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Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak

by Jean Hatzfeld & Linda Coverdale

"To make the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda is a painful task that we have no right to shirk–it is part of being a moral adult."

–Susan Sontag

In the late 1990s, French author and journalist...


Slaver's Wheel: A Green Beret's True Story of His Classified Mission in the Congo

by Jack Lawson

The Congo, 1960. The United Nations grants the former colony independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba becomes prime minister. All hell breaks loose. This is the true, never-before-told story of a clandestine...


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...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Hostile Seas: A Mission in Pirate Waters

by JL Savidge

Set in 2008, Hostile Seas is a personal account of life on board Canadian naval ship HMCS Ville de Québec as the crew attempts to escort pirate-menaced cargo ships carrying World Food Programme aid to Mogadishu....


Africa 2013

by J. Tyler Dickovick

The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, providing an overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published...


Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...


Congo

by David van Reybrouck

The gripping saga of one of the world's most devastated countries

The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia. David Van Reybrouck's...


To the Heart of the Nile

by Pat Shipman

In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English...


Dying to Live

by Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga, Casey Roberts & Phil Taylor

Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of 9781926824789...


Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

by David H. Shinn & Thomas P. Ofcansky

The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several...


First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army

by Peter Eichstaedt

“Richard Opio has neither the look of a cold-blooded killer nor the heart of one. Yet as his mother and father lay on the ground with their hands tied, Richard used the blunt end of an ax to crush their skulls. ...


Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm

by Monte Reel

In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved...


The Roots of Political Instability in Nigeria: Political Evolution and Development in the Niger Basin

by E.C. Ejiogu

At a time when the question of state building in Africa is still unresolved, this book makes a timely and valuable contribution to the literature on transition processes in African politics. It is particularly...


A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

by Howard W. French

In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times, gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa’s most devastating recent history–from the fall of Mobutu...


A Dance of Assassins: Performing Early Colonial Hegemony in the Congo

by Allen F. Roberts

A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores...


Machete Season

by Jean Hatzfeld, Linda Coverdale & Susan Sontag

In April-May 1994, 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred by their Hutu fellow citizens--about 10,000 a day, mostly being hacked to death by machete. In Machete Season, the veteran foreign correspondent Jean...


The A to Z of Civil Wars in Africa

by Guy Arnold

The A to Z of Civil Wars in Africa covers all of the wars that have occurred in Africa since independence. This is done through a chronology broken down by country, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and...


Assessment of the Private Health Sector in the Republic of Congo

by International Finance Corp

This country assessment is part of a set of studies planned in order to provide a better understanding of how to improve the business environment in which the private sector operates in Congo and other African...


The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana

by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

This book is a study examining the causes of the kingship internecine struggle among the Effutu by exploring the two traditional systems of succession, the patrilineal and the matrilineal among the Effutu (Awutu-abe),...