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  • A Theory of Imperialismby Utsa Patnaik; Prabhat Patnaik; David Harvey; Akeel Bilgrami

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In A Theory of Imperialism , the economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how... more...

  • Africa?s Best and Worst Presidentsby Nkuzi Mhango

    Langaa RPCIG 2016; US$ 34.00

    Africa?s Best and Worst Presidents seeks to deconstruct the current superstructure that colonialism created and maintains. It chastises and challenges Africans, academics in the main, to revisit and write a true history of Africa. Written by Africans themselves, such rewritten histories should aim to counter the counterfeit narratives which have proliferated,... more...

  • The Breachby Peter Baker

    Scribner 2000; US$ 27.99

    The journalist who co-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique in American history -- the first impeachment of an elected president. "For all of the titillation about thongs and cigars, the story of the... more...

  • Mandela, Mobutu, and Meby Lynne Duke

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.00

    In this stunning memoir, veteran Washington Post correspondent Lynne Duke takes readers on a wrenching but riveting journey through Africa during the pivotal 1990s and brilliantly illuminates a continent where hope and humanity thrive amid unimaginable depredation and horrors. For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke... more...

  • Mediterranean Frontiersby Dimitar Bechev; Kalypso Nicolaidis

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The identity of any nation-state is inextricably linked with its borders and frontiers. Borders connect nations and sustain notions of social cohesion. Yet they are also the sites of division, fragmentation and political conflict. This ambitious study encompasses North Africa, the Middle East, and South and South East Europe to examine the emergence... more...

  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... more...

  • The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935by Trevor Wilson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.41

    By 1914 the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of 1906. Four years later the Party was out of office, and so enfeebled it would never again form a government. What prompted the Liberal decline in the years of The Great War, and why did this decline then accelerate? Trevor Wilson's classic study... more...

  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalismby Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.04

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in... more...

  • The Africa Houseby Christina Lamb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    In the last decades of the British Empire, Stewart Gore-Brown build himself a feudal paradise in Northern Rhodesia; a sprawling country estate modelled on the finest homes of England, complete with uniformed servants, daily muster parades and rose gardens. He wanted to share it with the love of his life, the beautiful unconventional Ethel Locke King,... more...

  • Decolonization and the Decolonizedby Albert Memmi; Robert Bonnono

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    In this time of global instability and widespread violence, Albert Memmi?author of the highly influential and groundbreaking work The Colonizer and the Colonized?turns his attention to the present-day situation of formerly colonized peoples. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi expands his intellectual engagement with the subject and examines... more...