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  • 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...

  • City of Thornsby Ben Rawlence

    Picador 2016; US$ 26.99

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  • Mutira Missionby Julius Gathogo

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70

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  • Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzaniaby Emma Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    This book is a study of the interplay of vernacular and global languages of politics during Africa's decolonization. more...

  • Securing Sierra Leone, 1997?2013by Peter Albrecht; Paul Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Between 1991?and?2002, Sierra Leone was wracked by a devastating civil war and the complete collapse of state institutions. Since then, however, the UK?s contribution to post-war reconstruction has been widely held up as an example of successful stabilisation and state-building ? particularly of the country?s security and justice institutions.? ... 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... more...

  • After Apartheidby Ian Shapiro; Kahreen Tebeau

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 24.50

    Democracy came to South Africa in April 1994, when the African National Congress won a landslide victory in the first free national election in the country?s history. That definitive and peaceful transition from apartheid is often cited as a model for others to follow. The new order has since survived several transitions of ANC leadership,... more...

  • How Societies Are Bornby Jan Vansina

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    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...

  • Slavery by Any Other Nameby Eric Allina

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 49.50

    Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime ... more...

  • Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singersby Wyatt MacGaffey

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed... more...