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The Mazruiana Collection Revisited: Ali A Mazrui Debating the African Condition

Price : $38.00
ISBN # : 9781932705379
Author : Abdul Samed Bemath
pages: 426
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : New Dawn Press
Published : 2005

''Few figures in political science have produced a lifetime of work that would warrant cataloguing into a reference book. Ali A Mazrui is one of those few. He (Bemath) has produced a valuable resource for those interested in the ideas of a man who helped shape African scholarship in the twentieth century,' said Professor Robert L Ostergard Jr., Associate Director to Professor Mazrui, in his review of The Mazruiana Collection (1998). The late Edward Said stated in his book, Culture and Imperialism, about Mazrui's television series, The Africans, 'Here at last was an African on prime-time television, in the west, daring to accuse the West of what it had done, thus reopening a file considered closed.' These comments on Mazrui are reflected in The Mazruiana Collection Revisited, a four-decade annotated bibliography of his writings, covering the period 1962-2003. An expanded and revised sequel to The Mazruiana Collection, 1962-1997, this nw edition consists of 650 annotated entries covering his books, dissertations, edited works about him, major essays in books, academic journals and conference papers. Pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, and audio-visual recordings are also included. This is much a festschrift for Mazrui as a bibliography of his writings, as it contains essays by scholars familiar with various aspects of his writings and includes essays written by Mazrui himself. Differs from the first volume in that it includes a separate thematic annotated section covering major themes of his writings, major works on him, and a section dealing with the compiler's interest in him. As Mazrui puts it: 'Many People disagree with me. My life is one long debate.' May this volume contribute to the debate on Mazrui-the man and his works! Author Bio: Abdul Samed Bemath is a Library Consultant and Bibliographer and has compiled bibliographies on South Africa. Amongst these is his seminal bibliography on the Group Areas issue published in, Southern African Update: A Bibliographical Survey (1989-1992). Amongst his book contributions are: In search of Mazruiana in The Scholar: Between Thought and Experience; A Biographical Festschrift in Honor of Ali A. Mazrui, edited by Parviz Morewedge, Global Publications, 2001; Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997, edited by J. A. Kalley (and others), Greenwood 1999; The Sayyid and Saalihiya Tariqa: Reformist, Anticolonial Hero in Somalia in In the Shadow o f Conquest: Islam in Colonial Northeast Africa, edited by Said S. Samatar, Africa World Press, 1992; Compiled bibliography for: The Indian South Africans: A Contemporary Profile, edited by A. J. Arkin, K. P. Magyar and G. J. Pillay. Pinetown: Owen Burgess, 1989. Academics, students, Research Institutes, writers and journalists consult him for literature and bibliographical searchers. Ali A. Mazrui, known for his award winning television series The Africans (BBC & PBS 1986), is currently Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and Director of its Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS). He is also Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large at the University of Jos in Nigeria, Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large Emeritus and Senior Scholar in Africana Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. In 2003 he was appointed Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 22 February, 2011.

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