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  • And Home Was Kariakooby M.G. Vassanji

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 27.95

    From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.      Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving... more...

  • Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friendby Christo Brand; Barbara Jones

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.  Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose to serve as a prison guard rather than embrace the brutality and danger inherent in the work of soldiers and policemen.  Assigned to the... more...

  • Atuolu Omaluby Jonathan O. Chimakonam

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 38.99

    The story of African philosophy is surrounded by controversy. Decades after the ?great debate? over its mere existence, many fundamental questions are left unanswered. This collection of essays by emerging African thinkers brings fresh insight to both old questions and new issues, bringing shape and direction to a hitherto formless discipline. ... 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...

  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... more...

  • Ethiopiaby Paulos Milkias

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 85.00

    Ask most Americans about Ethiopia and they will have little to offer. Yet Ethiopia is one of the oldest independent nations in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. Hominid bones dating back 4.4 million years make Ethiopia one of the earliest known locations of human ancestors. 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; Not Available

    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

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 13.00

    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...

  • 8115: A Prisoner's Homeby Alf Kumalo; Zukiswa Wanner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...