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African History for Beginners

by Herb Boyd & Shey Wolvek-Pfister

African History For Beginners explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the...


South Africa

by Alexander Johnston

This latest volume in the series is a book on nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa.


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

by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis

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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...


Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade

by Ian Smillie

'Blood on the Stone' is a gripping account of the cartel, warlords, gun runners and shadowy traders who populated Africa's bloody diamond wars, and the faltering, decade-long effort to clean up an entire industry....


Field Gun Jack Versus The Boers: The Royal Navy in South Africa 1899-1900

by Tony Bridgland

War broke out in 1899 between the British and South African settlers of Dutch descent, the Boers, or Afrikaners as they are usually called today. Despite previous clashes, the British seriously underestimated...


The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s

by Glenn Moss

From the political ashes of the late 1960s, new and radical initiatives grew with surprising speed in the first half of the 1970s. The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s tells the story of a generation...


Angolan Rendezvous: Man and Nature in the Shadow of War

by Tamar Ron & Tamar Golan

Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel's first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist,...


South Africa - The Present as History: From Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana

by John S. Saul & Patrick Bond

In 1994, the first non-racial elections in South Africa brought Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress to office; elections since have confirmed the ANC's hold, both popular and legitimate, on power....


Foundations of an African Civilisation: Aksum and the northern Horn, 1000 BC - AD 1300

by David W. Phillipson

This well-illustrated book provides an up-to-date survey of a key period in the history of northern Ethiopia and south-central Eritrea. It is accessible to the general reader, but its comprehensive references...


secret Pharaonic

by Yaser El Tabal

Embalming is the secret of a Pharaonic greatest mysteries of the ancient pharaohs On the pages of this book shed light on the secrets of mummification secret


The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

by Martin Dugard

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures—and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.

In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard...


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

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The Sword and the Cross: Two Men and an Empire of Sand

by Fergus Fleming

Whether writing of the Alps, the high seas, or the North Pole, Fergus Fleming has won acclaim as one of today's most vivid and engaging historians of adventure and exploration. The Sword and the Cross takes...


My Friend the Mercenary

by James Brabazon

In February 2002, British journalist James Brabazon set out to travel with guerrilla forces into Liberia to show the world what was happening in that war-torn country. To protect him, he hired Nick du Toit,...


Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

by Peter Godwin

Rhodesia, 1964: a small boy witnesses the death of his neighbor, murdered by guerrillas—it is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa. In Mukiwa, Peter Godwin, the witness to that murder, has written...


Journey Towards a Falling Sun

by N., Jr. Lombardi

Romance, adventure, and a search for cultural identity, come together against the backdrop of the desert wilderness of northern Kenya.


The Origins of the Libyan Nation: Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a New Nation-State

by Anna Baldinetti

Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts...


Oursi hu-beero: A Medieval House Complex in Burkina Faso, West Africa

by L. P. Petit, M. von Czerniewicz & C. Pelzer

This final report describes the study of an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age building discovered in northern Burkina Faso, West Africa. The site of Oursi hu-beero, meaning "the big house of Oursi" in the...


The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

by Richard Zacks

A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships,...