New e-books (March 2018)

Chocolate, politics and peace-building : an ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia / Gwen Burnyeat This book tells the story of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, an emblematic grassroots social movement of peasant farmers, who unusually declared themselves ‘neutral’ to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, in the north-west... Continue Reading →


New e-books (February 2018)

Baron de Vastey and the origins of Black Atlantic humanism / Marlene Daut Focusing on the influential life and works of the Haitian political writer and statesman, Baron de Vastey (1781-1820), in this book Marlene L. Daut examines the legacy of Vastey’s extensive writings as a form of what she calls black Atlantic humanism, a... Continue Reading →

New e-books (January 2018)

Afrodescendant resistance to deracination in Colombia : massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó / Aurora Vergara-Figueroa This book provides a socio-historical analysis of the 2002 massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó, Colombia. The author examines how the concepts of forced displacement and migration could be formulas for historical erasure. These concepts are used to name populations, such as the survivors of... Continue Reading →

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