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The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History

by Joseph C. Miller, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Vincent Brown & Laurent Dubois et al.

Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history—through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements,...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al.

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


The Negro

by W. E. B. Du Bois & Robert Gregg

A classic rediscovered.


States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

by Jeffrey Herbst

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Africa 2014

by J. Tyler Dickovick

The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, including a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and...


Legacies of Socialist Solidarity: East Germany in Mozambique

by Tanja R. Müller

Through an examination of the individual life trajectories of youth who participated in an educational exchange project between Mozambique and East Germany, this book offers an alternative reading of Mozambique’s...


Historical Dictionary of Kenya

by Robert M. Maxon & Thomas P. Ofcansky

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography on the country’s history. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced...


Becoming Abigail

by Chris Abani

A breathtaking new novella from the award-winning author of GraceLand


Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

by Dan Connell & Tom Killion

The history of Eritrea is told in this reference through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations,...


Historical Dictionary of Angola

by W. Martin James

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Angola is a thorough examination of Angola. It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This...


Historical Dictionary of Libya

by Ronald Bruce St John

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Libya covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced...


Song for Night

by Chris Abani

Abani's new novella furthers his tremendous success in becoming today's most acclaimed young African


Eagles over Gazala

by Michele Palermo

palermo aviolibri records eagles africa gazala battles aviation military history 1942 ibn aviolibri


Into the House of the Ancestors: Inside the New Africa

by Karl Maier

Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity . . .

INTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTORS

"Rich . . . fascinating." --The New York Times Book Review

"A master of...


The Language of the Land

by James Stephenson

A rare adventure with the last Stone Age hunting and gathering tribe in Africa.

In 1997 James Stephenson arranged to have almost a full year free, a year he wanted to spend among the Hadzabe in East Africa. He...


Lost and Found in Johannesburg

by Mark Gevisser

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author's fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions

Lost and Found in Johannesburg begins with a transgression—the armed invasion of a private home...


The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Farmers¿ Voices from Zimbabwe

by Rory Pilossof

The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the...


Historical Dictionary of Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced...


Africa's Social and Religious Quest: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis of the African Situation

by Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé

This well-crafted book probes the key dimensions of Africa’s existential predicament. This study takes an integrative approach to religion, society, and civilization; eschews dichotomies; and broadly defines...