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  • Making Sense of the Central African Republicby Tatiana Carayannis; Louisa Lombard

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A groundbreaking book that fundamentally opens the Central African Republic to African policymakers and scholars. more...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A lively and argumentative analysis of contemporary South African politics that shows how the dream of a 'rainbow nation' consensus has fractured, making space for new political possibilities to emerge. more...

  • Africa's Past, Our Futureby Kathleen R. Smythe

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Africa's Past, Our Future engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change. Since the past may offer alternative models for thinking about our collective future, this book promotes an appreciation for African social, economic, and political... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 26.25

    ‘I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.? – ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa?s pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police... more...

  • Imagined Liberationby Heribert Adam; Kogila Moodley

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    On a spectrum of hostility towards migrants, South Africa ranks at the top, Germany in the middle and Canada at the bottom. South African xenophobic violence by impoverished slum dwellers is directed against fellow Africans. ?Foreign? Africans are blamed for a high crime rate and most other maladies of an imagined liberation. Why would a society... more...

  • Building a New South Africaby David Thelen; Karie L. Morgan

    Indiana University Press 2015; Not Available

    Once a thriving, multiracial community, the Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg was home to many famous artists, musicians, and poets. It was also a place where residential apartheid was first put into practice with forced removals, buildings bulldozed, and the construction of new, cheap housing for white public employees. David Thelen and Karie L.... more...

  • The Deserts of Hesperidesby Anthony Thwaite

    Silphium Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book is a record of my life in and reactions to Libya during the two periods I have lived there: first as a British army conscript in Tripolitania from June 1950 to July 1951, then as a university teacher in Cyrenaica from September 1965 to July 1967. That there is a connection between the two — that my second stay was the result of my first... more...

  • Rüstungsintegrationby Florian Seiller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The study draws upon an extensive range of source materials to investigate the plan for integrating the armed forces proposed at the Conference on the European Defence Community (EDC). Key aspects include preparations for institutionalized integration in Western Europe and German-French explorations of an issue that was especially sensitive... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Algeria covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Wings over Ogadenby Tom Cooper

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 16.99

    With Ethiopia in disarray following a period of severe internal unrest and the spread of insurgencies in Eritrea and Tigray, Ethiopia and its armed forces should have offered little opposition to well-equipped Somali armed forces which were unleashed to capture Ogaden, in July 1977. However, excellently trained pilots of the Ethiopian Air Force took... more...