Somono Bala Of The Upper Niger

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004121850
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Somono Bala Of The Upper Niger from the Author: . The Somono are an ethnic group specialized in fishing on the river Niger. Somono Bala is an epic story. This is the first ever translation of this narritive from the Maninka language into English.

Empires Of Medieval West Africa

Author: David C. Conrad
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438103190
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Empires Of Medieval West Africa from the Author: David C. Conrad. Drawing on a rich oral tradition, numerous trips to the region, and the latest scholarship available on this important but little-studied era, scholar and author David Conrad explores the people, places, and ideas that made up this trio of empires. Connections to life today include the continuing impact of Islam and tribal groups in Africa, and the influence of the medieval traditions on modern music and cuisine.

Ancient Middle Niger

Author: Roderick J. McIntosh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521813006
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Ancient Middle Niger from the Author: Roderick J. McIntosh. Survey of the emergence of the ancient urban civilization of Middle Niger.

Memory And Recovery In Times Of Crisis

Author: Fiona Larkan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317020375
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Memory And Recovery In Times Of Crisis from the Author: Fiona Larkan. This book presents a social scientific reading of the challenges of memory and recovery in times of crisis. Drawing on different interpretations of what constitutes ‘crisis’, this collection uses lenses of economics, identity and commemoration, to question how memory and recovery is being constituted through larger discourses of political claims of moving forward, healing and identity. Memory and Recovery in Times of Crisis examines how memory is dis- or re-interred through social processes and further, how recovered memories are challenged or legitimized. It also presents a set of questions that will stimulate further reflections on what kind of role understandings of memory of crisis can play in recovery. Given the world we find ourselves living in in 2017 – a world subject to multiple, intersecting crises – how we understand the dynamics of memory and recovery is a pressing issue indeed. This book will appeal to both scholars and students of anthropology and sociology.

Engaging With A Legacy Nehemia Levtzion 1935 2003

Author: E. Ann McDougall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317980905
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Engaging With A Legacy Nehemia Levtzion 1935 2003 from the Author: E. Ann McDougall. Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It speaks to his relationship with researchers at home and abroad as mentor, colleague and provocateur; in one section, several authors reflect on those dynamics in terms of personal and professional development. Levtzion’s contemporaries also speak of interactions with him (and his life-long companion, wife Tirza) in the 1950s and 1960s; we see in these writings the birth of West African historical studies. Levtzion’s arrival as Israeli graduate-student in Nkrumah’s Egyptian-leaning Ghana, and the debate over what ‘African Studies’ should mean in an environment that included the personal intervention of W.E.B. Du Bois, are stories told for the first time. Most poignant is the account of Levtzion’s commitment to building African Studies, complete with emphasis on Islam, in the heart of the Jewish state at The Hebrew University. His never-ending defence of the program reflected his determination to be both ‘engaged historian’ and ‘engaged Israeli’ – a legacy he chose for himself. Finally, an ‘Epilogue’ to the original publication shows how one aspect this legacy, Levtzion’s growing preoccupation with the ‘public sphere in Muslim societies’, has become even more relevant in ‘post-Arab Spring’ Africa and the Middle East. This book was published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

The Epic Of Sumanguru Kante

Author: Stephen Bulman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004349332
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The Epic Of Sumanguru Kante from the Author: Stephen Bulman. The Epic of Sumanguru Kante contains the Bamana text and English translation of griot Abdoulaye Sako’s oral narrative about Sumanguru, recorded in Koulikoro (Mali), together with explanatory notes, a scholarly introduction, and sections on the Bamana language and musical accompaniment.