African and African-American Studies

Women's Perspectives on Social and Political Development in Africa

Author: 

Ojakorotu Ph.D., Victor, and Olaopa Ph.D., Olawale: Editors

Credentials: 

Professor of Politics and International Relations, North-West University, South Africa, and Research Fellow, North-West University, South Africa

Edited by Victor Ojakorotu and Olawale Olaopa, two of the leading minds in African development issues, this volume showcases and shares knowledge of numerous areas where women have contributed to the socio-economic, cultural, religious and political development of their respective African societies. The articles featured in this engaging study will stimulate academic debates on perspectives and factors addressing women's empowerment and disempowerment.

Market: 
African Studies, Women's Studies, Women's Empowerment, Development Studies, African Development, African Economics, African Politics, International Relations, Developmental Economics, Economics, Political Science, Post-Colonial Theory, Post-Modern Studies, South Africa, South African Studies
Release Date: 
May 1. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530650
Price: 
179.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
144
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

An African Perspective on Development: Learning to Live and Living to Learn in the Twenty-First Century

Author: 

Oduaran, Ph.D., Akpovire

Credentials: 

Professor of Education, North-West University, South Africa

In this insightful book, the distinguished South African academic Akpovire Oduaran examines the challenges presented by the changing landscape of socio-economic transformations and strategic learning in the twenty-first century, especially in the context of Anglophone Africa. UNESCO has indicated that as at September, 2009, the world is still home to 776 million adults - one in every - who could not read, write, or compute to an appreciable level of understanding. The majority of these people, mostly adults, live in the so-called developing world.

Release Date: 
May 1. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530551
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka

Author: 

Ogunyemi, Yemi D. (Yemi D. Price)

Credentials: 

Author of Studying Creative Writing in Nigeria and The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat

The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka, a scholarly monograph, is a compendium of the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka’s creative works. Book One shows the dramatic, intellectual, fundamental, aesthetic and moral art. Book Two dwells upon literature, value, art, morality, aesthetics and other human interests. Book Three speaks to the mythology, history, and culture of the Yoruba people.

Market: 
African Studies, African Literature, Post-Colonial Theory, Post-Colonial Literature, Africana, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Intertextuality, Aesthetics, Wole Soyinka, Post-Modern Studies, Moralists, Art, Yoruba Studies, Mythology
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530346
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
277
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Service Learning: An Agent for Social Change

Author: 

Payne-Jackson, Arvilla: editor and contributor

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Coordinator for Anthropology, Howard University, Washington, DC

Service Learning: An Agent for Social Change discusses personal, social, academic, and career-related impact of service-learning as an instructional method is well documented. This book contributes to the literature by providing access to examples of the service-learning process; the nuances of its implementation; and qualitative evaluation of what works, from the students' perspective.

Market: 
Education, Service-Learning in higher education settings, re entry of ex-offenders, gun violence, youth violence, alternative approaches to youth gangs, Lorton prison(DC), minority education in detention and prison settings, urban education, advocacy, community organizing, Afro-American education
Release Date: 
June 4th, 2015
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1-68053-001-8
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
146
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

American Treasures: Building, Leveraging, and Sustaining Capacity in Historically Black College and Universities

Author: 

Shults, Christopher and Stevenson, Joseph Martin

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Shults, Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness SCCC, Stevenson Chief Academic Officer CSPP formerly provost MVSU

This work uses current research data and interviews to present a cogent discussion of strategies and tactics needed to keep the HBCU community a healthy vital component of American educational life. The threats and problems of intuitional life are not glossed over rather they are discussed within the parameters of successful planning and implementation.

Market: 
Higher Education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Afro-American Studies, Higher Education in America (History), Educational Policy, Tertiary Education—Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Education, minority education, Educational administration
Release Date: 
May 1 2015
ISBN: 
978-1-68053-006-3
Price: 
Cloth: $64.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Segregation and the Baptist Bible Fellowship: Integration, Anti-Communism and Religious Fundamentalism, 1950 – 1970

Author: 

Lavoie, The Reverend Jeffrey D.

Credentials: 

LL.D, History Ph.D Programme Exeter University

This research monograph is an historical study of the Baptist Bible Fellowship and its connections with segregation during the 1950s. It includes an examination of some of its key founders and their views of segregation and observes some of the crucial figures who fought for racial equality and integration within this organization.

Market: 
Southern Baptist Convention in 20th Century,American Baptists and Segregation/Integration in American South, Anti Communism and American Conservative movements—religious and political, Bible as revealed faith,Fundamentalism, Theology of Anabaptism
Release Date: 
November 1st, 2012
ISBN: 
978-1-936320-50-9
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
182
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

War and Peace in Africa: Philosophy, Theology and the Politics of Confrontation

Author: 

Lutz, David W. ,Ph.D (Holy Cross College (USA) and The Catholic University of Eastern Africa) with Paul M. Shimiyu, George Ndemo Osengo and Opiyo A Oguta

Credentials: 

Editors are senior scholars and PhDs and conributors are Ph.Ds and MAs in East African /Central Africain Institutions.

This work is a major investigation of the questions of war and peace in Black Africa by Africans with an emphasis on the philosophical, theological and political underpinnings of contemporary African thought and practice. The voices are overwhelming African and the locus of contributors includes Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. Some of the contributors, as well as the editors, have experienced war first hand and have played honorable roles in rebuilding or re-energizing intellectual communities in Africa that have been affected by atrocities, destruction and inter-tribal hatreds.

Market: 
African Studies, War and Africa, Moral Philosophy, Peace Studies [Africa], Terrorism and Violence in Civil Societies, Peace and Reconciliation, Theology (Catholic), Development Studies, East Africa, Justice and Community Studies, De-colonization and its aftermath
Release Date: 
February 15th,2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-09-7
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
284
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Racism and The Baptist Bible Fellowship: Segregation, Anti-Communism and Religious Fundamentalism in the American South 1950-1965

Author: 

Lavoie, The Reverend Jeffrey D.

Credentials: 

LL.D, Ph D[History] Exeter University

This research work for the first time discusses the Baptist Bible Fellowship and its connections with segregation during the 1950sand beyond. It includes an examination of some of its key founders and their views of segregation and observes some of the crucial figures who fought for racial equality and integration within this organization. Though many of the founders of this Baptist denomination were segregationists (which could be considered racist in and of itself) some of these individuals held blatant racist views of white supremacy.

Market: 
American Religious history, 20th century, Baptist Church history, Segregation and White Supremacy, Racism in America, Civil Rights History, Southern Regional history 1945-1965, the Black Baptists, Martin Luther King, Anti Communism in American domestic politics
Release Date: 
10/19/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-50-9
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
304
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Recolonization of Africa Today: With Neither Guns nor Bullets (Revised Edition)

Author: 

Mentan, Tatah

Credentials: 

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin

The need for a revision of this well received and reviewed work was obvious to all serious observers of sub Saharan Africa: The emergence in the last decade of the enormouspolitical, economic and social clout of China, the desire of Magrebi states and Egypt to continue a “southward” policy that includes conversion to Islam, Arab investment and especially control of oil and agricultural lands.

Market: 
African Studies, History of Post Colonial Africa, Sub Saharan Africa,African Economics, Macroeconomics, Development Studies, UN
Release Date: 
03/15/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-17-2 / 978-1936320-17-7
Price: 
$82.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Caribbean Liberators: Bold and Black Personalities and Organizations 1900-1989

Author: 

Teelucksingh, Jerome

Credentials: 

Ph.D, D/History University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

This ambitious research monograph discusses key individuals (George Padmore, Eric Williams, C.L.R.James among others) and organizations (particularly Labor and liberation movements) in the Anglophone Caribbean world from the perspective of contemporary political and economic Caribbean realities. Particular attention is paid to the Pan-African Movement and its linking of Black Africa and the diasporic Black world of the British West Indies.

Market: 
Modern Caribbean History, Afro-Caribbean organizations, Independence movements in Anglophone Caribbean, George Padmore, C.L.R. James, Eric Williams, Labor Movements, Liberation Movements 20th c, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados
Release Date: 
03/15/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-35-6
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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