African History, General
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0375758992
An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently absent father, and three lost siblings, as well as her fierce love for Africa. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
Paperback ISBN: 0060934433
A brilliant journalistic account of the rape of the Congo chronicles three decades of graft, corruption, and robbery perpetrated by the Mobutu regime in the tragic central African country of Zaire. Reprint.
The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People
Hardcover ISBN: 0679401369
A history of South Africa's most sophisticated black nation describes how belief in a strange prophecy caused the Xhosa to destroy all their food and stock, and discusses their history from emigration from Central Africa to frontier wars. 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
King Leopold's Ghost
A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Paperback ISBN: 0618001905
A true tale of turn-of-the-century greed, avarice, and colonial violence explores the African legacy of Belgium's King Leopold, a man who conducted one of the first great genocides of the century while cultivating a reputation as a humanitarian. Reprint. Tour. NYT. PW.
The Making of Modern South Africa
Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1405154292
Worden (history, U. of Cape Town, South Africa) introduces themes and debates in South Africa's history, beginning with the pre-colonial period, with a focus on the period of racial segregation between the 1910s and the 1970s. He also describes the end of apartheid in the 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on key themes since the historical understanding of South Africa has changed to be more inclusive of race and gender. These include the dynamics of colonial conquest in the late nineteenth century, the mineral revolution of the 1880s, white worker militancy in the late 1910s, black rural protest in the 1920s, and the roots and emergence of segregation. This edition contains a rewritten final chapter that extends the account from 1994 to the present, as well as new and revised maps and an updated further reading section. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
My Traitor's Heart
A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe and His Conscience
Paperback ISBN: 0679732152
A former crime reporter who fled his country after witnessing unimaginable atrocities recounts his experiences on returning to find the truth behind apartheid
An Anthology of Somali Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 0253304636
"This is a fascinating and unusual collection that deserves attention." —Bloomsbury Review "... this anthology of poetry is a breath of fresh air. It provides the reader with the means of gaining a deeper insight into Somali life through what is to the Somalis their most important cultural form, namely, poetry." —Bulletin of the School of Irental & African Studies "This affordable and beautifully produced book is a small jewel in the field of Somali studies, as it is the fruit of over forty years of dedicated linguistic and literary scholarship by one of the most thorough and accurate translators and analysts of Somali poetry, B. W. Andrzejewski." —International Journal of African Historical Studies Somalia has been called "a nation of poets." This volume makes available in beautiful English translation the very best, and most universal, of Somali poetry, from the 19th century to the present. With appendixes covering the oral and written medium, the pronunciation of Somali words, alliteration and scansion, selected bibliography, and sources.