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Africa: A Modern History

The end of the Second World War signalled the rapid end of the European African empires. In 1945, only four African countries were independent; by 1963, thirty African states created the Organization ..

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Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror

Helen Epstein specializes in Africa, public health and human rightsFor anyone interested in the developing world and Africa, and how politics and corruption are linkedFor business and charities that s..

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Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

'This is, simply, a fantastic story ...If you are feeling despair about the fate of the world, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is a must-read, and a welcome shot in the arm.' - Jon Lee Anderson, au..

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Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

'Hammer has pulled off the truly remarkable here-a book that is both important and a delight to read . . . It is also an inspirational reminder that, even as the forces of barbarism extend their thral..

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Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manus..

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Burning Shores, The

The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, pa..

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Congo

Epic yet eminently readable, penetrating and profoundly moving, 'Congo' traces the fate of one of the world's most devastated countries, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Con..

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Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year ..

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Devil That Danced On Water   A Daughter's Memoir

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Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence. The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high..

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Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence. The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high basili..

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Dingo Firestorm: The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War

On 23 November 1977, an armada of helicopters and airplanes took off from Rhodesian air bases and crossed the border into Mozambique. Their objective: to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe Africa..

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Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates and analyses how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerce..

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Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into..

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Explorers of the Nile: the Triumph & Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience, Richard..

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Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour

In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he trace..

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for them..

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Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory, A

'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' Jim Crace 'A most absorbing and rewarding book' Michael Palin A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Suda..

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Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade

Despite the British being early abolitionists, a significant slave trade remained down the east coast of Africa through the mid-1800s. The Royal Navy's response was to dispatch a squadron to patr..

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State of Africa:  History of the Continent Since Independence

Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1..

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Two Weeks in November: The Astonishing Inside Story of the Coup That Toppled Mugabe

Douglas Rogers spent his youth and early adult life watching his parents struggle to make ends meet under the vicious dictator, Sir Robert Mugabe. He thought he would never see the day when his iron g..

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We are the Heirs of the World's Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987
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