History - Africa

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Gree...

Adam Hochschild

In the 1880's, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and largely unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he lo...

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Published: Sep 1999

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

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

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

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

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

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilizati...

John G. Jackson

2017 Reprint of 1939 Edition.   This essay is an effort to highlight the influence of Ethiopia in the history of Civilization.  It also devotes consider time to suggesting that Ethiopia’s contribution has been either misunderstoo...

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Published: Mar 2017

A History of Pan-African Revolt

C. L. R. James

Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of method...

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Published: Jul 2012

Modern African Wars (5): The Nigerian...

Philip Jowett

With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war...

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Published: Sep 2016

Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 (Afri...

Kwasi Konadu

Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 offers an African-centric interpretation of the Atlantic slave trade. Based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and visual evidence, the book focuses not on...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Makin...

Willie Lynch

2018 Reprint. Mostly probably a hoax, this letter to slave owners in the ante-bellum American South purports to advise on how to manage a slave population. The writer, himself a slaveowner from the Caribbean, advises other slave maste...

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Published: Jul 2018

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the Wor...

Ben Rawlence

The Dadaab refugee camp is many things: to the charity workers, it’s a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, a “nursery for terrorists”; to the Western media, a dangerous no-go area. But to its half a million residents,...

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Published: Jan 2017

The Real Facts about Ethiopia

J. a. Rogers

2015 Reprint of 1936 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. J. A. Rogers was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Afric...

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Published: Jul 2015

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

I Dare to Say: African Women Share Th...

Hilda Twongyere

A young woman at last finds love, only to discover, after the death of her baby and her man, that he was married, had eight children, and died of "slim," or AIDS.A girl hides under a blanket in her dormitory while the Lord's...

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Published: Feb 2012
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