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  • Boerseunby Chris Schoeman

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    Boerseun is die hartroerende ware verhaal van ?n tienjarige plaasseun se traumatiese maar fassinerende ervaringe gedurende die Anglo- Boereoorlog van 1899-1902. Wanneer die Engelse Charles du Preez en sy pa in hul skuilplek in die berge op hul Oos-Vrystaatse plaas opspoor, word die twee gevange geneem en in oop steenkooltrokke na Durban weggevoer.... 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...

  • Bring Me My Machine Gunby Alec Russell

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 26.95

    The Financial Times ? world news editor tells the epic story of post-apartheid South Africaa country once so full of promise, now teetering on the brink of chaos more...

  • The Crescent Obscuredby Robert Allison

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 29.00

    From the beginning of the colonial period to the recent conflicts in the Middle East, encounters with the Muslim world have helped Americans define national identity and purpose. Focusing on America's encounter with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison traces the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam in the American... more...

  • Dead Was Everythingby Keith Smith

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 still intrigues both scholars and enthusiasts alike more than 130 years after it was fought. Its story contains tragedy, high drama and the heavy loss of human life; it involved five major battles and two lesser fights; and led to the snuffing out of the direct male Napoleonic line of France. And all this in less than one... more...

  • Diamonds, Gold, and Warby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 21.99

    Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world?s richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land.... more...

  • The End of Apartheidby Robin Renwick

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In 2 February 1990, FW de Klerk made a speech that changed the history of South Africa. Nine days later, the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked free from the Viktor Verster prison. In the midst of these events was Lord Renwick, Margaret Thatcher?s envoy to South Africa, who became a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Chief... more...

  • The Era of Transitional Justiceby Paul Gready

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Finding the Wordsby Thomas Moriarty

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 85.00

    The author accounts for South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy from a rhetorical perspective. Based on an exhaustive analysis of hundreds of public statements made by South Africa's leaders from 1985 to the present, Moriarty shows how key constructions of the political scene paved the way for negotiations, elections, and national reconciliation.... more...

  • The Forgotten Frontierby Andrew C. Hess

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    The sixteenth-century Mediterranean witnessed the expansion of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations, under the guises of the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman empire. Here, Andrew C. Hess considers the relations between these two dynasties in light of the social, economic, and political affairs at the frontiers between North Africa and... more...