Africa's Peacemakers

Editor/Author Adebajo, Adekeye
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Zed Books

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78-032943-7
Category: History - World history
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • PART ONE: 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
  • PART TWO: THE THREE AFRICAN AMERICANS
  • 3 Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King Jr and Barack Obama: Three African-American Nobel Laureates Debate War and Peace - PEARL T. ROBINSON
  • 4 Ralph Bunche: The Scholar-Diplomat - JAMES O.C. JONAH
  • 5 Martin Luther King Jr: The Great Provocateur - LEE A. DANIELS
  • PART THREE: THE FOUR SOUTH AFRICANS
  • 6 Albert Luthuli: The Black 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 F. HOUSTON
  • PART FOUR: THE TWO EGYPTIANS
  • 10 Anwar Sadat: The Tragic Peacemaker - BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI
  • 11 Mohamed ElBaradei: The Rocket Man - MORAD ABOU-SABÉ
  • PART FIVE: THE KENYAN AND THE GHANAIAN
  • 12 Wangari Maathai: The Earth Mother - JANICE GOLDING
  • 13 Kofi Annan: The Soft-Spoken Prophet - GWENDOLYN MIKELL
  • PART SIX: THE TWO LIBERIANS
  • 14 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The Iron Lady - ADEKEYE ADEBAJO
  • 15 Leymah Gbowee: The Prayerful Peace Warrior - ROSALINE DANIEL
  • About the Contributors