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  • The Fall of the Ottomans

    The Great War in the Middle East

    by Eugene Rogan ...
    The thrilling and definitive history of World War I in the Middle EastBy 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and they pulled the Middle East along with them into one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Josefskleed - Stryd om te oorleef

    Op 11 Februarie 2014 woon Wynand en Frances du Toit die 25ste herdenkingsvieringe van die ondertekening van die Brazzaville Protokol by. President Denis Sassou N'Guesso van die Republiek van die Kongo hang die Nasionale Meriete Order van die Kongo om Wynand se nek. Wat hy daar beleef en besef, laat die laaste stukke van die legkaart in plek val, dertig jaar na sy gevangeneming in Cabinda, Angola. ... Read more

    $13.65 USD

  • Judasbok

    Verraad ter wille van oorlewing

    In Mei 1985 land ‘n nege-man-span van die Suid-Afrikaanse Spesiale Magte op ‘n strand in die olieryke Cabinda-provinsie van Angola. Hul uitsluitlike doel is die vernietiging van ses massiewe olie-opgaartenks. Die daaropvolgende skietgeveg lei tot die dood van twee soldate en die gevangeneming van kaptein Wynand du Toit. Dit alles dui op een ding : Verraad! Lees hier in sy eie woorde die gebeure ... Read more

    $13.65 USD

  • Kompas

    Enige rigting, enige afstand, dag of nag.

    Uithou en aanhou. Vasbyt!Dit was menige jong soldaat se droom om ‘n operateur in die Suid-Afrikaanse Spesiale Magte te word. Dit was egter nie elkeen beskore nie, maar slegs daardie klein persentasie van manne wat instaat was om diep in die reserwes te delf en wat die sielkundige uitdaging van aanhou en aanhou kon oorkom.Die karakters van Soldaat en Kaplyn wil deel van hierdie elite word. Beleef ... Read more

    $14.24 USD

  • Soldaat

    Excerce Perfection

    Nasionale Diensplig.Die grensoorlog is aan die gang en elke agtienjarige ontvang sy oproepinstruksies met gemengde gevoelens van opgewondenheid en vrees. Kinders wat aanmeld vir diens aan die land, en wat terugkeer as geharde oorlogsveterane. Die verhaal wat elkeen van ons ken.Hierdie verhaal sal elke oorlogsveteraan terugvoer na die verlede om soete herinneringe van swaarkry en saamstaan te ... Read more

    $14.24 USD

  • How Can Man Die Better

    The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed

    This chronicle of the first battle in the Anglo-Zulu War is “the most powerful and moving modern account of the great Zulu epic that I have ever read” (Richard Holmes, historian and author of The Age of Wonder**).**On January 22, 1879, a massive Zulu host attacked the British Army’s 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana. It was the first major encounter in the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fighting for Time

    Rhodesia's Military and Zimbabwe’s Independence

    From the 1960s through 1970s there were a series of conflicts in Africa involving Rhodesia, South Africa, and Portugal in conflict with the so-called Frontline States. There was an international element with the Cold War and saw American interest at the diplomatic, economic, and social level. In the post-Vietnam period there was participation by individual American soldiers and politicians. Most ... Read more

    $28.79 USD $4.99 USD

  • Gods in the Desert

    Religions of the Ancient Near East

    Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions that are the root of many of today's major faiths.Holland compares the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine, ... Read more

    $31.49 USD

  • Down Second Avenue

    Es’kia Mphahlele’s seminal memoir of life in apartheid South Africa—available for the first time in Penguin ClassicsNominated for the Nobel Prize in 1969, Es’kia Mphahlele is considered the Dean of African Letters and the father of black South African writing. Down Second Avenue is a landmark book that describes Mphahlele’s experience growing up in segregated South Africa. Vivid, graceful, and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Reversing Sail

    A History of the African Diaspora

    series Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora
    Beginning with antiquity, Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora captures the essential political, cultural, social, and economic developments that shaped the black experience. In this second edition, Michael A. Gomez updates the text to include the most recent research on the African Diaspora. Continuing to pay particular attention to the lives of the working classes, the second ... Read more

    $19.69 USD

  • Give a Man a Fish

    Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

    series The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
    In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • The Making of Modern South Africa

    Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

    by Nigel Worden ...
    series Historical Association Studies
    The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa.Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial to present, including colonial conquest; the ... Read more

    $34.00 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

    $19.49 USD

  • Into Africa

    The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    by Martin Dugard ...
    What really happened to Dr. David Livingstone? The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Survivor: The Ultimate Game investigates in this thrilling account.With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and ... Read more

    $13.99 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

    $14.99 USD

  • Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi

    The New York Times bestselling inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, LibyaOn the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Njinga of Angola

    Africa’s Warrior Queen

    One of history’s most multifaceted rulers but little known in the West, Queen Njinga rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Today, she is revered in Angola as a heroine and honored in folk religions. Her complex legacy forms a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world. ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Zulus at War

    The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears

    By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting reputation without equal among the native tribes ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Matatu

    A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi

    by Kenda Mutongi ...
    Drive the streets of Nairobi, and you are sure to see many matatus—colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket detailing. They can be stately black or extravagantly colored, sporting names, slogans, or entire tableaus, with airbrushed ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • Cities with Slums

    From Informal Settlement Eradication to a Right to the City in Africa

    The UN’s Cities without Slums Campaign, which aimed to improve the lives of 100 million “slum” dwellers, has been inappropriately communicated across Africa as a project to eradicate slums and this book explains how current urban policy encourages this interpretation which has led to conflicts between urban residents and local and national authorities. It argues that the right to the city, in its ... Read more

    $21.89 USD

  • Egypt from Alexander to the Copts

    An Archaeological and Historical Guide Revised Electronic Edition

    After its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 bc, Egypt was ruled for the next 300 years by the Ptolemaic dynasty founded by Ptolemy I, one of Alexander's generals. With the defeat of Cleopatra VII in 30 bc, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, and later of the Byzantine Empire. For a millennium it was one of the wealthiest, most populous and important lands of the multicultural ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $14.39 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

    $89.09 USD

  • Loot

    Britain and the Benin Bronzes

    ‘A fascinating and timely book.’ William Boyd‘Gripping…a must read.’ FT‘Compelling…humane, reasonable, and ultimately optimistic.’ Evening Standard‘[A] valuable guide to a complex narrative.’ The TimesIn 1897, Britain sent a punitive expedition to the Kingdom of Benin, in what is today Nigeria, in retaliation for the killing of seven British officials and traders. ... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $0.99 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