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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.