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- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 31.99
In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Africa. The cradle of civilisation. From the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011, Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent. He begins with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, through... more...
- Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 24.95
An insightful and comprehensive compilation of the year?s events, this record offers in-the-moment comment and analysis as well as informed reflection on the 2011 African uprisings. While the tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have seized the attention of media analysts, the concurrent rebellions in Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Swaziland,... more...
- Helion & Company 2011; US$ 16.99
"Its members consisted of some of the finest guerrilla-fighting men in the western world, unconventional in many ways, disregardful of parade-ground discipline, unorthodox in their dress, yet a force so tightly knit in the face of danger that those who knew anything about them could only marvel" - The Citizen. Formed in 1973 by the legendary... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99
?Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won?t be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn?t the Army using colored nurses?? ?My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel or a pick, but then I forget about it when I think about all those boys over in the Solomons.? Double Victory tells the stories of African... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 11.67
Only a dramatic, imaginatively crafted intervention a massive redistribution programme managed by the private sector, far-reaching policy changes in schooling, housing and health, and better, disciplined governance will deliver the genuine liberation South Africa’s still-poor millions expected from the 1994 settlement. Without... more...
- Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 37.05
It is 127 years since the Scramble for Africa divided up the continent, imposing borders that have led to conflict rather than peace and stability. It is 100 years since the African National Congress (ANC) was founded as the first African liberation movement with pan-African roots. It is nearly 50 years since the Organization of African Unity (OAU)... more...
- Weaver Press 2009; US$ 9.99
Becoming Zimbabwe is the first comprehensive history of Zimbabwe, spanning the years from 850 to 2008. In 1997, the then Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Morgan Tsvangirai, expressed the need for a 'more open and critical process of writing history in Zimbabwe. ...The history of a nation-in-the-making should not be reduced... more...