African History, General
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
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.
The Wonga Coup
Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-rich Corner of Africa
Paperback ISBN: 1586485008
A real life version of THE DOGS OF WAR in which a band of mercenaries plots to over throw a venal government of the newly oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea
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.
Scribbling The Cat
Travels With An African Soldier
Paperback ISBN: 0143035010
The best-selling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight details her unique friendship with a banana farmer, one of her parents' neighbors in Zambia, a white African, veteran of the Rhodesian war, and born-again Christian, and their mutual odyssey back in time through Africa to revisit scenes of the war, meet other veterans, and come to terms with the horrors of warfare. Reprint.
A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Hardcover ISBN: 0374105235
In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.
Country of My Skull
Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
Paperback ISBN: 0812931297
Documents South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, offering a definitivec report on its founding in 1995, investigation into state-sanctioned apartheid as revealed by both perpetrators and victims, and subsequent responses. Reprint.
The City Victorious
Paperback ISBN: 0679767274
A writer who has spent much of his life in this fabled city explores its past as the seat of both pharaohs and sultans, its medieval splendor, and the contemporary Cairo that exists sidebyside with ancient tombs. Reprint.