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
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
An Ordinary Man
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670037524
A 2005 Civil Rights Freedom Award winner describes how he utilized his position as a hotel manager in violence-stricken Rwanda to offer shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, an act that inspired an Academy Award-nominated film. 60,000 first printing.
Beads And Strands: Reflections Of An African Woman On Christianity In Africa
Beads And Strands
Reflections Of An African Woman On Christianity In Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 1570755434
Freedom: The Story of My Second Life
Freedom
The Story of My Second Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1401352065
In the sequel to Stolen Lives, the story of her family's twenty-year imprisonment in a Moroccan jail, the author describes what it is like to return to the world after twenty years of suffering as she struggled to adjust to the modern world, understand the reality of freedom, fall in love, and experience an intimate relationship for the first time. 125,000 first printing.
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
A Savage War of Peace
Algeria 1954-1962
Paperback      ISBN: 1590172183
The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture. Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Algeria’s independence, and yet—as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic work of history—its repercussions continue to be felt not only in Algeria and France, but throughout the world. Indeed from today’s vantage point the Algerian War looks like a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East, from Beirut to Baghdad—struggles in which questions of religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism take on a new and increasingly lethal intensity. A Savage War of Peace is the definitive history of the Algerian War, a book that brings that terrible and complicated struggle to life with intelligence, assurance, and unflagging momentum. It is essential reading for our own violent times as well as a lasting monument to the historian’s art.
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
The Harmless People
The Harmless People
Paperback      ISBN: 067972446x
An account of an expedition into the Kalahari Desert to study the way of life of the mysterious African Bushmen
African Ceremonies
African Ceremonies
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810934841
An accessible single-volume edition of the previous two-volume work contains more than half of the photography from the original format as well as new images, in a work that celebrates vanishing cultural rituals and features an audio CD of African ceremonies.
Africa: A Biography of the Continent
Africa
A Biography of the Continent
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679409793
A panoramic, illustrated history of Africa from the dawn of human history to the end of apartheid charts the rise and fall of its civilizations, its complex history of slavery, its struggle with colonialism, and its great diversity. 30,000 first printing.