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Africa

  • Birth of a Dream Weaverby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    The New Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Birth of a Dream Weaver charts the very beginnings of a writer?s creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong?o recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda?threshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist, and novelist, just as Uganda, Kenya, Congo, and other countries... more...

  • Nollywoodby Jonathan Haynes

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Nigeria?s Nollywood has rapidly grown into one of the world?s largest film industries, radically altering media environments across Africa and in the diaspora; it has also become one of African culture?s most powerful and consequential expressions, powerfully shaping how Africans see themselves and are seen by others. With this book, Jonathan Haynes... more...

  • Passchendaeleby Paul Ham

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 31.16

    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting... more...

  • Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghanaby Kwame Essien

    Michigan State University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana is a fresh approach, challenging both pre-existing and established notions of the African Diaspora by engaging new regions, conceptualizations, and articulations that move the field forward. This book examines the untold story of freed slaves from Brazil who thrived socially, culturally, and economically despite... more...

  • The Biafran Humanitarian Crisis, 1967?1970by Arua Oko Omaka

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    This book focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Biafra from 1967 to 1970 and the historic response of church groups from different parts of the world. This is the first scholarly work to establish the Joint Church Aid as the foundation of modern day international humanitarian aid. more...

  • Green Leaderby Ian Pringle

    Helion and Company 2016; US$ 32.57

    On 3 September 1978, a Russian-supplied heat-seeking missile shot down an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the lakeside holiday resort of Kariba in the Zambezi Valley. Miraculously, 18 people, including small children, survived the crash only for most of them to be gunned down in cold blood shortly after the crash... more...

  • From Craftsmen to Capitalistsby Frederick L. McKitrick

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Politically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection... more...

  • Re-Imagining DEFAby Sťan Allan; Sebastian Heiduschke

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic-to the extent it was considered at all-was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring value. Since then, interest in East German cinema has exploded, inspiring innumerable festivals, books, and exhibits on the GDR's rich and varied... more...

  • SOE's Mastermindby Brian Lett

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    For those with even a passing interest in the Second World War, the name Colin Gubbins is synonymous with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). This is not surprising as from its creation in late 1940 at Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s command ‘to set Europe ablaze’, Gubbins was the driving force behind SOE. Over the next... more...

  • An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europeby Ivan T. Berend

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A revised and updated edition of the leading overview of economic regimes and economic performance in twentieth-century Europe. more...