African and African-American Studies

Nigeria’s Republic at Sixty: Dreams, Travails, and Hopes

Author: 

Idris, Dr. Erameh Nicholas and Dr. Chinyere Rita Agu, Editors

Credentials: 

Editors: Dr. Chinyere Rita Agu is Senior Research Fellow and head of the International Law Unit of the Division of International Law and Organisations at the Research and Studies Department at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos State. She is also Chairperson of NIIA’s Linkages and External Relations. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)with honors from Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Master of Laws (LL.M) from Imo State University, in Owerri, Nigeria, and Ph.D. in Law from Abia State University in Uturu, Nigeria. Dr. Agu is also a Facilitator with the Lagos McCarthy Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria and a Visiting Lecturer at Trinity University Lagos. Widely published, she is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch, the Nigerian Society of International Affairs (NSIA), and the Owerre-Ezukala Development Union Women’s’ Wing Lagos, of which she served as President.

Dr. Erameh Nicholas Idris holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from the University of Ibadan, in Nigeria. His research interests include global politics & security, human rights, human security, mass atrocities, peacekeeping, post-conflict reconstruction, refugee and migration studies, armed conflict, ethnic & genocide Studies, and humanitarian intervention. Dr. Idris is currently Senior Research Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). Before joining NIIA, he taught in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, where he was Acting Coordinating Head of the department. Dr. Idris has received numerous grants, awards, and scholarships, and has published several articles in prominent international journals and books.

Nigeria’s Republic at Sixty offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria’s six decades as a republic. Through a meticulous exploration across twenty chapters, this pathbreaking book critically assesses Nigeria’s achievements and obstacles, and presents a scholarly vision for a promising future. The contributors examine the nation’s journey to independence and the formation of the First Republic and delve into the evolutionary trajectory of Nigeria’s constitution, including an analysis of constitutional conferences, amendments, and their effect on governance.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Social Science, Africa, African Studies, Nigeria, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, National Independence Movements
Release Date: 
August 19, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533156 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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Pages: 
300
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Afrikaner Identity: From Anticolonial Struggle Through Hegemonic Nationalism to Disempowered Minority

Author: 

Louw, P. Eric

Credentials: 

Eric Louw’s career spanned universities in both South Africa and Australia. Prior to that, he was a journalist at the Pretoria News and also ran an NGO engaged in development work in South Africa. Louw has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town and at the University of South Africa and has served on the editorial boards of four academic journals. His publications in the fields of political communication and South African politics include 12 books, over 60 journal articles and over 40 book chapters. Dr. Louw’s books include Decolonization and White Africans: The ‘Winds of Change,’ Resistance, and Beyond (Academica Press) as well as Roots of the Pax Americana, The Rise, Fall and Legacy of Apartheid, and New Voices Over the Air: The Transformation of the South African Broadcasting Corporation in a Changing South Africa.

Afrikaners have long been portrayed as the villains of South Africa’s apartheid state. Because they were such intensely vilified pariahs, many Americans and Europeans remain intrigued by Afrikaners as a vestige of white nationalism living in Africa who nevertheless peacefully transferred political power to South Africa’s black majority.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Africa, British Empire, Colonialism, Nationalism, Imperialism, Migration, Post-Colonialism, African Studies, Decolonization, Identity Politics, Apartheid, Afrikaner Studies, South Africa
Release Date: 
March 20, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533415 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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Pages: 
270
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African Migration: Recent Trends, Key Influences, and Implications

Author: 

Ojakorotu, Victor & Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo, Editors

Credentials: 

Editors: Victor Ojakorotu is Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at North-West University (NWU), in South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa, as well as B.Sc. (first-class honors) and M.Sc. degrees in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Nigeria. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in political science, which he received from the University of Lagos in 2008 and 2017, respectively. His academic specializations include public administration, public policy analysis, development administration, the political sociology of African governance, and environmental politics. From 2018 to 2022, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at North-West University (NWU). He practiced journalism with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from 2008, rising to the position of Senior Editor/Chief Principal Correspondent, while also reporting/editing on several News Desks subjects including African migration.

The issue of African migration since the Covid-19 pandemic depended on novel influences and determinants. The chapters in this edited volume evaluate recent variables that instigated the migration of Africans and assess implications for Africans, Africans in diaspora, and their global reverberations. The volume unites well-researched and theoretically informed empirical studies constructed on qualitative research methodologies.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Migration, Africa, African Studies, Critical Theory
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535396 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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Pages: 
186
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Hijab: Word of God or Word of Man?

Author: 

Morrow, John Andrew

Credentials: 

John Andrew Morrow received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he focused on Hispanic, Indigenous, and Islamic Studies. He has also completed over four decades of Islamic seminary studies, both independently and at the hands of a series of Muslim scholars. Dr. Morrow has taught at universities around the world and reached the rank of Professor. Recognized as a Master Teacher and a Distinguished Faculty Member, he received a Student Impact Award, an Interfaith Service Award, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. A prolific, pioneering, and path-forging author, academic, and activist, he is considered of the leading authorities on Islam and one of the most influential American Muslims.

Hijab: Word of God or Word of Man? is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study of the subject of the Islamic veil to date. According to Muslim authorities, the Islamic veil is a religious obligation. For them, Muslim women who fail to wear the hijab commit a major sin that merits punishment in hell and even eternal damnation. Since the rise of Islamist movements in the twentieth century, some Muslims have gone as far as to mandate fines, imprisonment, physical punishment, rape, and even death for young girls and women who wear so-called “bad hijab,” or who fail to veil.

Market: 
History, Religion, Social Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Islamic Law, Slavery, Mediterranean World, Africa, African Studies, Hijab
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535372 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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Pages: 
439
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Islam & Slavery

Author: 

Morrow, John Andrew

Credentials: 

John Andrew Morrow is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He has taught at numerous universities and reached the rank of Professor of Foreign Languages. He was recognized as a Master Teacher and Distinguished Faculty Member, received an Interfaith Service Award, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. A prolific author and passionate activist, he is considered one of the most important American Muslim scholars.

Some scholars of Islam have argued that slavery and concubinage are permissible according to the Qur’an and the teachings and practice of the Prophet Muhammad. When faced with dissenting views on the disputed subject of the legitimacy of slavery in Islam, they often respond with a loaded question and a theological trap: “Did the Prophet Muhammad commit a grave moral wrong?” Others advance moral relativism.

Market: 
History, Religion, Social Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Slavery, Mediterranean World, Africa, African Studies
Release Date: 
October 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680536379 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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Pages: 
298
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Democracy and Human Rights in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic

Author: 

Ehwarieme, William & Nathaniel Umukoro, Editors

Credentials: 

Editors: Dr. William Ehwarieme is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ajayi Crowther University, in Nigeria. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, in 1982 and 1988. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Ibadan in 2000. His research interests are in civil-military relations, ethnic politics, Niger Delta studies, governance, and comparative politics.

Dr. Nathaniel Umukoro is Professor of International Affairs, Peace Studies, and Conflict Transformation in the Department of Political Science at Western Delta University, Nigeria, where he is also Director of the Institute of Delta and Development Studies. He was a 2022 Humboldt fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Point Alpha Research Institute, also in Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ibadan as a fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in the Africa Unit of the Social Science Research Council, New York.

One of the challenges Nigeria has faced since independence in 1960 has been its human rights record. Under military rule, the problem was attributed to the undemocratic nature of military regimes. When the military handed over power to civilians after an election in 1999, it was expected that democratic governance would lead to improved respect for human rights. But human rights violations persisted.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Social Science, Law, Human Rights, Africa, African Studies, Nigeria, Democracy, Post-Colonial Studies
Release Date: 
June 12, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680534641 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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Pages: 
225
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The Making of Afro-Caribbean Consciousness and Identity in the Poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Dabydeen, and Fred D’Aguiar.

Author: 

Sarikaya, Dilek Bulut

Credentials: 

Dilek Bulut Sarıkaya is an adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Cappadocia
University, in Turkey. She graduated from English Language and Literature Department
at Gaziantep University in 2000 and received her masters and doctoral degrees at
Hacettepe University.

In the context of a diversified and pluralistic arena of contemporary literature embodying
previously marginalized voices of region, ethnicity, gender, and class, black poets living
in Britain developed a distinct branch of contemporary poetry. Having emerged from a
struggle to give voice to marginalized groups in Britain, the poetry of Linton Kwesi
Johnson, David Dabydeen, and Fred D’Aguiar helped define national identity and
explored racial oppression. Motivated by a sense of responsibility towards their

Market: 
Literature, African Studies, Social Science, Identity Studies, Caribbean Studies, Poetry, Contemporary British Poetry, Black British poetry, Afro-Caribbean Identity, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Fred D’Aguiar, David Dabydeen
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536980 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
150
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The Forgotten Perspective: Okoi Arikpo in Diplomatic History of Biafran War

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus is a Nigerian historian. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan and is the author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War; Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and other books.

This book examines diplomatic role of Okoi Arikpo during Biafran War in Nigeria. It examines his diplomatic engagements and how they shaped the international politics of the fighting. Okoi Arikpo was Nigeria’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs, saddled with the country’s chief diplomatic responsibilities from 1967 and 1975. Okoi Arikpo played the role of Federal emissary on foreign relations in the Biafran Crisis as well. The Foreign Ministry’s role in the foreign policy decision-making system was also due to the sort of leadership that Arikpo was able to provide.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537833
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Confronting Islamist Terrorism in Africa: The Cases of Nigeria and Kenya

Author: 

Isumonah, V. Adefemi; Nathaniel Umukoro

Credentials: 

V. Adefemi Isumonah, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
Nathaniel Umukoro, Department of Political Science, Edo University (Nigeria)

In the post-Cold War era, religion and religious extremism has been the cause of most violent conflicts, thereby posing one of the major security challenges confronting the world and, in recent years, the stability and security of the African continent. Unfortunately, some states targeted by terrorist insurgencies, including Nigeria and Kenya, have been reactive, adopting coercive responses rather than proactive long-term measures to address the factors and drivers of religious extremism in a comprehensive and sustained manner.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Terrorism, Africa, African Studies, Islam, Islamism, Islamic Studies, Christianity, Christian Studies, Religion, Nigeria, Kenya
Release Date: 
December 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531534 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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Pages: 
194
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Decolonization and White Africans: The “Winds of Change,” Resistance, and Beyond

Author: 

Louw, P. Eric

Credentials: 

P. Eric Louw’s career has spanned universities in both South Africa and Australia. He has published extensively in the fields of political communication and South African politics. His books include The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of Apartheid; Roots of the Pax Americana; and The Media and Political Process.

Decolonization and White Africans examines how African decolonization affected white Africans in eight countries – Algeria, Kenya, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, Mozambique, South West Africa (Namibia), and South Africa – and discusses their varied responses to decolonization, including resistance, acquiescence, negotiations, and migration.

Market: 
Africa, History, Political Science, Colonialism, African Studies, Decolonization, Identity Politics, Algeria, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Release Date: 
February 22, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680532883 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
270
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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