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  • 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 Gambia Colony and Protectorateby Frances Bisset Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume comprises a broad history of the Gambia, followed by extensive practical and statistical information. First published in 1906, it remains a source of historical data and interest. 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 Gold Coast Nation and National Consciousnessby Rev. S.R.B. Attoh Ahuma

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Attoh founded "The Gold Coast Leader" in 1896 and was considered to be the most influential newspaper of its day. Many Gold Coast Nationalists used it as a platform and these selections, first published in 1911, went on to influence an entire generation of Ghanians. 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... more...

  • In the Realms of Goldby Roland Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    The core of the book is Oliver's account of his research travels throughout tropical Africa from the 1940s to the 1980s; his efforts to train and foster African graduate students to teach in African universities; his role in establishing conferences and journals to bring together the work of historians and archaeologists from Europe and Africa; his... 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... more...

  • The Last Caravanby Thurston Clarke

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Last Caravan is a powerful and dramatic account of how the great African drought of the early 1970s transformed the nomadic Tuareg, the famous blue-veiled men of the Beau Geste legend. Thurston Clarke recounts their story in his words and theirs, allowing them to come to life as they describe their sufferings and wanderings in search of food... more...

  • Letters from Robben Islandby Robert D. Vassen

    Michigan State University Press 1999; US$ 20.75

    Late one night in July, 1963, a South African police unit surrounded the African National Congress headquarters in Rivonia and arrested a group of Movement leaders gathered inside. Eventually eight of them, including Nelson Mandela, who was already serving a sentence, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoledi, Andrew... more...

  • The Liberian Civil Warby Mark Huband

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    The civil war in 1989 promised freedom from ten years of vicious dictatorship; instead the seeds of Liberia's devastation were sown. Mark Huband's account of the conflict is a portrayal of the war as it unfolded, drawing on the author's experience of living amongst the fighters. more...