Africa: Newest books
by Peter Limb
Everyone should know the life story of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of all time, the first black president of South Africa, the most famous African, and a major world statesman. His inspiring life receives a fresh retelling in this new biography writte...
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes toward Africa
_The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes toward Africa_ tells the story of a dynamic ruler who influenced the perception of an entire continent. Documenting the Emperor's state visits to North Ame...
From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid
_A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid_ represents the first comprehensive military history of South Africa from the beginning of European colonization in the Cape during the 1650s to the current postapartheid republic. With p...
African statehood predates that of Europe, as well as the rest of Western civilization, and yet by imposing Western values on Africa and its peoples, European colonialism destroyed Africa's paradigm of statehood along with its value systems that were ideally suited for this ma...
Conflict has been a critical factor in the making of contemporary Africa, and its study is key to understanding the continent's tortuous history. Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the area's major, post-independence conflicts intense enough to threaten national, regional, ...