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The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline of Southern Zambezian States
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The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline of Southern Zambezian States

By Pikirayi, Innocent

Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.: Altamira Press, 2001. This book examines the growth and decline of the precolonial states on the Zimbabwe plateau and adjacent areas of southern Zambezia; it focuses on their historical and cultural development; includes photographs and other illustrations; the author is professor history at the University of Zimbabwe (black, white & blue pictorial cover with photo on the front, slight crease on back; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$37.95

The Tribes of Northern and Central Kordofán (Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnographical Series)

By MacMichael, H. A.

New York , NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Originally published in 1912, this was the first major ethnographic account of the Sudan; it combines the local history of the province with the history of different ethnic groups and genealogies of the indigenous population; the author was the deputy inspector of Kordofan province from 1906 to 1912 and combined his administrative work with ethnographic research; includes photographs (yellow & blue pictorial cover with photo on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Reprint. Trade Paperback. As New.

$34.95

Bitter Canaan: The Story of the Negro Republic

By Johnson, Charles S.

New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.: Transaction Publishers, 1992. This is the first publication of a neglected classic by the African-American sociologist who was chairman of the Department of Social Sciences and later president of Fisk University; originally written following the author's service in 1930 as the American representative to an International Commission of Inquiry into slavery and forced labor in Liberia, this is a historical and sociological account of Liberian society which traces the development of American race relations that led to the emigration of thousands of African-Americans to Liberia, their struggles in leaving America and settling an African wilderness; it shows how a Liberian nationality evolved and how the social, economic, and political foundations of the Liberian state affected its history; introductory essay by John Stanfield (gray cover with green lettering; a bright, clean, tight copy in near fine condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$36.00

The Silence of Great Zimbabwe (University College London Institute of Archeology Publications Vol. 37)
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The Silence of Great Zimbabwe (University College London Institute of Archeology Publications Vol. 37)

By Fontein, Joost

Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.: Left Coast Press, 2006. This book examines the politics of landscape and heritage by focusing on the example of Great Zimbabwe National Monument in southern Zimbabwe; it goes beyond the controversy between colonial antiquarians and professional archaeologists over the origins of Great Zimbabwe by examining the site's position in local contests between and among individuals within the local clans over land, power, and authority (pictorial cover with photo of the monument on the front; a bright, clean tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Trade Paperback. Fine.

$29.95

Women and War in South Africa

By Cock, Jacklyn

Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.: Pilgrim Press, 1993. This book explores the connection between war and gender through interviews with black and white South African women about their experiences during one of the most volatile periods of their nation's history; it examines the politics of gender in South Africa, how masculinity and femininity are defined, and how the differences are mobilized for war (tan cover with black lettering, very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$24.95

Cast in a Racial Mould: Labour Process and Trade Unionism in the Foundries

By Webster, Eddie

Johannesburg, South Africa: Ravan Press, 1985. This book analyzes the nature of work and worker resistance in the metal industry of South Africa; asserting that most studies of the labor process have neglected worker resistance, it describes two forms of resistance that have been important in the history of South Africa's foundaries, and then analyzes the interplay between the transformation of the labor process and the crisis in the system of racial capitalism to show how worker organizations have begun to develop a working class politics; includes photographs (red pictorial cover has very slight edge wear, pages are tanned; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$24.95

Dongola: A Novel of Nubia

By Ali, Idris;Theroux, Peter (translator)

Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A.: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. In this, the first Nubian novel every translated, a Nubian worker in modern Egypt, Awad, dreams of Dongala, the capital of medieval Nubia, now lost to the flood waters of the Aswan High Dam; in Dongala, the Nubians reached their zenith, defeating and dominating Upper Egypt; now, while Awad works in Cairo for good wages, his wife remains at home in squalor and must deal with the reality of today's Nubia, a poverty-stricken land (dark green cloth with gold lettering; green dust jacket with yellow lettering, author's photo on rear flap, very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine.

$30.00

Critical Perspective on Wole Soyinka

By Gibbs, James

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Three Continents Press, 1980. This is a collection of critical essays on the work of the celebrated African writer Wole Soyinka, with two introductory essays on Soyinka's early writings and on Yoruba writers, followed by critical essays on his plays, poetry, and prose; includes two photographs and a definitive bibliography of Soyinka's writings (red & white pictorial cover with some shelf and edge wear, otherwise a good, clean, tight, unmarked copy). First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

Urbanization and Political Change : The Politics of Lagos, 1917-1967
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Urbanization and Political Change : The Politics of Lagos, 1917-1967

By Baker, Pauline H

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1974. A major study of the politics of tropical Africa's largest city which examines the impact of urbanization on the distribution and exercise of influence within the Nigerian capital as grew from a colonial town of 100,000 people to a metropolis with a population of over 1.25 million; the main thesis is that urban political structure in Lagos has shifted from oligarchy to communalism, defined as a form of domination in which political control is vested in a cultural aggregate whose members share a common identity and a sense of corporate solidarity; includes a fold-out map of the city of Lagos (corners slightly bumped, dust jacket slightly rubbed, with wear at lower edge of spine, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$14.95

Africa, Africa! A Continent Rises to Its Feet

By Kartun, Derek

New York, NY, U.S.A.: International Publishers, 1954. The author, the foreign correspondent for the Daily Worker (London), recounts the struggle for freedom throughout British colonial Africa in the face of terrible repressions; with an introduction by Alphaeus Hunton, Secretary of the Council on African Affairs, chaired by Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois (corners and spine ends slightly bumped, review copy notice with hand-written date of publication pasted to first page; yellow dust jacket with red lettering, sunned along spine, edgewear at ends of spine, otherwise completely intact, a bright, clean copy). First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$25.00

Community Development in Ghana

By Du Sautoy, Peter

London, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1958. The author was Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development in Ghana (dark red cloth with gilt lettering, dark blue dust jacket, minor edgewear, otherwise a good, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00