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  • Egypt's Lost Spring: Causes and Consequencesby Sherif Khalifa

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Arab Spring caught the world by surprise and was truly inspiring. Then, many watched with bewilderment as the process unfolded in unforeseen directions. This lively and well-documented book tells the story of events in Egypt from the end of the Mubarak era in 2010 through the revolution in 2011 and the military interference in the summer of 2013.... more...

  • Making Sense of the Central African Republicby Tatiana Carayannis; Louisa Lombard

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A groundbreaking book that fundamentally opens the Central African Republic to African policymakers and scholars. more...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A lively and argumentative analysis of contemporary South African politics that shows how the dream of a 'rainbow nation' consensus has fractured, making space for new political possibilities to emerge. more...

  • Africa's Return Migrantsby Lisa Åkesson; Maria Eriksson Baaz

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    An important investigation into the actual practices of African return migrants, and their abilities - or otherwise - to act as the continent's 'new developers' more...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic... more...

  • Africa's Past, Our Futureby Kathleen R. Smythe

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Africa's Past, Our Future engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change. Since the past may offer alternative models for thinking about our collective future, this book promotes an appreciation for African social, economic, and political... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 26.25

    ‘I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.? – ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa?s pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police... more...

  • Genocide on Settler Frontiersby Mohamed Adhikari

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    European colonial conquest included many instances of indigenous peoples being exterminated. Cases where invading commercial stock farmers clashed with hunter-gatherers were particularly destructive, often resulting in a degree of dispossession and slaughter that destroyed the ability of these societies to reproduce themselves. The experience of... more...

  • Imagined Liberationby Heribert Adam; Kogila Moodley

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    On a spectrum of hostility towards migrants, South Africa ranks at the top, Germany in the middle and Canada at the bottom. South African xenophobic violence by impoverished slum dwellers is directed against fellow Africans. ?Foreign? Africans are blamed for a high crime rate and most other maladies of an imagined liberation. Why would a society... more...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in Senegal Khady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa. On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search... more...