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  • A History Of The South African Mine Workers’ Union, 1902-2014by Wessel Visser; Anton Senekal

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    "This excellent and uniquely fascinating book by Wessel Visser fills an important gap in the historiography on South African labour history, viz the need for a comprehensive study on the history of the Mine Workers Union and its role and impact on the South African society..." more...

  • The English Speaking Mbos of Cameroonby G. Fonsah; F. Fonkeng

    Langaa RPCIG 2016; US$ 28.00

    The Mbos are a large ethnic group in present day Cameroon and an important and powerful group until the Anglo-French partition. Following the defeat of the colonial power, Germany, in the First World War (WWI), the League of Nations in a March 1916 Mandate, partitioned the territory into two unequal halves among the victorious imperial powers of England... more...

  • Understanding Contemporary Ethiopiaby Gérard Prunier; Éloi Ficquet

    Hurst 2015; US$ 20.99

    Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia seeks to offer readers a comprehensive overview of the country's recent history, politics and culture that goes beyond the usual guidebook fare, presenting a measured, detailed and systematic analysis of the main features of this unique country, now building on the foundations of a magical and tumultuous past as... more...

  • Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts [2 volumes]by Timothy Stapleton

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 189.00

    This sweeping study examines the wars of colonial conquest fought in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. From Britain's efforts to wrest control of the Sudan from military leader Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahdi, to Italy's decisive defeat at the Battle of Adowa in Ethiopia, to Leopold II's brutal reign over the Belgian Congo, the work surveys... more...

  • Culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Tradeby Abdul Karim Bangura

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 44.99

    This book contributes to the debate over the culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave from various disciplinary perspectives. The general thesis that undergirds the book is that by knowing who was predisposed to benefit the most from the trade and why , prompting them to initiate it, appropriate culpability can be assigned. more...

  • A History of Italian Colonialism, 1860?1907by Giuseppe Finaldi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a narrative history of Italian colonialism from Italian unification in the 1860s to the first decade of the twentieth century; that is, it details Italy?s imperialism in the years of the Scramble for Africa. It deals with the factors that drove Italy to search for territory in Africa in the 1870s and 1880s and describes the reasoning... more...

  • Amagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedomby Cover2Cover Cover2Cover

    Cover2Cover Books 2016; US$ 20.00

    Why did African men leave their homes to work on the mines of the Witwatersrand? How did a woman searching for her husband make a life in the city? What happened to a family or community forcibly removed from their homes or their land? How did racial classification destroy families and communities? What thoughts went through a detainee?s mind during... more...

  • Africa since Independenceby Colin Legum

    Indiana University Press 1999; US$ 11.99

    Activist, scholar, and political journalist Colin Legum assesses Africa's experience since independence and offers judicious predictions about the continent's future. Covering 50 years of sweeping change, this provocative and insightful book examines Africa's struggle for democracy, mounting economic problems, and AIDS. more...

  • Dan Ge Performanceby Daniel B. Reed

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    Ge, formerly translated as "mask" or "masquerade," appears among the Dan people of Côte d?Ivoire as a dancing and musical embodiment of their social ideals and religious beliefs. In Dan Ge Performance, Daniel B. Reed sets out to discover what resides at the core of Ge. He finds that Ge is defined as part of a religious system, a form of entertainment,... more...

  • Apartheid's Festivalby Leslie Witz

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 28.99

    Apartheid?s Festival highlights the conflicts and debates that surrounded the 1952 celebration of the 300th anniversary of the landing of Jan Van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape Town, South Africa. Taking place at the height of the apartheid era, the festival was viewed by many as an opportunity for the government to promote its nationalist, separatist... more...