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  • When Things Fell Apartby Robert H. Bates

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Explores Africa in the late twentieth century, focusing on the logic of political order and the foundations of the state. more...

  • Gendering the Settler Stateby Kate Law

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    White women cut an ambivalent figure in the transnational history of the British Empire. They tend to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives were punctuated by a series of frivolous pastimes, or as casualties of patriarchy, constrained by male actions and gendered ideologies.... more...

  • Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-80by Neil Grant; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI), was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history, developing and perfecting a range of tactics and operational concepts that have since become standard practise in modern military forces. Formed in 1961 and then re-formed in 1964 as a commando battalion after... more...

  • The Shadow of Kenyan Democracyby Dr Dominic Burbidge

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Why has democracy failed to reduce corruption in Kenya? Framing the challenge in game theoretical terms, Dominic Burbidge examines how mutual expectations between citizens dictate the success or failure of political reforms. Since 1992, Kenya has conducted multiparty elections with the hope of promoting accountability and transparency in government.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwandaby Aimable Twagilimana

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Rwanda contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Apartheid Israelby Sean Jacobs; Jon Soske

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    Eleven prominent South African scholars reflect on the analogy between apartheid South Africa and contemporary Israel. more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...

  • Ethiopiaby Paulos Milkias

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    This book is the most complete, accessible, and up-to-date resource for Ethiopian geography, history, politics, economics, society, culture, and education, with coverage from ancient times to the present. more...

  • The Shadow of the Sunby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth... more...

  • Africaby John Reader

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 27.18

    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...