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Rainbow's End

by Lauren St John

This is a story about a paradise lost. . . . About an African dream that began with a murder . . .

In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, eleven-year-old Lauren St John moves with...


Justice on the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes and a Nation's Quest for Redemption

by Dina Temple-Raston

The 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were massacred in just 100 days, was an unparalleled modern-day slaughter. How does a nation pick up the pieces after the killing...


Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu

by John Allen

To be a rabble-rouser for peace may seem to be a contradiction in terms. And yet it is the perfect description for Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and spiritual father of a democratic South Africa. Tutu understood...


The Gates of Africa

by Anthony Sattin

London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen---geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders---decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment...


On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombasa

by Frederick Cooper

A study of work in the European-African colonial relationship during the first half of the 20th century. Labor relations became increasingly tense during the 1940s due to a rising urban working class, and this...


Amin's Soldiers: A Caricature of Upper Prison

by John Pancras Orau

Following the fall of African dictator Idi Amin, remnants of his army were rounded-up and thrown in jail. John Pancras Orau, a member of Amin's Ugandan Air Force was one of these men. He saw first-hand the privations,...


Historical Dictionary of Rwanda

by Aimable Twagilimana

Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the 'land of a thousand hills' (le pays des mille collines). A proud people, the Banyarwanda (Rwandans) possess a centric view of the world,...


Castro

by Sebastian Balfour

The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the important Third World leaders of the twentieth-century played such a prominent and restless part on the international stage and...


The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power

by Hermann Giliomee

Finalist for the Alan Paton Award

In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces,...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Histories of the Hanged: Britain's Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

by David Anderson

This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances...


The Indian Ocean Rim: Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

by Gwyn Campbell

The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and...


Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

by David Killingray & Martin Plaut

During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest...


Historical Dictionary of Guinea

by Mohamed Saliou Camara, Thomas O'Toole & Janice E. Baker

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea covers the full scope of Guinea’s history. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela

by Danny Schechter

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material...


The Classics and South African Identities

by Michael Lambert

The teaching and research of the Classics in South Africa are deeply rooted in the racial, political and educational inequalities which have characterised its turbulent history. In this original study, Michael...


Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

by Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Nana Asma’u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.


The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania: Environmental and Social Change 1890-1916

by Robert B. Munson

The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania explores the relationship between the environment and social change on Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru during the German colonial period (1890-1916). The work analyzes...


Africa in Europe: Interdependencies, Relocations, and Globalization

by Stefan Goodwin

Africa in Europe, in two volumes, is an interdisciplinary work about Europeans that demonstrates fluid boundaries and connections between them and Africans from antiquity until the present. Written by a scholar...