Series launch: Imagining Black Europe @TheGSA

Peter Lang is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series Imagining Black Europe Edited by Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly This series seeks to publish critical and nuanced scholarship in the field of Black European Studies. Moving beyond and building on the Black Atlantic approach, books in this series will … Continue reading

Photos from the launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, was launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Volume editor Claudia Gualtieri (University of Milan) was joined by Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford) and Maeve Moynihan and Lena Hart … Continue reading

Book launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, will be launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First Century Italy and Beyond is a new publication in the TORCH Race and Resistance Programme‘s … Continue reading

Pentecostal-Charismatic Prophecy published

«This book provides the most important account of prophecy among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in recent years. Working from an empirical-theological approach, it offers major insights from a study of Kenyan Pentecostals. Dr. Muindi should be congratulated for moving the boundary of knowledge in such a significant manner. I commend this study to all scholars … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Fighting Words @TORCHOxford

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched today at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch included an introduction by the volume editors and a fascinating discussion with an … Continue reading

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Fighting Words published

Can a book change the world? If books were integral to the creation of the imperial global order, what role have they played in resisting that order throughout the twentieth century? To what extent have theories and movements of anti-imperial and anticolonial resistance across the planet been shaped by books as they are read across … Continue reading

Battleground Bodies published

This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics. The study begins by providing a detailed and innovative survey of the dynamics of gender, sexuality and power in the Portuguese colonial and … Continue reading

Decolonizing Africa and African Development published

The book is an intellectual and political response to Thomas Sankara’s challenge to the African people to dare to invent their own future, an echo of Patrice Lumumba’s call for them to write their own history. Exploring the history of Africa’s underdevelopment and the short-circuiting of the Pan-African movement, it argues for the revival of … Continue reading

Gender in Practice published

In Sierra Leone, the dominant epistemological framework of the political and social history of the country and the post-colonial understanding of the place of men and women are based on the inter-subjective discourses of power, place, identity and belongingness. Through a complex web of culturally regulated, politically motivated and patriarchally conditioned belief systems on sexualities, … Continue reading

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