This meticulously researched, forcibly argued and accessibly written collection explores the many and complex ways in which Africa has been implicated in the discourses and politics of September 11, 2001. Written by key scholars based in leading institutions in Canada, the United States, the Middle East and Africa, the volume interrogates the impact of post-9/11 politics on Africa from many disciplinary perspectives, including political science, sociology, history, anthropology, religious studies and cultural studies. The essays analyze the impact of 9/11 and the 'war on terror' on political dissent and academic freedom; the contentious vocabulary of crusades, clash of civilizations, barbarism and 'Islamofascism'; alternative genealogies of local and global terrorism; extraordinary renditions to black sites and torture; human rights and insecurities; collapsed states and the development-security merger; and anti-terrorism policies from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. This is a much-needed meditation on historical and contemporary discourses on terrorism.

chapter 1|28 pages

Terrorism Thinking: “9/11 Changed Everything”

ByMalinda S. Smith

part 1|97 pages

9/11, Terrorism and the Geopolitics of African Spaces

chapter 2|20 pages

Terrorism Inc.: Violence and Counter-violence (of the Letter)

ByMustapha B. Marrouchi

chapter 3|15 pages

Beyond 9/11: Histories and Spaces of Terrorism in Africa

ByOladosu Afis Ayinde

chapter 4|11 pages

Political Islam, Africa, and the “War on Terror”

ByIqbal Jhazbhay

chapter 6|27 pages

Human Rights and Insecurities: Muslims in Post-9/11 East Africa

ByFaraj Abdallah Tamim, Malinda S. Smith

part 2|96 pages

Africa in Post-9/11 International Relations

chapter 7|13 pages

The Post-Bipolarity, Terrorism and Implications for Africa

ByAdewale Aderemi

chapter 8|17 pages

Securing Access to African Oil Post-9/11 : The Gulf of Guinea 1

ByYves Alexandre Chouala

chapter 9|12 pages

Kenya's Foreign Policy and Challenges of Terrorism in the Post-Cold War

ByBabere Kerata Chacha, Muniko Zephaniah Marwa

chapter 10|20 pages

Revisiting United States Policy toward Somalia *

ByAfyare Abdi Elmi