African History, General
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Beyond the Bend in the River: African Labor in Eastern Zaire, 1865-1940
Beyond the Bend in the River
African Labor in Eastern Zaire, 1865-1940
Paperback      ISBN: 0896801519
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Girl Soldier
A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0800794214
For several decades a brutal army of rebels has been raiding villages in northern Uganda, kidnapping children and turning them into soldiers or wives of commanders. More than 30,000 children have been abducted over the last twenty years and forced to commit unspeakable crimes. Grace Akallo was one of these. Her story, which is the story of many Ugandan children, recounts her terrifying experience. This unforgettable book--with historical background and insights from Faith McDonnell, one of the clearest voices in the church today calling for freedom and justice--will inspire readers around the world to take notice, pray, and work to end this tragedy.
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312510101
Tells the story of two man-eating lions who terrorized East Africa and brought to a halt the construction of a new railway line
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Paperback      ISBN: 0312423128
A Peace Corps worker offers a fascinating portrayal of an African village that stands on the brink of modernity, caught between ancient superstitions and the era of the cell phone as they struggle with AIDS and other life-threatening problems. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
A History of South Africa
A History of South Africa
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0300087764
An exploration of the history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the end of the 20th century. For this third edition, the author adds two new chapters on the transfer of power and South Africa under the presidencies of Mandela and Mbeki.
I Dreamed of Africa
I Dreamed of Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 0140287442
In an eloquent story of romance, sorrow, and Africa, Gallman reveals how her indomitable courage and unending love for Africa helped her overcome the numerous tragedies she suffered on the dark continent
A Social History of Ethiopia: The Northern and Central Highlands from Early Medieval Times to the Rise of Emperor Tewodros II
A Social History of Ethiopia
The Northern and Central Highlands from Early Medieval Times to the Rise of Emperor Tewodros II
Paperback      ISBN: 0932415865
The Seed Is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985
The Seed Is Mine
The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985
Paperback      ISBN: 0809015943
Winner of the Sunday Times (South Africa) Alan Paton Award for Nonfiction Winner of the Herskovitz Award from the African Studies Association. 'The seed is mine. The ploughshares are mine. The span of oxen is mine. Everything is mine. Only the land is their's.'--Kas Maine A bold and innovative social history, The Seed Is Mine concerns the disenfranchised blacks who did so much to shape the destiny of South Africa. After years of interviews with Kas Maine and his neighbors, employers, friends, and family--a rare triumph of collaborative courage and dedication--Charles van Onselen has re-created the entire life of a man who struggled to maintain his family in a world dedicated to enriching whites and impoverishing blacks, while South Africa was tearing them apart.
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Paperback      ISBN: 0316548189
The best-selling memoirs, begun during the South African president's years in prison, traces the Nobel Prize-winner's historic life from his traditional tribal childhood to his triumphant rise to power. Reprint.
Flame Trees of Thika : Memories of an Af
Flame Trees of Thika : Memories of an Af
Paperback      ISBN: 0140017151
The author recounts her life and adventures as a young girl on a farm in Kenya