New Books Noted

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Aina, L.O., A.A. Alemna, and Iyabo Mabawonku, eds. Improving the Quality of Library and Information Science Journals in West Africa. Proceedings of the Stakeholders Conference. Held at University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 7-8 December 2005. Sponsored by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Oxford, United Kingdom.

Maria Petringa, Brazza, A Life for Africa, available at:
Can also be ordered in bookstores.
First complete biography in English on Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, a European explorer, a colonial governor, and a human rights investigator.

Minibus Media has started its distribution of the documentary The Making of a President, concerning the Malawi election 2004. For more information on how to order, please visit

Keepers of Memory, film exploring the personal cost of those who survived the Rwandan genocide, as recently seen on CNN.
Choices Videos at:

Catherine Miller, Francois Ireton, Isabelle Dalmau (eds.), Land, Ethnicity, and Political Legitimacy in Eastern Sudan. 2006. Cairo, CEDEJ (Centre d'Etude et de documentation economiques, juridiques, et sociales), Khartoum, DSRC (Development Studies Research Center).

Stephen J. North. Europeans in British Administered East Africa: a biographical Listing 1888-1905. Third (revised & Extended) Edition. Published October 2005.
To order of for further details contact:
Stephen J. North
22 Belmont,
Wantage, Oxon OX12 9AS, England.

Hans Zell. The African Studies Companion: a Guide to Information Sources. New 4th Edition - 2006. Print & Online. Online access is bundled with print, and purchase of the print edition entitles you to free access to the electronic version.
Hans Zell Publishing
Glais Bheinn
Lochcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8Yb, Scotland, U.K.
Tel.: +44-(0)1520-722951
Email: or
Website: or

--Contents-- open bookAyodeji Olukoju. Culture and Customs of Liberia. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group. 2006.

June E. Roberts. Reading Erna Brodber: Uniting the Black Diaspora through Folk Culture and Religion. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group. 2006.

Deborah Ann Schmitt. The Bechuanaland, Pioneers and Gunners. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005.

James Denbow and Phenyo C. Thebe. Culture and Customs of Botswana. Westport, CT: Prager/Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

Raymoond Smyke. The First African Diplomat, published in january 2005, available on (book about Momolu Massquoi).

Rene Pelissier. Spanish Africa - Afrique Espagnole. Etudes Sur la Fin d'un Empire (1957-1976). Editions Pelissier, Motamets 78630 Orgeval, France. 2005.

Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi and Baffour K. Takyi (eds.). African Families at the Turn of the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

User Information Literacy: Case Studies from University Library Programmes in the SCANUL-ECS Region. Edited by Elizabeth Kiondo and Jangawe Msuya. 2005. xiv, 252 p. ISBN: 1 90292827 X
Copies may be ordered through the INASP website, by email to: or by post to:
58 St.
Aldates,Oxford OX1 1ST

Information on the National African Language Resource Center's current publications is at

The History of the South African Department of Foreign Afairs 1927-1993, published by SAIIA; for ordering info. contact:
Tom Wheeler, Chief Operating Officer
The South Afrian Institute of International Affairs,
Jan Smuts House, University of the Witwatersrand
Tel: +27 11 339 2021

An ancient people in the state of Menelik: the Oromo. By Fr. Martial de Salviac; translation, Ayalew Kanno. East Lansing, MI: Ayalew Kanno, c2005. $20.00. Available from:
Ayalew Kanno
615 No.Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823

Slave Routes and Oral Tradition in Southeastern Africa, edited by Benigna Zimba, Edward Alpers, Allen Isaacman, published by Filsom Entertainment, Lda., Mauto, Mozambique, 340 papers, sponsored by Eduardo Mondlane University, Higher Educatioon Project 1.

Re-Invigorating the University mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward. Conference Proceedings (26th-27th May, 2005), Kenyatta University. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service), Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 2005.

Kagan, Alfred. Reference Guide to Africa: a Bibliography of Sources. 2nd edition. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

The Icelandic University Press in collaboration with Stormur Publishing has published, Poverty Alleviation Policy in Uganda since 1986: States, Donors and NGOs, by Alan Sturla Sverrisson. 390pp. $90.

Mcintyre, (Ed.). (2004). Invisible Stakeholders: Children and War in Africa. Department of Women & Gender Studies, University of Buea Gender Issues in Development series, #1. Full text available at:

Endeley, J. B. & Ardener, S. (Eds.). (2004). New Gender Studies from Cameroon and the Caribbean. More information at:

Washington, N. Teresa. (2005). Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts: Manifestations of └jÚ in Africana Literature. Indiana University Press.

Oyewumi, Oyeronke. (Ed.)(2005). African Gender Studies: A Reader. Palgrave Macmillan. See


Small-Scale Mining, Rural Subsistence and Poverty in West Africa, to be published by the Intermediate Technology and Development Group (see link below for details).
Cell: +44(0)7958 035 451
Fax: +44 (0)161 273 8829

Also of Interest:

Institute of Security Studies website at: Contains: Country Factfiles, Statistical data, News, Maps, Forthcoming events.


Centre for Research, Information Management and Media Development (CRIMMD) is setting up a free library for young Nigerian readers. Full story at:

Journal News:

The Journal Africa Published Special Issue For 2006.

Africa, the Journal of the International African Institute, will henceforth publish the first issue of each volume as a book.

Volume 76 Number 1 (2006) will be published in March as a book entitled African Socialisms and Postsocialisms. Edited by Anne Pitcher and Kelly Askew, the book will be available in bookshops and through the book trade, and will have a different cover from the standard first issue, sent as usual to subscribers.


Journal of Darfurian Studies.

Seeks to create a central source of infiormation for policymakers and scholars to utilize when advocating for effective action in resolving the conflict in Darfur.

The Journal of Pan African Studies has published its first online journal in March 2006 at

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