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Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa

by Catherine Higgs

In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe-the chocolate...


Becoming Abigail

by Chris Abani

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


The Great Treks: The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854

by Norman Etherington

The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists,...


Ending Apartheid

by Jack Spence & David Welsh

The release of Nelson Mandela from twenty-seven years imprisonment in 1990 and the free elections which followed four years later were among the most dramatic events of the twentieth century.

David Welsh and...


Art History in Africa

by J. Vansina

This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early srage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art....


Modern Africa: A Social and Political History

by Basil Davidson

Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation...


African Intellectuals and Decolonization

African Intellectuals and Decolonization

by Nicholas M. Creary

Decades after independence for most African states, the struggle for decolonization is still incomplete, as demonstrated by the fact that Africa remains associated in many Western minds with chaos, illness,...


Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South African Coloured Community

by Mohamed Adhikari

The concept of Colouredness-being neither white nor black-has been pivotal to the brand of racial thinking particular to South African society. The nature of Coloured identity and its heritage of oppression...


Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds

by Todd Cleveland

Africa supplies the majority of the world's diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds....


Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry

by Matthew M. Heaton

Black Skin, White Coats is a history of psychiatry in Nigeria from the 1950s to the 1980s. Working in the contexts of decolonization and anticolonial nationalism, Nigerian psychiatrists sought to replace racist...


The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century

The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century

by Gibril R. Cole

Sierra Leone's unique history, especially in the development and consolidation of British colonialism in West Africa, has made it an important site of historical investigation since the 1950s. Much of the scholarship...


The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

by William H. Schneider

This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in modern medicine from the period of colonial rule to independence and the...


Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

by Dan Connell

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...


The Dead Do Not Die: "Exterminate All the Brutes" and Terra Nullius

by Sven Lindqvist, Joan Tate & Sarah Death

Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating...


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...


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...