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  • 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...

  • Affairs of West Africaby Edmund Dene Morel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 186.00

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

  • 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...

  • African History For Beginnersby Herb Boyd; Shey Wolvek-Pfister

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    African History For Beginners  explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of... more...

  • Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)by E. Ann McDougall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life ? including his own ?life vision? on the occasion of his 60 th birthday. It speaks to... more...

  • Modernization as Spectacle in Africaby Peter J. Bloom; Stephan F. Miescher; Takyiwaa Manuh

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans?... more...

  • Poverty Knowledge in South Africaby Grace Davie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Discusses unconventional ways of measuring and addressing poverty in South Africa, which remains one of the country's biggest challenges. more...

  • To Katanga and Backby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Moïse Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...