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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mandelaby Bob Crew

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill. In Mandela , former foreign correspondent Bob Crew demystifies the icon and his legacy. After over a decade of travels in South Africa, Crew... more...

  • Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid Stateby Mcebisi Ndletyana; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    Real African Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This book critically examines the challenges, successes, and failures of the post-1994 South African state against the humane values enshrined in its constitution: nonracial democracy and respect for all generations of human rights?civil, political, social, economic, resources and the environment and gender and communication. The book sheds light... more...

  • The Zulu Warby John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    The events at Rorke's Drift, the iconic defence of a mission station by a small force of British and colonial troops, were immortalised in the 1964 film Zulu. In January 1879, a small garrison of just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the mission against a force of 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The fierce, but piecemeal,... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia A´tel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...

  • The Boer War 1899-1902by John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.50

    Fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic, the First Boer War (1880-1881) was a rebellion by the Boers (farmers) against British rule in the Transvaal that re-established their independence. The engagements that it involved, such as they were, were small and involved few... more...

  • Mission to South Africaby Robin Renwick

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    An insider's blow-by-blow account of the release of Nelson Mandela and dismantling of apartheid by the ambassador who was in the midst of these events. Appointed to South Africa as Margaret Thatcher's envoy, Lord Renwick became a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Mangosuthu Buthelezi, acting as a trusted intermediary between them.... more...

  • Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu Warby Ken Gillings

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 15.00

    Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields - especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War - has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal... more...

  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013by IU Press Journals

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    December 2014 marked a year since the passing of Nelson Mandela?a man who was as much myth as flesh and blood. Transition pays tribute to Mandela?s worldly attainments and to his otherworldly sainthood. Featuring remembrances from Wole Soyinka, Xolela Mangcu, Pierre de Vos, and Adam Habib, this issue assembles Mandela?s staunchest allies?for whom... more...