African and African-American Studies

The African State and Asymmetrical Globalization: The Question of Unite or Perish

Author: 

Bongyu, Moye Godwin

Credentials: 

Ph.D University of Yaounde (Political Science), Ph.D Public Policy Analysis, Jackson State University

Dr.Bongyu’s research work on African States and the African union is well known. In this monograph he discusses the Balkanization of Africa in the colonial and immediate post colonial period with an emphasis on the weak, fragile and marginalized condition of even the strongest of Sub-Saharan African states. He also describes the rise of African aid funding and the fall of most economic indicators and the atrophy of key societal elements such as farming and traditional village life.

Market: 
African Studies, Development Issues- Africa, African politics and policy, Regional organizations—Africa, UN studies
Release Date: 
02/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-68-3 / 1933146-68-0
Price: 
$59.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Richard Wright's Women: The Thematic Treatment of Women in Uncle Tom's Children, Black Boy and Native Son

Author: 

Brewton, Butler E.

Credentials: 

Ph.D(Rutgers University), D/English South Carolina State University; Professor Emeritus Montclair State University

Richard Wright died 50 years ago and in that time there has been little research on the role of women in his powerful novels of African-American life in America. This research monograph fulfills that informational and interpretative need.

Market: 
Afro-American Literature, American Literature 20th c., Women in American Literature,The Black Experience in America
Release Date: 
06/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-93-5 /1933146-93-1
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
232
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Action Research for Higher Educators

Author: 

Schmuck, Richard A. and Stevenson, Joseph Martin

Credentials: 

A social psychologist of education, Richard Schmuck is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon. He has a Ph.D from University of Michigan and is the author of 22 books and 194 articles. Joseph Stevenson is Senior Vice-President and University Provost at Mississippi Valley State University and is a graduate of the University of Oregon (he was the first African-American male Ph.D in Educational Policy & Management at Oregon) and Harvard University (Institute for Educational Management). He is the author of several monographs including the well received Modernizing the College Curriculum (Academica Press).

This work is a scholarly monograph for practical use for higher education faculties. Specifically the monograph is aimed at faculties in historically Black and minority colleges and universities but its scope also includes the hundreds of state and private institutions that are trying to raise the level of research engagement among their core faculty.

Market: 
Educational Policy & Management, Minority faculty development, Research management and development,Educational Achievement ,Faculty development, Historically under served college populations,Reference
Release Date: 
12/2009
ISBN: 
Paper: 978-1-933146-85-0/1933146-85-0
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
124
Illustrations: 
Yes - Statistical and informational armature: tables and graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy

Author: 

Rooney, David

Credentials: 

Cambridge scholar and specialist on Ghana. Author of the standard biography of Sir Charles Noble Arden Clarke.

This monograph is a major work of historical biography devoted to the leader of Ghana’s independence movement and the major black African leader of the 50s-70s in terms of global impact and effectiveness.

Market: 
African history, Contemporary Black Africa, African Studies, West Africa,20thC
Release Date: 
1/2008
ISBN: 
Paper:9789988647605
Price: 
$44.95
Trim Size: 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

Academica Press, with the cooperation of Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Le Clezio: A Literary Topography of New Departures, Poetic Adventure and Sensual Ecstasy—The Man and His Works

Author: 

Redfern-West, Robert

Credentials: 

Publisher and editor, “Robert Redeker-Depression and Philosophy “

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio was born in France in 1940 and spent his youth in Africa, France and England. His family had strong connections to Mauritius and its Anglo-French creole elite. This research study is the first to be released in English since LeClezio won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008 . It discusses the man, his unique history and travels and the extraordinary production of 43 novels not to mention short stories, children’s literature and journalism/criticism.

Market: 
Modern Novel, Modern French Literature, Novels of Africa
Release Date: 
03/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 193314664-8; 978-1933146645
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Oral Traditions in ILE –IFE: The Yoruba People and Their Book of Enlightenment

Author: 

Ogunyemi, Yemi D.

Credentials: 

Ph.D. African Literatures, Debrecen University, Ph.D Political Science, Clayton University, author of LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (2004)

This research monograph discusses the understudied and often misunderstood aspects of West African culture and religion especially that of the Yoruba people and their Book of Enlightenment (Ife-Ifa) together with its metaphysical importance to the Yoruba as a source of philosophy, religion and literature.

Market: 
Yoruba/Nigerian Studies, West African Studies, Religion in West Africa, African Literatures, African Diasporic Literature, African Autochthonic Theologies, Afro-American traditional religion
Release Date: 
09/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-65-2 / 1933146-65-6
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
184
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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