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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...

  • Südafrikaby Edith Werner

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.41

    Hauptbeschreibung Seit dem Ende der Apartheid ist Südafrika zu einem Magneten für Afrikabegeisterte geworden. Felsküsten, Sandstrände, Weinberge und eine einzigartige Tierwelt locken Touristen. Mancher kommt als Besucher und bleibt. Allein um Kapstadt herum haben sich mehr als 90 000 Deutsche niedergelassen. Edith Werner hat fünf Jahre in Kapstadt... more...

  • Contemporary Africa's Growth and Developmentby Agyemang Attah-Poku

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    This book examines the various factors that have influenced the growth and development process of contemporary Africa. This volume comes up with comprehensive and detailed suggestions and recommendations to address this painful paradox of Africa?s reduced growth and development in the midst of abundant resources. more...

  • The Zimbabwe Cultureby Innocent Pikirayi

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in... 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...

  • 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...

  • African Intellectuals and Decolonizationby Nicholas M. Creary

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Decades after independence for most African states, the struggle for decolonization is still incomplete, as demonstrated by the fact that Africa remains associated in many Western minds with chaos, illness, and disorder. African and non-African scholars alike still struggle to establish the idea of African humanity, in all its diversity, and to move... more...

  • 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...

  • Double Victoryby Cheryl Mullenbach

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    ?Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won?t be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn?t the Army using colored nurses??   ?My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel or a pick, but then I forget about it when I think about all those boys over in the Solomons.?   Double Victory tells the stories of African... more...

  • The Assassination of Herbert Chitepoby Luise S. White

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 12.75

    On March 18, 1975, Herbert Chitepo, an African nationalist in exile and chairman of the war council that struggled to liberate Zimbabwe from white-ruled Rhodesia, was killed by a car bomb. Since then, there have been four confessions and at least as many accusations about who was responsible. In The... more...