Contemporary scholarship characterizes Somalia as a nation in search of statehood. The approach presupposes a homogenous cohesive nation and society- with considerable traditional democratic pastoralism. This book portrays a complex nation with multiple heterogeneous characteristics. This alternative approach reflects the socio-political and the historical for
Kano: Environment, Society and Development is a collection of research works on Kano and its environs. Though largely a rural economy, the region is known for its huge population, extensive landmass and abundant natural resources. As a richly endowed part of Nigeria, it is not surprising that it has attracted several scholarly studies on its physical and human environ
Metaphors and Climax explores the artistic forays of the late Ogonna Agu (Ph.D.), Nigerian writer, critic, actor, director, painter and Associate Professor of drama and theatre. In 19 exciting essays, this book captures the creative canvas of Agu as expressed in the genres of literary drama, performance and theatre criticism. Besides establishing the versatility o
A maiden publication of the Centre for Sustainability and Enterprise Development at the University of Ghana Business School, this book on Service Marketing written from a customer relationship management perspective; is an absolute must-read. The book is written for junior, mid-level and senior management personnel across all organisations and business associa
Organizational Wisdom in 100 African Proverbs introduces a new field of studyand practice called Organizational Paremiology. Based on many years of practice the author demonstrates how we can use the wisdom in African proverbs in efforts to improve the performance of organizations of all types. Building on the proverb, “Until the lions have their
Globalization has produced opportunities and challenges that countries and firms respond to with a variety of policies and strategies. Approaches that scholars may find intuitively appealing may be considered inappropriate in some contexts. This book highlights the diversity of challenges, opportunities as well as the policy and strategy options that governmen
Thesis without Tears - A Guide for African University Students is written for university and college students in Africa who are looking for guidelines for writing a good thesis. It describes some of the most influential methods in social science and speaks directly to students without any prior knowledge of project work.
Written in a simple, straight-forward a
Success is the ability of people to reach their goals and achieve their own purposes in life. Therefore, the quest for the attainment of success can be said to be universal - be it financial, professional or political success. However, becoming successful in life comes with lots of challenges and sometimes requires surmounting seemingly insurmountable obstac
Time management is a subject that concerns everybody. It is a challenge that has to be faced squarely by everyone who is interested in accomplishing his/her tasks within the limited time available, and this time is equally endowed. Good time management is an important factor in getting things done within the available 24-hour-period of a day.
This book specia
There is very little scholarship on the history of political Islam in Somalia that takes seriously both historical forces as well as the very ideas and internal organization of the Islamic movements. This book reconstructs the history of modern and moderate Islamic movement in Somalia. It covers 50 years of turbulent Somali history, in which civilian governments, mili