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  • The Scramble for Africaby M. E. Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth ? Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia ? was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ?scramble? or ?race? for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants.... more...

  • Becoming Zimbabwe. A History from the Pre-colonial Period to 2008by Brian Raftopoulos; Alois Mlambo

    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...

  • The Hard Road to Reformby Brian Raftopolos

    Weaver Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The defeat of ZANU-PF in the 2008 parliamentary election marked the end of one-party rule in Zimbabwe. The Global Political Agreement signed later that resulted in a Government of National Unity, and the former ruling party was, for the first time, faced with the reality of sharing power. The Hard Road to Reform presents a penetrating analysis of developments... more...

  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Beingby Rory Pilossof

    Weaver Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the country?s white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role... more...

  • Erobern und Erinnernby Jan C. Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00

    ?This work is relentlessly analytical and, at the same time, a pleasure to read. While advancing historical research on remembrance, it sets a new standard for a political and cultural history of colonial relations.? ? Jürgen Osterhammel more...

  • Twenty Years of Independence in Zimbabweby Dr Staffan Darnolf; Dr Liisa Laakso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 163.00

    This collection offers comprehensive insights into pivotal areas of concern regarding developments in Zimbabwe since its independence. By disclosing the intra-elite competition, assessing the performance of Zimbabwe's economy and explaining how the country's natural resources have been managed, we can better understand the ruling ZANU-PF's increasing... more...

  • Berber Culture on the World Stageby Jane E. Goodman

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.15

    "[S]ure to interest a number of different audiences, from language and music scholars to specialists on North Africa.... a superb book, clearly written, analytically incisive, about very important issues that have not been described elsewhere." -- John Bowen, Washington University In ... more...

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Volume 5by Mathieu Deflem

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 113.00

    Conferences, lectures, funding opportunities, and publications now all fully embrace terrorism and counter-terrorism as topics worthy of serious reflection and investigation among criminologists. The papers in this volume bring out the distinct contribution criminologists and criminological sociologists have to offer in the study of counter-terrorism... more...

  • Algeria since 1989by James D. Le Sueur

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Algeria's democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. Le Sueur shows that Algeria is at the very heart of contemporary debates about Islam and secular democracy, arguing that the stability of Algeria is crucial for the security of the wider Middle East. Algeria Since 1989 is a lively and essential examination of how the fate of one... more...

  • The First Helicopter War: Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962by Charles Shrader

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 122.00

    Using recently released French official documents and a variety of other sources, this study explains how the French Army, so recently defeated by the Viet Minh insurgents in Indochina, was able to successfully defeat the Algerian nationalist rebels on the battlefield, while nevertheless losing the war at the conference table. This French success,... more...