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- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 119.99
An easily accessible reference guide for Ethiopian historical events, important persons, geographical locations, ethnic groups, key issues, and common ephemera, containing numerous cross-references for related items and those known by more than one name. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 96.00
Based on the Gikuyu-language pamphlet literature of the 1940s, the family history of the writer Henry Muoria, and a daughter's memory, this book illuminates the political challenges faced by Kenya's first nationalists and the domestic sacrifices that politics demanded more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Offers a historical, multidisciplinary perspective on African political systems and institutions, ranging from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush and Axum) to the present with particular focus on their destruction through successive exogenous processes including the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism or globalization. more...
- PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 19.95
After a lifetime?s close observation of the continent, one of the world?s finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truths. Dowden combines a novelist?s gift for atmosphere with the scholar?s grasp of historical... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 19.95
"If God must break your leg He will at least teach you to limp ? so it is said in Africa. This book is my poor limping ? a modest account that cannot tell every story that deserves telling. I have seen and heard many things in Darfur that have broken my heart. I bring the stories to you because I know most people want others to have good lives and,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 74.00
A history of the politics of South Africa's people from the time of their early settlements in the elevated heartlands to the dawn of apartheid. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 25.99
His nineteenth-century cousin, paddled ashore by slaves, twisted the arms of tribal chiefs to sign away their territorial rights in the oil-rich Niger Delta. Sixty years later, his grandfather helped craft Nigeria?s constitution and negotiate its independence, the first of its kind in Africa. Four decades later, Peter Cunliffe-Jones arrived as... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 119.99
The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Cameroon history from the earliest times to the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95
Lorelle D. Semley explores the historical and political meanings of motherhood in West Africa and beyond, showing that the roles of women were far more complicated than previously thought. While in Kétu, Bénin, Semley discovered that women were treasurers, advisors, ritual specialists, and colonial... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New World, and her native South Africa. Living in Hope and History is an on-the-spot record of her years as a public figure--an observer of apartheid and its aftermath, a member of the ANC, and... more...