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The Challenge for Africa
The Challenge for Africa
Written by Wangari Maathai
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ISBN: 9780307378095
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The Challenge for Africa

Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through... Read more >
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The Challenge for Africa
The Challenge for Africa
Written by Wangari Maathai
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ISBN: 9780307377401
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The Challenge for Africa

Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $25.00

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on the challenges facing Africa, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves, who, she argues, are culturally deracinated, adrift between worlds.

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging... Read more >
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Saviors and Survivors
Saviors and Survivors
Written by Mahmood Mamdani
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377234
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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $26.95

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world’s response to that crisis.

In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the conflict in Darfur began... Read more >
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The Atlantic Sound
The Atlantic Sound
Written by Caryl Phillips
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ISBN: 9780307481740
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The Atlantic Sound

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade.

Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From... Read more >
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
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ISBN: 9780307514936
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells–for the first time–the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them... Read more >
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Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts
Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts
Written by Jules Marchal, Translated by Martin Thom, Introduction by Adam Hochschild
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844672394
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Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts
Colonial Exploitation in the Congo
Written by Jules Marchal
Translated by Martin Thom
Introduction by Adam Hochschild


Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2008
Price: $29.95

In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British enterpreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labor, a program that reduced the population of Congo... Read more >
World War II Desert Tactics
World War II Desert Tactics
Written by Paddy Griffith, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846032905
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World War II Desert Tactics

Written by Paddy Griffith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $18.95

Osprey's study of desert tactics employed in North Africa during World War II (1939-1945). In 1940-43 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical... Read more >
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Another Day of Life
Another Day of Life
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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ISBN: 9780307424839
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Another Day of Life

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda—once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro—and chaos.

Angola, a slave colony later given over... Read more >
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Bill Bryson's African Diary
Bill Bryson's African Diary
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307418845
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Bill Bryson's African Diary

Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

“Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.” — Daily Telegraph

Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International.

Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is... Read more >
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A Continent for the Taking
A Continent for the Taking
Written by Howard W. French
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ISBN: 9780307424303
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A Continent for the Taking
The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
Written by Howard W. French


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times, gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa’s most devastating recent history–from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor’s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that... Read more >
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Country of My Skull
Country of My Skull
Written by Antjie Krog
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ISBN: 9780307420503
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Country of My Skull
Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
Written by Antjie Krog


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out... Read more >
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Life Laid Bare
Life Laid Bare
Written by Jean Hatzfeld, Translated by Linda Coverdale
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590512739
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Life Laid Bare
The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Written by Jean Hatzfeld
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2007
Price: $14.95

"To make the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda is a painful task that we have no right to shirk–it is part of being a moral adult."
–Susan Sontag

In the late 1990s, French author and journalist Jean Hatzfeld made several journeys into the hilly, marshy region of the Bugesera, one of... Read more >
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Too Close to the Sun
Too Close to the Sun
Written by Sara Wheeler
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ISBN: 9781588365996
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Too Close to the Sun
The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $13.99

Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler... Read more >
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The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
Written by Assia Djebar, Translated by Tegan Raleigh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227480
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The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
Algerian Stories
Written by Assia Djebar
Translated by Tegan Raleigh


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2006
Price: $22.95

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand... Read more >
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A Savage War of Peace
A Savage War of Peace
Written by Alistair Horne
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ISBN: 9781590172186
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A Savage War of Peace
Algeria 1954-1962
Written by Alistair Horne


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $19.95

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led 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 died in the conflict and as many... Read more >
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The Politics of Bones
The Politics of Bones
Written by J.Timothy Hunt
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ISBN: 9780771041587
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The Politics of Bones
Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil
Written by J.Timothy Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $16.50

On November 10, 1995, Nigeria’s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken’s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly... Read more >
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Conspiracy to Murder
Conspiracy to Murder
Written by Linda Melvern
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ISBN: 9781844675425
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Conspiracy to Murder
The Rwandan Genocide
Written by Linda Melvern


Format: Trade Paperback, 380 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2006
Price: $21.95

Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the Rwandan genocide, one of the most appalling events of the twentieth century. Linda Melvern’s damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved amounts to a catalogue of failures that only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that... Read more >
Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
Written by Giles Foden
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ISBN: 9781400075263
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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $16.00

When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship—even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy an intimidating fleet of German steamers. The leader of this improbable mission... Read more >
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
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ISBN: 9780345454195
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2006
Price: $15.95

In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells–for the first time–the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them... Read more >
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German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45
German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45
Written by Bruce Quarrie
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ISBN: 9781841768281
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German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45

Written by Bruce Quarrie


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2005
Price: $25.95

Following the battle for Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to undertake any further large-scale airborne operations due to the high casualty rate. The Fallschirmjäger subsequently took up a new role as elite 'line' infantry, and they served in the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945, taking part in the conflict in... Read more >
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A Continent for the Taking
A Continent for the Taking
Written by Howard W. French
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ISBN: 9781400030279
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A Continent for the Taking
The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
Written by Howard W. French


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.95

In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times, gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa’s most devastating recent history–from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor’s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that... Read more >
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