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  • Conjugal Rightsby Rachel Jean-Baptiste

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Conjugal Rights is a history of the role of marriage and other arrangements between men and women in Libreville, Gabon, during the French colonial era, from the mid?nineteenth century through 1960. Conventional historiography has depicted women as few in number and of limited influence in African colonial towns, but this book demonstrates that a... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Account of the Empire of Morocco and the Districts of Suse and Tafileltby James Grey Jackson

    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...

  • Revisiting the Colonial Past in Moroccoby Driss Maghraoui

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book both presents new material and reinterprets existing material as well as providing source material for courses on North African history and for a new approach to the colonial history of the Arab and North African region.  Its primary purpose is to provide new interpretations of the colonial history of Morocco which reflect the interactions... more...

  • The Dead will Ariseby Jeff Peires

    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...

  • The Liberian Civil Warby Mark Huband

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Mark Huband's account of the Liberian civil war in 1989 is a portrayal of the war as it unfolded, drawing on the author's experience of living amongst the fighters. more...

  • Congoby David Van Reybrouck

    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...

  • A.M. Mackayby J.W.H. Mackay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 186.00

    Published in the year 2004, A.M.Mackay is valuable contribution to the field of History. more...