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Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope

by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis

Synopsis:

I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high-quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea but also asks the pertinent...


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,...


The African American People: A Global History

by Molefi Kete Asante

The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar...


The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

by Robert Eales

In London in 1900, the upper class Emily Hobhouse heard that women and children caught in the Boer War were having a difficult time. Concerned, she went to South Africa to investigate and assist. She threaded...


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...


West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850

by Basil Davidson

This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa 1000-1800...


Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika

by Giles Foden

When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship—even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy...


The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony

by Molefi Kete Asante

There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing...


The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty

by Nina Munk

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

BloombergForbesThe Spectator

Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award

A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty

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Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-¿1941

by Jeff Pearce & Richard Pankhurst

It was the war that changed everything, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway,...


Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism

by Amal N Ghazal

Bridging African and Arab histories, this book examines the relationship between Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identity politics from late 19th Century to World War II. It provides a cross-national,...


Challenges of Development in Africa: The Missing Technology Link, the Morbid Corruption Pandemic

by AUSTIN ANEKE & Sarah Davies

Undoubtedly, Africa has experienced its fair share of pains during the process of world development. As it remains the most underdeveloped continent, with disproportionate levels of intimidation, domination...


The Politics of Race, Class and Nationalism in Twentieth Century South Africa

by Shula Marks & Stanley Trapido

"The standard of contribution is high . . . the reader gets a good sense of the cutting edge of historical research."

- African Affairs


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...