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publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, January 2020
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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African Luxury Aesthetics and Politics
ISBN: HB: 9781783209934, Intellect, October 2019
180 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 6 halftones
Moving far beyond predominant views of Africa as a place to be "saved", and even more recent celebratory formulations of it as "rising", "African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics" highlights and critically interrogates the visual and material cultures...
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£75,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, October 2019
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£30,00
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£45,00
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£14,99
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Prayers for the People Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City
ISBN: PB: 9780226635668, ISBN: HB: 9780226635521, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"Grieve well and you grow stronger". Anthropologist Rebecca Louise Carter heard this wisdom over and over while living in post-Katrina New Orleans, where everyday violence disproportionately affects Black communities. What does it mean to grieve well...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Deadline Populism and the Press in Venezuela
ISBN: PB: 9780226633732, ISBN: HB: 9780226633565, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
232 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 2 maps, 2 line drawings
Since 2006, Venezuela has had the highest homicide rate in South America and one of the highest levels of gun violence in the world. Former president Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, downplayed the extent of violent crime and emphasized rehabilitation....
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Field Notes on the Visual Arts Seventy-Five Short Essays
ISBN: PB: 9781783209965, Intellect, June 2019
340 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 150 halftones
What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us? In "Field Notes on the Visual Arts", seventy-five scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organi...
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£28,00
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Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea A History of the Comoros
ISBN: HB: 9781787381469, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Many people today have never heard of the Comoros, but these islands were once part of a prosperous economic system that stretched halfway around the world. A key node in the trading networks of the Indian Ocean, the Comoros th...
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£45,00
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Designs of Blackness Mappings in the Literature and Culture of African Americans
ISBN: PB: 9781940939766, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, June 2019
212 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
The wealth and breadth of literature produced by African Americans is staggering and dates to the earliest days of black presence in the United States. A. Robert Lee's "Designs of Blackness" takes on the critical and expansive task of mapping the tra...
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£30,00
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Hunted Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala
ISBN: PB: 9780226624655, ISBN: HB: 9780226624518, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"It's not a process", one pastor insisted, "rehabilitation is a miracle". In the face of addiction and few state resources, Pentecostal pastors in Guatemala City are fighting what they understand to be a major crisis. Yet the treatment centers they o...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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