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  • George Washingtonby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.89

    By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington... more...

  • Ethiopiaby Paulos Milkias

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Ethiopia is a comprehensive treatment of this ancient country's history coupled with an exploration of the nation today. Arranged by broad topics, the book provides an overview of Ethiopia's physical and human geography, its history, its system of government, and the present economic situation. But the book also presents a picture of contemporary... more...

  • Africaby John Reader

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 23.96

    Drawing on many years of African experience, John Reader has written a book of startling grandeur and scope that recreates the great panorama of African history, from the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the political upheavals facing much of the continent today. Reader tells the extraordinary story of humankind's adaptation to the... more...

  • A Change of Tongueby Antjie Krog

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 16.00

    Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in Antjie Krog’s first full-length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of My Skull. Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique... more...

  • An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic Worldby Mariana Candido

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 27.00

    This book traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. more...

  • An Account of the Empire of Morocco and the Districts of Suse and Tafileltby James Grey Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1814, this is an account "Compiled from Miscellaneous Observations Made During a Long Residence in, and Various Journeys Through, These Countries. To which is Added An Account of Shipwrecks on the Western Coast of Africa and an Interesting Account of Timbuctoo. more...

  • The Dead will Ariseby Jeff Peires

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Dead Will Arise tells the story of Nongqawuse, the young Xhosa girl whose prophecy of the resurrection of the dead lured an entire people to death by starvation. The Great Cattle-Killing of 1856-57, which she initiated, is one of the most extraordinary and misunderstood events in South Africa's history. Jeff Peires was the first historian to draw... more...

  • The Liberian Civil Warby Mark Huband

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    The civil war in 1989 promised freedom from ten years of vicious dictatorship; instead the seeds of Liberia's devastation were sown. Mark Huband's account of the conflict is a portrayal of the war as it unfolded, drawing on the author's experience of living amongst the fighters. more...

  • Out in Africaby Ashley Currier

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Visibility matters to activists—to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. Out in Africa is the first to present an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have... more...

  • A.M. Mackayby J.W.H. Mackay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1970. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...