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  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...