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Southern Africa

  • Egypt's Lost Springby Sherif Khalifa

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Arab Spring caught the world by surprise and was truly inspiring. Then, many watched with bewilderment as the process unfolded in unforeseen directions. This lively and well-documented book tells the story of events in Egypt from the end of the Mubarak era in 2010 through the revolution in 2011 and the military interference in the summer of 2013.... more...

  • Revolutionary Egyptby Reem Abou-El-Fadl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In 2011 the world watched as Egyptians rose up against a dictator. Observers marveled at this sudden rupture, and honed in on the heroes of Tahrir Square. Revolutionary Egypt analyzes this tumultuous period from multiple perspectives, bringing together experts on the Middle East from disciplines as diverse as political economy, comparative politics... more...

  • Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Southeastern Africaby Elizabeth A. Eldredge

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Examines indigenous oral traditions and histories in order to explain the factors propelling sociopolitical consolidation and the emergence of chiefdoms and kingdoms in nineteenth-century southeastern Africa. more...

  • Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrirby Mona Prince; Samia Mehrez

    The American University in Cairo Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    A writer, a university professor, a woman: this is the insightful and humorous description of one hesitant revolutionary's experiences through the eighteen days of the Egyptian uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in January/February 2011. Juggling humor and horror, hope and fear, certitude and anxiety, Prince immerses us in... more...

  • Bread, Freedom, Social Justiceby Anne Alexander; Mostafa Bassiouny

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    The first detailed account of the role of the workers' movement in the Middle East uprisings. more...

  • The Courage of ¦¦kabboby Janette Deacon; Pippa Skotnes

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... more...

  • Official Storiesby Laurie Brand

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals... more...

  • Revolution Is My Nameby Mona Prince

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 10.99

    Mona Prince?s humorous and insightful memoir tells of one woman?s journey as a hesitant revolutionary through the eighteen days of the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.Alongside the brutal violence of the security forces, the daily battles of resistance, and the author?s own abduction and beating at the hands of the police, this... more...

  • Egypt's Long Revolutionby Maha Abdelrahman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt?s other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without a leader, and single-minded without one guiding political ideology. This book examines the decade long of protest movements which created the... more...

  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971)by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 64.95

    Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand... more...