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International African Institute

Works: 717 works in 2,227 publications in 3 languages and 62,491 library holdings
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Africa by International African Institute (London)( )

in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Proceedings of the Executive Council and List of members; also section "Review of books." Vol. 15- "Review of books" only
African philosophy in search of identity by D. A Masolo( )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kenyan philosopher surveys themes and debates in African philosophy over the last five decades. Masolo's purview includes Francophone and Anglophone philosophers in both the analytic and phenomenological traditions. -- Publisher description
Ethnicity and the making of history in northern Ghana by Carola Lentz( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on two decades of research this social and political history of North-Western Ghana traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of self-understanding, and represents a major contribution to debates on ethnicity, colonialism and the 'production of history'. It explores the creation and redefinition of ethnic distinctions and commonalities by African and European actors, showing that ethnicity's power derives from a contradiction: while ethnic identities purport to be non-negotiable, creating permanent bonds, stability and security, the boundaries of the communities created and the associated traits and practices are malleable and adaptable to specific interests and contexts."--Jacket
Philosophising in Mombasa : knowledge, Islam and intellectual practice on the Swahili coast by Kai Kresse( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophising in Mombasa provides an approach to the anthropological study of philosophical discourses in the Swahili context of Mombasa, Kenya. In this historically established Muslim environment, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, philosophy is investigated as social discourse and intellectual practice, situated in everyday life. This is done from the perspective of an 'anthropology of philosophy', a project which is spelled out in the opening chapter."--Jacket
Climate change in Africa by Camilla Toulmin( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects
Struggles for citizenship in Africa by Bronwen Manby( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of people living in Africa find themselves non-persons in the only state they have ever known. Because they are not recognised as citizens, they cannot get their children registered at birth or entered in school or university; they cannot access state health services; they cannot obtain travel documents, or employment without a work permit; and if they leave the country they may not be able to return. Most of all, they cannot vote, stand for office, or work for state institutions. Ultimately such policies can lead to economic and political disaster, or even war. The conflicts in both Ct̥e d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo have had at their hearts the very right of one part of the national population to share with others on equal terms the rights and duties of citizenship. This book brings together new material from across Africa of the most egregious examples of citizenship discrimination, and makes the case for urgent reform of the law
African worlds; studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African peoples by International African Institute( Book )

58 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems evocative of seven geographical regions of the United States, including the Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes, Plains, Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Coast States
The man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial Nigeria by David Pratten( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and an historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period
Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state by Mary Harper( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media. In Getting Somalia Wrong? Mary Harper presents the first comprehensive account of the chaos into which the country has descended and the United States' renewed involvement there. In doing so, Harper argues that viewing Somalia through the prism of al-Qaeda risks further destabilizing the country and the entire Horn of Africa, while also showing that though the country may be a failed state, it is far from being a failed society. In reality, alternative forms of business, justice, education and local politics have survived and even flourished. Provocative in its analysis, Harper shows that until the international community starts to 'get it right' the consequences will be devastating, not just for Somalia, but for the world."--Publisher's website
China in Africa by Chris Alden( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere in the world is China?s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China?s economic and political reach is redefining Africa?s traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemon. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need
Africa's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent by Léonce Ndikumana( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's Odious Debts explodes the myth that Africa is a drain on the West's finances, revealing that the continent is actually a net creditor to the rest of the world. Of the money borrowed by African governments, more than half departs in the same year, with a significant portion of it winding up in private accounts at the very banks that provide the loans. Meanwhile, debt-servicing means less money for public health and other needs. Revealing the intimate links between foreign loans and capital flight, this is a vital book for anyone interested in Africa, its future and its relationship with the West."--Page 4 of cover
West African kingdoms in the nineteenth century by Cyril Daryll Forde( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darfur : a new history of a long war by Julie Flint( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by two authors with unparalleled first-hand experience of Darfur, this book is the definitive guide. Newly updated and hugely expanded, this edition details Darfur's history. It traces the origins, organization and ideology of the infamous Janjawiid and rebel groups. It also analyses the brutal response of the Sudanese government. The authors investigate the responses by the African Union and the international community, including the halting peace talks and the attempts at civilian protection. Flint and de Waal provide an authoritative and compelling account of contemporary Africa's most controversial conflict."--Jacket
An African niche economy : farming to feed Ibadan, 1968-88 by Jane I Guyer( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main body of the book is based on anthropological field research. It describes the contours of growth from 1968-88 through narratives of change for all the major participants. The final section draws together all the threads and discusses the interplay amongst the technical repertoire for production in a savanna ecology, forces emanating from the political economy of the urban hinterland, and the tenets of Yoruba occupational culture."--Jacket
The drums of affliction: a study of religious processes among the Ndembu of Zambia by Victor W Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darfur : a short history of a long war by Julie Flint( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers a clear explanation of the complicated political and human rights crisis in Darfur
Africa bibliography by International African Institute( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Islam in tropical Africa: studies presented and discussed at the fifth International African Seminar, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, January 1964 by I. M Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black Byzantium : the kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria by S. F Nadel( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1973 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the first study of a Muslim Emirate in Nigeria and as such is still an indispensable work
Readings in gender in Africa by Andrea Cornwall( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive overview on the existing literature on gender in Africa. It covers areas such as Western perceptions, colonial morality, religion and politics
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African philosophy in search of identity
Ethnicity and the making of history in northern GhanaPhilosophising in Mombasa : knowledge, Islam and intellectual practice on the Swahili coastClimate change in AfricaStruggles for citizenship in AfricaAfrican worlds; studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African peoplesThe man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial NigeriaChina in AfricaAfrica's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Institute of African Languages and Cultures


I.A.I. (International African Institute)


IAI (International African Institute)

Institut africain international

Institut africain international organisation pour l'étude des cultures et langues africaines

Institut international africain

Institut international des langues et civilisations africaines

International African Institute

International African Institute (1976-)

International institute of African languages and cultures

Internationales Afrikanisches Institut

Internationales Institut fuer Afrikanische Sprachen und Kulturen

Internationales Institut für Afrikanische Sprachen und Kulturen

London School of Economics and Political Science International African Institute

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