Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781780329437 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780329420 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Africa's Peacemakers

Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent

Edited by Adekeye Adebajo

Africa's Peacemakers

Edited by Adekeye Adebajo

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781780329437 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780329420 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.

From the first American president of African descent, Barack Obama, whose career was inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles promoted by fellow Nobel Peace laureates Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Albert Luthuli; to influential figures in peacemaking such as Ralph Bunche, Anwar Sadat, Kofi Annan, and F.W. De Klerk; as well as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Wangari Maathai, and Mohamed El-Baradei, who have been variously involved in women's rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament, Africa's Peacemakers reveals how this remarkable collection of individuals have changed the world - for better or worse.
Contents
I: Introduction

1. Obama’s Nobel Ancestors: From Bunche to Barack and Beyond - Adekeye Adebajo
2. Barack Obama: Between Racial Compatriots and Nobel Ancestors - Ali A. Mazrui

II: The Three African-Americans
3. Ralph Bunche: The Scholar-Diplomat - James Jonah
4. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Great Provocateur - Lee A. Daniels
5. Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama: Three African-American Nobel Laureates Debate War and Peace - Pearl Robinson

III: The Four South Africans
6. Albert Luthuli: The African Moses - Chris Saunders
7. Desmond Tutu: The Wounded Healer - Maureen Isaacson
8. Nelson Mandela: The Oratory of the Black Pimpernel - Elleke Boehmer
9. Frederik Willem de Klerk: The Pragmatic Peacemaker - Gregory Houston

IV: The Two Egyptians
10. Anwar Sadat: The Tragic Peacemaker - Boutros Boutros-Ghali
11. Mohamed El-Baradei: The Rocket Man - Morad Abou-Sabé

V: The Kenyan and the Ghanaian
12. Wangari Maathai: The Earth Mother - Janice Golding
13. Kofi Annan: The Soft-Spoken Prophet - Gwendolyn Mikell

VI: The Two Liberians
14. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The Iron Lady - Adekeye Adebajo
15. Leymah Gbowee: The Prayerful Peace Warrior - Rosaline Daniel
Review Quotes
Heidi G. Frontani, Elon University | Africa Studies Quarterly
"Should be read by all those interested in Nobel Peace Prize winners of African descent, for its own sake, or to better appreciate the anti-violence struggles against oppression, human rights violations, and injustice the eminent people featured in African Peacemakers participated in or led. . . . A welcome contribution to the still rather limited literature on African successes."
Journal of Retracing Africa
“Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Laureates of African Descent describes the lives, careers, and Nobel significance of the thirteen Africans and people of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. This unique and creative volume features essays by luminaries in several fields.”
 
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