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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,...


Black Egyptians: The African Origins of Ancient Egypt

by Segun Magbagbeola

Black Egyptians sets out to prove once and for all that Black Africans started and inhabited the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. This is the book to finally put the lid on the Ancient Egyptian race controversy....


Precolonial Black Africa

by Cheikh Anta Diop & Harold Salemson

This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization....


The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

by Cheikh Anta Diop & Mercer Cook

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.


Tippi - My Book of Africa

by Tippi Degré, Sylvie Robert & Alain Degré

This book takes the reader on a delightful journey into Africa and into the world of a little girl called Tippi who tells her unforgettable story on her return from Africa to France at the age of ten.


King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Lionel Gelber Prize 1999

by Adam Hochschild

In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering...


Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place

by Peter Eichstaedt

Going behind the headlines and deep into the brutal world of the Congo, this exposé examines why eastern Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet. While the Western world takes for granted its creature...


Through the Eyes of a South African Woman and Other Children

by Andrina D. Abrahamse

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In 1958, South Africa was going through one of its most horrendous eras - Apartheid. Andrina Abrahamse writes a riveting, personal account of her experiences growing up and working during this pivotal...


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...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark & Shaheen Ariefdien

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.


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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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...