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  • Sufferings in Africaby James Riley; Dean King

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 14.95

    Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress , as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered... more...

  • How to Think Like Mandelaby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Get inside the mind of Nelson Mandela?one of the 20th century's great revolutionaries and the most inspiring statesman of our time Nelson Mandela was one of the few men in recent history who genuinely changed the world?how we think about our place in society among other ethnic, political, and religious groups and how perseverance, moral conscience,... more...

  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...

  • Clever Blacks, Jesus and Nkandlaby Gareth Van Onselen

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 8.75

    Jacob Zuma is a man who walks in two worlds. As president of South Africa, he is tasked with upholding the principles that define the Constitution and embodying the values they are designed to engender. But, as an individual, a set of private impulses ranging from his religious beliefs, to his traditional African cultural convictions, to a populist... more...

  • Seeking Impact and Visibilityby Henry Trotter; Catherine Kell

    African Minds 2014; US$ 19.95

    African scholarly research is relatively invisible globally because even though research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms. In addition, traditional metrics of visibility, such as the Impact Factor, fail to make legible all African scholarly production. Many African universities also do not... more...

  • The Great Treksby Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military... more...

  • Spear of the Nation: Umkhonto weSizweby Janet Cherry

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Umkhonto weSizwe, Spear of the Nation, was arguably the last of the great liberation armies of the twentieth century?but it never got to ?march triumphant into Pretoria.? MK?as it was known?was the armed wing of the African National Congress, South Africa?s liberation movement, that challenged the South African apartheid government. A small group... more...

  • The ANC Youth Leagueby Clive Glaser

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    This brilliant little book tells the story of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League from its origins in the 1940s to the present and the controversies over Julius Malema and his influence in contemporary youth politics. Glaser analyzes the ideology and tactics of its founders, some of whom (notably Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo) later... more...

  • Recasting the Pastby Derek R. Peterson; Giacomo Macola

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The study of intellectual history in Africa is in its infancy. We know very little about what Africa?s thinkers made of their times. Recasting the Past brings one field of intellectual endeavor into view. The book takes its place alongside a small but growing literature that highlights how, in autobiographies, historical writing, fiction, and other... more...

  • The Zulus at Warby Adrian Greaves; Xolani Mkhize

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting... more...