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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships by Ray Costello
    Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships - by Ray Costello

    £19.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781380147 | ISBN 10: 1781380147

    During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and ‘top men’, working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, black seamen were more likely to be found on merch ... more

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  • Cover image of book The State of Africa by Martin Meredith
    The State of Africa - by Martin Meredith

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857203885 | ISBN 10: 0857203886

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan
    The Arabs: A History - by Eugene Rogan

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780718196783 | ISBN 10: 0718196783

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Su ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Just Defiance: The Bombmakers, the Insurgents and a Legendary Treason Trial by Peter Harris
    A Just Defiance: The Bombmakers, the Insurgents and a Legendary Treason Trial - by Peter Harris

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846272875 | ISBN 10: 1846272874

    1987, Pretoria. Four young black men have just been arrested for a horrific string of political murders. There's no doubt that they're guilty of everything they're accused of - and more. But in a society riven by brutal repression and racial tensions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship That Defied Apartheid by John Briley
    Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship That Defied Apartheid - by John Briley

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241950722 | ISBN 10: 0241950724

    Under South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working tirelessly for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself unite ... more

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  • Cover image of book ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Jaromir Malek
    ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs - by Jaromir Malek

    £3.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781854442475 | ISBN 10: 1854442473

    This publication explains some of the rules of the hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language using illustrated examples from the Ashmolean’s Egyptian collection.  Hieroglyphic script was used by the inhabitants of Egypt from its introduction ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darfur: A Short History of a Long War by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal
    Darfur: A Short History of a Long War - by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842779507 | ISBN 10: 1842779508

    Written by two authors with unparalleled first-hand experience of Darfur, this is the definitive guide. Newly updated and hugely expanded, this edition details Darfur's history in Sudan. It traces the origins, organization and ideology of the infamou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation by Susan Williams
    Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation - by Susan Williams

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141026138 | ISBN 10: 0141026138

    Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People On The Boil: Reflections on June 16 1976 and Beyond by Harry Mashabela
    A People On The Boil: Reflections on June 16 1976 and Beyond - by Harry Mashabela

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781770092082 | ISBN 10: 1770092080

    A people on the boil which includes a new chapter and new photographs is an account by a black newspaper journalist's reflections of the tumultuous events of 1976 which started in his own backyard. The author's reflections of the events which became ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne
    A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - by Alistair Horne

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781590172186 | ISBN 10: 1590172183

    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, lead to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian by Barry Kemp
    100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian - by Barry Kemp

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078444 | ISBN 10: 1862078440

    "Barry Kemp's take on the ancient Egyptians' script is as original as his whole approach to interpreting the complexities of their culture... this is both an invaluable reference work for students of hieroglyphs and essential reading for anyone wanti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Emperor by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Emperor - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141188034 | ISBN 10: 0141188030

    After the fall 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 listen to their stories.  Here, their eloquent and ironic voices d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide by Linda Melvern
    Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide - by Linda Melvern

    £22.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844675425 | ISBN 10: 1844675424

    Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the most appaling event of the late 20th century: The Rwandan genocide of 1994. Linda Melvern's damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved only serves to sharpen the horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dust Diaries by Owen Sheers
    The Dust Diaries - by Owen Sheers

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780571210268 | ISBN 10: 0571210260

    When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father's study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative: Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Southern Rhodesia. Compelled by the description of Cripps' extraordinary life in Africa, Sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Month and a Day and Letters by Ken Saro-Wiwa
    A Month and a Day and Letters - by Ken Saro-Wiwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954702359 | ISBN 10: 0954702352

    "Many people still remember how they felt when Ken Saro-Wiwa was judicially murdered. Some of us have spent the period trying to forget, as a strategy to mask our pain..."(Ken Wiwa, from a speech at the Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa Commemoration, London ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Didn
    I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation - by Michela Wrong

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780007150953 | ISBN 10: 0007150954

    A story of betrayal, belligerence and bloodshed, I Didn't Do It For You is the portrait of a country torn by war and buffeted by the capricious manoeuveringgs of foreign powers, which remains defiant throughout. It is a story that reveals the colonia ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shackled Continent: Africa
    The Shackled Continent: Africa's Past, Present and Future - by Robert Guest

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780330419727 | ISBN 10: 0330419722

    Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the last three decades. Why? The Shackled Continent, Robert Guest's fascinating first book, seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development. Why are so many African n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kalahari Rain Song by Elana Bregin & Belinda Kruiper
    Kalahari Rain Song - by Elana Bregin & Belinda Kruiper

    £34.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781869140526 | ISBN 10: 1869140524

    This moving and unusual story brings together the voices of two South African women, different in background, connected in spirit. Weaving together a range of narrative styles and strands - mythic, political, and anecdotal - "Kalahari Rainsong" refle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Preparing for Power: Oliver Tambo Speaks by Oliver Tambo
    Preparing for Power: Oliver Tambo Speaks - by Oliver Tambo

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781870518949 | ISBN 10: 1870518942

    This unique collection of speeches, writings and rare interviews by the President of the African National Congress, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela and compiled by Mrs Adelaide Tambo, gives a coherent and comprehensive view of ANC policy, both with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Step of the Way: The Journey To Freedom in South Africa by Michael Morris
    Every Step of the Way: The Journey To Freedom in South Africa - by Michael Morris

    £17.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780796920614 | ISBN 10: 0796920613

    Serpentine queues, some stretching for kilometres, showed that, despite the bomb blasts of the previous few days, the country's democratic resolve was in good shape. There was plenty of patience and spirits were high. By the time they voted, many had ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Me Woman by Ellen Kuzwayo
    Call Me Woman - by Ellen Kuzwayo

    £9.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780958470827 | ISBN 10: 0958470820

    The resonance of Call Me Woman is as great in 2004 as when first published in 1985. It tells the important history of not only one woman struggling under apartheid but of millions who faced similar challenges. Like millions of black South Africa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s by The Posterbook Collective
    Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s - by The Posterbook Collective

    £26.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781919855387 | ISBN 10: 1919855386

    Images of Defiance is a visual record of grassroots mobilisation and resistance, of the struggle to shatter the silence imposed by massive state repression. This book of posters celebrates the Congress movement and the principles it has fought so lon ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
    No Easy Walk to Freedom - by Nelson Mandela

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780141439303 | ISBN 10: 0141439300

    'There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires.' After twenty-seven years in prison, Nelson Mandela finally walked ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780140292626 | ISBN 10: 0140292624

    The Shadow of The Sun has been hailed as the greatest modern work on Africa and as a dazzling literary masterpiece."One of the finest books I have ever read about Africa...Kapuscinskihas been visiting Africa as a journalist since 1957... he has avoid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soweto: 16 June 1976 by Elsabe Brink et al
    Soweto: 16 June 1976 - by Elsabe Brink et al

    £13.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780795701320 | ISBN 10: 0795701322

    Published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the June 16 uprising, in this book thirty individuals share their memories of the day as well as the days, weeks & months that followed. They tell their own story in their own words, many of them for t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Histories of Namibia: Living Through the Liberation Struggle by Colin Leys and Susan Brown
    Histories of Namibia: Living Through the Liberation Struggle - by Colin Leys and Susan Brown

    £14.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780850364996 | ISBN 10: 085036499x

    From 1966 to 1989 Namibians fought a bitter war of independence against the South African apartheid regime. This book tells the story in the words of eleven young Namibians who came to maturity during those years - men and women, 'northerners' and 's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death of Dignity: Angola
    Death of Dignity: Angola's Civil War - by Victoria Brittain

    £19.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780745312477 | ISBN 10: 0745312470

    Angola has been embroiled in internal conflict since 1975. Yet despite countless casualties, two million displaced people and over 500,000 refugees, Western media have paid scant attention.  This account provides an outline of key events and figures ... more

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  • Cover image of book Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey by Fergal Keane
    Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey - by Fergal Keane

    £9.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780140247602 | ISBN 10: 0140247602

    When President Habyarimana's jet was shot down in April 1994, Rwanda erupted into a hundred-day orgy of killing - which left up to a million dead. Fergal Keane travelled through the country as the genocide was continuing, and his powerful analys ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Write What I Like: A Selection of Writings by Steve Biko
    I Write What I Like: A Selection of Writings - by Steve Biko

    £10.20   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9780435905989 | ISBN 10: 0435905988

    "Like Nelson Mandela's No Easy Walk to Freedom, Biko's selfless pieces of thought, resilience, and longer-term faith in a humanely shared planet will influence South Africa's transition to majority rule." (Tribune) On 12 September, 1977, Steve Biko w ... more

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