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Political History

  • The Cultural Revolutionby Frank Dikotter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 31.99

    Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • The Battle of Algiersby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In the summer of 1956, Algiers was rocked by a series of terrorist attacks orchestrated by the FLN against the center of French power in Algeria. The aim of this violence was to fight against the colonial stronghold of France and achieve independence. However, France did not give in without a fight. General Jacques Massu worked tirelessly to dismantle... more...

  • The Cloudsby Juan José Saer; Hilary Vaughn Dobel

    Open Letter 2016; US$ 9.99

    A doctor leads five mental patients to an asylum in this meditation on exile, madness, and the writing process. more...

  • Disrupting Maizeby Gabriela Méndez Cota

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Theorizes the disruptions precipitated by corporate agricultural biotechnology in Mexican cultural politics. more...

  • South Asian Islam and British Multiculturalismby Amir Ali

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This book analyses South Asian Islam?s engagement with the West, and Britain in particular. It traces the roots of British multiculturalism to South Asia and the Deobandi school of Islam. The work shows how the pattern of interaction that initially emerged between the Deobandi Muslims and the colonial British state in late-19th century replicated... more...

  • The Suicidal State in Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Ingiriis

    UPA 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book documents and delves into the reign and rule of the Siad Barre regime that ruled Somalia from 1969 up to 1991. It traces what went wrong with the post-colonial Somali State once colonial rule passed to the Somali hands. more...

  • The Decolonial Mandelaby Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    A significant contribution to the emerging literature on decolonial studies, this concise and forcefully argued volume lays out a groundbreaking interpretation of the "Mandela phenomenon." Contrary to a neoliberal social model that privileges adversarial criminal justice and a rationalistic approach to war making, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni identifies... more...

  • The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africaby George Barrett; Shirley Brooks; Jenny Josefsson; Nqobile Zulu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    The year 2013 marked the 100 th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act in South Africa which legalised the violent dispossession and alienation of the African majority from the land. It is common cause that the alienation of land for conservation purposes, introduced to Africa under colonial rule, has continued more or less uninterrupted until today. However,... more...

  • On the Way Backby Montague Kobbé

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 4.99

    A comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla echoing both Herman Wouk and A Confederacy of Dunces . more...