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Black Is... 1993: International
Booklists for Adults

Mallaby, Sebastian. AFTER APARTHEID: THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Davidson, Basil. THE BLACK MAN'S BURDEN: THE MYTH OF AFRICAN TRIBALISM AND THE CURSE OF THE NATION STATE.
Artificial colonial boundaries still have a negative impact on modern African politics.

Rogozinski, Jan. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN: FROM THE ARAWAK AND THE CARIB TO THE PRESENT.

Finnegan, William. A COMPLICATED WAR: THE HARROWING OF MOZAMBIQUE.
The devastation caused by external and internal forces in a country at war 1964.

Kurlansky, Mark. A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS: SEARCHING FOR THE CARIBBEAN DESTINY.
The reality that tourists never see.

Turner, Edith L. B. EXPERIENCING RITUAL: A NEW INTERPRETATION OF AFRICAN HEALING.
An anthropologist witnesses the "afflicting substance" leaving the body of a patient during a Ndembu ceremony.

Cowell, Alan. KILLING THE WIZARDS: WARS OF POWER AND FREEDOM FROM ZAIRE TO SOUTH AFRICA. SOUTHERN AFRICA'S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE, 1976-1987.

Seidman, Ann and Anang, Frederick, editors. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AFRICA: TOWARDS A NEW VISION OF SELF-SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
Research and strategy proposals in the areas of law, economy, ecology, education, health, gender, and regional cooperation.

Drewal, Margaret Thompson. YORUBA RITUAL: PERFORMERS, PLAY, AGENCY.
The form and meaning of ritual performance in the Yoruba culture of Southwestern Nigeria.

This list was compiled by Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Reader and Information Services; Winsome Hudson, Brighton Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Deborah Roach, Codman Square Branch; Miriam Temsky, General Library, Teen Department; Denice Thornhill, Dudley Branch; and Jacquelyn Hogan, Grove Hall Branch, Chairperson