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  • Looking for Africaby Derek Reid

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 11.99

    Matty's quest is to find his father, who is a British soldier serving in Africa during the Second World War. The boy forms a friendship with Boxer, a homeless boy he discovers living rough in a disused brick kiln with a mouse called Smokey. Together with a stray dog they call Tonka the friends make preparations to sail to Africa in a stolen barrage... more...

  • 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 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...

  • The Last Resortby Douglas Rogers

    Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11

    WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 – BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS “A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers? compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force.? The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story... more...

  • Speaking Truth to Powerby Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The untimely death of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem in 2009 on African Liberation Day stunned the Pan-African world. This lively selection of his weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was and his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and offers a legacy of political, social, and cultural thought from his determination... 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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  • African Awakeningby Sokari Ekine; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    An insightful and comprehensive compilation of the year?s events, this record offers in-the-moment comment and analysis as well as informed reflection on the 2011 African uprisings. While the tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have seized the attention of media analysts, the concurrent rebellions in Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Swaziland,... more...