African History

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  1. Book ImageHistories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

    David Anderson

    "A remarkable account of Britain's last stand in Kenya. This is imperial history at its very best."--John Hope FranklinMore

  2. Book ImageNelson Mandela: The Man and the Movement

    Mary Benson, Desmond Mpilo Tutu

    Second Edition

    Traces the life of the South African civil rights activist and describes his election as South Africa's first Black president.More

  3. Book ImageThe Great War in Africa: 1914-1918

    Byron Farwell

    "A lively, fast-moving narrative."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  4. Book ImageAfter Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Douglas Foster

    The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.More

  5. Book ImageYou Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya

    Christopher Goffard

    A nonfiction mystery dwelling on timeless themes: an individual’s stand against corruption, the complexity of the human heart.More

  6. Book ImageA Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa

    Steve Kemper

    "Kemper’s majestic account of Barth’s journey restores the reputation of an explorer who was as passionate about science as he was about rigorous travel. It’s an enthralling adventure, captivatingly told." —Ziauddin Sardar, Times (London)More

  7. Book ImageThe Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey through the Congo

    Daniel Liebowitz, Charles Pearson

    A noble rescue mission descends into a nightmare of cruelty, starvation, and cannibalism, bringing to a close the European exploration of Africa. "Liebowitz and Pearson have written an illuminating saga of the dark days of colonialism."—National Geographic AdventureMore

  8. Book ImagePart of My Soul Went with Him

    Winnie Mandela, Anne Benjamin, Mary Benson

    Winnie Mandela, one of South Africa's most visible and articulate apartheid foes, spent many years as a "banned" person in her own country. She lived under virtual house arrest and was forbidden to address public gatherings or meet with more than one person at a time. She endured a forced separation of 27 years from her husband, Nelson Mandela. Here, in interviews and letters, she tells the story of her life and political development.More

  9. Book ImageKenya: A Country in the Making, 1880-1940

    Nigel Pavitt

    Extraordinary photographs, along with extensive captions, document the transition from a barely explored paradise to a modern nation.More

  10. Book ImageWarrior Herdsmen

    Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    The absorbing chronicle of an expedition to the tribesmen of northern Uganda.More

  11. Book ImageThe Kenya Pioneers

    Errol Trzebinski

    “A deeply engrossing portrait of what life physically felt like. . . . [An] intimate picture. . .of early Kenya.” —[London] Times Literary SupplementMore

  12. Book ImageBuilding the Rule of Law: Francis Nyalali and the Road to Judicial Independence in Africa

    Jennifer A. Widner

    "[I]ndependence of the judiciary, impartiality of adjudication, fairness of trial, and integrity of the adjudicator are so universally accepted that one may reasonably conclude that these principles are inherent to any justice system in a democracy…there is no doubt that these same principles are part of the African dream."—Francis Nyalali, Chief Justice of Tanzania, 1976–1999More