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The Zulus at War

by Adrian Greaves & Xolani Mkhize Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

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....


Africa Lost

by Dan Tharp & Brandon Webb St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2013)

The Lost Chapter of Special Operations History: Rhodesia.

Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and...


Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform

by Pade Badru & Brigid M. Sackey Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2013)

Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects...


Historical Dictionary of Lesotho

by Scott Rosenberg & Richard F. Weisfelder Scarecrow Press (May 28, 2013)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Lesotho covers the full scope of Lesotho’s ancient, colonial, and independence eras. It gives greater emphasis to the more recent period and brings the book...


Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso

by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali & Boureima Diamitani Scarecrow Press (January 18, 2013)

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000...


Battle For Angola

by Al J Venter Helion and Company (April 03, 2017)

Following the publication of Al Venter’s successful Portugal’s Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium’s 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle for...


The Flechas

by John P. Cann Helion and Company (January 19, 2014)

In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its...


'Theirs Not To Reason Why'

by Graham Winton Helion and Company (June 19, 2013)

Nominated for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize 2013

Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013

Nominated for the SAHR Templer Medal 2013

This book provides the first comprehensive...


Koevoet

by Jim Hooper Helion and Company/Gg Books (February 15, 2013)

Koevoet! has been an global bestseller since its release over 20 years ago. This new edition goes far beyond the original in capturing the courage, fear and intensity of South Africa's deadly bush war. Never...


Dead Was Everything

by Keith Smith Frontline Books (May 31, 2014)

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 still intrigues both scholars and enthusiasts alike more than 130 years after it was fought. Its story contains tragedy, high drama and the heavy loss of human life; it involved five...


The Golden Thread

by Ravi Somaiya Twelve (April 06, 2020)

A true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century, investigative reporter Ravi Somaiya uncovers the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and...


The Golden Thread

by Ravi Somaiya 12/Twelve (July 07, 2020)

A true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century, investigative reporter Ravi Somaiya uncovers the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and...


Mandela

by Bob Crew Skyhorse (December 17, 2013)

Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill....


Kaffir Boy

by Mark Mathabane Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2012)

The classic story of life in apartheid South Africa

Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight...


A Rainbow in the Night

by Dominique Lapierre, Stefan Rudnicki, Kathryn Spink & Gabrielle de Cuir Blackstone Publishing (November 02, 2009)

In 1652, a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The...


Who Is an African?

by Chammah J. Kaunda, Roderick R. Hewitt, Christo Lombaard & Scott Everett Couper et al. Fortress Academic (September 15, 2018)

The subject of race and identity is a burning issue which continues to occupy the attention not only of South Africans but also the wider residents of the continent of Africa and those who are Africans in the...


Bound for Work

by Zachary Kagan Guthrie University of Virginia Press (September 21, 2018)

Diverging from the studies of southern African migrant labor that focus on particular workplaces and points of origin, Bound for Work looks at the multitude of forms and locales of migrant labor that individuals—under...


The ANC's War against Apartheid

by Stephen R. Davis Indiana University Press (February 02, 2018)

For nearly three decades, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), waged a violent revolutionary struggle against the apartheid state in South Africa. Stephen Davis works...


Nelson Mandela

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Nelson Mandela in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Nelson Mandela's lifelong fight...


Dreams for Lesotho

by John Aerni-Flessner University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

In Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance, and Development, John Aerni-Flessner studies the post-independence emergence of Lesotho as an example of the uneven ways in which people experienced development...


A Short History of South Africa

by Gail Nattrass Biteback Publishing (November 16, 2017)

South Africa is popularly perceived as the most influential nation in Africa – a gateway to an entire continent for finance, trade and politics, and a crucial mediator in its neighbours’ affairs. On the...


Reinventing Hoodia

by Laura A. Foster University of Washington Press (September 17, 2017)

Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the...


Langbourne's Empire

by Alan P Landau Alandau P/L (August 04, 2017)

Based on a true story. (Part 3 of the Langbourne Trilogy.)

It is 1894 in the remote settlement of Bulawayo, in what later became Southern Rhodesia. Recent immigrants from Ireland, Morris and David Langbourne,...


A Soviet Journey

by Alex La Guma, Christopher J. Lee, Blanche La Guma & Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Lexington Books (April 18, 2017)

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex La Guma (1925–1985) published A Soviet Journey, a memoir of his travels in the Soviet Union. Today it stands as one of the longest and most substantive...


The Nature of Whiteness

by Yuka Suzuki & K. Sivaramakrishnan University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Nature of Whiteness explores the intertwining of race and nature in postindependence Zimbabwe. Nature and environment have played prominent roles in white Zimbabwean identity, and when the political tide...


History Of Zambia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s go to Zambia, and learn from what their history would tell us. The good news is, you don’t need a time machine to make that happen. Instead, you can simply open this book and learn. The use of pictures...


History Of Zimbabwe For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Zimbabwe is known for its rich culture and traditions. It’s as if time has stopped the moment you step into the country. We captured that moment and turned it into a learning experience through this educational...


Apartheid

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of apartheid in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of apartheid in South Africa. For over...


Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage

by Pathisa Nyathi amabooks (August 15, 2005)

" Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele,...


Poisoned Wells

by Nicholas Shaxson St. Martin's Press (March 19, 2007)

Each week the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa produce well over a billion dollars' worth of oil, an amount that far exceeds development aid to the entire African continent. Yet the rising tide of oil...


Casting with a Fragile Thread

by Wendy Kann Henry Holt and Co. (April 16, 2007)

In this poignant, lyric memoir, a sister's tragic death prompts a woman's unbidden journey into her turbulent African past.

A comfortable suburban housewife with three children living in Connecticut, Wendy Kann...


Langbourne's Rebellion

by Alan P Landau Alandau P/L (September 03, 2016)

The remarkable story of the Langbourne brothers is picked up in 1893. Morris, just 17, makes the bold and risky decision to head north, deeper into Africa. Morris and his younger brother David thus embark on...


Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness

by Tendayi Sithole Lexington Books (July 26, 2016)

Moving away from the domain of idolization and veneration, Tendayi Sithole situates Steve Biko within the existential repertoire of blackness as a site of subjectivity and not the object of study. Through an...


Student Resistance to Apartheid at the University of Fort Hare: Freedom Now, a Degree Tomorrow

by Rico Devara Chapman Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

This book is a valuable contribution to students and scholars interested in higher education in South Africa, as it highlights the critical role the University of Fort Hare played in the modern South African...


Morning in South Africa

by John Campbell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 12, 2016)

This incisive, deeply informed book introduces post-apartheid South Africa to an international audience. Despite calls to undermine the 1994 political settlement characterized by human rights guarantees and...


Gazing Upon Sheba's Breasts

by David Price Williams Markosia Enterprises Ltd (June 01, 2016)

Swaziland, a small country on the edge of Africa’s Great Escarpment, is a microcosm of African environments. It was the ideal laboratory where Dr David Price Williams and a team of scientists developed a major...


Kenya at a Crossroads: Administration and Economy Under Sir Percy Girouard, 1909-1912

by Abdullahi Sara Lexington Books (October 22, 2015)

This book examines the history of early colonial Kenya’s administration and economic condition and provides policy direction for the administration and development of Kenya’s economy. It is a good source...


The Fear

by Peter Godwin Little, Brown and Company (March 22, 2011)

Journalist Peter Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland....


When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

by Peter Godwin Back Bay Books (April 09, 2008)

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...


Isandlwana 1879

by Edmund Yorke Dundurn (January 23, 2016)

The story of one of history's most significant battles and one of Africa's most important historical events is expertly related and explained by a leading historian, with detailed illustrations and supplementary...


Building a New South Africa: One Conversation at a Time

by David Thelen & Karie L. Morgan Indiana University Press (June 01, 2015)

Once a thriving, multiracial community, the Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg was home to many famous artists, musicians, and poets. It was also a place where residential apartheid was first put into practice...


Transition 114: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 20, 2015)

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


Transition 113: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 20, 2015)

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


Transition 115: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 20, 2015)

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 02, 2015)

December 2014 marked a year since the passing of Nelson Mandela-a man who was as much myth as flesh and blood. Transition pays tribute to Mandela's worldly attainments and to his otherworldly sainthood. Featuring...


Transition 111: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 20, 2015)

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


Transition 112: Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Iu Press Journals Indiana University Press (February 20, 2015)

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....