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  • The Scramble for Africaby M.E. Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.99

    This is the second major revision of this key Seminar Study which was originally published in 1974. The book contrasts the Victorian image of Africa with what has been revealed by recent research on the history of Africa. Professor Chamberlain uses case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe to examine the European partition and conquest of the continent.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bound for Africaby Douglas H. Jr. Hubbard

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...