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This Africa

By McNeile, Michael

(no place: McAlan, 1958). Dustwrapper title: More True Stories from THIS AFRICA. 8vo; original pale blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; decorative endpapers; pp. xiii + (i) + 313; line drawings as head-pieces. Slightest edgewear to dustwrapper. Very good condition. 'Again, as in his first successful book of this series - This Africa of Ours - the Author takes us through the length and breadth of a great Continent. His stories - taken from what has been described as "the best 'indigenous' programme ever heard in Southern Africa" - have lost nothing in translation from radio form to the written word. The reader will learn of adventure and achievement, of tragedy and success; of the happenings that have given Africa her greatness. Here is a book for young and old alike, and one that should have its place in every home throughout the land.' .


Gebeure in Afrika. Vyf-en-veertig radiopraatjies
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Gebeure in Afrika. Vyf-en-veertig radiopraatjies

By van der Merwe, H.J.J.M.

(Johannesburg: Dagbreek Boekhandel, 1961). 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in black on spine; dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 241; plates. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn and rubbed; spine a bit cocked; light browning and a few fox spots to edges. Good condition. Afrikaans text. A series of essays on the winds of change affecting Africa, as independence movements gained strength. There is much on South Africa's outlook in the face of these changes, including race relations in the Nationalist-governed Republic and the aftermath of Verwoerd's assassination. 'Met die reeks radiopraatjies in die bekende rubriek "GEBEURE IN AFRIKA", het prof. H. J. J. M. van der Merwe aan duisende luisteraars 'n intieme blik gegee van die bewoners van Afrika en hulle strewe. Waar hierdie praatjies nou in blywender vorm aangebied word, glo ons dat dit die leser diep sal laat nadink oor die toestande in Afrika. En dis slegs deur nadenke wat 'n mens gevoer kan word tot oplossings.' .


The Third Africa
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The Third Africa

By Rhoodie, Eschel

(Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1968). 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 313, incl. index; maps; tables. Dustwrapper sunned to spine panel; archival tape repair to reverse at head of upper panel; earlier owner's hand-stamp to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Later to attain some notoriety for his part in the so-called Information Scandal, which involved the use of government funds to support projects intended to improve apartheid South Africa's international image, Eschel Rhoodie here puts a positive spin on the prospects for southern Africa. .


Southern Africa since 1800

By Denoon, Donald, with Balam Nyeko and the advice of J. B. Webster

(London: Longman, 1980) 0582603218. 215 x 135 mm; printed wrappers; pp. vi + 242, incl. index; maps; photographs. Wrappers a little rubbed; slight damp stain to top edge of inner wrappers; earlier owner's name signed on half-title. Good condition. "In 1800 Southern African affairs could be seen in the same context as developments in East or West Africa; today the situation is radically different. Dr Denoon develops a number of significant themes in Southern African history since 1800 - social, economic and political - seeking to explain why and how events have moved in a direction diametrically opposed to the rest of the continent. For the first time Southern Africa is placed within the framework of African history." .


The African Experience

By Oliver, Roland

(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991) 0297820222. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 284, incl. index; several maps; some line drawings. Earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; light browning to endpapers. Very good condition. "This authoritative work covers the entire span of human history across the African continent from the earliest emergence of hominids in eastern and southern Africa to the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990. Drawing on forty years of teaching and research, Professor Oliver arranges the book thematically, beginning with the human colonisation of different regions of Africa, the origins of food production and the formation and diffusion of African languages. … In the concluding chapters of this remarkable survey of African history, Professor Oliver guides us through the economic, political and social developments which gave rise to the modern African nation states." .


An African Survey. A Study of Problems Arising in Africa South of the Sahara

By Hailey, Lord

(London: Oxford University Press, 1945). Second edition. 8vo; original blue buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. xxviii + 1837, incl. index; several maps and tables, incl. folding. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn and foxed, with earlier tape repairs to head of spine panel; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; some foxing. Good condition. "Comprises the most comprehensive source of information on its subject that has been published in our own or any other language." - Manchester Guardian .


The Scramble for Africa 1876-1912

By Pakenham, Thomas

(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1991) 0947464476. 8vo; original brown boards, titled in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xix + (i) + 738, incl. index; monochrome plates; several maps; some cartoons and engravings in text. Merest trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "The Scramble for Africa astonished everyone. In 1880 most of the continent was still ruled by Africans, and barely explored. By 1902, five European Powers (and one extraordinary individual) had grabbed almost the whole continent, giving themselves 30 new colonies and protectorates and 10 million square miles of new territory, and 110 million bewildered subjects. ... In a tour de force of historical narrative, Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of this extraordinary episode. It took him 10 years and involved trips to 22 African countries including research in Britain, France, Belgium and Germany. This is historical narrative on the grand scale, cross-cut between Europe at the height of its power and Africa in its political infancy, covering a vast terrain and including a huge cast of characters, yet as vivid and fast-moving as a novel." .


Portuguese and Dutch in South Africa 1641-1806

By Welch, Sidney R.

(Cape Town: Juta, 1951). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 944, incl. index. Backstrip sunned; cloth very slightly rubbed; bump to bottom fore-corners; name of earlier owner, illustrator Alba Bouwer, signed on front free endpaper; trace of foxing to endpapers; light browning to edges. Very good condition. This volume continues on from Welch's 'Portuguese Rule and Spanish Crown in South Africa 1581-1640', which is one of several works by the author on the history of Portuguese involvement in the region. The parameters of the present study are the end of Spanish authority over Portugal in 1641 and the British occupation of the Cape in 1806. .



By de Villiers, Cas

(Johannesburg: South African Broadcasting Corporation, 1973). 215 x 133 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; pp. 54. Earlier owner's name on title page. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. " 'n Reeks praatjies wat uitgesaai is in die Afrikaanse Diens van die Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie vanaf 3 tot 24 Mei 1973." An ambitious project for such small space: Twenty-five short essays cover such subjects as Africa's place as the cradle of mankind, religions in Africa, European expansionism in Africa, African urbanisation, African minerals, African agriculture, and so forth. .


African Afterthoughts

By Mitchell, Philip

(London: Hutchinson, 1954). 8vo; original salmon-coloured cloth; no dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 288, incl. index; frontis. portrait. Extremities very slightly worn; trace of fishmothing to fore-edge of upper cover; ownership inscription to half-title; sporadic moderate foxing. Good condition. Recollections of Sir Philip Mitchell after a career in the colonial service in Africa. There are some interesting observations on John Chilembwe in Nyasaland. .


Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

By Prouty, Chris, and Eugene Rosenfeld

(Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1981) 081081448x. African Historical Dictionaries, No. 32. 8vo; original brown cloth, with yellow lettering to spine and upper cover; pp. xv + (i) +436, incl. index; map. Ex-library copy, with ink stamps, codes and two small labels to endpapers; trace of gum residue to tail of spine. Good to very good condition. .


Historical Dictionary of Libya
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Historical Dictionary of Libya

By Hahn, Lorna, with the assistance of Maureen Muirragui

(Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1981) 0810814420. African Historical Dictionaries, No. 33. 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. xiii + (i) + 116. Ex-library copy, with ink stamps, codes and small label to endpapers; slight bump to top fore-corner of upper board; trace of gum residue to tail of spine. Good to very good condition. .


The African Child. An Account of the International Conference on African Children, Geneva

By Sharp, Evelyn

(London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931). Crown 8vo; original black cloth; no dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (i) + 125, incl. index; plates. Spine sunned; boards slightly rubbed; label and "Withdrawn" stamp of Talbot Reference Library to front pastedown; light browning to endpapers. Good condition. The first edition of this important work. The deliberations of the Conference were very largely concerned with the causes of infant mortality in Africa. Six sections consider 'Making African History in Geneva', 'Why do African Children Die?', 'The African Mother', 'The African Child at School', 'The African Child at Work', and 'The Outcome of it All'. There are six appendices, and the African administrator Lugard contributes a thought-provoking introduction. .


Afrika noord van die Limpopo: Die imperiale wedervaringe sedert 1800

By Smith, Ken and F J Nöthling

(Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1985) 0869813242. 4to; original yellow boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. x + 418; maps. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Afrika noord van die Limpopo bied 'n geselekteerde beeld van die Afrika-verlede. Dit is dikwels meer gemoeid met Europese motiewe en optredes as met die gevolge van Europese betrokkenheid op die inheemse samelewings, maar dit kan studente 'n beter insig en begrip gee van moderne Afrika in die lig van die afloop van gebeure ná die ontbinding van die Europese koloniale moonthede." .


Africa in the Nineteenth Century

By Sanderson, Edgar

(London, Seeley and Co., 1898). Original brown cloth, little soiled, spine little creased with short tear at the head of the spine, pp. 335, frontispiece portrait, few plates. Endpapers very browned, a little foxing, dust-soiling on some pages. Fair. .


Aspects of Central African history

By Ranger, T.O. (editor)

(Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1968). Dustwrapper, pp. 291. 'In central Africa a considerable amount of historical research has been carried out, especially in the field of radio-carbon dating and in the taking of linguistic evidence. ... on into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Rhodesia, Zambia, and Malawi. ...' .


European powers and South-East Africa; a study of international relations on the South-East coast of Africa, 1796-1856

By Jackson, Mabel V.

(London, Longmans, Green, 1942). Original blue cloth, somewhat stained, corners of boards bruised, pp. 284, few maps, charts. Some foxing, mark on one page. .


Central Africa: background to argument

By Raven, Faith

(London, The African Publications Trust, 1960). Card wraps, very light soil, pp. 44, saddle-stitched. Federation of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland. .


An Economic History of Africa from the Earliest Times to Partition

By Wickins, Peter

(Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1980). 8vo; original black boards; laminated dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 323, incl. index; maps. Very good condition. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn and torn, with archival tape repairs to reverse; some spotting to top edge. "This book is a survey of the economic history of the continent of Africa, north and south of the Sahara, from the Stone Age until the incorporation of most of the continent into European Empires of the later 19th and earlier 20th centuries. It takes a partly regional, partly chronological approach and provides a dispassionate and balanced assessment of the economic achievements of pre-colonial Africa. The researches of archaeologists, prehistorians, ancient and modern historians, social and economic anthropologists, geographers, specialists in agriculture and land tenure, economists and economic historians, as well as the accounts of travellers, both European and Asian, have formed the basis of Dr Wickins's work. After a description of the various types of economic activity in the past, Dr Wickins analyses the socio-economic systems involved at various times before partition, and concludes with a discussion of the beginnings of export crop production and European political penetration. No previous book on economic history has covered this area and time span." .


The Scramble for Africa

By Chamberlain, M. E.

(Harlow: Longman, 1974). A volume in the 'Seminar Studies in History' series. 196 x 125 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. vii + (i) + 163, incl. index; maps. Very good condition. Wraps very slightly creased; previous owner's name signed on first blank. "The seminar method of teaching is being used increasingly. It is a way of learning in smaller groups through discussion, designed both to get away from and to supplement the basic lecture techniques. To be informed, the members of a seminar must be informed - or else, in the unkind phrase of a cynic - it can be a 'pooling of ignorance'. ... For this reason we have invited practicing teachers to contribute short studies on specialised aspects of British and European history with these special needs in mind. For this series the authors have been asked to provide, in addition to their basic analysis, a full selection of documentary material of all kinds and an up-to-date and comprehensive bibliography." .


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