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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...

  • Mutira Missionby Julius Gathogo

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70


  • Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil Warby Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Based on three years of research in and extensive first-hand knowledge of Angola, Magnificent and Beggar Land is a rigorous political and economic history of the fast-changing dynamics of this important yet misunderstood African state; a major exporter of oil, minerals and other raw materials and a growing power in the region. Ricardo Soares de Oliveira... more...

  • Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzaniaby Emma Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    This book is a study of the interplay of vernacular and global languages of politics during Africa's decolonization. more...

  • African Exodusby Chris Stringer; Robin McKie

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    A Choice Outstanding Academic Book A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book A New York Times Notable Book Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off... more...

  • On Wings of Eaglesby Micha Feldman

    Gefen Publishing House 2012; US$ 9.99

    Told through diary entries interspersed with the stories of many Ethiopian Jews in their own words, this is the gripping account of the Jewish Agency s coordinator of Ethiopian aliyah as he worked over a decade to free the Beta Israel from shocking conditions. With Ethiopia overrun by rebels, the Jews had left their villages in northern Ethiopia by... more...

  • Public Documents from Sinnarby Jay Spaulding; Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim

    Michigan State University Press 1989; US$ 30.75

    This selection of Arabic and English translations illuminates the changes of eighteenth-century government in the northern Nile Valley of Sudan, and provides reliable chronological points of reference for the history of the region.The documents offered in this volume, including charter grants of land and privilege, administrative letters, judicial... more...

  • The Pate Chronicleby Marina Tolmacheva

    Michigan State University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    In late October 1890, a British force led by Admiral Fremantle assaulted and subdued the East African town of Witu, the mainland capital of the Nabahani rulers of Pate; five years later, the entire region and the adjacent coastal islands came under British administration. One of the great tragedies suffered as a result of Admiral Fremantle's initial... more...

  • Thus Ruled Emir Abbasby Allen Christelow

    Michigan State University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    Thus Ruled Emir Abbas is an important new research tool that reveals much about daily life in Kano, the wealthiest and most populous emirate of the African Sokoto Caliphate. It contains a selection of Kano Judicial Council documents, as well as their English translations, that deal with matters such as land disputes, tax collection disputes, and... more...

  • Letters from Robben Islandby Robert D. Vassen

    Michigan State University Press 1999; US$ 20.75

    Late one night in July, 1963, a South African police unit surrounded the African National Congress headquarters in Rivonia and arrested a group of Movement leaders gathered inside. Eventually eight of them, including Nelson Mandela, who was already serving a sentence, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoledi, Andrew... more...