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  • 8115: A Prisoner's Homeby Alf Kumalo; Zukiswa Wanner

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 32.28

    In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom , Nelson Mandela describes his house at 8115 Vilakazi Street, Soweto, as '... identical to hundreds of others ... it had the same standard tin roof, the same cement floor, a narrow kitchen, and a bucket toilet at the back.' Little did Mandela know when he first moved into the house in 1946 that it would become... more...

  • The Indigenous and the Foreign in Christian Ethiopian Artby Isabel Boavida; Manuel João Ramos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In the rural plateaux of northern Ethiopia, one can still find scattered ruins of monumental buildings that are evidently alien to the country's ancient architectural tradition. This little-known and rarely studied architectural heritage is a silent witness to a fascinating if equivocal cultural encounter that took place in the 16th-17th centuries... more...

  • Ugandaby Thomas P Ofcansky

    Avalon Publishing 1999; US$ 52.00

    Uganda, a landlocked nation in East Africa, was known during colonial times as the Pearl of Africa,” largely because of its pleasant climate and rich land. For most of the postindependence period, however, Uganda was one of the most brutal and violent nations in Africa. In 1986, a new government seized power, promising to restore internal stability... more...

  • The Devil Came on Horsebackby Brian Steidle; Gretchen Steidle Wallace

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 20.00

    Former United States Marine Brian Steidle served for six months in Darfur as an unarmed military observer for the African Union. There he witnessed first-hand the ongoing genocide, and documented every day of his experience using email, audio journals, notebook after notebook and nearly 1,000 photographs. Gretchen Steidle Wallace, his sister, who... more...

  • Revolution In Zanzibarby Don Petterson

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 20.00

    The Cold War exploded in Zanzibar in 1964 when African rebels slaughtered one of every ten Arabs. Led by a strange, messianic Ugandan, Cuban-trained factions headed the rebels, making Zanzibar (in the eyes of Washington) a potentially cancerous base for the communist subversion of mainland Africa. Exotic Zanzibar - fabled island of spices, former... more...

  • A Rainbow in the Nightby Dominique Lapierre

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's Elect,” chosen to rule over the continent. Their... more...

  • Faces At The Bottom Of The Wellby Derrick Bell

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 24.00

    The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation... more...

  • Liberating Minds, Restoring Kenyan Historyby Nazmi Durrani

    Vita Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    �It is my duty to take the message of revolt to other[s]. "is is the only way to liberate the victims of suffering and slavery�, Nazmi Durrani quotes W.L. Sohan in this book. Resistance to imperialism in pre-independence Kenya by progressive South Asian Kenyans propelled the Kenyan liberation struggle to new heights. "They were active in almost every... more...

  • Native Estates: Records of Mobility across Colonial Boundariesby Ndeshi Namhila

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2017; US$ 20.00

    In many instances, the colonial state has left a strong imprint on the postcolonial archive. In the National Archives of Namibia (NAN), for instance, it is difficult to locate pre-independence person-related records of the black majority, while the same type of records of their light-skinned compatriots are easily accessible. This lecture discusses... more...

  • Dinosaurs, Diamonds & Democracy 3rd editionby Francis Wilson

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 13.00

    An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The country’s history since then has always been robust and full of energy. This book takes you in record time from that moment, when the earth’s richest gold reefs were shaped, to the advent of democracy in 1994, another... more...