African History, General
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
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.
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724753
In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insights into the nature of African life
Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People
Frontiers
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.
Land Tenure Among the Amhara of Ethiopia: The Dynamics of Cognatic Descent
Land Tenure Among the Amhara of Ethiopia
The Dynamics of Cognatic Descent
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226345483
Zambezi: River of Africa
Zambezi
River of Africa
Hardcover      ISBN: 1853682969
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Paperback      ISBN: 1586483889
Benjamin, Alepho and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. The government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, Benson and Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Aleph also was forced to do the same. This work recounts their experiences along the unthinkable journey.
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Rough Crossings
Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Hardcover      ISBN: 006053916x
A vivid new study of the American Revolution looks at the parts played by African-American slaves during the conflict, following escaped slaves who sought emancipation through an allegiance to the British cause as told through the voices of the slaves themselves and through white abolitionists who protected them. 100,000 first printing.
The Africans
The Africans
Paperback      ISBN: 0394753089
Provides a memorable portrait of contemporary Black Africa, analyzing recent historical events, political maneuvers, economic problems, and the people, land, and institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa
Soul of Africa
Soul of Africa
Hardcover      ISBN: 3829027168
The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State
The Black Man's Burden
Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State
Paperback      ISBN: 0812922107
Traces the roots of Africa's independence movement and the continent's present-day political instability, arguing that Africa's colonial legacy has resulted in the formation of nation-states based on flawed European models