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  • How Societies Are Bornby Jan Vansina

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 36.50

    Like stars, societies are born, and this story deals with such a birth. It asks a fundamental and compelling question: How did societies first coalesce from the small foraging communities that had roamed in West Central Africa for many thousands of years? Jan Vansina continues a career-long effort to reconstruct the history of African societies before... more...

  • Slavery by Any Other Nameby Eric Allina

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime camouflaged by... more...

  • The Equality of Believersby Richard Elphick

    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...

  • Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singersby Wyatt MacGaffey

    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...

  • A World of Their Ownby Meghan Healy-Clancy

    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... more...

  • African History For Beginnersby Herb Boyd; Shey Wolvek-Pfister

    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...

  • Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)by E. Ann McDougall

    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...

  • African Language Reviewby D. Dalby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Shaping of South African Society, 1652?1840.by Richard Elphick; Hermann Giliomee

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The only book devoted to the first 200 years of that nation?s history based on recent research. more...

  • The Politics of Race, Class and Nationalism in Twentieth Century South Africaby S. Mark; Stanley Trapido; S. Marks

    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...