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- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 95.00
This is the first full biography of 'Hakim' Wärqenäh Eshäté (Dr Charles Martin), a man of overlapping identities as a world citizen, a citizen of the British empire and an Ethiopian nationalist. He was a major progressive force in Ethiopia, played a significant role as a spokesman for the African diaspora during the 1930s,... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 30.63
On his way into Parliament on 2 February 1990 FW de Klerk turned to his wife Marike and said, referring to his forthcoming speech: 'South Africa will never be the same again after this.' Did white South Africa crack, or did its leadership yield sufficiently and just in time to avert a revolution? The transformation has been called a miracle, belying... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
Exploring the concept of ?colonial cultures,? this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist paradigm, Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco, examines the lesser known specificities of particular moments, practices and institutions... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 17.50
The Dead Will Arise tells the story of Nongqawuse, the young Xhosa girl whose prophecy of the resurrection of the dead lured an entire people to death by starvation. The Great Cattle-Killing of 1856-57, which she initiated, is one of the most extraordinary and misunderstood events in South Africa's history. Jeff Peires was the first historian to... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten years later. It brought France to the very verge of military coup d'etat; it destroyed thousands of careers; bitterly divided the French military... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 16.04
Set against the southern African canvas of war and upheaval, On the Bridge of Goodbye tells the story of the famous San (Bushman) soldiers who fought first for the Portuguese in Angola, and then for South Africa from bases in northern Namibia. When South Africa withdrew from Namibia, many of these soldiers and their dependants came to South Africa.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...