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- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99
On an early summer morning in 2001, Mandy Retzlaff received the phone call that she and her family had been dreading. Her farmhouse in northern Zimbabwe was being decimated at the hands of an angry mob of Robert Mugabe?s war veterans, who had been tasked with driving white farmers from their homes. In just a few short days, forty-five of Mandy?s neighbours... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
This study investigates the various extreme-rightist leagues in Algeria, with particular attention to certain key themes, among them the rabid xenophobia directed at the Jewish population and local Muslims. It demonstrates that fascism helped to construct a racial hierarchy to preserve European hegemony and a pool of cheap labor. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95
This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00
Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...
- World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99
Kindness and generosity towards one?s enemies is not common in today?s world. For ?the compassionate warrior,? Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, Arab statesman, and philosopher, Abd el-Kader was widely praised for his commitment to the safety of innocent people... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.95
This book draws on the case of the Shona and other Bantu people of Africa to argue that names are not mere identity tags. Names are an important cultural symbol of the people who give and bear them. The book challenges linguists and other social scientists to pay particular attention to the significance of names in the study of language use in society.... more...
- World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99
This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir ?one of the few great men of the century,? while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
This is a social history of memory, violence, and landscape in the Honde Valley in eastern Zimbabwe, from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1990s. It shows how sense is made of violence through mediations between negotiations of the present, imaginations of the future, and memories of the past. The concept of violence is re-examined through the prism... more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
This account of Algeria through its migratory history begins in the last quarter of the eighteenth century by looking at forced migration through the slave trade. It moves through the colonial era and continues into Algerias turbulent postcolonial experience. more...