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- University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 42.50
From the beginning of the nineteenth century through to 1960, Protestant missionaries were the most important intermediaries between South Africa?s ruling white minority and its black majority. The Equality of Believers reconfigures the narrative of race in South Africa by exploring the pivotal role played by these missionaries and their teachings... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 37.50
In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50
The politics of black education has long been a key issue in southern African studies, but despite rich debates on the racial and class dimensions of schooling, historians have neglected their distinctive gendered dynamics. A World of Their Own is the first book to explore the meanings of black women?s education in the making of modern South Africa.... more...
- For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95
African History For Beginners explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life ? including his own ?life vision? on the occasion of his 60 th birthday. It speaks to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
"The standard of contribution is high . . . the reader gets a good sense of the cutting edge of historical research." ? African Affairs more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Mo?se Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskj?ld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...