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  • Rwanda Yesterdayby Patricia Bamurangirwa

    Troubador Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    Patricia Bamurangirwa was born in Rwanda in 1949. The outbreak of the civil war in the 1960s ended her education, and her family fled from Rwanda, first as refugees to the Congo and Uganda and later to Tanzania and Kenya. Deprived of an education and stable upbringing, Patricia has become interested in the reason behind the wars and violence Rwanda... more...

  • As We Forgiveby Catherine Claire Larson

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Can a country known for its radical brutality become a country known for an even more radical forgiveness? More than a decade after the 1994 genocide, the Rwandan government has released tens of thousands of murderers back into the communities they ravaged. Survivors and perpetrators have had to learn to live again as neighbors. Inspired by the award-winning... more...

  • South Africaby T.R.H. Davenport; Christopher Saunders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 70.00

    A comprehensive survey of the whole of South African history from pre-colonial times to 1999, essential for serious students of the subject. It handles all major topics in some depth, with special focus on the dramatic changes in that country since 1990. It includes an important chapter on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and information on... more...

  • Battle Story: Rorke's Driftby Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalised in British history as one of the Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by 139 British soldiers with c.300 African colonial troops under their command when, on 22 January 1879, they were attacked by a Zulu force of nearly 4,000 warriors. Out numbered... more...

  • Foreign Intervention in Africaby Elizabeth Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    Chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems. more...

  • Shake Hands With The Devilby Romeo Dallaire

    Random House 2008; US$ 16.00

    When Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN mission to Rwanda, he thought he was heading off to Africa to help two warring parties achieve a peace both sides wanted. Instead, he and members of his small international force were caught up in a vortex of civil war and genocide. Dallaire left Rwanda... more...

  • We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Familiesby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 15.99

    An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely... more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. more...

  • Africa since 1940by Frederick Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 21.00

    Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace. more...

  • Business History around the Worldby Franco Amatori; Geoffrey Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Offers a comprehensive international survey of contemporary research and debates in business history. more...