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Egyptomania A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
ISBN: PB: 9781789143485, ISBN: HB: 9781780236391, Reaktion Books, January 2021
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 illus.
Now available in paperback, "Egyptomania" takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes and immense wealth. Egypt has alwa...
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£15,00
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£25,00
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United States and Africa Relations, 1400s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300234831, Yale University Press, October 2020
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 black&white illus.
Toyin Falola and Raphael Njoku reexamine the history of the relationship between Africa and the United States from the dawn of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. Their broad, interdisciplinary book follows the relationship's evolution, tr...
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£30,00
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Politics of Solidarity Privatisation, Precarious Work and Labour in South Africa
ISBN: PB: 9783593510477, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, January 2020
430 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 1 colour plate, 15 halftones
"Politics of Solidarity" explores the transformation of public services in post-apartheid South Africa and the effects of privatization in three cities: Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and Cape Town. Drawing on extensive qualitative fieldwork, Carmen Ludwi...
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£34,00
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For Money and Elders Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya
ISBN: PB: 9780226655758, ISBN: HB: 9780226655611, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
216 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Many observers of Kenya's complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. Yet efforts from critics and academics to diagnose...
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£22,00
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£62,00
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Sahel A Short History of Mali, Niger and the Lands in Between
ISBN: HB: 9781849044738, Hurst Publishers, November 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! The Sahel, where the southern edge of the Sahara meets the land in between it and the savannah, is alternatively ignored and misunderstood. In the 1970s it was synonymous with drought and famine, yet crops and herds flourish al...
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£25,00
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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in South Africa
ISBN: PB: 9781849048804, Hurst Publishers, November 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! South Africa's transition to democracy took place against a backdrop of shadow war between the apartheid regime's counterinsurgency forces and the African National Congress' armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). This book analyse...
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£20,00
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Revolution's Echoes Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea
ISBN: PB: 9780226654638, ISBN: HB: 9780226654461, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
208 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 halftones, 2 line drawings
Music has long been an avenue for protest, seen as a way to promote freedom and equality, instill hope, and fight for change. Popular music, in particular, is considered to be an effective form of subversion and resistance under oppressive circumstan...
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£22,00
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£62,00
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Heineken in Africa A Multinational Unleashed
ISBN: HB: 9781849049023, Hurst Publishers, October 2019
240 pp., 24.5x14.5 cm
For sale in CIS only! For Heineken, "rising Africa" is already a reality: the profits it extracts there are almost 50 per cent above the global average, and beer costs more in some African countries than it does in Europe. Heineken claims its presen...
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£20,00
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Frontiers in the Gilded Age Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917
ISBN: HB: 9780300225877, Yale University Press, August 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 black&white illus.
In the late nineteenth century, the U.S.-Mexican borderlands constituted one stop beyond the United States where Americans chased capitalist dreams. Crisscrossing the American West, southern Africa, and northern Mexico, Andrew Offenburger examines ho...
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£35,00
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Amilcar Cabral The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist
ISBN: HB: 9781787381445, Hurst Publishers, August 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! On 20 January 1973, the Bissau-Guinean revolutionary Amilcar Cabral was killed by militants from his own party. Cabral had founded the PAIGC in 1960 to fight for the liberation of Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde. The insurgent...
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