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  • The Politics of a South African Frontierby Chatfield Legassick

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2010; US$ 37.05

    This book publishes Martin Legassick's influential doctoral thesis on the preindustrial South African frontier zone of Transorangia. The impressive formation of the Griqua states in the first half of the nineteenth century outside the borders of the Cape Colony and their relations with Sotho-Tswana polities, frontiersmen, missionaries and the British... more...

  • City of Thornsby Ben Rawlence

    Picador 2016; US$ 26.99

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  • Mutira Missionby Julius Gathogo

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70

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  • Black Death: AIDS in Africaby Susan Hunter

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    To the surprise of many, George W. Bush pledged $10 billion to combat AIDS in developing nations. Noted specialist Susan Hunter tells the untold story of AIDS in Africa, home to 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV. She weaves together the history of colonialism in Africa, an insider's take on the reluctance... more...

  • Africa in the Age of Globalisationby Assoc Prof Edward Shizha; Assoc Prof Lamine Diallo; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is a collection of bold and visionary scholarship that reveals an insightful exposition of re-visioning African development from African perspectives. It provides educators, policy makers, social workers, non-governmental agencies, and development agencies with an interdisciplinary conceptual base that can effectively guide them in planning and... more...

  • Once Upon the Congoby Chap Harper

    Smoking Gun Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 3.99

    Blending well researched history and exciting fiction, this novel of adventure, danger, and romance begins with an expedition to the remote diamond quarry originally located by the great adventurer Henry Stanley in 1887. The site of the mine is so secluded and dangerous that expeditions are limited to one in 1966 and another in 2010. The fearless... more...

  • The Pen-Pictures of Modern Africans and African Celebrities by Charles Francis Hutchisonby Michel R. Doortmont

    BRILL 2004; US$ 59.00

    The Pen-Pictures is a well-known source for the history of the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cited and quoted by both professional historians and interested lay-people. This annotated edition is the first reprint of the book and offers a lively and both historically and literarily interesting text about an important phase in Ghanaian history. The added... more...

  • Bill Bryson's African Diaryby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    ?Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.? ? Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game... more...

  • Famine that Killsby Alex de Waal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of... more...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...