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  • The Mirror at Midnightby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.95

    History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or... more...

  • 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...

  • The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocratby Ryzard Kapuscinski

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1983; US$ 12.95

    After Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974, Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski?Poland?s top foreign correspondent?went to Ethiopia to piece together a firsthand account of how the Emperor governed his country and why he fell from power. At great risk to himself, Kapu?ci?ski interviewed members of the imperial circle who had gone into hiding. The result is this remarkable... more...

  • A.M. Mackayby J.W.H. Mackay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 186.00

    Published in the year 2004, A.M.Mackay is valuable contribution to the field of History. more...

  • Out in Africaby Ashley Currier

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Visibility matters to activists?to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. Out in Africa is the first to present an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have... more...

  • Anti-Slavery Recollection Cbby George Stephen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Gold Coast Nation and National Consciousnessby Rev. S.R.B. Attoh Ahuma

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    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 went on to influence an entire generation of Ghanians. more...

  • Divided Ruleby Mary Dewhurst Lewis

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    After invading Tunisia in 1881, the French installed a protectorate in which they shared power with the Tunisian ruling dynasty and, due to the dynasty?s treaties with other European powers, with some of their imperial rivals. This "indirect" form of colonization was intended to prevent the violent clashes marking France?s outright annexation of neighboring... 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...

  • On the Threshold of Central Africa (1897)by Francois Coillard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    An eye-witness account of the events which shook South-Central Africa before the advent of Colonial rule. It presents an account of the Lozi, a record of Coillard's journeys and his work in establishing the Paris evangelical mission in Barotseland. more...