Recent and Upcoming Releases from Tsehai Publishers
Africa's Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora Transformations
A collection of essays by internationally recognized scholar Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Africa's Resurgence offers a multifaceted portrait of the changing face of the continent after decades of postcolonial authoritarianism and underdevelopment.
In his essays, Zeleza explores the social and economic transformations of African societies over the past 50 years; the struggles for democritization and human rights, including, most recently, the Arab Spring; the thickening circuits of regional interconnections, and engagements with the disapora, most poignantly captured by the rise of the Obama phenomenon; and the shifting constuctions and representations of Africa in popular and scholarly literature.
Afirca's Resurgence is, at it's heart, a reexamination of Africa's complex historical afflications and legacies, its contemporary mixed fortunes, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as Africa becomes increasingly prominent in the global economy and community.
Mandeland: Spoken Word Recording
A double-CD collection of poems about Nelson Mandela, selected and read by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.
Mandeland was recorded over two sessions, one in a Los Angeles studio, the other before a live audience at the Marymount Center.
As Soyinka describes: "It is that Nature preserve of his passage, stretching now into the ancestral realm, that I have designated - Mandeland - a vast, accommodating parkland for all seasons. There, all the songs and dances of the world congregate. The poems in this recording - a personal choice - attempt to explore the contours of that estate..."
Uniting a Continent
Uniting a Continent celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Organization for African Unity, which officially came into being on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A hardcover, coffee table book, Uniting a Continent includes concise biographies and original, hand-drawn portraits of all the African statesmen who signed to original OAU charter 50 years ago – this is the first time ever such information appears in a single volume.
The book also contains basic information on all member countries, as well as a detailed infographic time line for the OAU and a collection of rare photographs from the first meeting of the Organization.
Elite Characters in Ethiopian Novels
Can literature be a cause for social and political change? Can fictional portayals of elites written by novelists shine a light toward a more stable future? In Elite Characters in Ethiopian Novels, Taddele Gebre Hiwot considers the “unquestionable” importance of elites in African culture.
Three established novelists - Afeworq Gebre Iyesus, Haddis Alemayehu and Bealu Girma - build the framework of a book that boldly separates the historical from the imaginitive and lays bare daunting sociological patterns. Gebre Hiwot sheds light on Ethiopia’s tumultuous past and calls attention to the dangers posed to authors as a result of their work.
This book has the power to shock, educate, and leave the reader with a new appreciation for meaning behind written words.