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  • From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahelby Gregory Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book explains the shift from the government of empires to that of NGOs in the region just south of the Sahara. more...

  • A Man of Good Hopeby Jonny Steinberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.99

    In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city?s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa and... 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...

  • The Soweto Uprisingby Noor Nieftagodien

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    The Soweto uprising was a true turning point in South Africa?s history. Even to contemporaries, it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. This compelling book examines both the underlying causes and the immediate factors that led to this watershed event. It looks at the crucial roles of Black Consciousness ideology and nascent school-based... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Shadow of the Sunby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic Worldby Mariana Candido

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. more...