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  • 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...

  • A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States, Populationsby James McQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840. more...

  • Erobern und Erinnernby Jan C. Jansen

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2013; US$ 98.00

    ?This work is relentlessly analytical and, at the same time, a pleasure to read. While advancing historical research on remembrance, it sets a new standard for a political and cultural history of colonial relations.? ? Jürgen Osterhammel 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...

  • Twenty Years of Independence in Zimbabweby Dr Staffan Darnolf; Dr Liisa Laakso

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 155.00

    This collection offers comprehensive insights into pivotal areas of concern regarding developments in Zimbabwe since its independence. By disclosing the intra-elite competition, assessing the performance of Zimbabwe's economy and explaining how the country's natural resources have been managed, we can better understand the ruling ZANU-PF's increasing... more...