Immanuel Wallerstein’s The World System and Africa and prisoner Ramazan Çeper’s Dictionary of Kurdish Mythology are the two newest books published by the Aryen Publishing House.
According to Gazete Karınca, in the Dictionary of Kurdish Mythology Ramazan Çeper, who has published 12 other books and is currently in prison, discusses mythological names or events in the context of contemporary life and culture, and describes how Kurdish mythology has evolved up to the present day. In addition to explaining how proto-Kurdish beliefs and cultures survived, Ramazan Çeper also strives to make visible factors that have shaped the basic structures of the Kurdish social existence. “Based on the fact that mythology points out historical facts through the mists of time, I hope this book will open a new window to historical culture, belief and tradition, and be read as a study of history and anthropology”, said Çeper.
Immanuel Wallerstein’s The World System and Africa discusses the African issue under three main headings: “The Structural Crisis of the Capitalist World System”, “The Rise of Identity Policies” and “Perspectives of African Thinkers”. Essays cover the role of Africa in the world economy over the last 30 years.