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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven?t told them the full story of my life. ?Why did you leave Sierra Leone?? ?Because there is a war.? ?You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?? ?Yes, all the time.? ?Cool.? I smile a little. ?You should tell us about it sometime.? ?Yes, sometime.? This is how wars... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 59.00
The Pen-Pictures is a well-known source for the history of the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cited and quoted by both professional historians and interested lay-people. This annotated edition is the first reprint of the book and offers a lively and both historically and literarily interesting text about an important phase in Ghanaian history. The added... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.36
For nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleons invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.77
In The Atlantic Sound Caryl Phillips explores the complex notion of what constitutes 'home'. Seen through the historical prism of the Atlantic Slave trade, he undertakes a personal quest to come to terms with the dislocation and discontinuities that a diasporan history engenders in the soul of an individual. Philips journeys from the... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Figurative images have long played a critical, if largely unexamined, role in Africa--mediating relationships between the colonizer and the colonized, the state and the individual, and the global and the local. This pivotal volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00
Everyone should know the life story of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of all time, the first black president of South Africa, the most famous African, and a major world statesman. His inspiring life receives a fresh retelling in this new biography written especially for students and general readers. This volume is an enjoyable, authoritative,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was known as a successful Illinois lawyer who had achieved some prominence in state politics as a leader in the new Republican Party. Two years later, he was elected president and was on his way to becoming the greatest chief executive in American history. What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was... more...