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Historical Dictionary of Angola

by W. Martin James Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2011)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Angola is a thorough examination of Angola. It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This...

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot Baraka Books (November 27, 2013)

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...

Hostile Seas: A Mission in Pirate Waters

by JL Savidge Dundurn (September 23, 2013)

Set in 2008, Hostile Seas is a personal account of life on board Canadian naval ship HMCS Ville de Québec as the crew attempts to escort pirate-menaced cargo ships carrying World Food Programme aid to Mogadishu....

Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 01, 2011)

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...


by David van Reybrouck Ecco (March 25, 2014)

Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary...

To the Heart of the Nile

by Pat Shipman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English...

Dying to Live

by Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga, Casey Roberts & Phil Taylor Baraka Books (May 15, 2013)

Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of 9781926824789...

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

by David H. Shinn & Thomas P. Ofcansky Scarecrow Press (April 05, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several...

A Dance of Assassins: Performing Early Colonial Hegemony in the Congo

by Allen F. Roberts Indiana University Press (December 20, 2012)

A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores...

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

by Lisa J. Shannon & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

International human rights activist Lisa Shannonspent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend FranciscaThelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vividimages...

How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa

by Henry M. Stanley & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (August 14, 2012)

This riveting history is a firsthand account of the long and arduous search for one of the greatest explorers of the nineteenth century. Journalist and adventurer Henry M. Stanley was known for his search for...

Land of Tears

by Robert Harms Basic Books (December 03, 2019)

A prizewinning historian's epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa

In just three decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the heart of Africa was utterly transformed. Virtually closed...

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova & Matthew M. Heaton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 21, 2018)

The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition introduces Nigeria’s rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-20th century history, Nigeria under British colonial rule,...

A Monstrous Greed

by Fidel Bafilemba, John Prendergast, Ryan Gosling & Dave Eggers Grand Central Publishing (December 04, 2018)

Congo is one of the most complex countries in the world, yet it is the most overlooked. It is one of the wealthiest in Africa as a result of its natural endowments, but its people are some of the poorest in...

Medicinal Rule

by Koen Stroeken Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

As soon as Europeans set foot on African soil, they looked for the equivalents of their kings – and found them. The resulting misunderstandings last until this day. Based on ethnography-driven regional comparison...

Distant Companions

by Karen Tranberg Hansen Cornell University Press (March 15, 2018)

Distant Companions tells the fascinating story of the lives and times of domestic servants and their employers in Zambia from the beginning of white settlement during the colonial period until after independence....

Bantu Contribution in Brazilian Popular Music

by Kazadi wa Mukuna Diasporic Africa Press (October 26, 2017)

Bantu Contribution in Brazilian Popular Music: Ethnomusicological Perspectives is a seminal work that spearheaded the new trend in ethnomusicology, when this discipline shifted the focus of its objective from...

Angola in the Black Cultural Expressions of Brazil

by Gerhard Kubik Diasporic Africa Press (October 26, 2017)

The transplantation of African musical cultures to the Americas was a multi-track and multi-time process. In the past many historical studies of African diaspora music, dance and other aspects of expressive...

The Kingdoms of Central Africa - History of the Ancient World | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

What were the kingdoms in Central Africa during the ancient times? Read this book to find out today. Reading about the past will help to influence your decisions today. Reading about the lives of the ancient...

Ancient History of East Central African Customs

by James MacDonald Lm Publishers (August 05, 2017)

"The following account of a few of the customs common among the tribes of east central Africa, in the region of Lake Nyassa, has been gathered from many sources; most of the statements have been revised and...

Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africa

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Ike S. Ndolo Hamilton Books (February 22, 2017)

Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africa serves as a standard textbook and a reference guide to students in both undergraduate and graduate programs in tertiary institutions where elaborate...

The Order of Genocide

by Scott Straus Cornell University Press (January 19, 2013)

The Rwandan genocide has become a touchstone for debates about the causes of mass violence and the responsibilities of the international community. Yet a number of key questions about this tragedy remain unanswered:...

Rebel Rulers

by Zachariah Cherian Mampilly Cornell University Press (August 11, 2011)

Rebel groups are often portrayed as predators, their leaders little more than warlords. In conflicts large and small, however, insurgents frequently take and hold territory, establishing sophisticated systems...

Historical Dictionary of Niger

by Abdourahmane Idrissa & Samuel Decalo Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2012)

Sitting on the cusp between Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa, Niger is in many ways a remarkable place, blending in the harsh Sahelian environment a great diversity of cultures and lifestyles to make up...

Ruined (TCG Edition)

by Lynn Nottage Theatre Communications Group (September 01, 2009)

Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“A powerhouse drama. . . . Lynn Nottage’s beautiful, hideous and unpretentiously important play [is] a shattering, intimate journey into faraway news reports.”—Linda...

Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Emizet Francois Kisangani Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 18, 2016)

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced...

The Katangese Gendarmes and War in Central Africa: Fighting Their Way Home

by Erik Kennes & Miles Larmer Indiana University Press (July 04, 2016)

Erik Kennes and Miles Larmer provide a history of the Katangese gendarmes and their largely undocumented role in many of the most important political and military conflicts in Central Africa. Katanga, located...