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  • Catastropheby Richard Bourne

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this incisive and revealing book, Richard Bourne shows how a country that had every prospect of success when it achieved independence became a brutal police state less than thirty years later. Beginning with the British conquest and covering events up to the present precarious political situation, Catastrophe is the most comprehensive, up-to-date... more...

  • Algeriaby Martin Evans

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Invaded in 1830, populated by one million settlers who co-existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers , Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France, in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany. The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of... more...

  • Algerians without Bordersby Allan Christelow

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    This account of Algeria through its migratory history begins in the last quarter of the eighteenth century by looking at forced migration through the slave trade. It moves through the colonial era and continues into Algeria’s turbulent postcolonial experience. more...

  • Ethnicity in Zimbabweby Enocent Msindo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    A study of the ways in which debates around ethnicity and other identities in Zimbabwe-and in Matabeleland in particular-relate to wider issues in both rural and urban Zimbabwe past and present. more...

  • Citizen of Zimbabweby Stephen Chan

    Weaver Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    Morgan Tsvangiraiís appointment as Zimbabweís Prime Minister in 2009 followed many yearsí leadership of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trades Unions and the Movement for Democratic Change. How has that experience equipped him for high national office? Does he have the personal, intellectual and political qualities required to be President?... more...

  • One Hundred and Four Horsesby Mandy Retzlaff

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99

    On an early summer morning in 2001, Mandy Retzlaff received the phone call that she and her family had been dreading. Her farmhouse in northern Zimbabwe was being decimated at the hands of an angry mob of Robert Mugabe?s war veterans, who had been tasked with driving white farmers from their homes. In just a few short days, forty-five of Mandy?s neighbours... more...

  • A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colonyby William Gallois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00

    Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • Shona Sentential Namesby Jacob Mapara

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.95

    This book draws on the case of the Shona and other Bantu people of Africa to argue that names are not mere identity tags. Names are an important cultural symbol of the people who give and bear them. The book challenges linguists and other social scientists to pay particular attention to the significance of names in the study of language use in society.... more...

  • France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962by Martin S. Alexander; J.F.V. Keiger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French republic's official admission in 1999 that what happened in Algeria was indeed a war. more...