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    The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham

    The war declared by the Boers of South Africa on October 11, 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'No end of a lesson.' The public expected it to be over by Christmas. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Great Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.


    Africa In History by Basil Davidson

    Prior to the original publication of Africa in History, the history and development of Africa had been measured by the European concept of "civilization," applying a Eurocentric approach to African art and literature. Basil Davidson's landmark work presents the inner growth of Africa and its worldwide significance, the internal dynamic of its old civilizations and their links with Asia, Europe and America, as well as the development of specific areas, tribes and cultures. From accounts of the days of the green Sahara and the great iron age, the earliest Portuguese colonization, the coming of slavery and the subsequent legacy of violence and mistrust, the growth of Islam in the north and the cults of the Congo, the sophistication of art and architecture, and the pattern behind social and tribal mores, the entire picture of the continent emerges. This revised edition reflects the recent astonishing changes in South Africa, including the release of Nelson Mandela.


    The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham

    In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.


    The African Experience by Roland Oliver

    Major themes in African history from earliest times to the present.


    We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda is a 1998 non-fiction book about the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994, written by The New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch.


    The Strong Brown God by Sanche De Gramont

    From the cover: “They crossed impossible deserts. They were assaulted by thieves and left for dead. They went mad. They murdered. They starved. Allies in a hard and lonely mission, they quarrelled and accused each other of homosexuality, living in separate tents and communicating by letter. They ran out of water and drank their own blood to stay alive.The Strong Brown God is the true story of a handful of obsessed explorers who fought man and nature to find and open the mighty, mysterious Niger River as little as one hundred years ago. “A magnificent book”, raved the San Francisco Examiner when Houghton Mifflin first published it in 1976. Pulitzer Prize-winner Sanche de Gramont has written an epic history with a racing pulse - a history that makes the same lasting impression on the reader that it made on the fate of West Africa.”


    Wolves In the City by Paul Henissart



    The Crusade Against Slavery, 1830-1860 by Louis Filler



    The Lonely African by Colin M Turnbull



    Africa and The West by Philip D Curtin



    A Slaver's Log Book by Theodore Canot



    The Bible As History by Werner Keller



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