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  • The End of Apartheidby Mike Read

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    Rupert Brooke, strikingly good-looking, effortlessly charming and prodigiously gifted, has become the tragic embodiment of the generation lost between 1914 and 1918. Upon the poet?s tragic untimely death, Winston Churchill declared that we shall never see his like again?, yet Brooke immortalised himself in his own poignant verse: If I should die,... 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...

  • Mission to South Africaby Robin Renwick

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 20.42

    An insider?s blow-by-blow account of the release of Nelson Mandela and dismantling of apartheid by the ambassador who was in the midst of these events. Appointed to South Africa as Margaret Thatcher?s envoy, Lord Renwick became a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Mangosuthu Buthelezi, acting as a trusted intermediary between them.... more...

  • Amazing Africaby M. D. Ramesh; Ranveer Chauhan

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 9.95

    Written by two experts who have lived and worked in Africa for two decades, Amazing Africa: A Corporate Journey is a collection of 25 colourful tales and anecdotes of their enriching time spent on the continent. Today, Africa is a serious investment destination where there are billion dollar deals happening on a daily basis, with strong interest from... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia Atel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...