New Africa Book of the Day – 28 August 2015

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance, edited by Paul Ugor and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah Release Date: August 28, 2015 Publisher: Ashgate (Kindle Edition) All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 17 August 2015

Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in Sierra Leone, by Kieran Mitton Release Date: August 17, 2015 Publisher: C. Hurst and Company Publishers Ltd. The atrocities of civil wars present us with many difficult questions. How do seemingly ordinary individuals come to commit such extraordinary acts of cruelty, often against unarmed civilians? Can we …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 15 August 2015

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 2: Policies and Practices, edited by Celestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin Release Date: August 15, 2015 Publisher: Oxford University Press A popular myth about the travails of Africa holds that the continent’s long history of poor economic performance reflects the inability of its leaders and policymakers …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 14 August 2015

Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa, by Steve Hess and Richard Aidoo Release Date: August 14, 2015 Publisher: Springer This book investigates China’s emergence as an outside player in SSA over the last several decades and the current understanding of the impact of Beijing’s growing presence on the continent, including several case studies …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 13 August 2015

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 1: Context and Concepts, edited by Celestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin Release Date: August 15, 2015 Publisher: Oxford University Press For a long time, economic research on Africa was not seen as a profitable venture intellectually or professionally-few researchers in top-ranked institutions around the world chose …

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