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  • White Malice

    The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa

    A revelatory history of how postcolonial African Independence movements were systematically undermined by one nation above all: the US.In 1958 in Accra, Ghana, the Hands Off Africa conference brought together the leading figures of African independence in a public show of political strength and purpose. Led by the charismatic Kwame Nkrumah, who had just won Ghana’s independence, his determined ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $16.99 USD

  • Country of My Skull

    Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

    by Antjie Krog ...
    Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Crossroads

    I Live Where I Like: A Graphic History

    by Koni Benson ...
    series Kairos
    Drawn by South African political cartoonists the Trantraal brothers and Ashley Marais, Crossroads: I Live Where I Like is a graphic nonfiction history of women-led movements at the forefront of the struggle for land, housing, water, education, and safety in Cape Town over half a century. Drawing on over sixty life narratives, it tells the story of women who built and defended Crossroads, the only ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Traveller&Amp;Apos;S History Of Egypt

    by Harry Adès ...
    Ancient Egypt has gripped the popular imagination like no other country and the lure of its pyramids and the Nile are a magnet for visitors from all over the world. Here is an overview of its long and complex history which is an invaluable companion for every visitor to its shores. This book spans the entire history of Egypt, from the murkiest origins of prehistory right up to the latest ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • How to Write About Africa

    Collected Works

    From one of Africa’s most influential and eloquent essayists, a posthumous collection that highlights his biting satire and subversive wisdom on topics from travel to cultural identity to sexuality“A fierce literary talent . . . [Wainaina] shines a light on his continent without cliché.”—The Guardian“Africa is the only continent you can love—take advantage of this. . . . Africa is to be pitied, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The World's Most Dangerous Place

    Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

    Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West’s struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda is far from over. A decade after 9/11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory. In early 2010, Al Qaeda operatives were reportedly “streaming” out of central Asia toward Somalia and the surrounding region.Somalia, now home to some of the world’s ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The South Africa Reader

    History, Culture, Politics

    series The World Readers
    The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Street Archives and City Life

    Popular Intellectuals in Postcolonial Tanzania

    by Emily Callaci ...
    series Radical Perspectives
    In Street Archives and City Life Emily Callaci maps a new terrain of political and cultural production in mid- to late twentieth-century Tanzanian urban landscapes. While the postcolonial Tanzanian ruling party (TANU) adopted a policy of rural socialism known as Ujamaa between 1967 and 1985, an influx of youth migrants to the city of Dar es Salaam generated innovative forms of urbanism through the ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Native Sons

    West African Veterans and France in the Twentieth Century

    series Politics, History, and Culture
    For much of the twentieth century, France recruited colonial subjects from sub-Saharan Africa to serve in its military, sending West African soldiers to fight its battles in Europe, Southeast Asia, and North Africa. In this exemplary contribution to the “new imperial history,” Gregory Mann argues that this shared military experience between France and Africa was fundamental not only to their ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Tears of the Desert

    A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

    “[Halima Bashir’s] mesmerizing tale of against-all-odds endurance is a piercing lament—and a clear-eyed call to action.”—Vogue“This memoir helps keep the Darfur tragedy open as a wound not yet healed.”—Elie Wiesel, author of NightBorn into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima Bashir received a good education away from her rural surroundings (thanks to her doting, politically astute ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Chica da Silva

    A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century

    series New Approaches to the Americas
    Júnia Ferreira Furtado offers a fascinating study of the world of a freed woman of color in a small Brazilian town where itinerant merchants, former slaves, Portuguese administrators and concubines interact across social and cultural lines. The child of an African slave and a Brazilian military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her freedom using social and matrimonial strategies. ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • A Line in the River

    Khartoum, City of Memory

    by Jamal Mahjoub ...
    _______________'A wonderfully subtle exploration of place, identity and memory' - PD Smith, Guardian'A highly readable and authoritative celebration of a little-understood country and its capital city' - Geographical'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' - Jim Crace'A most absorbing and rewarding book' - Mich... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Under Construction

    Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia

    by Daniel Mains ...
    Over the past decade, Ethiopia has had one of the world's fastest growing economies, largely due to its investments in infrastructure, and it is through building dams, roads, and other infrastructure that the Ethiopian state seeks to become a middle-income country by 2025. Yet most urban Ethiopians struggle to meet their daily needs and actively oppose a ruling party that they associate with ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • City of Thorns

    Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

    by Ben Rawlence ...
    **Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace PrizeNamed a Best of Book of the Year by The Economist and Foreign AffairsLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistThe Dadaab refugee camp is many things: to the charity workers, it’s a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, a “nursery for terrorists”; to the Western media, a dangerous no-go area. But to its half a million residents, it’s their last ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

    A Memoir of Africa

    by Peter Godwin ...
    After his father's heart attack in 1984, Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Understanding Ethiopia's Tigray War

    The ongoing war and consequent famine in the Ethiopian province of Tigray are increasingly critical. International journalists are not being allowed to travel to the region, which is almost completely sealed off from the outside world. This is a deliberate strategy by the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments prosecuting the war: their aim is to crush the Tigrayans at almost any cost. This ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe

    by Verena Krebs ...
    This book explores why Ethiopian kings pursued long-distance diplomatic contacts with Latin Europe in the late Middle Ages. It traces the history of more than a dozen embassies dispatched to the Latin West by the kings of Solomonic Ethiopia, a powerful Christian kingdom in the medieval Horn of Africa. Drawing on sources from Europe, Ethiopia, and Egypt, it examines the Ethiopian kings’ motivations ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Ike's Gamble

    America's Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

    by Michael Doran ...
    “Deeply researched, tightly argued, and accessibly concise” (The New York Times Book Review)—a major retelling of the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956, a seminal event in the history of US relations with the Middle East, and why President Eisenhower sided with Egypt rather than Britain, France, and Israel, and how he came to regret that decision.In 1956 President Nasser of Egypt moved to take possession ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • South Africa in World History

    by Iris Berger ...
    series New Oxford World History
    This volume begins in the early centuries of the Common Era with the various groups of people who had settled in southern Africa. Stone Age foragers, farmers with iron technology, and pastoralists all interacted to create a complex society before Europeans arrived. In the seventeenth century, Dutch settlers developed a colonial society based on the menial labor of indigenous inhabitants of the ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • The Lumumba Plot

    The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination

    The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • A spellbinding work of history that reads like a Cold War spy thriller—about the U.S.-sanctioned plot to assassinate the democratically elected leader of the newly independent Congo“This is one of the best books I have read in years . . . gripping, full of colorful characters, and strange plot twists.” —Fareed Zakaria, CNN hostIt was supposed to be ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Social History of Agriculture

    From the Origins to the Current Crisis

    This innovative text provides a compelling narrative world history through the lens of food and farmers. Tracing the history of agriculture from earliest times to the present, Christopher Isett and Stephen Millerargue that people, rather than markets, have been the primary agents of agricultural change. Exploring the actions taken by individuals and groups over time and analyzing their activities ... Read more

    $50.99 USD

  • Great Kingdoms of Africa

    by John Parker ...
    A groundbreaking, sweeping overview of the great kingdoms in African history and their legacies, written by world-leading experts.This is the first book for nonspecialists to explore the great precolonial kingdoms of Africa that have been marginalized throughout history. Great Kingdoms of Africa aims to decenter European colonialism and slavery as the major themes of African history and instead ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Worldmaking after Empire

    The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

    by Adom Getachew ...
    Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which self-determination was synonymous with nation-building—obscure just how radical this change was. Drawing on the political thought of anticolonial intellectuals and ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Gifts of Africa

    How a Continent and Its People Changed the World

    by Jeff Pearce ...
    “The West will begin to understand Africa when it realizes it’s not talking to a child—it’s talking to its mother.”So writes Jeff Pearce in the introduction to his fascinating, groundbreaking work, The Gifts of Africa**:** How a Continent and Its People Changed the World*.*We learn early on in school how Europe and Asia gave us important literature, science, and art, and how their nations changed ... Read more

    $23.99 USD