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  • 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 language—and African culture itself more...

  • A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa 1884-1926by Kevin Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa,... more...

  • Angolan Rendezvousby Tamar Ron; Tamar Golan

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00

    Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its long-suffering people, vast landscapes... more...

  • The Flechasby John Cann

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola,... more...

  • Fustat Findsby Jere L. Bacharach

    American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 28.99

    Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads?these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century and the heart of Cairo for many centuries following. From the 1950s Dr. Henri Amin Awad accepted... more...

  • Bedouin, Settlers, and Holiday-Makersby Donald P. Cole; Soraya Altorki

    American University of Cairo Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The arid regions impose strict limits upon human existence and activity. And yet by respecting those limits, the flourishing and stable culture of these regions has for centuries been sustained. In the late twentieth century, however, forces such as modernization, globalization, and the politics and economics of nations became so great that major... more...

  • Uncovering African Agencyby Lucy Corkin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    In this thought provoking and original work Lucy Corkin demonstrates how Angola has been amongst the most successful of African nations to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit renewed interest from previously disengaged foreign powers, bolstering their political capital. Uncovering African Agency casts a fascinating... 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...

  • Cairo Contestedby Diane Singerman

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 20.99

    This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical volume?with an updated introduction to take account of the dramatic events of early 2011?explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. Suspicious of collective life and averse to power-sharing, Egyptian governance... more...

  • Cairo Cosmopolitanby Diane Singerman; Paul Amar

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.99

    Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt?s future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo?s popular neighborhoods.... more...