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  • Amagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedomby Cover2Cover Cover2Cover

    Cover2Cover Books 2016; US$ 20.00

    Why did African men leave their homes to work on the mines of the Witwatersrand? How did a woman searching for her husband make a life in the city? What happened to a family or community forcibly removed from their homes or their land? How did racial classification destroy families and communities? What thoughts went through a detainee�s mind during... more...

  • Africa since Independenceby Colin Legum

    Indiana University Press 1999; US$ 11.99

    Activist, scholar, and political journalist Colin Legum assesses Africa's experience since independence and offers judicious predictions about the continent's future. Covering 50 years of sweeping change, this provocative and insightful book examines Africa's struggle for democracy, mounting economic problems, and AIDS. more...

  • Dan Ge Performanceby Daniel B. Reed

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    Ge, formerly translated as "mask" or "masquerade," appears among the Dan people of Côte d’Ivoire as a dancing and musical embodiment of their social ideals and religious beliefs. In Dan Ge Performance, Daniel B. Reed sets out to discover what resides at the core of Ge. He finds that Ge is defined as part of a religious system, a form of entertainment,... more...

  • Apartheid's Festivalby Leslie Witz

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 28.99

    Apartheid’s Festival highlights the conflicts and debates that surrounded the 1952 celebration of the 300th anniversary of the landing of Jan Van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape Town, South Africa. Taking place at the height of the apartheid era, the festival was viewed by many as an opportunity for the government to promote its nationalist, separatist... more...

  • Prisoners of Rhodesiaby M. Munochiveyi

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2014; US$ 75.02

    During the Zimbabwean struggle for independence, the settler regime imprisoned numerous activists and others it suspected of being aligned with the guerrillas. This book is the first to look closely at the histories and lived experiences of these political detainees and prisoners, showing how they challenged and negotiated their incarceration. more...

  • A Short History of Modern Angolaby David Birmingham

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    Brief history of modern Angola more...

  • African Insurgencies: From the Colonial Era to the 21st Centuryby Richard Lobban; Chris Dalton

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00

    Insurgencies continue to erupt in many nations of Africa. The techniques and intended purposes of today's insurgencies are evolutions of historical versions of insurgencies, long-standing strife among ethnic and political groups, and modern-era movements reflective of the ever-shrinking planet, leading to revolutions in the region. This book spans... more...

  • South Sudanby Douglas H. Johnson

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs. more...

  • Themes in West Africa’s Historyby Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History , editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. more...

  • Democratization in South Africaby Timothy Sisk

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 51.00 US$ 46.41

    Timothy Sisk presents a new way of conceiving the transition to democracy in South Africa. Unlike authors such as Horowitz and Lijphart, who have sought to prescribe an ideal set of post-apartheid political institutions, Sisk asks what kinds of institutions show signs of actually emerging, given recent history and present realities. He treats the... more...