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  • The State of Africa
    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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  • Left to Tell
    Left to Tell (Paperback) Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin

    Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into bloody holocaust. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. This book tells her story.

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  • Rorke's Drift
    Rorke's Drift (English, Hardback) Neil Thornton

    A compelling, fresh account of the battle of Rorke's Drift, featuring an array of previously unpublished material including defender accounts and artwork. The author questions what is widely believed to be historical fact and instead offers up his own interpretation of one of the most established actions of the hospital fight.

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  • In God's Path
    In God's Path (English, Paperback) Robert G. Hoyland

    A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.

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  • Bush War Operator
    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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  • There Was a Country
    There Was a Country (Paperback) Chinua Achebe

    The defining experience of author's life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War. A marriage of history, remembrance, poetry and vivid first-hand observation, this title is a work of wisdom and compassion from one of the great voices of our age.

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  • Another Day of Life
    Another Day of Life (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    In 1975 Kapuscinski flew into Luanda in Angola, to cover the murderous civil war that had broken out after independence. This book is a record of his experiences there, of a city and a country that seemed, for a prolonged period, to have taken leave of the world, to enter a nightmare of anarchy.

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  • Algeria
    Algeria (English, Paperback) Martin Evans

    The first full account for a generation of the war against French colonialism in Algeria, setting out the long-term causes of the war from the French occupation of Algeria in 1830 onwards

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  • King Leopold's Ghost
    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 King of Kings
    The King of Kings (English, Hardback) Asfa-Wossen Asserate

    Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia, was as brilliant as he was formidable. An early proponent of African unity and independence who claimed to be a descendant of King Solomon, he fought with the Allies against the Axis powers during World War II and was a messianic figure for the Jamaican Rastafarians. But the final years of his empire saw turmoil and revolution, and he was ultimately...

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  • African Origin Of Civilization
    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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  • Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-80
    Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-80 (English, Paperback) Neil Grant, Peter Dennis

    The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in history. This study explores the unit's dramatic history, revealing the Rhodesian Light Infantry's airborne and combat capacity, which gave the unit, at times, near total tactical superiority against its opponents.

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  • Colour Bar
    Colour Bar (English, Paperback) Susan Williams

    Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.

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  • The Flame Trees Of Thika
    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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  • Shake Hands With The Devil
    Shake Hands With The Devil (English, Paperback) Romeo Dallaire

    Johnson, Sunday Times'Angry, accusatory and extremely moving.' Caroline Moorhead, SpectatorWhen Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN mission to Rwanda, he thought he was heading off to Africa to help two warring parties achieve a peace both sides wanted.

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  • Sir John Soane's Greatest Treasure
    Sir John Soane's Greatest Treasure (English, Paperback) John H. Taylor

    The first ever book about Sir John Soane's greatest treasure - one of the most important Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world - the unique sarcophagus of the Pharoah Seti I

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  • The Kaiser's Holocaust
    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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  • The Amarna Letters
    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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  • Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana 1879
    Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana 1879 (English, Paperback) Chris Peers

    Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana 1879

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  • A History of Egyptology
    A History of Egyptology (English, Hardback) Jason Thompson

    The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. 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...

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