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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mandelaby Bob Crew

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    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

    Real African Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    Mcebisi Ndletyana held research positions at various research institutions including the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) at Doornfontein, and at the Steve Biko Foundation in Braamfontein before joining MISTRA. He has also held lecturing positions at the Marymount Manhattan College in New York as well... 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...