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  • Unpopular Sovereigntyby Luise White

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 1965 the white minority government of Rhodesia (after 1980 Zimbabwe) issued a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain, rather than negotiate a transition to majority rule. In doing so, Rhodesia became the exception, if not anathema, to the policies and practices of the end of empire. In Unpopular Sovereignty , Luise White shows that... more...

  • Africa Uprisingby Adam Branch; Zachariah Mampilly

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    A fascinating and original overview of resistance and protest in Africa. 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...

  • The Front Line Runs through Every Womanby Eleanor O' Gorman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientations which over-simplify the complex realities women face in the full range of violent conflicts, both past and present. By contextualizing... more...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • The Scramble for Africaby M. E. Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth ? Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia ? was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ?scramble? or ?race? for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...