Hardcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket with fading to spine, A Green Estate traces the effect of French domination through the colonial period and into the years after official Malagasy independence in 1960. The book reveals how the people of northwest Madagascar have reasserted their ownership of the land and reclaimed their heritage through a ritual reburial of a king who died at the height of the colonial era...by analyzing the long dialogue between the French & the Malagasy over monarchy, gender, death, land, work and taxes, French rule, she shows,resulted in the imposition of provincial centers of government and commerce that diverted attention and labor from agricultural villages and religious centers. 36 plates, maps.
Hardcover. London, The Hogarth Press, 1st, 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover reddish cloth, 173 pages. A classic farsighted expose of the destructive effects of colonialism on the indigenous social fabric in Kenya. Remains of dust jacket laid in. There are some handwritten notes on first and last blank pages of book, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, George Braziller , 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A history of apartheid traces the institution back to its roots in the 17th century, and shows how it developed along with Afrikaner nationalism, as well as the response from the Africans.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 328 pages. This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century.
Paperback. London/Berkeley, James Curry/University of California, 1st wraps, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 244 pages. Focuses on the events in one key "operational zone" in the Zambezi valley in the struggle for Zimbabwe between 1966-1980. Preface by Maurice Block. Illustrated with many maps and photographs. Bibliography, index.
Hardcover. Nairobi, The English Press,, 1st, 1954, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with black title on front, 117 pages + postscript. The Mau Mau, the black challenge to white supremacy and the need for British rule to remain in Kenya. Name on front fly leaf, light marking to margins on some pages.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2008, Book: N, Hardcover, 168 pages. Nelson Mandela, an icon of the international struggle for freedom and equality, whose importance rivals that of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, turns ninety in July 2008. Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison for his opposition to the apartheid regime of his native South Africa. Released in 1990, he pursued a policy of reconciliation, steering his nation into the ranks of the world's multi-racial democracies. He was elected president of South Africa in 1994. Photographer David Turnley covered Mandela and South Africa for the world's press, beginning in the 1980s. He witnessed the turbulence of the last violent years of apartheid, was there when Mandela was released from prison, campaigned with him during the presidential election, and sought out the significant people and places of his life. In Mandela: Struggle and Triumph, he tells in words and photographs the dramatic and emotional story of the most powerful movement for civil rights since the American civil rights movement, through the eyes of its legendary leader.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jscket, 224 pages. The influence of traditional and religious groups on modern politics. The author investigates the political role of religious organizations in the West African country of Senegal. Upon independence in 1960. Senegalese politicians adopted the pattern of cooperation established by the French. Behrman, examining the present role of the brotherhoods, analyzes their inter-relationships as well as their relations with political parties, government officials, the government reform program, and modern Muslim reform groups. She reveals that Senegalese officials often defer to the opinion of the strongest marabus and that, in times of crisis or uncertainty with in the government party, the Union Progressiste Senegalaise, they turn to the marabus for support. She also shows that, although the Muslim leaders occupy such a privileged position in Senegalese society, they do not actually control the government, which issecularand modern in form and is led by Western-educated men devoted to a program of industrialization and agricultural and social reform. Name on half-title page otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Montclair NJ, Allanheld, Osmun, 1st US, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 266 pages. Illustrated with maps and tables, this study describes and analyse the social and ecological destruction of the 1968-78 Sahel drought and famine, during which more than 100,000 W. Africans died of starvation and hunger related diseases, and livestock herds and agricultural production were critically reduced. It traces the history of this disaster to the impact of French colonial government policy on the fragile ecology of the region and the effects of food and export regulations on agriculture and on the social structure and interrelationships of the tribes. Clean copy.
Softcover. London, James Currey, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, pictorial green wrappers, 211 pages. This work is an attempt to look at some of the realities of Zimbabwe's liberation war and at what happened afterwards, rather than at the comfortable myths. Both heroic and terrible deeds are recorded. Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe Publications
Hardcover. London, Heinemann, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 303 pages, black & white photos and maps. Name on front fly leaf. Otherwise, clean.
Softcover. London, C Hurst & Co, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 176 pages. An analysis of the background to the current crisis in Algeria, placing in perspective the threats to the state posed by Islamic fundamentalism and economic mismanagement. It looks at the role of the National Liberation Front (FLN), international relations, the economy, and more. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Evanston IL, Northwestern University Press, 1959-1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Four hardcover volumes: Vol. 1, East Africa November 1889 to December 1890, 432 pages. Vol. 2, East Africa December 1890 to December 1891, 481 pages. Vol. 3, East Africa January 1892 to August 1892, 454 pages. Vol. 4, Nigeria 1894-5 and 1898, 444 pages. Black-and-white illustrations and maps; Bindings vary: Vols. 1, 3 and 4 are matching green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Vol. 2 is terra-cotta cloth with a black clorh spine. Previous owner'e signature in 1 and #. Otherwise clean and tight set.
Hardcover. Berkeley, University Of California Press, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 278 pages. History of the Pedi's struggle to keep the land that belonged to them in South Africa. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Chatto & Windus, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket with a faded spine. 451 pages, 14 illustrations, 3 maps. A comprehensive history of Tanganyika. Previous owner's signature, date on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 3rd pr., 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 362 pages including index and bibliography. Map. Footnotes. Illustrations. This was the first comprehensive and thoroughly documented study of the political evolution of these two then emerging nations of tropical Africa. Basing his analysis on a variety of primary sources, including interviews with many leading figures, the author traces the origins of the full-fledged political parties in both Malawiand Zambia and describes the formation and development of the early Congresses which were to become the dominant movements during their struggles for independence.
Hardcover. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 321pages, b&w illustrations. The Sharpeville Six were six South African protesters convicted of the murder of Deputy Mayor of Sharpeville, Kuzwayo Jacob Dlamini, and sentenced to death. On September 3, 1984, a protest march in Sharpeville turned violent (some of the crowd threw stones at Dlamimi's house, he responded by firing a gun and a riot ensued and the Deputy Mayor was murdered. Mojalefa Sefatsa, Theresa Ramashamola, Reid Mokoena, Oupa Diniso, Duma Khumalo and Francis Don Mokhesi were arrested in the following months, found guilty of murder under the "Common purpose" doctrine and sentenced to death by hanging on December 12, 1985. Christian Mokubung and Gideon Mokone were also sentenced to eight years in prison. All were represented by lawyer Prakash Diar, the author of this book.
Softcover. Johannesburg, Picador Africa, reprint, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 376 pages. INSCRIBED BY EDITOR on title page, Clean copy. First published in the U.S. under a different title in 1978.
Hardcover. London, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 403 pages, 2 maps. In the belief that intensive study of selected local areas is an important development in scholarship on Africa, the author presents a micropolitical study of an important region of one of East Africa's Rew nations. Sukumaland, an area of Tanzania which contains one tenth of the country's population and its largest tribe, was chosen for the study. Before independence it exhibited the most organized nationalist political activity of any part of the country and developed the largest African-owned co-operative movement in all of Africa. In the final decade of the colonial era Sukumaland was the British administration's principal experimental area for attempts at radical transformation of indigenous political institutions and traditional agricultural techniques. After independence it became a critical testing ground for President Julius Nyerere's concepts of African socialism. Owner's signature on the front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 396 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to covers and dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Detailed analysis of the events surrounding independence by former British ambassador. 138 pages plus index. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Dennis Dobson Limited, 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 111 pages, b&w illustrations. Colin Wills writes with the cool objectiveness of one who is not personally involved in the struggle, and the result is a book which searched deep and yielded information not be found elsewhere at the time. It does not merely deal with Mau Mau, but with the whole problem of Kenya, which in turn was the problem of all Africa - that of race relations. Clean copy.