History - African


  • 'Exterminate All the Brutes'

    By Sven Lindqvist

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565843592
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: June 1996
    "Exterminate All the Brutes" is a unique study of Europe's history in Africa, written in the form of a travel diary. Sven Lindqvist takes us on a daring intellectual trip to "the heart of the darkness" of the European mind and its attitude toward the "Dark Continent." Like Edward Said's Orientalism, Lindqvist's book traces the legacy of European explorers, missionaries, politicians, and historians in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward. Lindqvist also examines the roots of European genocide, setting Conrad's Heart of Darkness in context and helping us to understand the most terrifying of Conrad's lines: "Exterminate all the brutes."
  • 'Portuguese' Style and Luso-African Identity: Precolonial Senegambia, Sixteenth - Nineteenth Centuries

    By Peter A. Mark

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253215529
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: November 2002
  • 117 Days

    By Ruth First

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105749
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: May 2009
    An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activistsAn invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963. Upon her arrest, she was detained in solitary confinement under South Africa's notorious ninety-day detention law. This is the story of the war of nerves that ensued between First and her Special Branch captors-a work that remains a classic portrait of oppression and the dignity of the human spirit.
  • The 1961 Cameroon Plebiscite

    By John Percival

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789956558490
    • Publisher: African Books Collective
    • Published: June 2008
  • The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future

    By Jason Pack

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137308085
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: June 2013
    In 2011, spontaneous popular uprisings overthrew Muammar Qadhafi - one of the world's most infamous tyrants. Paradoxically, it was Qadhafi's own efforts to "reform" Libya's economy and rebuild the country's international relationships since 2003 that set the stage for Qadhafi's downfall. Despite the enabling effects of twenty-first century communications technology and the aid of NATO jets, the 2011 Libyan uprisings were organized largely along traditional regional, local, and tribal cleavages. The future of post-Qadhafi Libya will be determined by a struggle between "center" and "periphery." This contest has deep resonances in Libyan history. A work of contemporary political history, this volume analyzes the 2011 Libyan uprisings thematically - focusing on the roles of economics, outside actors, tribes, ethnic minorities, and Islamists. This volume's contributors include the British Ambassador to Libya during the uprisings, the President of the American University of Cairo, a former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and the world's leading academic and security specialists in Libyan affairs.
  • 28: Stories of Aids In Africa

    By Stephanie Nolen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802716750
    • Publisher: WALKER AND COMPANY
    • Published: May 2008
    Putting a human face on the ravages of AIDS across Africa, an award-winning journalist offers twenty-eight vivid profiles of African men, women, and children caught up in every aspect of the AIDS crisis and looks at the relationship among the AIDS epidemic, famine, and the violent internecine conflicts across the continent. 50,000 first printing.
  • 32 Battalion: The Inside Story of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit

    By Piet Nortie

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781868729142
    • Publisher: ZEBRA PRESS
    • Published: October 2004
  • The A to Z of Civil Wars in Africa

    By Guy Arnold

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810868854
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: September 2009
  • AFRICA : A Continent Self-Destructs

    By Peter Schwab

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312240189
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: October 2001
    Discussion of political, economic, & social conditions in contemporary Africa.
  • AIDS And South Africa

    By Kyle Dean Kauffman

    Our Price: $46.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781403932563
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2004
    The HIV/AIDS pandemic striking South Africa is of historic proportions. More people are living with AIDS in South Africa than in any other country in the world. Just in the past decade, the life expectancy in South Africa has dropped from 67 to 43 years. The social and economic impact of this disease is hard to overstate. However, what is striking is the paucity of thoughtful, reflective scholarship and writing on the subject. AIDS and South Africa: The Social Expression of a Pandemic addresses the economic, social and cultural impact of HIV/AIDS as it relates to South African society.
  • AIDS, Politics, and Music in South Africa

    By Fraser G. McNeill

    Our Price: $103.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107009912
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: November 2011
    "This book offers an original anthropological approach to the AIDS epidemic in South Africa by arguing that music is central to understanding how AIDS interventions operate"--Provided by publisher.
  • The Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman (Caribbean and African Literature)

    By Ken Bugul

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813927374
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: February 2008
    Abandoned by her mother and sent to live with relatives in Dakar, the author tells of being educated in the French colonial school system, where she comes gradually to feel alienated from her family and Muslim upbringing, growing enamored with the West. Academic success gives her the opportunity to study in Belgium, which she looks upon as a "promised land." There she is objectified as an exotic creature, however, and she descends into promiscuity, alcohol and drug abuse, and, eventually, prostitution. (It was out of concern on her editor's part about her candor that the author used the pseudonym Ken Bugul, the Wolof phrase for "the person no one wants.") Her return to Senegal, which concludes the book, presents her with a past she cannot reenter, a painful but necessary realization as she begins to create a new life there.
  • Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains

    By Richard Francis Burton

    Our Price: $77.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108030298
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: July 2011
  • Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

    By Bronwen Everill

    Our Price: $105.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137028679
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: December 2012
    Anti-slavery colonies – settlements for freed slaves that were intended to prevent the slave trade in West Africa – were established by both American and British societies. Although they occasionally attempted to work together in support of these settlements and their anti-slave trade goals, the societies were more frequently in conflict. Looking for the origin of this Anglo-American rivalry, this book applies a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It examines the foundations of these societies, their contribution to the development of 'Civilization, Commerce, and Christianity' as a practical approach to anti-slavery interventions in West Africa, and the points of conflict between them that fed rivalries in America and Britain.