Great books on Africa
NAI is running a Facebook series where our researchers choose their favourite books by African scholars. The posts are gathered here on our website. All the books can be found in the NAI library.
"Africa's development in the twenty-first century: pertinent socio-economic and development issues"
picked by NAI guest researcher Samia Satti
2017-06-20. “This book is so useful because it provides insights on how Africa can move forward to enhance long-term socio-economic development. It covers broad and important issues and provides a multidisciplinary analysis of Africa’s development opportunities and challenges.” / Samia Satti, professor of economics at Khartoum University, Sudan
Africa's development in the twenty-first century: pertinent socio-economic and development issues, edited by Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang and Kwamina Panford (Ashgate Publishing), 2006.
"Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities"
picked by Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues
2017-05-31. First out is Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, a social anthropologist from Angola and Portugal. She has picked Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities, by Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town (2013).
“This book – which has great photos – provides new theoretical and practical tools for urban analysis. It shows the constellations of perspectives and logics that need to be combined to truly improve knowledge about African cities.”