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Africa Adorned
by Angela Fisher
Listed under African Art

Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters: The Early Years
by Jane Goodall, Dale Peterson (Editor)
Listed under Jane Goodall
 

Africa: African History Before 1885
Africa: African History Before 1885
by Toyin Falola
Book Description: Africa: Volume 1 begins a series of books which adopt a new perspective on African history and culture, surveying the wide array of societies and states that have existed on the African continent and introducing readers to the diversity of African experiences and cultural expressions. Toyin Falola has brought together African studies professors from a variety of schools and settings. Writing from their individual areas of expertise, these authors work together to break general stereotypes about Africa, focusing instead on the substantive issues of the African past from an African perspective. The texts are richly illustrated and include maps and timelines to make cultural and historical movements clearer, and suggestions for further reading will help readers broaden their own particular interests. Africa provides new perspectives that challenge the accepted ways of studying Africa, flexibility for instructors to structure courses, and encouragement for readers who are eager to learn about the diversity of the African experience.

Volume 1, African History Before 1885, introduces students to the various precolonial histories of Africa. Instead of generalizing about the continent, the chapters reconstruct the histories of many different societies in various historical periods. 
Paperback from Carolina Academic Press

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Africa: African Cultures and Societies Before 1885 Vol 2
by Toyin Falola
Africa: Volume 2 is part of a series of books which adopts a new perspective on African history and culture, surveying the wide array of societies and states that have existed on the African continent and introducing readers to the diversity of African experiences and cultural expressions. Toyin Falola has brought together African studies professors from a variety of schools and settings. Writing from their individual areas of expertise, these authors work together to break general stereotypes about Africa, focusing instead on the substantive issues of the African past from an African perspective. The texts are richly illustrated and include maps and timelines to make cultural and historical movements clearer, and suggestions for further reading will help readers broaden their own particular interests. Africa provides new perspectives that challenge the accepted ways of studying Africa, flexibility for instructors to structure courses, and encouragement for readers who are eager to learn about the diversity of the African experience.

Volume 2, African Cultures and Societies Before 1885 provides a broad view of precolonial experiences and expressions in Africa. The book focuses on culture as a means of understanding both the traditions that thrived throughout Africa and the efforts of modern Africans to reclaim their cultural past in lands that have been divided and exploited by Western imperial powers. 
Paperback from Carolina Academic Press

 
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis, Jr. Gates (Editor)
(Hardcover)

African Rock Art : Paintings and Engravings on Stone
by David Coulson, Alec Campbell
Listed under Prehistoric Rock Art

African Architecture: Evolution and Transformation
by Nnamdi Elleh
Hardcover: 382 pagesMcGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0070215065; (September 1,)
 

African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Parker, Richard Rathbone
Paperback from Oxford University Press, USA

Africans: The History of a Continent (African Studies)
by John Iliffe
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

African History: From Earliest Times to Independence
by Philip Curtin, Steven Feierman, Leonard Thompson, Jan Vansina
Paperback from Longman

The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
by Martin Meredith
Paperback from PublicAffairs

History of Africa, Revised 2nd Edition
by Kevin Shillington
Paperback from Palgrave Macmillan
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Africans and Their History: Second Revised Edition
by Joseph E. Harris
Paperback from Plume

Africa: A Biography of the Continent
by John Reader
Paperback from Vintage
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The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
by Cheikh Anta Diop
Paperback from Lawrence Hill Books

The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800
by Christopher Ehret
Paperback from University of Virginia Press

The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition
by Colin McEvedy
Paperback from Penguin (Non-Classics)

African Images : Recent Studies and Text in Cinema (Annual Selected Papers of the ALA, No. 8)
by Maureen N. Eke (Editor), et al
(Paperback)
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An Army at Dawn
by Rick Atkinson
Listed under North African Campaign

Africa: A Companion to the PBS Series
by John Reader, Michael S. Lewis (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

AIDS in Africa
by Max Essex et al.
Listed under AIDS & HIV

Black Skin, White Masks
by Frantz Fanon, et al
Paperback: 320 pages
Grove Press; ISBN: 0802150845; Reissue edition (October 1991)

African Ark : People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
by Carol Beckwith (Photographer), et al
Listed under Ethiopia

Cats of Africa
by Paul Bosman (Illustrator), Anthony Hall-Martin (Editor)
Listed under Big Cats

The End of French Rule in Cameroon
by Martin Atangana
Paperback from University Press Of America
Listed under Cameroon History

Cameroon: Art and Kings
Paperback from Paul Holberton Pub

Listed under Cameroon History

Cameroon in Pictures (Visual Geography (Twenty-First Century))
by Rudolf Steiner, Lerner Publishing Group, Jim Hathaway
Hardcover from Lerner Publishing Group

Destruction of Black Civilization : Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C to 2000 A.D.
by Chancellor Williams
(Paperback - February 1992)

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
Listed under Zimbabwe

The Founder : Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power
by Robert I. Rotberg
Listed under South Africa
 

The Great Lakes of Africa : Two Thousand Years of History
The Great Lakes of Africa : Two Thousand Years of History
by Jean-Pierre Chrétien, Scott Straus
Hardcover from Zone Books
 
A History of Art in Africa
by Monica Blackmun Visona (Editor), et al
Listed under African Art

Hail Orisha : A Phenomenology of a West African Religion in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Studies of Religion in Africa, 19)
by Peter McKenzie
(Hardcover)

Maasai
by Tepilit Ole Saitoti, Carol Beckwith (Photographer)
Listed under Kenya

Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman's African Journey
by Lynne Duke
Book Description In this stunning memoir, veteran Washington Post correspondent Lynne Duke takes readers on a wrenching but riveting journey through Africa during the pivotal 1990s and brilliantly illuminates a continent where hope and humanity thrive amid unimaginable depredation and horrors. 

For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke cut a rare figure as a black American woman foreign correspondent as she raced from story to story in numerous countries of central and southern...
Hardcover: 290 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.18 x 9.50 x 6.36
Publisher: Doubleday; ; (January 21, )
ISBN: 0385503989

The Scramble for Africa : White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
by Thomas Pakenham
Paperback Reprint edition (December 1992)
Avon Books (Pap Trd); ISBN: 0380719991
 

The Shadow of the Sun
by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Klara Glowczewska (Translator)
When Africa makes international news, it is usually because war has broken out or some bizarre natural disaster has taken a large number of lives. Westerners are appallingly ignorant of Africa otherwise, a condition that the great Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapuściñski helps remedy with this book based on observations gathered over more than four decades. Kapuściñski first went to Africa in 1957, a time pregnant with possibilities as one country after another declared independence from the European colonial powers. Those powers, he writes, had "crammed the approximately ten thousand kingdoms, federations, and stateless but independent tribal associations that existed on this continent in the middle of the nineteenth century within the borders of barely forty colonies." When independence came, old interethnic rivalries, long suppressed, bubbled up to the surface, and the continent was consumed in little wars of obscure origin, from caste-based massacres in Rwanda and ideological conflicts in Ethiopia to hit-and-run skirmishes among Tuaregs and Bantus on the edge of the Sahara. With independence, too, came the warlords, whose power across the continent derives from the control of food, water, and other life-and-death resources, and whose struggles among one another fuel the continent's seemingly endless civil wars. When the warlords "decide that everything worthy of plunder has been extracted," Kapuscinski writes, wearily, they call a peace conference and are rewarded with credits and loans from the First World, which makes them richer and more powerful than ever, "because you can get significantly more from the World Bank than from your own starving kinsmen." Constantly surprising and eye-opening, Kapuscinski's book teaches us much about contemporary events and recent history in Africa. It is also further evidence for why he is considered to be one of the best journalists at work today. --Gregory McNamee - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 325 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0679454918; 1 Ed edition (April 17, )
 
The Shadow of the Sun
by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Klara Glowczewska (Translator)
(Paperback)

Human Being Died That Night : A South African Story of Forgiveness
by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Listed under South Africa

The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon, Constance Farrington (Translator)
(Paperback - April 1986)

Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation: A Three-Dimensional Interactive Book with Photographs and Documents from the Black Holocaust Exhibit
by Velma Maia Thomas
(Hardcover)

Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (2nd Edition)
by Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh (Editor), Barbara E. McDade
(Hardcover)

White Nile, Black Blood: War, Leadership, and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala
by Jay Spaulding (Editor), Stephanie Beswick (Editor)
(Paperback)

Looking for Lovedu: A Woman's Journey Across Africa
by Ann Jones
Listed under African Travel Books
 

Modern Africa: A Social and Political History (3rd Edition)
Modern Africa: A Social and Political History (3rd Edition)
by Basil Davidson
Paperback from Longman
 
Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Social History of Africa Series)
Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Social History of Africa Series)
by Emmanuel Akyeampong
Paperback from Heinemann
 
Cotton is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, 1938-1961 (Social History of Africa Series)
Cotton is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, 1938-1961 (Social History of Africa Series)
by Allen Isaacman
Paperback from Heinemann
 
Women and Slavery in Africa (Social History of Africa)
Women & Slavery in Africa (Social History of Africa)

Paperback from Heinemann

 
Law in Colonial Africa (Social History of Africa)

Hardcover from James Currey

 
Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa (Social History of Africa)
Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa (Social History of Africa)

Paperback from Praeger

 
The End of Chidyerano: A History of Food and Everyday Life in Malawi, 1860-2004 (Social History of Africa)
The End of Chidyerano: A History of Food and Everyday Life in Malawi, 1860-2004 (Social History of Africa)
by Elias Mandala
Paperback from Praeger
 
Telling Stories, Making Histories: Women, Words, and Islam in Nineteenth-Century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate (Social History of Africa)
by Mary Wren Bivins
Hardcover from Praeger
 
Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa (Social History of Africa Series)
Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa (Social History of Africa Series)

Paperback from Heinemann

 
A Green Place, A Good Place: Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century (Social History of Africa)
A Green Place, A Good Place: Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century (Social History of Africa)
by David Schoenbrun
Paperback from Heinemann
 
The Realm of a Rain-Queen
by Eileen Jensen Krige
Written in the 1940's about the legendary Lovedu
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The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994
by Okwui Enwezor (Editor), et al
Hardcover: 496 pages
Prestel USA; ISBN: 3791325027; (April )
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