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- Penguin Books Ltd 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 186.00
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...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 17.50
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... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.95
History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95
In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; Not Available
Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck?s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore , tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating... more...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 33.99
Despite the economic utopianism brought on by globalization, effective solutions to the persistent plight of urban blacks throughout the African diaspora continue to elude scholars, politicians, and community leaders. Charles Green brings a decade of research and original fieldwork in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States to investigate the... more...