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  • Islam, Democracy and the State in Algeriaby Michael Bonner; Megan Reif; Mark Tessler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    This volume examines the crisis in Algeria and questions of governance, Islam, international relationships and public policy. It discusses Algeria's future and the implications for other arab states and the Western Mediterranean. more...

  • The Compassionate Warriorby Elsa Marston; Barbara Petzon

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Kindness and generosity towards one?s enemies is not common in today?s world. For ?the compassionate warrior,? Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, Arab statesman, and philosopher, Abd el-Kader was widely praised for his commitment to the safety of innocent people... more...

  • Emir Abd el-Kaderby Ahmed Bouyerdene; Eric Geoffroy

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir ?one of the few great men of the century,? while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing... more...

  • Morgan Tsvangirai: At the Deep Endby Morgan Tsvangirai; T William Bango

    Eye Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    Morgan Tsvangirai's dramatic political battle with Zimbabwe?s dictatorial monolith Robert Mugabe stands as one of the most intriguing and important world events of recent times—this is his autobiography   From village life as the son of a humble carpenter to struggling for power with Mugabe as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, this is Morgan... more...

  • In The Shadow of Islamby Isabelle Eberhardt

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 8.74

    An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa   In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements... more...

  • At the deep endby Morgan Tsvangirai

    Eye Books 2011; US$ 29.17

    As a founding member and leader of Zimbabwe?s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai came to prominence as a political force in the late 1990s. Over the next ten years he would be harassed, tortured, charged with treason and labelled a traitor, but he would also come to be globally regarded as a courageous and... more...

  • Apostles of Modernityby Osama Abi-Mershed

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europeby Andrea L. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    "[I]ntersects with very active areas of research in history and anthropology, and links these domains of inquiry spanning Europe and North Africa in a creative and innovative fashion." -- Douglas Holmes, Binghamton University Maltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France,... more...

  • Managing Instability in Algeriaby Isabelle Werenfels

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Using evidence from extensive fieldwork, Isabelle Werenfels explores the relationship between elite dynamics and strategies and the lack of profound political change in Algeria after 1995, when the country?s military rulers returned to electoral processes. more...

  • Colonialism and Violence in Zimbabweby Heike I. Schmidt

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00

    A highly original treatment of significant topics in African Studies and beyond: violence, colonialism, landscape, memory and religion. more...