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  • These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again (Paperback) Panashe Chigumadzi $10.95
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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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  • 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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  • Mandela by Peter Hain
    Mandela (English, Paperback) Peter Hain

    Mandela: His Essential Life is the only short, popular and accessible book that tells Mandela's entire and remarkable story.

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  • The Amarna Letters by William L. Moran
    The Amarna Letters (English, Paperback) William L. Moran

    And Egyptian vassal Rib-Hadda, writing from the besieged port of Byblos, repeatedly demands military assistance for his city or, failing that, an Egyptian ship to permit his own escape.

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  • Bush War Operator by Andrew Balaam
    Bush War Operator (English, Paperback) Andrew Balaam

    From the searing heat of the Zambezi Valley to the freezing cold of the Chimanimani Mountains in Rhodesia, from the bars in Port St Johns in the Transkei to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this is the story of one man's fight against terror, and his conscience.

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  • Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman
    Out of Egypt (English, Paperback) Andre Aciman

    Set in Alexandria, this memoir chronicles the exploits of the author's colourful Sephardic Jewish family, from its arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its forced departure three generations later. It tells a story of childhood innocence, of intricate family life, and the pain of exile from a place one loves.

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  • Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars, Volume 2 by Adrien Fontanellaz
    Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars, Volume 2 (English, Paperback) Adrien Fontanellaz, Tom Cooper

    A detailed account of Ethiopian-Eritrean conflicts since 1988, including the so-called Badme War 1998-2001.

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  • King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
    King Leopold's Ghost (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 Bang-Bang Club by Greg Marinovich
    The Bang-Bang Club (Paperback) Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva

    The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young war photographers, friends and colleagues: Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, war correspondants during the last years of apartheid, who took many of the photographs that encapsulate the final violent years of racist white South Africa.

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  • African Wax Print Textiles by Anne Grosfilley
    African Wax Print Textiles (English, Hardback) Anne Grosfilley

    As colorful and varied as the fabric it explores, this insightful book looks at traditional African textiles and reveals a complicated history that spans generations and continents.

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  • African Origin Of Civilization by Cheikh Anta Diop
    African Origin Of Civilization (Multiple languages, Paperback) Cheikh Anta Diop

    Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

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  • The Kaiser's Holocaust by Casper W. Erichsen
    The Kaiser's Holocaust (English, Paperback) Casper W. Erichsen, David Olusoga

    On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia - the beginnings of Germany's African Empire.

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  • African Dominion by Michael Gomez
    African Dominion (English, Hardback) Michael Gomez

    A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context...

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  • A Short History of Mozambique by Professor Malyn Newitt
    A Short History of Mozambique (Paperback) Professor Malyn Newitt

    A splendidly written portrait of Mozambique in the colonial and post-colonial eras, by the premier historian of the country.

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  • Ancient Egypt by Barry J. Kemp
    Ancient Egypt (English, Paperback) Barry J. Kemp

    This fully revised and updated third edition of the bestselling Ancient Egypt seeks to identify what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics, ranging across material culture, the mindset of its people, and social and economic factors....

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  • The Flame Trees Of Thika by Elspeth Huxley
    The Flame Trees Of Thika (English, Paperback) Elspeth Huxley

    When Elspeth Huxley's pioneer father buys a remote plot of land in Kenya, the family sets off to discover their new home: five hundred acres of Kenyan scrubland, infested with ticks and white ants, and quavering with heat.

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  • Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars, Volume 1 by Adrien Fontanellaz
    Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars, Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Adrien Fontanellaz, Tom Cooper

    A detailed account of the Ethiopian-Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1991.

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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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  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
    The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (English, Paperback) Ian Shaw

    Describing the emergence and development of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks and Romans, this title details the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, which gave rise to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature.

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