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A History of Tourism in Africa
Exoticization, Exploitation, and Enrichment
By Todd Cleveland

This book—ideal for African and world history classes, as well as for potential travelers to the continent—takes readers on a journey through the dynamics of Africa’s tourist history from the nineteenth century to the present to illuminate and challenge deeply ingrained (mis)perceptions about the continent and its peoples.

Business & Economics | Industries | Hospitality, Travel & Tourism · African History · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · African Studies · Africa

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Exiting the Fragility Trap
Rethinking Our Approach to the World’s Most Fragile States
By David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy

Carment and Samy investigate the dynamics of state transitions in fragile contexts, with a focus on states trapped in fragility. They consider fragility’s evolution in trapped countries; in those that move in and out of it; and in those that have exited it, thus taking a major step toward a new theory of the so-called fragility trap.

Political Science | Security (National & International) · Developing & Emerging Countries · Pakistan · Bangladesh · Mali · Laos · Mozambique · Yemen · Women’s Studies

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Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Kentucky · Appalachia

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Temple of Peace
International Cooperation and Stability since 1945
Edited by Ingo Trauschweizer

The often-violent realities of international relations in the post–World War II era have challenged Winston Churchill’s characterization of the United Nations as a “temple of peace.” In this volume, nine experts examine the modern history of international relations in order to shed light on their prospective futures.

Political Science | Intergovernmental Organizations · History | Modern | General · Peace Studies

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Pop
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

The third and final novel in Robert Gipe’s renowned Canard County series, Pop follows three generations of a family as they reckon with the changing landscape of Appalachia during the Trump era.

Comics & Graphic Novels | Literary · Appalachia · Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Fiction

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Pursuing Justice in Africa
Competing Imaginaries and Contested Practices
Edited by Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane
· Afterword by Kamari Maxine Clarke

Pursuing Justice in Africa focuses on visions of justice across the African continent, featuring essays that engage with topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship across a wide range of disciplines including activism, land tenure, international legal institutions, and post-conflict reconciliation.

Human Rights · Africa · African Studies · Social Science | African Studies

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The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga
By Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Larry Siems

This stirring, poetic tale features a Bedouin man whose irrepressible love for his family, his camels, and his way of life fuels his harrowing journey into the Sahara Desert to find a lost camel and his struggle to preserve a culture on the brink of profound change.

Literary Fiction · Western Africa · Africa | Sahara Desert · Mauritania · Fiction

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Flying through a Hole in the Storm
Poems
By Fleda Brown

Award-winning poet Fleda Brown’s thirteenth book examines life and death through a timely, urgent collection of contemplative poems about damage, pain, and loss.

Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Death, Grief, Loss · Poetry | American · Poetry

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Fleda S. Brown, winner of the 2020 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for Flying through a Hole in the Storm, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her book is available for pre-orders.

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New in African Studies

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Chris Hani
By Hugh Macmillan

Chris Hani was one of the most highly respected leaders of the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party, and uMkhonto we Sizwe. His assassination in 1993 threatened to upset the transition to democracy but also prompted an intervention by Nelson Mandela, which accelerated the process. This biography provides a concise presentation of this iconic political leader’s life.

Biography & Autobiography | Political · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Political Science, Africa · South Africa · Southern Africa · Africa · African Studies

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A History of Tourism in Africa
Exoticization, Exploitation, and Enrichment
By Todd Cleveland

This book—ideal for African and world history classes, as well as for potential travelers to the continent—takes readers on a journey through the dynamics of Africa’s tourist history from the nineteenth century to the present to illuminate and challenge deeply ingrained (mis)perceptions about the continent and its peoples.

Business & Economics | Industries | Hospitality, Travel & Tourism · African History · Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural & Social · African Studies · Africa

Cover of 'Pursuing Justice in Africa'

Pursuing Justice in Africa
Competing Imaginaries and Contested Practices
Edited by Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane
· Afterword by Kamari Maxine Clarke

Pursuing Justice in Africa focuses on visions of justice across the African continent, featuring essays that engage with topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship across a wide range of disciplines including activism, land tenure, international legal institutions, and post-conflict reconciliation.

Human Rights · Africa · African Studies · Social Science | African Studies

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Finding Dr. Livingstone
A History in Documents from the Henry Morton Stanley Archives
Edited by Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi and James L. Newman
· Foreword by Guido Gryseels and Dominique Allard

Never-before-published documents from Henry Stanley’s historic 1871 expedition to what is now Tanzania in search of David Livingstone recasts Stanley’s sensationalized narrative with new details about the people involved, their systems of knowledge, commerce, and labor, the natural environment, and the spread of modern colonial powers in Africa.

History | Expeditions & Discoveries · Literary Collections | Diaries & Journals · History | Africa | East · Eastern Africa · Tanzania · African Studies

New Trade Titles

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Pop
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

The third and final novel in Robert Gipe’s renowned Canard County series, Pop follows three generations of a family as they reckon with the changing landscape of Appalachia during the Trump era.

Comics & Graphic Novels | Literary · Appalachia · Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Fiction

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Flying through a Hole in the Storm
Poems
By Fleda Brown

Award-winning poet Fleda Brown’s thirteenth book examines life and death through a timely, urgent collection of contemplative poems about damage, pain, and loss.

Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Death, Grief, Loss · Poetry | American · Poetry

Cover of 'The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga'

The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga
By Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Larry Siems

This stirring, poetic tale features a Bedouin man whose irrepressible love for his family, his camels, and his way of life fuels his harrowing journey into the Sahara Desert to find a lost camel and his struggle to preserve a culture on the brink of profound change.

Literary Fiction · Western Africa · Africa | Sahara Desert · Mauritania · Fiction

Cover of 'Night Garden'

Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Kentucky · Appalachia

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