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  • The Other Barackby Sally H. Jacobs

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 24.00

    The life story of the father of the most powerful elected leader in the world is an epic tale, one as daring as it was improbable. The father of the U.S. president, the first Barack Hussein Obama, was born in rural poverty in Kenya. His own father was a dominating figure who worked as a cook for the British colonists and broke with Luo tradition... more...

  • Extracting Profitby Lee Weingraff

    Haymarket Books 2018; US$ 19.00

    A piercing historical explanation for poverty and inequality in African societies today, and social impact of resource-driven growth. more...

  • Passionate Revolutionsby Talitha Espiritu

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    In the last three decades, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos has commanded the close scrutiny of scholars. These studies have focused on the political repression, human rights abuses, debt-driven growth model, and crony capitalism that defined Marcos? so-called Democratic Revolution in the Philippines. more...

  • Egyptian Revolutionsby Amal Treacher Kabesh

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 31.99

    A conceptual analysis of the impact of the socio-political conditions in Egypt on ?ordinary? citizens and identity. more...

  • Decolonising Interventionby Meera Sabaratnam

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    Explores the experiences of intervention in Mozambique to examine the efficacy of colonial approaches to post-crisis statebuilding. more...

  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    The book that established Thomas Carlyle?s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience... more...

  • Peoples and Empiresby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Written by one of the world?s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires?the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British?and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between ?us? and ?them,? culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It?s the history of how... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...

  • Dreams in a Time of Warby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ng?g? wa Thiong?o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ng?g? displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that... more...