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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    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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  • Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzaniaby Emma Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32

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

  • On Wings of Eaglesby Micha Feldman

    Gefen Publishing House 2012; US$ 9.99

    Told through diary entries interspersed with the stories of many Ethiopian Jews in their own words, this is the gripping account of the Jewish Agency s coordinator of Ethiopian aliyah as he worked over a decade to free the Beta Israel from shocking conditions. With Ethiopia overrun by rebels, the Jews had left their villages in northern Ethiopia by... more...

  • Public Documents from Sinnarby Jay Spaulding; Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim

    Michigan State University Press 1989; US$ 30.75

    This selection of Arabic and English translations illuminates the changes of eighteenth-century government in the northern Nile Valley of Sudan, and provides reliable chronological points of reference for the history of the region.The documents offered in this volume, including charter grants of land and privilege, administrative letters, judicial... more...

  • The Pate Chronicleby Marina Tolmacheva

    Michigan State University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    In late October 1890, a British force led by Admiral Fremantle assaulted and subdued the East African town of Witu, the mainland capital of the Nabahani rulers of Pate; five years later, the entire region and the adjacent coastal islands came under British administration. One of the great tragedies suffered as a result of Admiral Fremantle's initial... more...