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  • African Alternativesby Leo De Haan; Ulf Engel; Patrick Chabal

    BRILL 2007; US$ 62.00

    To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity beyond immediate socio-economic and political circumstances, this book demonstrates that societies in Africa have always showed the ability to negotiate whatever constraining ecological, economic and political circumstances they faced. more...

  • Making Nations, Creating Strangersby Sara Dorman; Daniel Hammett; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Explores the instrumental manipulation of citizenship and narrowing definitions of national-belonging which refract political struggles in Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa, where conflicts are legitimated through claims of exclusionary nationhood and redefinitions of citizenship. more...

  • The Front Line Runs through Every Womanby Eleanor O' Gorman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientations which over-simplify the complex realities women face in the full range of violent conflicts, both past and present. By contextualizing... more...

  • The African Unionby Diedre L. Badejo

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    Based in Ethiopia, the Africa Union, established in July 2002, is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, created in 1963. The AU aims include promoting democracy, human rights, and sustainable economic development across Africa, especially by increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). more...

  • Anatomy of Violenceby Belachew Gebrewold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits you to come away from the book with a better understanding of the underlying currents of violent conflicts and thus a clearer idea of how they... more...

  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnessby Alexandra Fuller

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller?s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa?s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish... more...

  • Mugabe - My Part in His Victoryby Chris Walmsley

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Mugabe-my part in his victory' is a light-hearted but factually based look at national service in the Rhodesian police force immediately prior to Robert Mugabe?s accession to power in Zimbabwe. It follows the transition of Chris Walmsley and his university friends from raw, high spirited recruits to disciplined and competent policemen. Not that this... more...

  • A Desert Named Peaceby Benjamin Claude Brower

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence... more...

  • The Algerian Warby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

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  • The Fate of Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 22.99

    An epic biography of post-colonial Africa, and illuminating insight into its current devastating problems, by one of its most authoritative scholars more...