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War Games By Linda Polman
From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this brilliantly written and at times blackly funny work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support.
Little Soldier By Bernard Ashley
A powerful and important novel that ponders the depths of hate from London's street gangs to Africa's tribal wars through the eyes of a young boy.

Kaninda is left for dead when his family is gunned down by the warring tribe's army in their village of Lasai, Africa. He is "saved" by the Red Cross and brought to the UK to be adopted by a family there, but it is not by his choice. He would have rather stayed in Lasai to fight his war and to defend the honor of his people and the memory of his family.

So Kaninda stays silent, as a good soldier is trained to do, and plans his escape. In the meantime, however, a gang war and the arrival of a boy from the rebel tribe will force Kaninda to reconsider his ideas about revenge, loyalty, and the consuming power of hate.

Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present (New Approaches to African History) By Frederick Cooper
Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa initiates a new textbook series: New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's current position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.
Between Democracy and Terror: The Sierra leone Civil War By Ibrahim Abdullah
This is the most authoritative study of the Sierra Leone civil war to emanate from Africa, or indeed any publications' programme on Africa. It explores the genesis of the crisis, the contradictory roles of different internal and external actors, civil society and the media; the regional intervention force and the demise of the second republic. It analyses the numerous peace initiatives designed to end a war, which continued nonetheless to defy and outlast them; and asks why the war became so prolonged. The study articulates how internal actors trod the multiple and conflicting pathways to power. It considers how non-conventional actors were able to inaugurate and sustain an insurgency that called forth the largest concentration of UN peacekeepers the world has ever seen.
America Gives, and America Takes: Alien Cultures and Judicial Systems in Focus By George C. Udeozor
America Gives . . . . And America Takes . . . . is as much a story about the highs and lows of one man's American Dreams as those of countless others who fled their countries of origin to pursue the promise they were certain to achieve in America. As the author finds out, because of unforeseen cultural conflicts, not all American Dreams which become reality may remain so for long. This book is non-fiction based on the life of the author and the actual events that took place to the best of the author's memory and perception as they happened. The author's account are based on his views, ideals, opinions, and understanding of those events and the people involved. Any reference to persons, agencies, governments, or any entity is the opinion of the author pertaining to the events which took place as they relate to him. The book provides no definitive statement or conclusion as to the character and intentions of each individual or entity mentioned in the book. The readers may make their own determination and opinion based on the information provided, as well as obtaining additional information concerning the facts, from their own further investigation.

About the Author

George Udeozor is the unlikely author of this literary marvel which takes the reader on a breath-taking journey through the chilling nightmares of the darkness and evil that may lurk at the edges of the American Dream. Like most success-driven immigrants, the author, after a childhood plagued by civil war and economic hardship, worked his way through High School in Nigeria and College in the United States before launching a career in banking with Barclays Bank of California, Los Angeles. Although successful as a banker, the author could not resist the lure of profit and adventure in the International Business arena. His quick success as a Finance/Defense Consultant and marriage to his beautiful wife, a glamorous Medical Doctor gave the appearance of nothing less than the actualized American dream. In this book, the author tells the story of his plight from one nation to another and the struggles of political power intertwined with culture which appears to be at the base of each judicial system and those in its charge.
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West By Niall Ferguson
Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.
Nigeria: Descent into Anarchy and Collapse?
The Sophomore Year’ and ‘Nigeria: Descent into Anarchy and Collapse?’ edited by emeritus Prof. John Ayoade, Prof. Adeoye Akinsanya and Prof. Olatunde Ojo
The Ikemba : Remembering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
The Ikemba : Remembering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933 - 2011) is a journey through the bravery, unique charisma, profound courage, rare intellect, selfless service, nationalism and unequivocal response to national issues of the late iconic Ikemba of Nnewi, General of the People' Army and Eze Igbo Gburugburu- Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
THE FASHOLA YEARS By Lukman Olaonipekun
The book THE FASHOLA YEARS is a comprehensive photographic documentation of Governor Fashola’s activities programmes and projects in the sectors of education, health, transportation, Infrastructure, Security, Environment, tourism, Housing, Law and Order and Goveranance in Lagos State, from 2007 to 2015 by his official and personal photographer Lukman Olaonipekun. There is accompanying text of facts and figures
Nigeria's Journalistic Militantism: Putting the Facts in Perspective on how the Press failed Nigeria Setting the Wrong Agenda and Excessively Attacking Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo By Frisky Larr
Putting the Facts in Perspective on how the Press failed Nigeria setting the wrong agenda and excessively attacking ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in breach of professional ethics on absolute neutrality! A brief historical guide to the build-up of facts and culmination in the present political dilemma of political uncertainty. A conclusive personal view on the possible way forward for the Nigerian Press.
Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy By Iain M. Mackenzie

The extent and nature of rights; the sources of state power; the promises and pitfalls of democracy; how to achieve a just distribution of social goods; the claims of culture and gender on our identity: these are just some of the issues to have been addressed by political philosophers throughout history.

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy offers a thorough and stimulating account of political philosophy. The text is structured thematically in order to convey the vibrancy of debates within the discipline. Through these debates the text addresses the ideas of major thinkers -including Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Foucault, Rawls, Kymlicka, Okin and Butler - and it begins and ends with discussions about the nature of political philosophy itself.
This is an invaluable aid to study, one that goes beyond simple definitions and summaries; readers new to this discipline will encounter a lively text full of clear signposts for the journey into political philosophy.

Religion and Political Thought By Michael Hoelzl
This book provides an essential resource for studies in religion and politics. It is divided into three parts, beginning with an introduction outlining the contemporary relevance of reviewing the relationship between the two subject areas; a brief history of the interactions between religion and politics that have pertained both in East and the West, and the key concepts that relate these two fields. The second section comprises a selection of classic readings. This title is ideal for students of both religion and politics and general readers who are interested in the topics.
Prime Witness: Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari's Nigeria By Oseloka Obaze
This volume of essays on public policy challenges in the Buhari-led Nigeria is a child of necessity.  In 2015 and sixteen years after the PDP assumed the leadership reins in Nigeria, it was evident to all, that Nigeria was not enjoying the best form of governance and purposeful leadership. The strength of government was absolutely lacking. Enter 2015 and the grand alliance and vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which claimed to be the only credible alternative capable of upending the PDP and providing Nigeria the much leadership change it desired. Hope about Nigeria's prospects soared with the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The hope was well founded: it reflected the high expectations generated both by the smooth transfer of power from the Jonathan administration, itself a sign of a maturing democracy, and by the scintillating campaign by candidate Buhari. It did not take long before the Buhari administration confronted the political reality of governance. The governance reality that the Buhari administration faced on assuming the reins of power consisted of his own campaign promises (tackling insecurity, combating corruption, and growing the economy -- with emphasis on reducing unemployment and diversifying the economy); unanticipated crises (resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta and onset of recession); and self-inflicted injuries (delayed appointment of his cabinet, policy somersaults on foreign exchange policy, and poor management of the recession). Prime Witness Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari's Nigeria is essentially a product of the author's observations, exchanges with his various interlocutors in and out of government, and Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike, during the first year of the Buhari administration, 2015-2016. The decision to put this volume together, and indeed, the compelling reason for articulating the policy recommendations, critiques and views herein, derived in his personal belief that as a member of the Nigerian attentive public, we owed it as a civic duty to our posterity to speak up, regardless of whether anyone is listening. Such undertaking will no doubt, enrich our national conversation of critical issues and in the long run, vindicate us in the eyes of our posterity.
The Black American Gender Gaps: American Citizenship, Educational Attainment, and National Leadership Positions By Amadu Jacky Kaba
This book examines the progress that Black Americans have made in the United States in the post-World WarIlera, from the framework of American citizenship. The data in this book show that Black Americans have made substantial social, economic and political progress during this period. For example, as of 2013, there were 60,000 Black American physicians; 50,000 lawyers and judges; 1 11,000 engineers; 329,000 mathematical or computer scientists; and 305,000registeredNurses. However, depending on the variable examined, one would find a gender gapfavoringeither males or females. For example, by 2016, there were 2.446 million Black women and 1.841 million Black men aged 18 and over with at least a bachelor's degree. While there are more Black females in the U. S. workforce, including in the top job category, professional and managerial positions (33.4% vs. 23%), Black males continue to earn higher incomes. This book presents various explanations for these gender gaps within the Black American population and the implications that result from them. Amadu Jacky Kaba is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Seton Hall University. Prior to returning to Seton Hall University in 2005, he worked with the late renowned political scientist, Professor Ali A. Mazrui (Post-Doctoral Fellowship), teaching and conducting research in the Social Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from July 2002 to June 30, 2005. He is the author of almost 80 scholarly publications including over 50 full-lengthpeerreviewedscholarly journal articles and six books. He earned all of his degrees from Seton Hall University: B.A. in Political Science in 1997; Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 1998; andPh.D.in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy in May 2002.
Transforming The African Public Service By Tunji Olaopa
This volume is an attempt to consistently think through the reform of the public administration and public service dynamics that could serve as an institutional framework for reorienting Africa's postcolonial predicament. Africa has often been regarded, among other uncomplimentary epithets, as the most difficult administrative contexts in the world. The failure of the public service in Africa is essentially the failure of the democratic experiment in Africa. The ten lectures gathered in this significant volume derive from the author's practical and intellectual involvement with public administration thinking on the continent including the articulation of the African Public Service Charter under the auspices of the African Union Commission. The essays are all united by a firm conviction that once the public/civil service in Africa fails, then all else has failed in terms of an infrastructural transformation of Africa that will make democratic governance a meaningful experiment for Africans. The volumethereforedelivers a serious trajectory of how the African public service and administrative dynamics can leverage on global best practices and existing reform ideas to undermine the African predicament and install good governance for Africans. "...there is no one better positioned to take up the urgent task of fashioning the philosophical and intellectual enterprise crucial to the re-alignment of public service in Africa, which he superbly demonstrates throughout the pages of this book..." Toyin Falola, Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, The University of Texas at Austin
Africa and Its Diaspora: History, Identities and Economy By Samuel Oloruntoba
This book provides important aspects of African diasporic experiences, covering the mass movement of Africans to Asia, Europe, and United States of America, the resistance to the epistemic violence caused by slavery and slave revolts, and the survival of African culture in the Diaspora. The book also explores the role of arts in fostering development as well as the influence of slavery and religion on Africans. Given the contradictions that continue to define African experiences in the global capitalist system, the book offers some alternative points of departure. Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is a Senior Lecturer and the Coordinator of the Researchclusteron Innovation and Developmental Regionalism at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Political Science with specialization in International Political Economy of Trade from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he is a tenured Faculty member. Oloruntoba is the author of Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro-Nigeria Relations, and co-editor of Regenerating Africa: Bringing African Solutions to African Problems and the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook on African Politics, Governance and Development. Oloruntoba received the 2016 Wangari Maathai Award for Innovative Research Leadership at the University of Texas in Austin.
Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions By Alexius Amtaika
What options do African countries have to grow their economies and improve the living standards of their populations? What course should their socio-economic development take? The book reasons that African states, more than ever, need partnerships with the outside world in the development of the continent, based on equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. This need has arisen as many Africa nations experience decreases in their fortunes in economic development and equitable distribution of resources among their peoples on the one hand, and increased dependence on development aid and loans from developed nations and international monetary regimes, on the other. The book opines that genuine partnerships with donor countries should distinguish between a simple analogy of other nations' development experiences and the genuine analysis of the respective dynamics of cases of African nations. It concludes that beneficiation of African raw materials on the continent is a key to Africa's success in boosting economic growth, development and reduction of poverty and unemployment. Alexius Amtaika is a Research Professor atUniversityof Limpopo in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in Political Theory and Governance of Local States. He is the author and editor of four books. He is a former recipient of the University of Michigan African Presidential Research Fellowship (2008-2009). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies.
The Long Struggle: Discourses on Human and Civil Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora By Adebayo Oyebade
The long and arduous struggle for human and civil rights is a defining theme in the historical experiences of African people and their descendants in the Diaspora. Challenges to fundamental human and civil rights continue to manifest in multipledimensions,and are still critical issues in the political, economic, and social realities of black people. Featuring thirteen original chapters contributed by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, this book interrogates the complex dynamics of human dignity and rights within the global African context from a multidisciplinary perspective. By providing an integrated discourse on fundamental issues of human and civil rights such as state repression in the modern African state, women's rights, minority rights, the right to education, and racial disparities and injustice in Black America, the book offers academics and the general reader a valuable resource to understand the historical and contemporary processes shaping human rights and freedom in the African world.
Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa By Alexius Amtaika
Conceptually and programmatically, there is no clear connection between the concepts of democracy, culture and development. However, the influences of Western European countries in the implementation of democratic ideals and development models, plans and programs on the African continent, has created vast fields of play between them, in so doing informing and blending into one another. It is in the context of this that this book comes to the fore. First, to assess the question of whether development undergirds democracy or promote democratic impulses. Second, to scrutinize the casual link between democracy and development, which is taken for granted in our times. Third and finally, to assess the claims of whether culture is dynamic and fluid as it is in the era of increased global flows or as an entity to be compartmentalized or understood in fixed terms. The book takes the concept of culture as its point of departure to explore political, economic and social phenomena, on the grounds that, whenever one defines the concept of development or democracy, the notion of culture assumes a deterministic and influential role in it, and that the precepts of democracy or models of development are usually marked by tangible signs or sets of ideas, visions and claims, which ultimately determine the contours of culture. It is on these grounds that, not only does each of these three concepts supports or denotesgroupor institutional practices, but also contains conceptual claims with ideological power.
Bright Beams in Dark Shadow: Perspectives on Light Emergent By Michael Vickers
Starting as a simple compilation of selected lifetime writings, Bright Beams in Dark Shadow evolves into a personal testimony with a thrusting thematic thread; that of the ongoing battle of an ever-challenging Light, with an entrenched and dominant Darkness. Underlying emphasis is given to the fast-accelerating shift in Life Principles and Life Values from our planet's world of the parochial, into a modern world of emergent universals of inclusion and engagement. The profound and transformative role of cybernetics, recognised and understood by few, emerges as the base platform from which all else in our unfolding future, follows. It is hoped this lengthy selection of odes, articles, critiques and commentaries will provide for the reader a powerful stimulant to a wide range of ponderings, queries and challenges at every level and depth; and indeed on new, penetrating and provocative Perspectives on Light Emergent.
Echoes of Great Benin By Omo Uwaifo
A RENAISSANCE BOOK about Benin, Edo, invites you into the quaint world of probably the greatest living traditionalists of this part of modern Nigeria, the Edo. As she struggles for relevance in a country much of which she had ruled before the coming of the British, she is as the proverbial butcher of carrion. Her fingers are slimy with decayed flesh and they stink. She cannot use them to scratch her itchy body. Her art treasures, artifacts and much of her history, she lost to the British in 1897. Her famous dry moat, Iya, has decrepit sections of it left. Ibota, the aural source of Benin stories I knew, now belongs in the past. The people of Benin, the Edo, now speak Pidgin English in their homes. Indeed, Benin is gradually effacing her history and etching out a life of anonymity. Please read on for a peep into a bit of her present and a greater look into much of her past!
Yoruba Studies Review
The Yoruba Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yoruba peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yoruba transnational, national, and regional presence, both in their West African homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic/applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yoruba affairs and the intersections with other communities and practices worldwide.
Africa: Development Challenges and Possibilities By Amadu Jacky Kaba
Africa: Development Challenges and Possibilities examines the positive achievements that are being experienced on the continent. In examining Africa's development paradoxes, one can point to any number of examples illustrating challenges facing the people on the continent. However, there are now many examples of real progress on the ground such as: increase in life expectancy; decreasing infant mortality rates and death rates; and increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and GDP per capita. The book examines the impact of Islam and Christianity in Africa; population growth, environment and the challenge to food production; the impact of the African diaspora; and the role of the African Union in Africa's development.
Contemporary Nigeria: Transitional Agencies of Change By Sati U. Fwatshak
The essays in this volume provide a framework for understanding contemporary Nigeria's pains and gains. Nigeria remains a country in transition, characterized by many challenges and positive changes. This book captures its dysfunctional elements as well as its success stories as the continent's most populous nation, generously endowed with both natural resources and human capital. The various views in this book reflect the twists and turns in Nigeria's post-colonial experience.
A Matter of Sharing: My Memoir By A.B. Assensoh
A Matter of Sharing is a memoir of Ghana-born A.B. Assensoh, who has lived, studied, and worked in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Liberia, where he served in editorial capacities. From Sweden, where he studied at the University of Stockholm and also served as Editor of African Features Service in Scandinavia, he moved to the United States in the mid-1970s, first to serve as a Scholar-in-Residence at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania as well as University of Pennsylvania, and he has lived there ever since. His memoir serves as his recollections of events that bring happiness, mixed feelings and, sometimes, sorrow. Apart from sharing anecdotes of some of the events in West Africa of London, this is the first time that he has committed many of the details.
On Wings of Light: Reflections on Cybernetics, Africa and the Wider World By Michael Vickers
As our world battles on from a Darkened past and an equally Dark present, a steady beam of Light persists. It is eternal and within the core Spirit of humankind. It has long sought full release; opening wide the flood-gates of Actuation, Inclusion and Life Engagement. On Wings of Light declares this time has already arrived. Sharply accelerating transfigurative effects, it contends, are due to the advent of Cybernetics; the combined operation of Electronics and Communications in our modern world. Cybernetics not only brings Great Light to illuminate age-old Corridors of Darkness; it points mankind in the direction of a bright and promising Horizon Future. In the unfolding of this future, it maintains that Africa, with its vast lands, folk, resources, root Ethic of Light and increasing prominence, will play the determining role. Exploring relevant concepts, thoughts and perceptions; this work reflects on their meaning, significance and stimulus to practical research and activity.
Cradle of Ideas: A Compendium of Speeches and Writing of Omo N’ Oba Erediauwa of Great Benin Edited By Osarhieme Benson Osadolor
These are, indeed, trying times for Nigeria and its constituent ethnic nationalities. Political instability threatens to rear its ugly head once again, ethnic militias and insurgencies endanger the continued existence of the country, crime and criminality have assumed crisis proportions, and the economy remains in a long- term state of underperformance. In these circumstances, there isneedfor a well-researched book detailing the reasons for these manifestations of systematic failure and proposing a realistic way forward. 

The book has been conveniently arranged in six parts as follows: 
A.   Cultural Development, Traditional Institutions and Governance. 
B.   Exploring the Past. 
C.   Vision from the Ivory Tower.
D.   Education, Social Mobilization and Sport. 
E.    Politics, Economics and the State.
F.    Media, Religion and Standard of Service.  
While it is tempting to review this path-breaking publication by going from one category to the other, the danger is that the output will be excessively long and unnecessarily narrative. The preferred approach adopted is that which is essentially analytic. This requires regrouping into fewer categories in which the world-view or ideological perspective of the revered author arc captured. These are Politics/Constitution Making, Education and Religion. 

Johathan Tunde Ogbeha: A Noble Path By Innocent Nzeke Waniko


Build, Innovate and Grow: My Vision for Our Country By Kingsley Moghalu
• How can Nigeria overcome its leadership capital deficit? • How can women get equality in the areas of: access to education, access to finance, marital protection rights, violence, and the poor ratios of representation in political and corporate leadership in Nigeria? • Will the youths finally rise up and take their place at the driving wheel on our national journey into the future? • How can we successfully reduce poverty and unemployment? • What is the vision of Diaspora Engagement? • How can we pursue a vibrant foreign policy? • Can the 'Office of the Citizen' do its patriotic duty? • How does governance in Nigeria reduce waste and inefficiency? • What and who can save Nigeria? If any country needs a bold vision of how to turn its under-achieved potential into reality, it is Nigeria. Few are more equipped and prepared to offer such a roadmap as Kingsley Moghalu. Build, Innovate and Grow (BIG) covers a wide range of issues… informed both by Kingsley's worldview and by an impressive, versatile career across multiple domains… This is a book whose time has come – a BIG vision for our country indeed. –Muhammadu Sanusi II Emir of Kano …an important new book for the people and leaders of Nigeria – Africa's most important country. Bold, new thinking is required to address the country's continuing challenges and to achieve its full economic and political potential. Kingsley Moghalu's new book provides a vision and a roadmap for the country's citizens and leaders. –Ambassador Johnnie Carson Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Kingsley Moghalu has been nurturing his political philosophy for many years, while serving his country in the field of banking and finance. At a time of great change and challenge, he now offers a practical and compelling roadmap for achieving Nigeria's long-slumbering potential. –David Marsh Chairman, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Year of Publication: 2018

300 pages

African Theatre: Soyinka: Blackout, Blowout and Beyond
Publishes for the first time Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka's early revue sketches on which his later plays, The Beatification of Area Boy and King Baabu, draw strongly for characters and situations.
Outrage By Ogochukwu Promise
Outrage is a story of struggle; the conflicts which have become associated with the exploration of oil in the Niger Delta are carefully blended with a love story, that of Boma and Sekibo, a factional leader of the Niger Delta militants. Boma is torn between her love for Sekibo and her loyalty to Reverend Tabore, her aunty and guardian, who is a government stooge. The constant conflicts in the story spring up from the clashes between the various militant factions, the differences between the militants and the government, and the dilemma of choosing between love and family ties.

Ogochukwu PROMISE (fiction writer, poet, essayist, playwright; Nigeria) is the founder and coordinator of the Lumina Foundation which instituted the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa; she also initiated the Get Africa Reading Project and runs a mobile library. Ogochukwu edits and publishes the literary magazine The Lumina, and the magazine Children's Classic. An author of 16 novels, six collections of poetry, two short story collections, four plays, two essay collections, thirty children's books, and editor of four literary collections, she has received seven Association of Nigerian Authors awards for her poetry and fiction. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Politics By Aristotle
What is the relationship of the individual to the state? What is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What is the purpose of amassing wealth? These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works.
Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. "Encyclopaedic knowledge has never, before or since, gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound," says H. W. C. Davis in his introduction. Students, teachers, and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation, as will all readers interested in Greek thought, political theory, and depictions of the ideal state.

Africa and the War on Drugs By Neil Carrier
Nigerian drug lords in UK prisons, khat-chewing Somali pirates hijacking Western ships, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africa's streets and the Bissau-Guinean state captured by narco-traffickers. These are some of the vivid images surrounding drugs in Africa which have alarmed policymakers, academics and the general public in recent years. In this revealing and original book, the authors weave these aspects into a provocative argument about Africa's role in the global trade and control of drugs. In doing so, they show how foreign-inspired policies have failed to help African drug users who require medical support, while strengthening the role of corrupt and brutal law enforcement officers who are tasked with halting the export of heroin and cocaine to European and American consumer markets.

A vital book on an overlooked front of the so-called "war on drugs."

Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship that Defied Apartheid By John Briley
John Briley is the award-winning script writer of Ghandi. He has worked with Attenborough and Woods to write a first-rate screenplay for the film "Cry Freedom" and this novelisation of that.
Making Poverty: A History By Thomas Lines
As rural incomes collapse and farming becomes commercialized, swallowed up by the global supply chains of giant food corporations and supermarkets, a desperate situation is emerging in which there could soon be little place left for the hundreds of millions of smallholders across the world. In this clear and intelligent book, Thomas Lines examines the role that global policies have played in creating the crisis of rural poverty. He explains the mechanisms of the markets and supply chains, charting their impact on agricultural trade in the world's poorest countries.
Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow By Pierre Englebert
Though the demise of one or another African state has been heralded for nearly five decades, the map of the continent remains virtually unchanged. By and large, these states are judged failures. And yet they endure. Pierre Englebert asks: why do these oppressive and exploitative, yet otherwise ineffective, structures remain broadly unchallenged? Why do Africans themselves, who have received little in the way of security, basic welfare, or development, continue to embrace their states and display surprising levels of nationalist fervor? He finds his answer in the benefits that sovereign weak states offer to Africa's regional and national elites - and to those who depend on them.Englebert carefully articulates the manner in which international sovereignty is translated into domestic legal command - and the sorrow that ensues. He also offers some corrective 'policy fantasies'. Effectively combining theory, cross-national quantitative methods, and case studies, his book reveals a pattern of reproduction of a predatory, dysfunctional state in which human integrity is sacrificed to its territorial counterpart.
Contemporary Nigerian Art in Lagos Private Collections
A picture book showing works of fine art that are being privately held by art collectors in Lagos, Nigeria. Information on the history of the works, the artists, and collectors are also provided.
This then is the context that frames the narrative in Fearless:     Fearless is the story of Femi Gbajabiamila, three-term member of the National Assembly representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in the National Assembly since 2003 and, since February 2011, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. Born 50 years ago on 25 June 1962, our subject is one of select group of emerging leaders with national name recognition born after Independence.  The book is at once a biography and a record of public service that is still unfinished. It is organised in eight parts rendered in 212 pages. Each part is divided into chapters. Comprising six chapters, Part 1 gives an account of the birth of Honourable Gbajabiamila, his early upbringing, schooling and formation in Lagos, his call to the Nigerian Bar after his under-graduate education at the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos and early life as a lawyer ending with his enrollment in the Georgia State Bar in the United States, after acquiring his Juris Doctor  degree from the Marshall Law School in Atlanta.
The Struggle For June 12 By Frank Kokori
The Struggle for June 12 is the candid account of Chief Frank Kokori, former General Secretary of The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). It details the roles he and other individuals played in the quest to re-validate the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. The book details, in depth, the events before, during and after the election, up until the incarceration of Chief Kokori as well as the political fall-out which followed.
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