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  • On the Threshold of Central Africa (1897)by Francois Coillard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    An eye-witness account of the events which shook South-Central Africa before the advent of Colonial rule. It presents an account of the Lozi, a record of Coillard's journeys and his work in establishing the Paris evangelical mission in Barotseland. more...

  • Records Relating to the Gold Coast Settlements from 1750 to 1874by Major J.J. Crooks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)by E. Ann McDougall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life ? including his own ?life vision? on the occasion of his 60 th birthday. It speaks to... more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...

  • African History For Beginnersby Herb Boyd; Shey Wolvek-Pfister

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    African History For Beginners  explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of... more...

  • The Shaping of South African Society, 1652?1840.by Richard Elphick; Hermann Giliomee

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    History is a powerful aid to the understanding of the present, and those who are concerned with the escalating crisis in South Africa will find this an invaluable source book. It is the only book devoted to the first 200 years of that nation?s history based on recent research. This is the story of the evolution of a society in which race became the... more...

  • Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africaby Chiku Malunga

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 28.99

    Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting improvements will only occur when the systems, rather than only the individuals, are changed or replaced. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Kenyaby Robert M. Maxon; Thomas P. Ofcansky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a starting point for those interested in any of the phases of Kenya's historical evolution. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics,... more...

  • The Last Afrikaner Leadersby Hermann Giliomee

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    Finalist for the Alan Paton Award In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces, or the resourcefulness of an indomitable resistance movement, he emphasizes the role of Nationalist leaders and of their outspoken critic... more...

  • After Apartheidby Ian Shapiro; Kahreen Tebeau

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 24.50

    Democracy came to South Africa in April 1994, when the African National Congress won a landslide victory in the first free national election in the country?s history. That definitive and peaceful transition from apartheid is often cited as a model for others to follow. The new order has since survived several transitions of ANC leadership, and it... more...