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International African Institute

Works: 915 works in 2,639 publications in 4 languages and 71,573 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Bibliographies  Poetry  Catalogs  Sources  Academic theses  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, isb, Other, Publisher, Collector, Publishing director, Translator, Secretary, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: PL8000, 962.7043
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Africa by International African Institute (London)( )

in English and French and held by 2,821 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( )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,136 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( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,708 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( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,639 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( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,481 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( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the hundreds of thousands living as non-persons in the only African state they have ever known. Not recognized as citizens, they have no access to education, state health services, travel documents, or employment without a work permit. Most of all, they cannot vote, stand for office, or work for state institutions. Ultimately such policies can lead to disaster or war. The conflicts in Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo are at heart conflicts over the rights of divided populations to share fully the rights and duties of citizenship
Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state by Mary Harper( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive account of the chaos into which Somalia has descended and the United States' renewed involvement there. 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. The author contends that until the international community starts to 'get it right' the consequences will be devastating, not just for Somalia, but for the world. --Adapted from publisher description
The man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial Nigeria by David Pratten( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,368 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
African worlds; studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African peoples by International African Institute( Book )

49 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,346 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
Africa's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent by Léonce Ndikumana( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,288 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
China in Africa by Chris Alden( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,243 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 bibliography by Terry Barringer( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Africa Bibliography is an authoritative guide to works in African studies published under the auspices of the International African Institute annually since 1984. This the online consolidated version brings together every record collected since the bibliography's foundation, producing a rich and interactive resource for all scholars interested in the study of Africa."--Africa Bibliography database home page
An African niche economy : farming to feed Ibadan, 1968-88 by Jane I Guyer( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 989 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
West African kingdoms in the nineteenth century by Daryll Forde( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 900 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 890 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
The drums of affliction: a study of religious processes among the Ndembu of Zambia by Victor W Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village community is analysed in order to estimate the effects of participation in these symbolic events on its component groups and personalities
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
Readings in gender in Africa by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Cornwall's Readings in Gender in Africa brings together existing work in a numbers of key areas so placing the substantial growth of transdisciplinary teaching and research in African gender studies during the last three decades beyond refute. She is to be commended for including the work of leading African scholars alongside that of their European and North American counterparts, thus providing an excellent and long overdue teaching text that works to remedy the overdetermination of African scholarship be Western institutional and intellectual interests. African gender relations emerge as a key arena of social transformation, which has inspired theoretical insights of global import.” -- BACK COVER
Technology, tradition, and the state in Africa by Jack Goody( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1942 and 1973 in English and held by 652 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
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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 AfricaThe man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial NigeriaAfrican worlds; studies in the cosmological ideas and social values of African peoplesAfrica's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continentChina in Africa
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Institute of African Languages and Cultures


I.A.I. (International African Institute)


IAI (International African Institute)

Institut africain international

Institut international africain

Institut international des langues et civilisations africaines

International African Institute

International African Institute (1946-1975)

International Institute of African Languages and Cultures

Internationales Afrikanisches Institut

Internationales Institut fuer Afrikanische Sprachen und Kulturen

London School of Economics and Political Science International African Institute

Международный африканский институт

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