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Prisoners of a Dream: The South African Mirage

By Raditsa, Leo

(Annapolis: Prince George Street Press, 1989) 0927104008. 230 x 153 mm; wrappers; pp. x + (ii) + 467. A little sunned on spine; some spotting to edges. Very good condition. 'Historical essay on the Denton Hearings on "The Role of the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany in Fomenting Terrorism in Southern Africa" before the Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, March 22, 24, 25, 29 and 31, 1982, Washington, D.C.' .

$9.87

The Swaziland Jumbo Tourist Guide. A Travel Guide for Tourists to the Kingdom of Swaziland

By Hussey, Hazel A.

(Malkerns: R.O. Hussey & Company, 1989). 210 x 150 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 108 + (iv); colour photographs; maps, including folding colour map of the country with street plans of Mbabane and Manzini; adverts. Slightly rubbed; a little foxing. Good condition. "The intention of this guide is to introduce the visitor to the beauty of the natural environment of the Kingdom of Swaziland and to its many tourist attractions." The book includes information on such traditions as the Reed Dance, the Ncwala Ceremony and Sibhaca Dancing, and nature reserves such as Hlane, Malolotja and Mkhaya. .

$6.58

Democracy in Black Africa: Survival and Revival
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Democracy in Black Africa: Survival and Revival

By Wiseman, John A.

(New York: Paragon House, 1990) 1557781400. 8vo; black cloth-backed brown boards, with metallic copper lettering to spine; laminated dustwrapper; pp. xii + 228, incl. index; tables. Near fine condition. "It has generally been assumed that democracy, involving competition between contending parties within a constitutional framework which allows a free choice for the electorate, is not a viable form of politics in Africa and is largely irrelevant in a continent dominated by the authoritarianism of single-party and military rule. In Democracy in Black Africa: Survival and Revival, John A. Wiseman argues in detail, for the first time, that such a view is not only unduly pessimistic but is at odds with the evidence. Concentrating on the continued existence of democracy in Africa rather than its collapse, on its successes rather than its failures, a reassessment of the role of democracy emerges which is at once both positive and realistic." .

$13.16

Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary

By Harsch, Ernest

(Johannesburg: Jacana, 2014) 9781431421091. A Jacana pocket biography. 180 x 110 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 163, incl. index; photographs. Fine condition. "Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government in 1987. ... This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara's life and struggles, drawing on the author's extensive first-hand research and reporting on Burkina Faso, including interviews with the late leader. Decades after his death, Sankara remains an inspiration to young people throughout Africa for his integrity, idealism, and dedication to independence and self-determination." .

$8.56

Welensky's 4000 Days. The Life and Death of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

By Welensky, Roy

(London: Collins, 1964). 8vo; original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 383, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn, a little sunned on spine panel; scattered foxing. Good. "The Federation was destroyed, not by our avowed enemies but by those who called themselves our friends and said they believed in what we had built. They killed it slowly, in the dark and by stealth; and they wept hypocritical tears as they finished the deed." .

$6.58

Touched by Africa

By Munger, Ned

(Pasadena: The Castle Press, 1983) 0934912009. 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. 408. Trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. Recollections of such luminaries as Alan Paton, Robert Ardrey, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, the Leakeys, and Kamuzu Banda of Malawi, besides several others. There is a fascinating chapter on Eric Bonner and other booksellers. .

$7.90

Mozambique: a nation in crisis
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Mozambique: a nation in crisis

By Hoile, David

(London: The Claridge Press, 1989) 1870626958. 210 x 145 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 144; photographs; map. Wrappers partially sunned. Very good condition. "In this book, the first full analysis of the country's recent history - David Hoile questions the easy analysis of journalists and politicians, and explores the root causes of one of Africa's longest and most tragic conflicts." .

$32.91

Shake Hands with the Devil. The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
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Shake Hands with the Devil. The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

By Dallaire, [Lieutenant-General] Roméo, with [Major] Brent Beardsley

(London: Arrow Books, 2004) 0099478935. 195 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xviii + (iv) + 562, incl. index; maps. A little foxing. Very good condition. "An award-winning international sensation, Shake Hands with the Devil is a landmark contribution to the literature of war: a remarkable tale of a soldier's courage and an unforgettable parable of good and evil. It is also a stinging indictment of the petty bureaucrats who refused to give Dallaire the men and the operational freedom he needed to stop the killing. 'I know there is a God', Dallaire writes, 'because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God.' " .

$6.58

True North

By Wende, Hamilton

(Johannesburg: William Waterman, 1995) 1874959242. 229 x 148 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 198. Very slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Hamilton Wende came back to Africa in 1991. ... Like many South Africans, he had hardly seen the rest of Africa and so, over the next four years, he travelled north of his own borders to report on what he saw. This is not, however, a journalist's account of events. It is about a passage through a continent filled with the most confusing contrasts: the ageing Soviet jets, on their way to strafe Unita positions against a backdrop of palms and an azure sea; the boy in the Angolan town Viana whose leg had been blown off by a landmine but whose hope and trust seemed to deny the agony of a land torn by bloody warfare; the almost serene stillness of the Tete valley in Mozambique, chilling for its nightmare secnery of burnt-out trucks and its forlorn landscape. Through it, Wende travels deeper into perhaps one of the most inexplicable events and places of this century, Rwanda. It is in this verdant hell that the journey is finally overtaken by the story. True North is a remarkable story - a story not just about Africa but about who we are and how far we have come at the end of the twentieth century." .

$6.58

Aid in Africa
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Aid in Africa

By Arnold, Guy

(London: Kogan Page, 1979) 0850382181. 233 x 156 mm; laminated wrappers; pp. 240, incl. index; tables. Slightly curled; earlier owner's name signed on half-title. Good condition. "Aid in Africa provides a statistical breakdown of the aid received by African countries and an analysis of the factors underlying the statistics. It examines volume and distribution of aid, its effectiveness and the political implications which underpin aid programmes." .

$5.27

Contemporary Africa: Continent in Transition. Revised Edition

By Wallbank, T. Walter

(Princeton: D. van Nostrand Company, 1964). 180 x 107 mm; wrappers; pp. 192, incl. index. Wrappers a little rubbed; light browning; occasional fox spot; earlier owner's name signed on title page. Good condition. 'In bringing his popular account of contemporary Africa up to date, Professor Wallbank has added a new chapter entitled "Eight Momentous Years, 1956-1964." He has also included the text of Macmillan's "Winds of Change" speech, and made revisions to the first six chapters.' .

$3.95

Black Africa. The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State
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Black Africa. The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

By Diop, Cheikh Anta

(Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1987) 1556520611. 215 x 140 mm; laminated wrappers; pp. (xx) + 125. Fine. "In this book, the late Cheikh Anta Diop presents a dynamic and convincing argument for the creation of a unified black African state. This new revised edition is supplemented with a recent interview by renowned political analyst and journalist Carlos Moore and delineates Diop's vision of Africa's emergence as a major world power." .

$9.87

Portugal en die toekoms

By de Spinola, Antonio

(Johannesburg: Perskor, 1974) 0628005962. Afrikaans translation of 'Portugal e o Futuro'. 210 x 124 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (xii) + 155. Wrappers partially sunned and rubbed; earlier owner's hand-stamp to front free endpaper; light browning throughout. Good. Afrikaans text. Although closely associated with the Salazar regime, Spinola remained a prominent military figure under the Caetano government that followed, serving as military governor of Portuguese Guinea and engaging with Black African leaders regarding the future of their spheres of influence. This book, upon its release in Portuguese, estranged Spinola from the Caetano government, because of its argument that Portugal could not gain victory over the African guerilla fighters in its colonies. In retrospect, it can be seen as prophetic of what happened within a year, when Portugal cut its African colonies loose. South Africa was to experience the aftermath of this event when civil war broke out in both Mozambique and Angola, something the South African government exploited as part of its plan to destabilize neighbouring states. .

$13.16

Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975
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Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975

By Stassen, Nicol

(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2009) 9781869193409. 8vo; original aquamarine boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; ribbon page-markers; pp. 666, incl. index; colour maps, incl. folding; several plates in monochrome and full colour reproducing contemporary photographs of Afrikaner families, individuals and their dwellings; tables. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; trace of curl to bottom edge of lower panel. Near fine condition. Afrikaans text. A fascinating and thorough history of the remnants of the Dorsland Trekkers in Angola. 'Ná ongekende lyding en 'n swerftog van sewe jaar deur die onherbergsame droë dele van Suider-Afrika het die Dorslandtrekkers hulle in 1881 in Angola gevestig. Mettertyd het die aanvanklike goeie verhoudinge met die Portuguese owerheid versleg en ongeveer 2000 Angola-Boere is in 1928 na Suidwes-Afrika gerepatrieer. Die gemeenskap van ongeveer 400 Angola-Boere wat ná 1928 in Angola agtergebly het, is aan die vergetelheid en verwaarlosing oorgelaat en is later as 'n "lewende fossiel" en slagoffers van hulle eie behoudendheid bestempel. Sommige het nog 'n lewe uit gemengde boerdery, transportry en jag probeer maak, dekades nadat hierdie lewenswyse elders uitgesterf het. Vanaf 1958 is die meerderheid van die ongeveer 600 Afrikaners in Angola na Suidwes-Afrika en Suid-Afrika gerepatrieer, terwyl slegs enkeles in Angola agtergebly het. Hierdie groepie Afrikaners het hul Afrikanerskap daar onder moeilike omstandighede gehandhaaf. Met die uitbreek van die burgeroorlog in 1975 in Angola het die laaste Afrikaners uit Angola gevlug en het die verbintenis van die Angola-Boere met Angola ná byna 'n eeu tot 'n einde gekom. Hulle interessante en kleurryke lewe word beskryf en die sogenaamde "trekgees" word as 'n moontlike rede vir hulle swerftogte ondersoek.' .

$39.49

Südafrika Fakten und Probleme

By Schneider, Karl-Günther, and Bernd Wiese

(Stuttgart: Seewald Verlag, 1983). Signed presentation inscription from one of the authors on title page. 230 x 160 mm; laminated wrappers; maps to inner wrappers; pp. 187; numerous maps, tables, monochrome illustrations. Spine a little sunned; earlier owner's name signed inside upper cover; a little foxing. Very good condition. German text. South Africa is one of the most scenic, the most complex and, geographically, with its collection of rare animals and plants, is still one of the most richly endowed countries in the world. Economically and strategically, South Africa is a key country on the planet. (Translation of blurb) .

$8.56

Krisenherd Somalia. Das Land des Terrors und der Anarchie

By Birnbaum, Michael

(Munich: Wilhelm Heyne, 2002) 3453861094. 180 x 115 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 199, incl. index; plates; map. Wrappers very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on first page; a little spotting. Good to very good condition. German text. In this fascinating look at the power vacuum existing in Somalia, Michael Birnbaum, long-serving Africa correspondent for the Suddeutscher Zeitung, looks behind the chaos and reveals the fundamentalist forces at work. .

$6.58

General Amin

By Martin, David

(London: Faber and Faber, 1974). 8vo; original burgundy boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 254, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, and spine panel sunned; top edge of lower board scuffed; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some foxing. Good to very good condition. "The news that Dr. Milton Obote, President of Uganda, had been deposed by General Idi Amin on 25th January 1971 was greeted optimistically by many countries in the West. Since then Amin's fame has spread like wildfire as the incredulous world receives his increasingly outrageous pronouncements. But the smiling, childish image which the media have indulgently created for the figure who rose from army cook to President of a modern nation state conceals the qualities of one of the most feared dictators of this century. Even before independence, Idi Amin had acquired a record of brutality, but since coming to power ... the death toll in Uganda has mounted appallingly. ... This book is a study of the historical background to the 1971 coup, the reasons why Amin had to seize power in order to survive, and the devastating results of the take-over for Uganda." .

$6.58

The Lost Boy

By Bol, Aher Arop

(Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2009) 9780795702785. 214 x 136 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 189. Slightest curl to wrappers. Very good condition. "In 1987, a small Sudanese boy is carried into Panyido Refugee Camp, Ethiopia, on the shoulders of his uncle. He doesn't know why he is there, and he doesn't know where his parents are. He doesn't know if he will ever see his family again. So begins Aher Arop Bol's story - an epic quest for survival, education, family and meaning - and the journey that will see him flee Sudan as a young child, and return many years later, via Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Parentless, but not without friends; discriminated against, but not without ambition; alone, but not without hope - Aher's story is a testament to the incredible will of one boy who refused to remain lost." .

$13.16

African Renaissance: The New Struggle
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African Renaissance: The New Struggle

By Makgoba, Malegapuru William (editor)

(Cape Town: Mafube & Tafelberg, 1999) 062403805X. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (x) + xxi + (i) + 467. Boards very slightly rubbed. Near fine condition. "On 28 and 29 September 1998, approximately 470 people gathered at an historic conference in Johannesburg … The African Renaissance Conference brought together leading business people, politicians, academics and intellectuals from all over Africa, and as far abroad as the United States of America and Europe, as well as 'ordinary people'. … African Renaissance: The New Struggle contains 30 essays based on papers and speeches delivered at the conference. Their subject matter ranges from overviews of Africa's history - dealing with slavery and colonialism, but also with Africa's proud scientific and cultural heritage - to moral renewal, culture and education, political and economic transformation, science and technology, and the role of the media and telecommunications." .

$15.80

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): 'Unity and Integration Within Africa'? or 'Integration of Africa Into the Global Economy'?

By Keet, Dot

(Accra: Third World Network, no date) 9988602111. 213 x 137 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial card wrappers; pp. 89. Small 'SOLD' ink stamp to title page. Very good condition. The author "has carried out research and teaching during the 1960s and 1970s on African political economy in a number of universities in Southern Africa, and during the 1970s and 1980s was deeply engaged in the liberation struggles and independence reconstruction and transformation processess in Angola and Mozambique. On her return to South Africa, at the beginning of the 1990s, she joined the Center for Southern African Studies as Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the School of Government of the University of the Western Cape. She is now a Research Associate of the Alternative Information and Development Center." In this work, the following argument is put forward: "NEPAD is to be judged not by its language and generalities, nor by the 'good intentions' of its formulators and supporters. NEPAD has to be evaluated on the basis of close analysis of its substantive proposals and their implications." .

$19.75

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