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  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia A´tel

    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...

  • Emperor Haile Selassieby Bereket Habte Selassie

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. This book, written by a former state official who served in a number of important positions in Selassie?s government, tells both the story of the emperor?s life and the story of modern Ethiopia. After a struggle for the... more...

  • Bitter Dawnby Dan Newling

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 21.88

    ĹThe man standing next to me was a tall, good-looking man of Indian heritage in his early 30s. Shrien Dewani seemed calm and composed. The only outward signs of trauma I could notice were the two large, dark purple bags under each of his eyes. I offered him a seat. He accepted and we started to talk. Over the following 45 minutes, the British businessman... more...

  • The Front Line Runs through Every Womanby Eleanor O' Gorman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientations which over-simplify the complex realities women face in the full range of violent conflicts, both past and present. By contextualizing... more...

  • Tracing the New Indian Diasporaby Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 88.00

    The growing importance of the Indian diaspora is felt today across the globe due to its emergence as the second-largest diasČporic community. By examining historical, socio-cultural, economic, political, and liteČrary aspects of the Indian diaspora, this volume sets out to trace the latest develČopments in the field of Indian diaspora studies. It brings... more...

  • Zambiaby Andrew Sardanis

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 24.00

    On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider?s account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the... more...

  • The History of Africaby Molefi Kete Asante

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe?instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting... more...

  • From the Cam to the Zambeziby Tony Schur

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    In 1961 a group of men arrived in Cambridge to join the Overseas Services Course before going on to work in the Provincial Administration of the Northern Rhodesia Government. This book features contributions by fifteen of the original course members and three wives. They cover the last years of colonial rule in Northern Rhodesia and the early years... more...

  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...

  • A Burning Hungerby Lynda Schuster

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    If the Mandelas were the generals in the fight for black liberation, the Mashininis were the foot soldiers. Theirs is a story of exile, imprisonment, torture, and loss, but also of dignity, courage, and strength in the face of appalling adversity. Originally published in Great Britain to critical acclaim, A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against... more...