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  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • Long Walk to Freedomby Nelson Mandela

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant... more...

  • The Origins of the Libyan Nationby Anna Baldinetti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts the rise of nationalism from the colonial era and shows how it developed through an external Libyan diaspora and the influence of Arab nationalism.... more...

  • Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelandsby Philip Briggs; Loren Minsky

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only... more...

  • Margery Perham and British Rule in Africaby Mary Bull; Alison Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    The book traces how the Second World War transformed Margery Perham's view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...

  • Exploiting Africaby Donovan C. Chau

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    The purpose of this book is to provide an historical examination of China?s activities in Africa, an important yet overlooked aspect of the broader subject of China in Africa today. There is a tendency of observers of China in Africa to always look forward; however, there is a need to look backward. Modern China?s historical presence in Africa must... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Die deutsche Emin-Pascha-Expeditionby Carl Peters

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 14.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Emin Pascha, bedeutendster Pionier der Erforschung Innerafrikas und Leiter der Äquatorialprovinz, wird durch den Mahdi-Aufstand von Ägypten und dem Sudan abgeschnitten. Im Jahre 1887 startet der Brite Henry Stanley eine Expedition, um den in die Enge getriebenen Emin Pascha zu befreien. 1888 erreicht die stanleysche Expedition ihr... more...

  • Die Entdeckungsreisen in Nord- und Mittelafrika von Richardson, Overweg, Barth und Vogelby Karl Arenz

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.15

    Hauptbeschreibung Bereits 1845 reiste der Engländer James Richardson nach Nordafrika, da er den dort betriebenen Sklavenhandel erforschen und durch einen Handel mit europäischen und einheimischen Waren ersetzen wollte. Nach seiner Rückkehr beschloss er, erneut den afrikanischen Kontinent zu besuchen, um mögliche Handelsbeziehungen auszubauen und... more...

  • How I Found Livingstoneby Henry Morton Stanley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...