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Nyerere: The Early Years

by Thomas Molony

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa',...


Disrupting Territories: Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan

by Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg & Sandra Calkins

"Nowhere has a range of case studies of Sudan been brought together in a single volume. Given the concern with the growing number and complexity of conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan there is a significant readership...


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...


Out in Africa: Same-Sex Desire in Sub-Saharan Literatures & Cultures

by Chantal Zabus

Homosexuality was and still is thought to be quintessentially 'un-African'. Yet in this book Chantal Zabus examines the anthropological, cultural and literary representations of male and female same-sex desire...


Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

by David Killingray & Martin Plaut

During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest...


In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers and Empire

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant. His best known critical...


Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960

by Terence Ranger

This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera's famous novel 'Butterfly Burning', which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what...


Turning Points in African Democracy

by Abdul Raufu Mustapha & Lindsay Whitfield

Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy in the continent?...


The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars: Peace or Truce

by Douglas H. Johnson

Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans,...