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  • Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic Worldby Silke Strickrodt

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    A uniquely detailed account of the dynamics of Afro-European trade in two states on the western Slave Coast over three centuries and the transition from slave trade to legitimate commerce. more...

  • The End of Apartheidby Robin Renwick

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    “One of the most important books written on the modern history of South Africa.? WILBUR SMITH In 2 February 1990, FW de Klerk made a speech that changed the history of South Africa. Nine days later, the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked free from the Viktor Verster prison. In the midst of these events was Lord Renwick, Margaret... more...

  • West African Studies An Atlas of the Sahara-Sahelby OECD Publishing; Sahel and West Africa Club

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 126.00

    The Sahara-Sahel has seen recurrent episodes of instability. However, the recent Libyan and Malian crises have intensified the level of violence. These episodes have restructured the geopolitical and geographical dynamics of the region. Cross-border or regional, these contemporary crises require new institutional responses.... more...

  • Out of Lineby Dov Fedler

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.08

    “You?ll be a dentist,? says Dad. “Why?? I ask. “Because you?ll be called doctor and you won?t be called out at night.? “I?m not sticking my hands down anyone?s mouth. Yech!? DOV FEDLER was a laatlammetjie, born and bred in Johannesburg in 1940 just as Hitler was getting into his stride. A third child was not on his parents? ‘want-list?. It was hard... more...

  • Waste of a White Skinby Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A pathbreaking history of the development of scientific racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy in the U.S. and South Africa in the early twentieth century, Waste of a White Skin focuses on the American Carnegie Corporation?s study of race in South Africa, the Poor White Study , and its influence on the creation of apartheid.... more...

  • Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid Stateby Mcebisi Ndletyana

    Real African Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This book critically examines the challenges, successes, and failures of the post-1994 South African state against the humane values enshrined in its constitution: nonracial democracy and respect for all generations of human rights?civil, political, social, economic, resources and the environment and gender and communication. The book sheds light... more...

  • A Box of Sandby Charles Stephenson

    Tattered Flag 2014; US$ 13.99

    This is the first book in the English language to offer an analysis of a conflict that, in so many ways, raised the curtain on the Great War. In September 1911, Italy declared war on the once mighty, transcontinental Ottoman Empire - but it was an Empire in decline. The ambitious Italy decided to add to her growing African empire by attacking Ottoman-ruled... more...

  • The International Impact of the Boer Warby Keith M. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Although much has been written about the conduct of the war in South Africa, very little has been written about how it was regarded on the world stage by powers both great and small. This collection of specially commissioned essays seeks for the first time to put the Boer War (1899-1902) in its international context. Each of the core chapters focuses... more...

  • In Search of King Solomon's Minesby Tahir Shah

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    King Solomon, the Bible?s wisest king, possessed extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold from the porch to the inner sanctum, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Long before H. Rider Haggard?s classic adventure novel King Solomon?s Mines unleashed gold fever more than a century ago, many had sought to... more...

  • Looking for Africaby Derek Reid

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 11.99

    Matty's quest is to find his father, who is a British soldier serving in Africa during the Second World War. The boy forms a friendship with Boxer, a homeless boy he discovers living rough in a disused brick kiln with a mouse called Smokey. Together with a stray dog they call Tonka the friends make preparations to sail to Africa in a stolen barrage... more...