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  • South Africaby Nancy L. Clark; William H. Worger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse... more...

  • Manufacturing Powerlessness in the Black Diasporaby Charles Green

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 33.99

    Despite the economic utopianism brought on by globalization, effective solutions to the persistent plight of urban blacks throughout the African diaspora continue to elude scholars, politicians, and community leaders. Charles Green brings a decade of research and original fieldwork in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States to investigate the... more...

  • The Saharaby Jeremy Keenan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    This collection examines the Sahara holistically from the earliest (prehistoric) times through the ?historical? period to the present and with political direction into the future. The contributions cover palaeoclimatology, history, archaeology (cultural heritage), social anthropology, sociology, politics and international affairs. Structured chronologically,... more...

  • Beninby H Bindloss; J. Pinnock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968 more...

  • Congoby David van Reybrouck

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Epic yet eminently readable, penetrating and profoundly moving, ?Congo? traces the fate of one of the world's most devastated countries, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. more...

  • Bitter Chocolateby Carol Off

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 17.95

    Hailed in hardcover as “compelling? ( Kirkus Reviews ) and an “astonishing [and] wrenching story? ( The London Free Press ), Bitter Chocolate is an eye-opening look at one of our most beloved consumer products. Tracing the fascinating origins and evolution of chocolate from the banquet tables of Montezuma?s Aztec court in the early sixteenth century... 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...

  • Histories of the Hangedby David Anderson

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances of the Gikuyu people of central Kenya exploded into open rebellion. Only 32 European settlers died in the subsequent fighting, but more than 1,800... more...

  • Rorke's Driftby Adrian Greaves

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    On 22nd January 1879 a force of 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed and destroyed the British invading force at Isandlwana, killing and ritually disemboweling over 1200 troops. That afternoon, the same Zulu force turned their attention on a small outpost at Rorke's Drift. The battle that ensued, one of the British Army's great epics, has since entered... 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...