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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Algeria in Transitionby Ahmed Aghrout; Redha. M Bougherira

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 210.00

    This book, by providing an up-to-date, systematic analytical account on transformations in Algeria, makes a valuable contribution to the literature on this country that has not yet received much attention in the Anglo-American academy. Its distinctive feature is that it entirely focuses on Algeria, thus departing from existing studies dealing with... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • French Colonial Fascismby Samuel Kalman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This study investigates the various extreme-rightist leagues in Algeria, with particular attention to certain key themes, among them the rabid xenophobia directed at the Jewish population and local Muslims. It demonstrates that fascism helped to construct a racial hierarchy to preserve European hegemony and a pool of cheap labor. more...