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. They are bay-like leaves that are chewed, like betel ( tunbul ). They are brought from Qumr in east Africa (Comoros Islands). In Kanz recipe 654, it is used in an aromatic oil preparation. Most medieval sources are not quite clear on what it is. They know it as a chewed leaf with a pleasant aroma

In: Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook

seeking to diversify its sources of oil and gas, with a similar situation being faced by its neighbours, Japan and South Korea. The majority of Chinese energy resources are imported from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Oceania (including Australian coal). 3 Arctic resources may play a part in

In: Chinese Policy and Presence in the Arctic

, “Authoritative Scriptures,” 308; Amir Arjomand, The Shadow of God , 43; Amir Arjomand, “The Crisis of the Imamate,” 508–9. 79 See the notes following the Arabic text of the tawqīʿ for some of these references. 80 For example, the East African Khoja Shīʿī scholar Mullah Haji Mohammadjaffer Sheriff Dewji (d

In: Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam

-Selassie’s decision-making capacities to the British East African Authorities. The rise of a civilian left in Ethiopia can be seen as part of the continued effort to creatively articulate the shape of the Ethiopian nation-state. By the 1960s regional problems (sometimes expressed as the nationalities question) were

In: Ethiopia in Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production, 1964-2016

Emenyonu (ed.), War in African Literature Today , (Ibadan: HEBN , 2008): xi. 3 John Mcleod, Beginning Postcolonialism (Manchester: Manchester UP , 2000): 18. 4 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Decolonizing the Mind (Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers Ltd: 1986):160. 5 Ann E. Kaplan, Looking for the

In: Matatu

Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and East Africa—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites whose work is

In: Philological Encounters

settled in the highlands of East Africa, and in the continent’s new diplomatic capital, Addis Ababa, there to look uneasily over the fate of Pan-Africanism post-independence. If we were to consult only the male authors of négritude, we might imagine that Ethiopia was a late sentimental addition to the

In: Bandung

provisional application. The others have been delayed by acp parties’ refusal to sign despite more than 16 years of negotiations. In the East African Community, Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda are withholding their signatures from the finalized epa , while in West Africa, Nigeria is strongly opposed. In the

In: Bandung

blowing in full force. On our subcontinent we began to hear of such men as Nelson Mandela and Albert Luthuli, Seretse Khama in Botswana, Joshua Nkomo of the then Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and Kenneth Kaunda of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. From East Africa we heard and read about Dr Julius

In: Matatu

’s Vita ya Uhuru and the Location of World Literature Shaaban Robert played an important role in the emergence of modern Swahili literature. In 1959, he became the first African member of the East African Swahili Committee, which was created in 1930 by the British colonial administration to standardize

In: Journal of World Literature