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  • The 1956 Warby David Tal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the plot which sparked off hostilities, and the Egyptian losses and gains are analyzed. more...

  • Africa Must Be Modernby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In a forthright and uncompromising manner, Olfmi Tw explores Africa?s hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. What has to change for Africa to be able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Tw insists that Africa can renew itself only... more...

  • Empire in Africaby David Birmingham

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 17.99

    The dark years of European fascism left their indelible mark on Africa. As late as the 1970s, Angola was still ruled by white autocrats, whose dictatorship was eventually overthrown by black nationalists who had never experienced either the rule of law or participatory democracy. Empire in Africa takes the long view of history and asks whether... more...

  • Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigmby Alexei Vasiliev

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 30.00

    The volume contains abstracts of papers presented at the 12th Conference of Africanists organized by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in May 2011. The Conference, held triennially since 1969 is a major event in the area of African studies in Russia and beyond. What is particularly remarkable is the number and the... more...

  • Forgotten Africaby Graham Connah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public... more...

  • Darkest Europe and Africa's Nightmareby Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 34.95

    Probing the human causes of Africa s continuing travails, a London-educated Kenyan princess examines official policies that do more harm than good, while poking fun at Western hypocrisy and greed, and African vanity and passivity, as well. If the United States is based on the principle that all men are created equal, why, the author asks, does the... more...

  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramidsby Rough Guides

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 19.99

    Adventurous, informative and opinionated, on everything from where to find Cairo's best restaurants to the latest discoveries from antiquity, the Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids ranges from the famous Cities of the Dead to nightlife that only locals know. Getting the best deal, avoiding hassles and having fun are what this guidebook keeps in mind... more...

  • Something Torn and Newby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    "One of Africa's greatest writers? ( San Francisco Chronicle ) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African languageand African culture itself more...

  • Orphan of the Cold Warby Margaret Joan Anstee

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 82.00

    This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence,... more...