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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: the Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (11 Edition)
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: the Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (11 Edition)
by Jason K. Stearns
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At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received... (read more)

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Aiding Violence the Development Enterpri
Aiding Violence the Development Enterpri
by Peter Uvin
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* Winner of the African Studies Association's 1999 Herskovits Award* A boldly critical look at structural violence relating to the 1994 Rwanda genocideAiding Violence expresses outrage at the contradiction of massive genocide in a country considered by... (read more)

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Lost Boys of Sudan: an American Story of the Refugee Experience (05 Edition)
Lost Boys of Sudan: an American Story of the Refugee Experience (05 Edition)
by Mark Bixler
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In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa’s longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as “Lost Boys,” who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families... (read more)

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A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
by Howard W French
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In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times, gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africas most devastating recent history-from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylors arrival in... (read more)

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Perspectives on Southern Africa #57: Expectations of Modernity: Myths Meanings Urban Life Zambi
Perspectives on Southern Africa #57: Expectations of Modernity: Myths Meanings Urban Life Zambi
by James Ferguson
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An ethnography of the Zambian copperbelt, focusing on its economic decline and the people's understanding of it. This is put in the context of earlier anthropological writings on the region that assumed an opposition between urban/modern and rural... (read more)

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A House in the Sky: A Memoir
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
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The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia — a story of courage... (read more)

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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Marnissi
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”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams... (read more)

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Letters from Africa, 1914-1931
Letters from Africa, 1914-1931
by Isak Dinesen
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"Here is a rich new biographical perspective on the brilliant storyteller whose sophisticated romantic fiction . . . made her an international success and perpetual candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. . . . [These letters] contain the raw... (read more)

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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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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
by Mark Mathabane
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andlt;bandgt;The Classic Story of Life in Apartheid South Africaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang... (read more)

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
by John Carlin
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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela... (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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Conversations with Myself
Conversations with Myself
by Nelson Mandela
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“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack... (read more)

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Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770
Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770
by James H Sweet
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-285) and index.... (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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The Missing Millions: Why and How Africa is Underdeveloped
The Missing Millions: Why and How Africa is Underdeveloped
by Kinfe Abraham
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One of the most important political historians of Africa writes eloquently and in great detail on the reasons for the current underdevelopment of... (read more)

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Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies #25: Putting Islam to Work
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies #25: Putting Islam to Work
by Gregory Starrett
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"A sound contribution to our knowledge of the uses of tradition and modernity by states, of the social life of Islamic texts, and of the historical roles of schooling in social change."—John Bowen, author of Muslims through... (read more)

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Wonders of the African World
Wonders of the African World
by Henry Louis Gates
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The Companion Volume to the PBS Television Series Wonders of the African World is an exuberant, visually stunning journey across Africa and through the history of its glorious but forgotten civilizations. Traveling by camel, by dhow, by Land Cruiser, and... (read more)

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No Future Without Forgiveness
No Future Without Forgiveness
by Desmond Tutu
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"The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa has put the spotlight on all of us... In its hearings Desmond Tutu has conveyed our common pain and sorrow, our hope and confidence in the future." --Nelson Mandela From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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Letter to Daniel :despatches from the heart
Letter to Daniel :despatches from the heart
by Fergal Keane
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This is a collection of Fergal Keane's works, which includes the "Letter to Daniel" and a similar despatch he wrote to his now deceased father. The book also features articles written for "The Spectator", "The Guardian" and "BBC Worldwide" magazine.... (read more)

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