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  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...

  • African History through Sources: Volume 1, Colonial Contexts and Everyday Experiences, c. 1850?1946by Nancy J. Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Nancy J. Jacobs assembles varied and non-traditional primary source accounts of both public and private life in Africa under European imperialism. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...