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  • Prisoners of Rhodesiaby M. Munochiveyi

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2014; US$ 77.52

    During the Zimbabwean struggle for independence, the settler regime imprisoned numerous activists and others it suspected of being aligned with the guerrillas. This book is the first to look closely at the histories and lived experiences of these political detainees and prisoners, showing how they challenged and negotiated their incarceration. more...

  • African Insurgencies: From the Colonial Era to the 21st Centuryby Richard Lobban; Christopher Dalton

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00

    Insurgencies continue to erupt in many nations of Africa. The techniques and intended purposes of today's insurgencies are evolutions of historical versions of insurgencies, long-standing strife among ethnic and political groups, and modern-era movements reflective of the ever-shrinking planet, leading to revolutions in the region. This book spans... more...

  • A Short History of Modern Angolaby David Birmingham

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    Brief history of modern Angola more...

  • South Sudanby Douglas H. Johnson

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs. more...

  • Themes in West Africa’s Historyby Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History , editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. more...

  • Democratization in South Africaby Timothy Sisk

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 51.00 US$ 46.41

    Timothy Sisk presents a new way of conceiving the transition to democracy in South Africa. Unlike authors such as Horowitz and Lijphart, who have sought to prescribe an ideal set of post-apartheid political institutions, Sisk asks what kinds of institutions show signs of actually emerging, given recent history and present realities. He treats the problem... more...

  • Germans on the Kenyan Coastby Nina Berman

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Diani, a coastal town on the Indian Ocean, is significantly defined by a large European presence that has spurred economic development and is also supported by close relationships between Kenyans and European immigrants and tourists. Nina Berman looks carefully at the repercussions that these economic and social interactions have brought to life on... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...