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Southern Africa

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  • Southern Africaby Jonathan Farley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    Southern Africa surveys the contemporary history of the whole region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one short succinct volume. Positioning the collapse of Portugal?s African Empire in the context of the region?s history since 1945, Farley asserts that this collapse... more...

  • Egypt's Culture Warsby Samia Mehrez

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ?high? and ?low? culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass... more...

  • Egyptby Rabab El-Mahdi; Philip Marfleet

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Egypt is at the axis of the Arab world, but there have been few attempts to understand contemporary Egyptian society. This book addresses the turmoil created by neoliberal economic policies, the increasingly fragile nature of the authoritarian regime, the influence of movements for democratic opening and popular participation, and the impact of Islamism. more...

  • Global Security Watch--Egypt: A Reference Handbookby Denis J. Sullivan; Kimberly Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. This characterization has far-reaching implications for relations between... more...

  • Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930?1945by Israel Gershoni; James P. Jankowski

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    The emergence of nationalism redefined Egyptian identity. This book shows how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with political failures in the 1930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order. more...

  • Crossing the Zambeziby JoAnn McGregor

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers. more...

  • David Livingstoneby Meriel Buxton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried... more...

  • Heart of Africaby Shile Khumalo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    More hilarious, more deeply experienced travelling from the author of Dark Continent My Black Arse more...

  • Ashraf Marwan, Israel’s Most Valuable Spyby Ephraim Kahana

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits and manages agents. more...

  • Rivalry in Southern Africa 1893-99by Matthew S. Seligmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 150.00

    Seligmann focuses on the development of German policy towards the Transvaal and southern Africa in the 1890s. During this time Germany's flirtation with President Kruger and her confrontational approach to Britain threatened war. How did this come to pass? The author examines the roots of German policy and explores consequent rivalries and tensions.... more...