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  • African Engagementsby Ton Dietz; Kjell Havnevik; Mayke Kaag; Terje Oestigaard

    BRILL 2011; US$ 81.00

    With the end of the Cold War, the world seemed to move from a bipolar to a unipolar system, with the neoliberal West globally imposing its laws. However, it has been acknowledged that other actors, such as China, India and Brazil, have become increasingly influential, helping to lead to a new multipolarity at the global level. The question of what... more...

  • Catastropheby Richard Bourne

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this incisive and revealing book, Richard Bourne shows how a country that had every prospect of success when it achieved independence became a brutal police state less than thirty years later. Beginning with the British conquest and covering events up to the present precarious political situation, Catastrophe is the most comprehensive, up-to-date... more...

  • Mugabe and the White Africanby Ben Freeth

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    Since President Mugabe began his violent land-seizure programme in 2000, thousands of white farmers and their families have been forced to abandon all they own and flee Zimbabwe. But Ben Freeth, and his father-in-law, farmer Mike Campbell, who had owned and worked the land of their home for over 30 years, were determined to take a stand. They fought... more...

  • Mugabe’s War Machineby Paul Moorcraft; Knox Chitiyo

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 23.95

    Mugabe’s dictatorship in Zimbabwe has survived only because of the vicious suppression of all internal dissent. At the same time, the dictator fought in external wars, regardless of the domestic costs. This revealing book tracks the rise of Mugabe and decodes his psychology in the context of Zimbabwe’s military history. His leadership of... more...

  • Africa in World Politicsby John W Harbeson; Donald Rothchild

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    An updated investigation of the role of Africa in world affairs from a survey of contemporary international issues affecting the continent. more...

  • Africa Through The Eyes Of A Patby Khalid

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.95

    General Olusegun Obasanjo was recently elected president in the first Nigerian free and popular elections held after fifteen years of military rule. Having voluntarily given over his power to civilians in 1979, Obasanjo has since dedicated himself to Pan-Africanism, conflict resolution in Africa, and regional and international cooperation. "Africa... more...

  • One Hundred and Four Horsesby Mandy Retzlaff

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99

    On an early summer morning in 2001, Mandy Retzlaff received the phone call that she and her family had been dreading. Her farmhouse in northern Zimbabwe was being decimated at the hands of an angry mob of Robert Mugabe?s war veterans, who had been tasked with driving white farmers from their homes. In just a few short days, forty-five of Mandy?s neighbours... more...

  • War and Conflict in Africaby Paul D. Williams

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    After the Cold War, Africa earned the dubious distinction of being the world's most bloody continent. But how can we explain this proliferation of armed conflicts? What caused them and what were their main characteristics? And what did the world's governments do to stop them? In addressing these and other questions, Paul Williams offers the first... more...

  • A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colonyby William Gallois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00

    Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...

  • France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962by Martin S. Alexander; J.F.V. Keiger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French republic's official admission in 1999 that what happened in Algeria was indeed a war. more...