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King Leopold’S Ghost

King Leopold’S Ghost

by Adam Hochschild

In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the... Read more about this item
A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.
Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

by Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children.From the Hardcover edition.
The Scramble For Africa

The Scramble For Africa

by Thomas Pakenham

In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.
In Darkest Africa

In Darkest Africa

by Henry M Stanley

In Darkest Africa (1890) is Henry
M. Stanley’s own account of his last adventure on the African continent. At the
turn of that century, the interior of the African continent was largely unknown
to the American and European public. With the accounts of great explorers like Stanley,
readers became thrilled by stories African expeditions and longed to follow in
the footsteps of these explorers. In 1888, Stanley led an expedition to come to
the aid of Mehmed Emin Pasha. The two volumes that compose In... Read more about this item
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

by Philip Gourevitch

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda is a 1998 non-fiction book about the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994, written by The New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch.
Dark Star Safari

Dark Star Safari

by Paul Theroux

In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux’s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, “chicken bus,” and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful — and often life-threatening — landscapes on earth. This is travel as discovery and also, in... Read more about this item
Africa

Africa

by John Reader

John Reader lives in London.
Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy

by Mark Mathabane

When it comes to movie reviews, critic Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. But that’s only because she’s learned to channel her literary hero Dorothy Parker, the most celebrated and scathing wit of the twentieth century. If only Violet could summon that kind of strength in her personal life. Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel in an attempt to find inspiration from the hallowed dining room where Dorothy Parker and so many other famous writers of the 1920s traded barbs, but she gets more... Read more about this item
The Boer War

The Boer War

by Thomas Pakenham

The war declared by the Boers of South Africa on October 11, 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'No end of a lesson.' The public expected it to be over by Christmas. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Great Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.
In the Footsteps Of Mr Kurtz

In the Footsteps Of Mr Kurtz

by Michela Wrong

Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager.Michela Wrong, a correspondent... Read more about this item
Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

by Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA was born in Transkei, South Africa on 18 July, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948 before being arrested in August 1962. In November 1962 he was sentenced to five years in prison and started serving his sentence at Robben Island Prison in 1963 before being brought back to Pretoria to stand in the Rivonia Trial. From 1964 to 1982, he was again incarcerated at Robben Island... Read more about this item
Stanley

Stanley

by Tim Jeal

Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Fate Of Africa

The Fate Of Africa

by Martin Meredith

Darfur

Darfur

by Juliewaal, Alex De Flint

King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost

by Adam Hochschild

The Conquest Of the Sahara

The Conquest Of the Sahara

by Douglas Porch

Precolonial Black Africa

Precolonial Black Africa

by Cheikh Anta Diop

The Washing Of the Spears

The Washing Of the Spears

by Donald R Morris

The Fabric Of Terror

The Fabric Of Terror

by Bernardo Teixeira

Frontiers

Frontiers

by Noel Mostert

African History Books & Ephemera

Stringer

Stringer

by Anjan Sundaram

ANJAN SUNDARAM is an award-winning journalist who has reported from Africa and the Middle East for The New York Times and the Associated Press. His writing has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Fortune, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, and the Huffington Post. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service and Radio France Internationale for his analysis of the conflict in Congo. He received a Reuters... Read more about this item
Africa In History

Africa In History

by Davidson, Basil

Prior to the original publication of Africa in History, the history and development of Africa had been measured by the European concept of "civilization," applying a Eurocentric approach to African art and literature. Basil Davidson's landmark work presents the inner growth of Africa and its worldwide significance, the internal dynamic of its old civilizations and their links with Asia, Europe and America, as well as the development of specific areas, tribes and cultures. From accounts of the days of the... Read more about this item
Tropical Gangsters

Tropical Gangsters

by Robert Klitgaard

Africana

Africana

by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr ; Appiah, Kwame Anthony

King Leopold's Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

King Leopold's Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

by Adam Hochschild

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
The Washing of the Spears - The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation

The Washing of the Spears - The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation

by Donald R. Morris

London: Jonathan Cape, 1966 655 pages including photographs and index. Maps on end papers. An excellent, clean and tightly bound book
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$50.00
Autobook 753 - Datsun 1000, 1200, 120Y

Autobook 753 - Datsun 1000, 1200, 120Y

by Kenneth Ball

Autobooks Datsun 1000, 1200, 120Y. Series B10, B110, B210 1968 - 75. Condition good, shows signs of use. Orders of $100 or more are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Size: 7" X 9"
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$100.00
Rule of Fear : The Life and Times of DINGANE King of the Zulu

Rule of Fear : The Life and Times of DINGANE King of the Zulu

by Becker, Peter

London: Allen Lane. 1979. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Small amount of pencil annotation to rear free endpaper. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 316 pages. . Reprint. Hardback.
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$10.12
Conversations with Myself

Conversations with Myself

by Mandela, Nelson

Paperback. Very Good.
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$3.56
Lost trails of the transvaal,

Lost trails of the transvaal,

by T.V. Bulpin

Books of Africa, 1969. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1969. 2nd edition . 474 pages. No dust jacket. Pictorial cloth with white lettering. Contains coloured plates. Binding remains firm.Pages & plates remain bright with minimal tanning. Boards have heavy edge-wear with substantial bumping to corners, crushing to spine ends and rub wear all over.
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$19.78
Madiba A To Z: The Many Faces Of Nelson Mandela

Madiba A To Z: The Many Faces Of Nelson Mandela

by Danny Schechter

Paperback / softback. New.
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$12.10
In Darkest Africa

In Darkest Africa

by Stanley, Henry M

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine. Two Volumes. Original publisher's half morocco, marbled covers and end papers, all edges gilt, and a very nicely decorated gilt spine. With two steel engraved frontispiece portraits of Stanley, 150 illustrations, three folding maps tucked into pockets in the rear of both volumes. Bookplate remnants on front paste down of Volume 1. Shelf wear to bottom edges of boards, very minor fading to leather, contents... Read more about this item
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$995.00
The Boer War

The Boer War

by Thomas Pakenham

London, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball | Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979 'Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale documentary history of the war to be attempted since 1910. his narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources. He has combed the original British documents in the Public Record Office and the material in South African archives. He has traced the private papers of most of the protagonists. He found the letters of Sir Redvers Buller - the British Commander-in-Chief... Read more about this item
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$200.00
Contexts of Kinship An Essay in the Family Sociology of the Gonja of  Northern Ghana

Contexts of Kinship An Essay in the Family Sociology of the Gonja of Northern Ghana

by Goody, Esther N

Cambridge University Press. Very Good. 2008. Paperback. 0521017203 . Stiff card wrappers, crease on rear wrapper. Internally clean, no ownership markings, binding tight, b&w photographs. Owner's signature appears inside front wrapper, in ink. ; Cambridge Studies In Social And Cultural Anthropology; 9.0 X 5.9 X 0.9 inches; 356 pages .
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$19.22
Forever Free & Living Free

Forever Free & Living Free

by Adamson, Joy

Two books from the trilogy. Forever Free: Illustrated cover boards. Front/rear endplates have map illustrations. Binding tight, text block clean. Owner name inside front endplate. Dedication page to owner back of frontispiece. Living Free: Illustrated cover boards. Binding tight but some cracking and book is slightly cocked. Gift to owner front inside endplate. Front/rear endplates have map illustrations.
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$37.14
Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil

Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil

by Shaxson, Nicholas

St. Martin's Griffin, 2008. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.35
Thabo Mbeki The Dream Deferred

Thabo Mbeki The Dream Deferred

by Gevisser, Mark

Jonathan Ball Publishers SA. Very Good. 2007. Paperback. 1868421015 . Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international orders. ; Cover bright, spine uncreased, residue from a price sticker on rear; No ownership marks, text clean, colour photographs; Binding tight. ; 9.3 X 6.0 X 2.1 inches; 650 pages .
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$10.89
The Washing Of The Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879

The Washing Of The Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879

by Donald R. Morris

Paperback / softback. New. An account of the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa, and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu war of 1879. This work sets out to be not only a history of the Zulus but also a full-scale study of the British colonial and military policy in relation to southern Africa, and of those involved.
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$29.62
Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa

Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa

by Robert Klitgaard

USA: Basic Books, 1990 The dust jacket is a little worn. The edges are a little foxed. 281 pages. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$16.86
Magic, Divination and Witchcraft Among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia

Magic, Divination and Witchcraft Among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia

by Reynolds, Barrie

London: Chatto and Windus, 1963. Hardcover. Very good. Hardcover. xix,173pp+ index. Bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing to prelims and page edges, else a very good hardback in a tanned and rubbed jacket that is sunned on the spine.
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$50.00
Rhodes: The Race for Africa

Rhodes: The Race for Africa

by Antony Thomas

St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Dustjacket and cover have light wear. Stated first U.S. edition, first printing.
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$3.00
Kaffir Boy : The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Kaffir Boy : The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

by Mark Mathabane

Scribner, 1986. Hardcover. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.88
Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

by Nelson Mandela

Macmillan, 2010. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.Macmillan,2010.First UK edition-first printing (1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine) in fine condition, with Dj (a couple of small ink marks and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Nice and clean pages as new with a very small crease on the edges of the pages. 464pp including Foreword, by Barack Obama, appendices A to D, select... Read more about this item
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$62.80
Kaffir Boy : The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Kaffir Boy : The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

by Mark Mathabane

Penguin Publishing Group, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.88
The Boer War

The Boer War

by Thomas Pakenham

London, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball | Macdonald & Co., 1979 'Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale documentary history of the war to be attempted since 1910. his narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources. He has combed the original British documents in the Public Record Office and the material in South African archives. He has traced the private papers of most of the protagonists. He found the letters of Sir Redvers Buller - the British Commander-in-Chief in 1899... Read more about this item
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$100.00
With the flag to Pretoria : the standard illustrated history of the Boer War AND  After Pretoria : the guerilla war : the supplement (4 volume complete set)

With the flag to Pretoria : the standard illustrated history of the Boer War AND After Pretoria : the guerilla war : the supplement (4 volume complete set)

by Herbert Wrigley Wilson

THE AMALGAMATED PRESS, 1/1/1902. Hardcover. Acceptable. 0x0x0. 4 volume complete set. Hardcovers. Fading and water stains to covers. Hinges starting. Text blocks sound. Scattered foxing. Vol.1-2. With the flag to Pretoria : a full and accurate history of the Transvaal Campaign --This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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$137.20
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

by Paul Theroux

London: Penguin Books, 2002 An excellent, clean and tightly bound book. 494 pages. Gift quality. Size: 6" x 9"
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$25.00
Souvenirs of military life in Algeria

Souvenirs of military life in Algeria

by Castellane, Louis Charles Pierre

Remington, 1886-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Near fine. Bound in publisher's textured brown cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. [vi], 244 + [vi], 260, 20 (ads) pp., color folding map. Hebert M. Federham, Quincy, Mass. book plate on end page. Margaret Josephine Lovett's translation of Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique. Chapters include: The Province of Algiers, Zouaves and Spahis, The Darha, Khamis of the Beni-Ouraghs, A Winter Campaign, The... Read more about this item
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$313.60
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

by Alexandra Fuller

South Africa: Picador Africa, 2008 Size: Approx 5" Wide - 8" Tall
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$20.00