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  • Les identitÈs rÈgionales et la dialectique Sud-Sud en questionby Nadir Marouf

    CODESRIA 2007; US$ 33.95

    This book highlights the importance of Pan-Africanism in view of reasserting its pivotal role in the economic integration of the continent. For Africans to co-exist and aspire to a much needed dynamic and social community, there is need for a common understanding of their shared histories and projects. The contributions analyse regional identities... more...

  • Teaching Africaby Brandon D. Lundy; Solomon Negash

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Teaching Africa introduces innovative strategies for teaching about Africa. The contributors address misperceptions about Africa and Africans, incorporate the latest technologies of teaching and learning, and give practical advice for creating successful lesson plans, classroom activities, and study abroad programs. Teachers in the humanities, sciences,... more...

  • Historical Memory In Africaby Mamadou Diawara; Bernard Lategan; JAśrn RAźsen

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    A vast amount of literature?both scholarly and popular?now exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all its variations, from its most destructive and divisive impact to its remarkable potential to heal and... more...

  • The Great War Generals of the Western Front 1914-18by Robin Neillands

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    The damning public opinion that the British generals - most notably Haig, French, Plumer, Gough and Byng - sent hundreds of thousands of young men to their deaths in the trenches of the Western front, is one that hasn't changed in over sixty years.Now, in this explosive new book, Robin Neillands challenges the popular myth about the incompetence and... more...

  • Boundaries and History in Africaby Daniel Abwa; Albert-Pascal Temgoua

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book compromises 26 well-researched essays in honour of Professor Verkijika G. Fanso, who retired in 2011 after over 36 years of distinguished service at universities in Cameroon. Contributors include colleagues, former students and close collaborators in Cameroon and beyond. Contributions cover a wide range of issues related to the contested... more...

  • Knowing Mandelaby John Carlin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    As Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the ensuing years saw the collapse of South Africa's apartheid regime, John Carlin ('one of the great post-apartheid chroniclers' Financial Times ) was the South Africa correspondent of London's Independent newspaper. In his acclaimed Playing the Enemy (filmed by Clint Eastwood as Invictus ) he... more...

  • Tale Gunnerby A. J. Brooks

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00

    Nothing quite beats that rawness of military humour. It’s the same the world over. This hilarious collection of South African military anecdotes will—for the less sensitive reader—have you doubled up with mirth.It is an ingrained tradition for South Africans to stand around a fire in the bright sunlight or on warm evenings of summer... more...

  • Teddy Luther's Warby Donal McCracken

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2013; US$ 7.50

    A German-American, in South Africa, fighting the British, in an Irish commando, in the Boer army Some years ago Donal McCracken was working on a book of Ireland and the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) when, in the British Ministry of Defence Library, the old War Office Library, off Whitehall, he came upon a slim volume. It was a war diary written by a young... more...

  • Ad & Walby Peter Hain

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Most of us like to think we?d stand up to fight against evil, and yet the vast majority of white South Africans either stood by and said nothing or actively participated in the oppression and carnage during apartheid. Ad & Wal is the story of two modest people who became notorious, two survivors who did what they thought was right, two parents who... more...

  • Helen Suzmanby Robin Renwick

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Helen Suzman was the voice of South Africa?s conscience during the darkest days of apartheid. She stood alone in parliament, confronted by a legion of highly chauvinist male politicians. Armed with the relentless determination and biting wit for which she became renowned, Suzman battled the racist regime and earned her reputation as a legendary anti-apartheid... more...