What We're Reading
Africa is an incredibly diverse continent and this reflects the breadth of material we read as part of our programme. Here is a selection of material that our students have recently read during the M.Sc.. You may even enjoy reading a few before you start...
- Adichie, C. N. (2006) Half of a Yellow Sun.
- Bates, R., Mudimbe, V. and O’Barr, P. (1993) Africa and the Disciplines.
- Fanon, F. (1965 edition) The Wretched of the Earth.
- Mamdani, M. (2009) Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, politics, and the war on terror.
- Mazrui, A. and I. Shariff. (1994) The Swahili: Idiom and identity of an African people.
- Mbembe, A. (2001) On the Postcolony.
- Nugent, P. (2012 edition) Africa Since Independence.
- Mamdani, Mahmood (1996) Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacies of Late Colonialism.
- Cooper, Fredrick (2002) Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present
- Anderson, David (2005). Histories of the Hanged: the dirty war in Kenya and the end of Empire
- Alexander, Jocelyn, J. McGregor, T. Ranger (2000) Violence and Memory: One Hundred Years in the “Dark Forests” of Matabeleland.
- Cheeseman, Nic (2015) Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform,
- Mamdani, Mahmood (2002) When Victims Become Killers: Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda.
- Hodgson, Dorothy (2017) Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture: From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania.
- Nanjala Nyabola, (2018) Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya.