African History

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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.
King Leopold’S Ghost

King Leopold’S Ghost

by Adam Hochschild

In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the... Read more
Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

by Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children.From the Hardcover edition.
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

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.
Dark Star Safari

Dark Star Safari

by Paul Theroux

In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux’s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, “chicken bus,” and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful — and often life-threatening — landscapes on earth. This is travel as discovery and also, in... Read more
In Darkest Africa

In Darkest Africa

by Henry M Stanley

In Darkest Africa (1890) is Henry
M. Stanley’s own account of his last adventure on the African continent. At the
turn of that century, the interior of the African continent was largely unknown
to the American and European public. With the accounts of great explorers like Stanley,
readers became thrilled by stories African expeditions and longed to follow in
the footsteps of these explorers. In 1888, Stanley led an expedition to come to
the aid of Mehmed Emin Pasha. The two volumes that compose In... Read more
Africans and Their History

Africans and Their History

by Joseph E Harris

Africa has witnessed the birth of many important developments in history. Human evolution, including the use of fire, food production via plant cultivation and animal domestication, as well as the creation of sophisticated tools and hunting weapons from iron took place in Africa. Other historical events such as the slave trade, which played a critical role in Western economic power, the rise of Islam as one of the world?s dominant religions, and colonization and struggles for independence occurred on... Read more
Africa In History

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... Read more
Civilization or Barbarism

Civilization or Barbarism

by Cheikh Anta Diop

The Fate Of Africa

The Fate Of Africa

by Martin Meredith

African Folktales

African Folktales

by Roger Abrahams-

The Fabric Of Terror

The Fabric Of Terror

by Bernardo Teixeira

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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.
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Shake Hands With the Devil

by Samantha Power Romeo Dallaire

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda is a book by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire of the Canadian Forces, with help from Major Brent Beardsley. It was first published by Random House Canada in September 2003. The book chronicles the fateful months of Dallaire's tour as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1993-1994, during which he witnessed the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
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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.
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Africa

by John Reader

John Reader lives in London.
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The Washing Of the Spears

by Donald R Morris

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Frontiers

by Noel Mostert

African History Books & Ephemera

Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

by Mandela, Nelson

NELSON MANDELA was born in Transkei, South Africa on 18 July, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948 before being arrested in August 1962. In November 1962 he was sentenced to five years in prison and started serving his sentence at Robben Island Prison in 1963 before being brought back to Pretoria to stand in the Rivonia Trial. From 1964 to 1982, he was again incarcerated at Robben Island... Read more
Stanley

Stanley

by Jeal, Tim

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Stringer

Stringer

by Anjan Sundaram

ANJAN SUNDARAM is an award-winning journalist who has reported from Africa and the Middle East for The New York Times and the Associated Press. His writing has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Fortune, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, and the Huffington Post. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service and Radio France Internationale for his analysis of the conflict in Congo. He received a Reuters... Read more
In the Footsteps Of Mr Kurtz

In the Footsteps Of Mr Kurtz

by Wrong, Michela

Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager.Michela Wrong, a correspondent... Read more
Tropical Gangsters

Tropical Gangsters

by Robert Klitgaard

Darfur

Darfur

by Flint, Juliewaal, Alex De