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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Modern Algeria has been, in many ways, a harbinger of events and trends that have affected the Arab and Muslim worlds. The country's bold experiment in democratization broke down in the early 1990s, largely over the question of whether the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) should be permitted to come to power following its victories in local, regional,... more...

  • Mamparaby Toc Walsh

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 15.00

    Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem’. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. The country was in a state of national emergency and all... 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...

  • The Partition of Africaby John Mackenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    Much of the historical debate surrounding the partition of Africa, the events that led up to it and its implications for the continent itself and for the rest of the world is so controversial that it is difficult to provide a coherent survey of the shifting theories of the last twenty years. In this pamphlet Dr MacKenzie attempts to do this, by sketching... more...

  • A Pride of Eaglesby Beryl Salt

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 30.00

    This is the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the romantic days of 'bush' flying in the 1920s and '30s-when aircraft were refueled from jerrycans and landing grounds were often the local golf course-to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980. In 1939 the tiny Royal Rhodesian Air Force... more...

  • A Savage War of Peaceby Alistair Horne

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked... more...

  • Shona Sentential Names: A Brief Overviewby Jacob Mapara

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 20.90

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...