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  • 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 Mo?se 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 Hammarskj?ld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...

  • 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...

  • Who Killed Hammarskjold?by Susan Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    It has been 50 years since the UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold mysteriously died in a plane crash in Africa. Williams uncovers new evidence to demonstrate conclusively that the horrific conflict in the Congo was driven not so much by internal divisions as by the Cold War and the West's determination to control post-colonial Africa. more...

  • Eritrea at a Crossroadsby Andebrhan Welde Giorgis

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    "I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high-quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea, but also asks the pertinent questions on the future of his marvelous country. He does it with tact and success, based on his long experience as freedom fighter, as senior public... more...

  • Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empireby Robert L. Tignor

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.60

    The two decades that followed World War II witnessed the end of the great European empires in Asia and Africa. Robert Tignor's new study of the decolonization experiences of Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya elucidates the major factors that led to the transfer of power from British to African hands in these three territories. Employing a comparative method... more...

  • An Economic History of West Africaby A. G. Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa. Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the former French as well as British colonies. more...

  • The Bitter Bread of Exile. The Financial Problems of Sir Edward Mutesa II during his final exile, 1966 - 1969by A.B.K. Kasozi

    Progressive Publishing House 2013; US$ 32.30

    Using original sources the author weaves a number of themes into the sad personal story of Uganda's first president in his last exile, 1966-1969. The first section, chapters 1-5, highlights the social and political causes of Sir Edward Mutesa's exile. The author argues that the failure of the state to integrate into a viable political community explains... more...

  • Gender and Colonialismby Lorena Rizzo

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2012; US$ 32.30

    This book deals with colonialism on a Namibian periphery and considers both the German colonial period as well as South African rule in the country. The marginality of the Kaoko region within this colonial topography of power is analysed as a dynamic and fractured feature where power relations and constellations remained highly contested. The dynamics... more...

  • The Politics of a South African Frontierby Chatfield Legassick

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2010; US$ 37.05

    This book publishes Martin Legassick's influential doctoral thesis on the preindustrial South African frontier zone of Transorangia. The impressive formation of the Griqua states in the first half of the nineteenth century outside the borders of the Cape Colony and their relations with Sotho-Tswana polities, frontiersmen, missionaries and the British... more...

  • Mutira Missionby Julius Gathogo

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70

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