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Sister Outsiders

The Representation of Identity and Difference in Selected Writings by South African Indian Women

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Devarakshanam Govinden

Sister outsiders draws attention to a neglected corpus of writing in South African literary criticism. The focus is on the exclusion of Indian women's writings in South Africa, which must be seen as a dimension of the larger exclusion of women's writings, white and black, from South African literature in general. The book provides an historical account of the events that contributed to the marginalisation of black literature - specifically Indian women's literature - amongst other things, the institutionalisation of English Studies which affected the reading and reception of texts written by Indian women, and the contstruction of an indigenous English literary tradition that did not include black writers as much as it did white writers of English descent, writing about South African experiences.

Hear Our Voices

Race, Gender and the Status of Black South African Women in the Academy

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Edited by Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela and Zine Magubane

This book has a twofold goal: first, the contributors aim to expose the racist and sexist practices that still suffuse the instutitional culture of South-African universities. Secondly, they seek to apply the alternative theoretical and methodological frameworks of black feminist thought. However particular their individual stories, this books offers rich material of interest to women scholars everywhere.

Johannesburg

The Making and Shaping of the City

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Keith Beavon

Until now there has been no single text that brings together the material that reveals the unfolding geography of Johannesburg, South Africa. This books describes the history of the city from its days as a mining camp to its position of premier metropolis in Africa. The present geography of Johannesburg, and the problems and dysfunctions that is hat exhibited at various stages in its history since 1886, cannot be understood without a firm grasp of what has evolved of the past 120 years.

Democracy and Democratization in Africa

Towards the 21st Century

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Edited by Udogu

The 9 contributors to this volume are Africanists whose comprehension of the political "vernacular" of Africa helped to sharpen their analyses of a continent on the eve of a new millennium and in the aftermath of the Cold War. The debate over the most relevant political models for African countries has till recently been conducted against a backdrop of the competing claims of socialism and capitalism. Attempts to consolidate democracy and constitutional have taken place in the shadow of intractable economic problems, prompting the question of whether democracy can survive in Africa without economic prosperity. The papers published here address many of these problems, as well as dealing with the questions of ethnicity, leadership, the power of the military, and prodemocracy movements within African nation states.

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Hinfelaar

Bemba-Speaking Women of Zambia traces the often painful religious changes that have occurred among the Bemba-speaking women of Zambia since the last decade of the 19th century.
It argues that the religious tenets of the traditional domestic cult had already been undermined by the centralising tendencies of the merchant princes before the arrival of the missionaries who based their church structures on the concept of the Bemba hierarchy.
The body of the book describes with great authority the creative redress of the women as channelled through independent Christian movements and through the mission churches themselves. These chapters are especially important as it is shown in the last part of the book that these genuine reactions of the women could well offer material for genuine inculturation.

The School in the Service of Evangelization

The Catholic Educational Impact in Eastern Nigeria 1886-1950

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Omenka

Outline of Swahili Literature

Prose, Fiction and Drama

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Elena Bertoncini Zúbková

The Early State in African Perspective

Culture, Power and Division of Labor

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Edited by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Michel Abitbol and Naomi Chazan