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After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa

by Katherine S. Newman & Ariane De Lannoy

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict.

 

The death of Nelson Mandela in...


The Language of the Land

by James Stephenson

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

In l997 James Stephenson arranged to have almost a full year free, a year he wanted to spend among the Hadzabe in East Africa. He...


Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

by John Laband

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they waged five wars against African states with the intent of destroying...


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...


Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

by Swati Parashar

This book explores women's militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women 'do' in wars.

In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy...


A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

by Alistair Horne

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil....


Bitter Chocolate: Anatomy of an Industry

by Carol Off

Hailed in hardcover as “compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) and an “astonishing [and] wrenching story” (The London Free Press), Bitter Chocolate is an eye-opening look at one of our most beloved consumer products....


From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years During Genocide

by Kathleen Tobin Krueger, Ambassador Robert Krueger & Desmond Tutu

In 1994, while nations everywhere stood idly by, 800,000 people were slaughtered in eight weeks in Rwanda. Arriving as U.S. Ambassador to neighboring Burundi a few weeks later, Bob Krueger began drawing international...


North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present

by Phillip C. Naylor

North Africa has been a vital crossroads throughout history, serving as a connection between Africa, Asia, and Europe. Paradoxically, however, the region's historical significance has been chronically underestimated....


Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877-1956

by Ellen J. Amster & Rajae El Aoued

The colonial encounter between France and Morocco took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts...


Women, Gender, and the Palace Households in Ottoman Tunisia

by Amy Aisen Kallander

In this first in-depth study of the ruling family of Tunisia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Kallander investigates the palace as a site of familial and political significance. Through extensive...


Rorke's Drift

by Adrian Greaves

On 22nd January 1879 a force of 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed and destroyed the British invading force at Isandlwana, killing and ritually disemboweling over 1200 troops. That afternoon, the same Zulu force turned...


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...