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  • Masters of Mayhem by James Stejskal
    Masters of Mayhem (English, Hardback) James Stejskal

    Explores the early use of modern unconventional warfare by T. E. Lawrence behind the lines in North Africa and Arabia during World War I.

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  • Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell
    Lords of the Atlas (English, Paperback) Gavin Maxwell

    Madini and T'hami El Glaoui, sons of a Moroccan by an Ethiopian concubine, rose meteorically to power in the medieval state of Morocco at the end of the 19th century. This is the epic story of the more than 50 years in which they governed the country in barbaric, ostentatious splendor, until their spectacular downfall in 1956. Full-color photos.

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  • Biafra Story by Frederick Forsyth
    Biafra Story (English, Paperback) Frederick Forsyth

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences became aware of the suffering and atrocity being played out in the African Continent. This book talks about this incident.

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  • A Handful of Hard Men by Hannes Wessels
    A Handful of Hard Men (English, Hardback) Hannes Wessels

    During the West's great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1980s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance.

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  • The State of Africa by Martin Meredith
    The State of Africa (English, Paperback) Martin Meredith

    The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.

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  • These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again (English, Paperback) Panashe Chigumadzi

    What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the true spirit of a nation?In November 2017 the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chiumurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from over thirty years of Robert Mugabe's rule. In an essay that combines bold reportage, memoir and...

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  • Wonderful Things by Jason Thompson
    Wonderful Things (English, Hardback) Jason Thompson

    The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity.

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  • The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham
    The Scramble For Africa (English, Paperback) Thomas Pakenham

    *the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa

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  • Modern African Wars: South West Africa v.3 by Romer Heitman Helmoed
    Modern African Wars: South West Africa v.3 (English, Paperback) Romer Heitman Helmoed

    Details the organization and equipment of the armies engaged in the various wars in South Africa, involving such forces as the South Africa Defence Force, the Cubans, the Angolan Army and various guerilla units.

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  • We Dared to Win by Hannes Wessels
    We Dared to Win (English, Hardback) Hannes Wessels, Andre Scheepers

    Action-packed account of a member of the celebrated Rhodesian SAS, who fought with incredible tenacity and ingenuity against overwhelming odds in the Rhodesian Bush War of the 1970s.

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  • Inside Al-Shabaab by Harun Maruf
    Inside Al-Shabaab (English, Paperback) Harun Maruf, Dan Joseph

    Drawing on insider interviews, journalists Maruf and Joseph recount the rise, fall, and resurgence of this overlooked terrorist organization.

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  • Tunisia by Lisa Anderson
    Tunisia (English, Hardback) Lisa Anderson

    Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped Tunisia's exceptional experience, arguing that its history of reformism set it on a separate trajectory from the rest of the region. Based on interviews with experts, leaders, activists, and citizens, Masri's account is critical for understanding not only Tunisia but also the broader Arab world.

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  • Algiers, Third World Capital by Elaine Mokhtefi
    Algiers, Third World Capital (English, Hardback) Elaine Mokhtefi

    A fascinating portrait of life with the Black Panthers in Algiers: a story of liberation and radical politics

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  • Wonderful Things: From 1914 to the Twenty-First Century 3 by Jason Thompson
    Wonderful Things: From 1914 to the Twenty-First Century 3 (English, Hardback) Jason Thompson

    The third part of the first comprehensive history of the study and understanding of ancient Egypt, from ancient times to the twenty-first century

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  • King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
    King Leopold's Ghost (English, Paperback) Adam Hochschild

    A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes.

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  • The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Shadow of the Sun (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Creates an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. This book gives a sustained meditation on themosaic of peoples and practices we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination.

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    5 stars

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  • "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" by Daniel Kowalczuk
    "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" (English, Paperback) Daniel Kowalczuk

    The Battle of Kolwezi in Zaire in 1978 between FNLC (ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) and a Zaire Army, French and Belgian task force.

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  • The Emperor by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Emperor (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their stories. This work depicts the lavish, corrupt world they had known - from the rituals, hierarchies and intrigues at court to the vagaries of a ruler.

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    4 stars

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  • Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 by Tom Cooper
    Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini

    Illustrated by over 100 photographs, dozens of maps and colour profiles, Showdown in Western Sahara offers a fascinating study of the military aspects of this conflict, its strategy, tactics and experiences with different weapons systems.

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  • Precolonial Black Africa by Cheikh Anta Diop
    Precolonial Black Africa (Multiple languages, Paperback) Cheikh Anta Diop

    This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

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