History - Africa

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a D...

Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War  At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill...

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Published: May 2017

Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Afr...

Ben Rawlence

While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists. Today, that city, Manono, ...

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Published: Mar 2013

Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conques...

Adrian Tinniswood

The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century. If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pira...

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Published: Sep 2011

The River War: An Account of the Reco...

Winston Churchill

First published in 1899 and revised for the 1902 edition by its author Winston Churchill, this history of the River War in Sudan vividly chronicles the military campaign that altered the destinies of England, Egypt, and the Arabian pe...

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Published: Jan 2013

The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidn...

Helon Habila

On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world's deadliest terrorist group.Fifty-seven of them escaped over the next few months, but most were nev...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Antelope's Strategy: Living in Rw...

Jean Hatzfeld

 One hot May morning in 2003, a crowd of Hutus who had participated in the genocidal killings of April 1994 in Rwanda filed out of prison and into the sunshine, singing hallelujahs, their freedom granted by presidential pardon. As th...

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Published: Mar 2010

Emperor Haile Selassie

Bereket Habte Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. This book, written by a former state official who served in a number of important positions in Selassie'...

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Published: Nov 2014

No Regrets: Caught in the Crossfire o...

Julia Vaughan

As Ken and Julie Vaughan set out to plant a family, they wanted to be where life doesn't come clean, pre-packaged, or easy. They chose a small town in Northern California. God chose Africa.     In 1986, Ken and Julie Vaughan were ...

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Published: Oct 2017

There Was a Country: A Personal Histo...

Chinua Achebe

From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart-a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on t...

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Published: Sep 2013

Ten Generations of Bondage: Eleven Ge...

Johari Ade

Ten Generations ob Bondage is the true story of an African American Family. The reader is captivated as the family navigates through the horrors of slavery, the challenges of emancipation, the degradation of Jim Crow, the achievements...

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Published: Jan 2017

The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Sevente...

Wendy Laura Belcher

This is the student teaching edition of a book translated into English for the first time, The Life of Walatta-Petros (1672), which tells the story of an Ethiopian saint who lived from 1592 to 1642 and led a successful nonviolent move...

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Published: Nov 2018

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into...

Richard Bell

This “superbly researched and engaging” (The Wall Street Journal) true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring th...

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Published: Oct 2020

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: T...

Daina Ramey Berry

Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early AmericaIn life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health,...

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Published: Jan 2018

Julius Nyerere

Paul Bjerk

With vision, hard-nosed judgment, and biting humor, Julius Nyerere confronted the challenges of nation building in modern Africa. Constructing Tanzania out of a controversial Cold War union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere eme...

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Published: Jul 2017

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligar...

Tom Burgis

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remai...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Truth and Reconciliation Commissi...

Mary Ingouville Burton

In 1995, South Africa’s new government set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a lynchpin of the country’s journey forward from apartheid. In contrast to the Nuremberg Trials and other retributive responses to atrocities, ...

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Published: Aug 2017

Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Trac...

Greg Campbell

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in...

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Published: Feb 2012

Another America: The Story of Liberia...

James Ciment

The first popular history of the former American slaves who founded, ruled, and lost Africa's first republicIn 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they w...

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Published: Aug 2014

Gaddafi's Harem

Annick Cojean

Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, "the Guide," on a visit he was making to her school the following week. ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Hidden in Plain Sight

Huldah Dauid

Due to the forced migrations during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade many Africans have been displaced from their homelands, language, and culture. Because of conquest, colonialism, and history written in jealousy, the identity of this ...

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Published: Oct 2016

Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Presen...

Alicia C. Decker

Africanizing Democracies examines the ways in which Africans have constructed and reshaped democracy in order to fit their own political ideals and agendas. Analyzing political democratization in this vast continent--which is home to ...

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Published: Mar 2014

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Frederick Douglass

"A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass's controversial speeches in Brooklyn, N.Y., this volume compiles original source material that illustrates the relationship between the abolitionist and the then city of Brooklyn."--Publ...

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Published: Jan 2017

The Heroic Slave

Frederick Douglass

The Heroic Slave is one of Frederick Douglass, (1818-1895) only pieces of fiction. It was inspired by the case of an enslaved cook onbord the ship Creole, who led a rebellion and gained freedom for its captives.

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Published: Jun 2019

The Life and Writings of Frederick Do...

Frederick Douglass

When Frederick Douglass, the outstanding Negro leader of the last century, died in 1895, he left behind a vast body of writings and speeches. Scattered all over the country, most of this material remained forgotten for almost half a c...

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Published: Nov 2020

The Life and Writings of Frederick Do...

Frederick Douglass

The second volume of The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglasstraced the career of this outstanding leader of the Negro people during the crucial decade, 1850-1860. In that volume was presented Douglass' incisive analysis of the str...

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Published: Nov 2020

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of Ju...

Frederick Douglass

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852) is a novella by Frederick Douglass. Having escaped from slavery in the South at a young age, Frederick Douglass became a prominent orator and autobiographer who spearheaded the American ...

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Published: Feb 2021

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relent...

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of "extraordinary grit" (The Philadelphia Inquirer).Wh...

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Published: Jan 2018

Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda an...

Helen Epstein

Is the West to blame for failing Uganda?In this powerful story of Uganda and its war-torn neighbors in eastern and central Africa, journalist Helen Epstein chronicles how America's naïve dealings with African strongmen and single-min...

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Published: Sep 2017

The End of Whiteness: Satanism and Fa...

Nicky Falkof

The aim of the book is to reveal the pathological, paranoid and bizarre consequences that the looming end of apartheid had on white culture in South Africa, and overall to show that whiteness (in SA and in general) is a deeply problem...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of t...

Franois-Xavier Fauvelle

An unforgettable journey into the forgotten history of medieval Africa From the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the voyages of European exploration in the fifteenth, Africa was at the center of a vibrant exchange of goods ...

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Published: Feb 2021
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