Vol. 39: Part V; April, 1908 (Classic Reprint)

by J S O'Halloran
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Imperial England (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Imperial England (Classic Reprint)

by Cecil Fairfield Lavell
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With Stanley's Rear Column (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

With Stanley's Rear Column (Classic Reprint)

by J Rose Troup
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Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute, Vol. 35 (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute, Vol. 35 (Classic Reprint)

by Royal Colonial Institute
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Colonies and Colonial Federations (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Colonies and Colonial Federations (Classic Reprint)

by Edward John Payne
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Das Staatsarchiv, Vol. 41: Sammlung Der Officiellen Actenstiicke Zur Geschichte Der Gegenwart (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Das Staatsarchiv, Vol. 41: Sammlung Der Officiellen Actenstiicke Zur Geschichte Der Gegenwart (Classic Reprint)

by Ludwig Karl Aegidi
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The Extinction of the Slave-Trade, and the Civilization of Africa: A Review of the African Slave-Trade, and Its Remedy, by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart (Classic Reprint)
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The Extinction of the Slave-Trade, and the Civilization of Africa: A Review of the African Slave-Trade, and Its Remedy, by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
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Travels in Eastern Africa, Vol. 1 of 2: With the Narrative of a Residence in Mozambique (Classic Reprint)
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14.670000 USD

Travels in Eastern Africa, Vol. 1 of 2: With the Narrative of a Residence in Mozambique (Classic Reprint)

by Lyons McLeod
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African Colonization: An Address Delivered Before the American Colonization Society, in Washington, D. January 19, 1875 (Classic Reprint)
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8.370000 USD

African Colonization: An Address Delivered Before the American Colonization Society, in Washington, D. January 19, 1875 (Classic Reprint)

by John Orcutt
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Magisterial Reports: Having Reference to the Occupation by the Enemy of and the Attitude of the Population in the Districts Now or Recently Under Martial Law, (Being a Return to a Resolution Adopted by the Honourable the House of Assembly on the 26th July
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11.100000 USD

Magisterial Reports: Having Reference to the Occupation by the Enemy of and the Attitude of the Population in the Districts Now or Recently Under Martial Law, (Being a Return to a Resolution Adopted by the Honourable the House of Assembly on the 26th July

by Cape Of Good Hope
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Men, Mines and Animals in South Africa (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Men, Mines and Animals in South Africa (Classic Reprint)

by Randolph S Churchill
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South Africa, Past and Present: A Short History of the European Settlements at the Cape (Classic Reprint)
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14.670000 USD

South Africa, Past and Present: A Short History of the European Settlements at the Cape (Classic Reprint)

by John Noble
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The Rise of South Africa, Vol. 3 of 4: A History of the Origin of South African Colonisation and of Its Development Towards the East from the Earliest Time to 1857 (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The Rise of South Africa, Vol. 3 of 4: A History of the Origin of South African Colonisation and of Its Development Towards the East from the Earliest Time to 1857 (Classic Reprint)

by G E Cory
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My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa: As Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa: As Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Heazle Parke
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