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- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00
Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of new scientific specialties and research methods. Africa as a Living Laboratory is a far-reaching study of the thorny relationship between imperialism and the role of scientific expertise—environmental,... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 20.01
For many of us the history of Africa is, at best, vague. We might think of Egyptian pyramids, legendary queens (of Sheba or Cleopatra) and Zulu warriors. The truth, however, is one of remarkably diverse, creative, culturally rich civilisations. In this book, which accompanies an 8-part BBC series, Gus Casely-Hayford takes us on a fascinating journey... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.99
Subjected to 22 hours of interrogation, torture and beating by South African police on September 6, 1977, Steve Biko died six days later. Donald Woods, Biko's close friend and a leading white South African newspaper editor, exposed the murder helping to ignite the black revolution. more...
- Westview Press 1999; US$ 37.00
Once the ?Pearl of Africa,? during the postcolonial era Uganda became one of the most brutal and violent nations in the region. This broad survey examines the political, economic, and social factors that have shaped Uganda, including historical cleavages along ethnic and religious lines, the impact of British colonial rule, and the emergence of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to coups oceans apart, catching midnight flights... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1996; Not Available
When President Habyarimana?s jet was shot down in April 1994, Rwanda erupted into a hundred-day orgy of killing ? which left up to a million dead. Fergal Keane travelled through the country as the genocide was continuing, and his powerful analysis reveals the terrible truth behind the headlines. ?A tender, angry account ? As well as being a scathing... more...
- See Sharp Press 1997; US$ 8.00
African Anarchism covers a wide range of topics, including anarchistic elements in traditional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's economic and political development, the lintering social, political, and economic effects of colonialism, the development of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a possible means of... more...