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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I... (read more)

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The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair; A History of Fifty Years of Independence
The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair; A History of Fifty Years of Independence
by Martin Meredith
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Fifty years ago, as Europe's colonial powers withdrew, Africa moved with enormous hope and fervor toward democracy and economic independence. Dozens of new states were launched amid much jubilation and the world's applause. African leaders, popularly... (read more)

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
by Adam Hochschild
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From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history — the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve... (read more)

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The Soccer War
The Soccer War
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Ryszard Kapuscinski is one of the greatest journalists alive and one of the greatest writers, too. The titles don't always fit together easily, but what Kapuscinski does is far more than just journalism. His writing has been part of what he calls the... (read more)

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China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
by Howard W. French
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HOWARD FRENCH wrote from Africa for The Washington Post and The New York Times. At the Times, he was bureau chief in Latin America and the Caribbean, West and Central Africa, Japan and China. He is the recipient of two Overseas Press... (read more)

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The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
by Dayo Olopade
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The path to progress in Africa lies in the surprising and innovative solutions Africans are finding for themselves Africa is a continent on the move. Its often hard to notice, though—the western focus on governance and foreign aid obscures the... (read more)

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Black Skin, White Masks
Black Skin, White Masks
by Frantz Fanon
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon's masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates... (read more)

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The Wretched of the Earth (New Translation)
The Wretched of the Earth (New Translation)
by Frantz Fanon
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From one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history comes this brilliant analysis of the psychology of colonized peoples and their path to liberation--now available in a new translation with... (read more)

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Africa Since 1800
Africa Since 1800
by Roland Oliver
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This history of modern Africa takes as its starting-point the year l800, because, although by that time the greater part of the interior of Africa had become known to the outside world, most of the initiatives for political and economic change still... (read more)

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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
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With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr... (read more)

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The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
by Bill Berkeley
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Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands-Rwanda, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire-seeking out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate seemingly intractable wars. Shattering the myth... (read more)

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The Wretched of the Earth
The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon
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Psychiatrist, humanist, revolutionary, Frantz Fanon was one of the great political analysts of our time, the author of such seminal works of modern revolutionary theory as The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin, White Masks. He has had a profound... (read more)

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New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
by Charla Hunter Gault
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For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards (for her coverage of Africa), Charlayne Hunter-Gault here offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of... (read more)

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The Dead Do Not Die: Exterminate All the Brutes and Terra Nullius
The Dead Do Not Die: Exterminate All the Brutes and Terra Nullius
by Sven Lindqvist
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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the... (read more)

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Africana: The Concise Desk Reference
Africana: The Concise Desk Reference
by Kwame Anthon Appiah
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Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries... (read more)

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Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania
Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania
by Donovan C. Chau.
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Exploiting Africa examines China's role in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania from the 1950s to the 1970s. The Chinese arrived in Africa with little fanfare, yet they achieved an active presence that was more pragmatic than revolutionary. Though often couched... (read more)

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The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
by Bill Berkeley
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Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands to seek out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate these nations' seemingly intractable wars. Shattering once and for all the myth that ancient tribal hatreds... (read more)

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Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
by Issa G Shivji
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One of the most articulate critics of the destructive effects of neoliberal policies in Africa, and in particular of the ways in which they have eroded the gains of independence, Issa Shivji shows in two extensive essays in this book that the role... (read more)

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Africa Afrique Noire: Permanences Et Ruptures
Africa Afrique Noire: Permanences Et Ruptures
by Coquery Vidrovitch
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This masterful synthesis explains how Africa has come to be a land torn by incessant conflict among its impoverished peoples and countries, a continent living through the gravest social revolution of its history, experiencing the world's fastest... (read more)

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The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign
The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign
by Garry J. Shaw
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The pharaoh is the iconic ruler from the ancient world, immortalized in stone and gold and celebrated today in countless films and books. But how did these monarchs--mortals who lived and died like anyone else--spend their days? How did they become... (read more)

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