Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent (Paperback)Adekeye Adebajo (editor)
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Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 156 mm
'This clear, concise and useful bibliographical work will be of special interest to those engaged within international affairs, history or peace studies, although its accessible style also makes it a worthwhile read for the general reader.'
Africa At LSE
'The lively and engaging essays present a variety of perspectives and a plurality of different lenses for examining their subjects. This makes each chapter very unique in both its scope, tone, and contribution. Africa's Peacemakers could likely be read as a whole or as a contribution to work on any of the individuals discussed within.'
Journal of Retracing Africa
'An interdisciplinary work that is appropriate for use in undergraduate seminars on Africa. The writing style also makes it appropriate for general audiences. The book is a welcome contribution to the still rather limited literature on African successes.'
African Studies Quarterly
'This is a superbly documented and elegantly written book full of rich nuggets as well as profound insights into the lives, motivations, accomplishments, and disappointments of African Nobel Peace Laureats and those of African descent. The book demonstrates - through the work of the 13 laureates - that Africa was not just a passive beneficiary of, but active contributor to, global peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.'Ambassador (Professor) Ibrahim Gambari, Former UN Special Representative to Angola and Darfur, and former UN Special Envoy to Myanmar
'Dr. Adekeye Adebajo has produced yet another creative book on yet another important aspect of Africa, the stories of Nobel laureates of African descent, from both the continent and the diaspora. The book is deeply insightful and remarkably candid, as human as it is humane, delicately linking ideals with pragmatism, successes with failures, and enduring challenges. It is a book to enjoy and from which to learn.'
Ambassador (Dr.) Francis Mading Deng, Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the UN
'This volume is an innovative review of the contributions of Africans and the African diaspora to international peace and security and to human rights as seen through their exemplary accomplishment: the Nobel Peace Prize.'
Ambassador (Professor) Donald F. McHenry, Former US Special Representative to the UN, and former US Special Envoy to Nigeria
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