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  • Beninby H Bindloss; J. Pinnock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssiniaby Henry Aaron Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1862, this is a narrative of the life led in the islolated Ethiopia of a century ago. more...

  • Affairs of West Africaby Edmund Dene Morel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • From Rhodesia to Zimbabweby W.H. Morris-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 162.95

    First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Last Afrikaner Leadersby Hermann Giliomee

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    Finalist for the Alan Paton Award In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces, or the resourcefulness of an indomitable resistance movement, he emphasizes the role of Nationalist leaders and of their outspoken critic... more...

  • After Apartheidby Ian Shapiro; Kahreen Tebeau

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 26.50

    Democracy came to South Africa in April 1994, when the African National Congress won a landslide victory in the first free national election in the country?s history. That definitive and peaceful transition from apartheid is often cited as a model for others to follow. The new order has since survived several transitions of ANC leadership, and it... more...

  • 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...