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Colonial Politics of Global Health France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674980488, Harvard University Press, September 2018
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 photos, 2 tables
In "The Colonial Politics of Global Health", Jessica Lynne Pearson explores the collision between imperial and international visions of health and development in French Africa as decolonization movements gained strength. After World War II, French o...
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£39,00
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Rogue Empires Contracts and Conmen in Europe's Scramble for Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674971851, Harvard University Press, April 2017
384 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 maps
In the 1880s, Europeans descended on Africa and grabbed vast swaths of the continent, using documents, not guns, as their weapon of choice. "Rogue Empires" follows a paper trail of questionable contracts to discover the confidence men whose actions t...
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£28,00
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Njinga of Angola Africa's Warrior Queen
ISBN: HB: 9780674971820, Harvard University Press, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 14 halftones, 5 maps
Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Hey...
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Mind to Stay White Plantation, Black Homeland
ISBN: HB: 9780674972148, Harvard University Press, February 2017
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 33 halftones, 5 maps
The exodus of millions of African Americans from the rural South is a central theme of black life and liberation in the twentieth century. "A Mind to Stay" offers a counterpoint to the narrative of the Great Migration. Sydney Nathans tells the rare s...
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Nihilism and Negritude Ways of Living in Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674970724, Harvard University Press, August 2016
240 pp., 19x12.7 cm
There are two common ways of writing about Africa, says Celestin Monga. One way blames Africa's ills on the continent's history of exploitation and oppression. The other way blames Africans themselves for failing to rise above poisonous national prej...
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Beyond Timbuktu An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674050822, Harvard University Press, June 2016
252 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Renowned for its madrassas and archives of rare Arabic manuscripts, Timbuktu is famous as a great center of Muslim learning from Islam's Golden Age. Yet Timbuktu is not unique. It was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Afri...
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£28,00
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Africans in the Old South Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World
ISBN: HB: 9780674495166, Harvard University Press, April 2016
204 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 maps
The Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, and its toll in lives damaged or destroyed is incalculable. Most of those stories are lost to history, making the few that can be reconstructed critical to understanding the trade...
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£19,00
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Indians in Kenya The Politics of Diaspora
ISBN: HB: 9780674289888, Harvard University Press, April 2015
384 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 2 maps
Working as merchants, skilled tradesmen, clerks, lawyers, and journalists, Indians formed the economic and administrative middle class in colonial Kenya. In general, they were wealthier than Africans, but were denied the political and economic privil...
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£38,00
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Battle of Adwa African Victory in the Age of Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780674503847, Harvard University Press, March 2015
390 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 6 maps, 38 halftones
In March 1896 a well-disciplined and massive Ethiopian army did the unthinkable – it routed an invading Italian force and brought Italy's war of conquest in Africa to an end. In an age of relentless European expansion, Ethiopia had successfully defen...
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£16,00
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Death in the Congo Murdering Patrice Lumumba
ISBN: HB: 9780674725270, Harvard University Press, March 2015
252 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones, 6 maps
"Death in the Congo" is a gripping account of a murder that became one of the defining events in postcolonial African history. It is no less the story of the untimely death of a national dream, a hope-filled vision very different from what the war-ra...
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£23,00
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