African Perspectives on European Colonialism

Diasporic Africa Press - This edition of boahen's text, locally based, updating some of boahen's findings and interpretations while maintaining that the "best, originally published in 1989, is contextualized in a new foreword by John Lonsdale, totally unambiguous, legacy of this republication would surely be the inspiration of a new generation of African scholars, as clear-minded and outspoken as Adu Boahen himself.

Used book in Good Condition. In this book, one of the pioneers of twentieth century African history examines the perceptions and responses of Africans to European colonialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.





Africa in World History 3rd Edition

Pearson - Provides a view of African history in the wider context of world history. By identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to confront the many oversimplified myths regarding Africa and its people. Africa in world history is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent’s borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be compared to those elsewhere in the world.





Africa's Discovery of Europe

Oxford University Press - In addition, commercial, and sexual--with europeans, Northrup offers a thoughtful examination of Africans' relations--intellectual, cultural, tracing how the patterns of behavior that emerged from these encounters shaped pre-colonial Africa. This groundbreaking book examines the full range of African-European encounters from an African perspective rather than from the customary European one.

The book concludes with an examination of the roles of race, pointing out which themes in Africa's continuing discovery of Europe after 1850 were similar to earlier patterns, and culture in early modern times, class, and why other themes were different. By featuring vivid life stories of individual africans and drawing upon their many recorded sentiments, author David Northrup presents African perspectives that persuasively challenge stereotypes about African-European relations as they unfolded in Africa, Europe, and the Atlantic world between 1450 and 1850.

Africa's Discovery of Europe - Africa's discovery of europe features thematically organized chapters that explore first impressions, religion and politics, imported goods and technology, the Middle Passage, commerce and culture, and Africans in Europe. Brief, and accessible, inexpensive, the third edition of Africa's Discovery of Europe offers an insightful look at the tumultuous and enduring relations between these two continents.

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Colonial Africa: 1884-1994 African World Histories

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Each chapter ends with a short list of works cited and suggestions for further reading. Used book in Good Condition. This brief and affordable text is organized in a "layered" approach that gives students a deeper insight into the ways in which Africans experienced colonialism and looks at how they understood the world in which they lived during this period.

Colonial africa, accessible, 1884-1994, presents a balanced, and comprehensive overview of how Africans experienced European colonial rule. The book provides both a continental overview and specific regional examples, exploring the period in a thematic and chronological way. Colonial africa, concludes with contemplations on the legacy of colonialism by Africans themselves, 1884-1994, ranging from Nigerian musician Fela to the Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Muta Maathai.





Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

Anchor - The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, yet it was unimaginable that he would grow up to become a world-renowned novelist, young Ngũgĩ displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, playwright, and critic. In dreams in a time of war, ngũgĩ deftly etches a bygone era, bearing witness to the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war.

Born in 1938 in rural kenya, ngũgĩ wa thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Speaking to the human right to dream even in the worst of times, this rich memoir of an African childhood abounds in delicate and powerful subtleties and complexities that are movingly told.





D.C. Noir 2: The Classics Akashic Noir

Akashic Books - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Classic reprints from: Edward P. Jones, ward just, langston hughes, george pelecanos, paul laurence dunbar, Julian Mayfield, Larry Neal, Roach Brown, James Grady, Elizabeth Hand, Jean Toomer, Marita Golden, Richard Wright, Julian Mazor, and others. George pelecanos is an independent film producer, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, and the author of fifteen novels set in and around Washington, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO series The Wire, DC.

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

Houghton Mifflin - And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. In the 1880s, as the european powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. King leopold s ghost a Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Used book in Good Condition. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust.

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa - Two courageous black americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Adam hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated.

. With great power and compassion, king Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo—too long forgotten—onto the conscience of the West.





Notes from the Hyena's Belly

Picador - Winner of the governor general's awarda library journal best book of 2001part autobiography and part social history, an era of civil war, and of Africa, widespread famine, Notes from the Hyena's Belly offers an unforgettable portrait of Ethiopia, during the 1970s and '80s, and mass execution. Used book in Good Condition.

King leopold s ghost a Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Through droughts, and killing sprees at the hands of military juntas, imprisonment, floods, Mezlekia survived, eventually emigrating to Canada. Hard cover Book with DJ. Throughout, language, he portrays the careful divisions in dress, and culture between the Muslims and Christians of the Ethiopian landscape.

Notes from the Hyena's Belly - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In notes from the hyena's Belly he bears witness to a time and place that few Westerners have understood. Mezlekia also explores the struggle between western European interests and communist influences that caused the collapse of Ethiopia's social and political structure―and that forced him, at age 18, to join a guerrilla army.

We children lived like the donkey, " Mezlekia remembers, "careful not to wander off the beaten trail and end up in the hyena's belly. His memoir sheds light not only on the violence and disorder that beset his native country, but on the rich spiritual and cultural life of Ethiopia itself.





Surviving the Slaughter: The Ordeal of a Rwandan Refugee in Zaire Women in Africa and the Diaspora

University of Wisconsin Press - King leopold s ghost a Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Wildt also discusses the postwar careers of the members of the RSHA. Strikingly, he shows how the leaders of the RSHA evaded the consequences of their actions under the Nazi regime and went on to have important careers in the rebuilt West Germany.

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Surviving the Slaughter: The Ordeal of a Rwandan Refugee in Zaire Women in Africa and the Diaspora - Far from being small cogs in a big bureaucratic machine, Wildt finds that the people who made up the RSHA constructed the concepts and operated the apparatus that carried out the Holocaust. University of Wisconsin Press. How this occurred is the central question of Wildt's book. Wildt's study traces the intellectual evolution of key members of the Reich Security Main Office RSHA from their days as students until the end of World War II.

At the center of both theory and practice of persecution and genocide in Nazi-occupied Europe, these young men of the RSHA--none of whom envisioned the systematic annihilation of the European Jews--became radicalized.





Africa and the West: A Documentary History: Volume 2: From Colonialism to Independence, 1875 to the Present

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Volume 1 covers two major topics: the Atlantic slave trade and the European conquest. Used book in Good Condition. It details the beginnings of the slave trade, slavery as a business, and the effect of abolitionism on the trade, the experiences of slaves, using such documents as a letter from a sixteenth-century African king to the king of Portugal calling for a more regulated slave trade, and the nineteenth-century testimony of a South African slave accused of treason.

King leopold s ghost a Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Used book in Good Condition. The volume also covers the early nineteenth-century considerations of the costs and benefits of colonization, legislation, with special attention to technology, empire, racism, religion, the development of conquest as the century progressed, and violence, through such unusual documents as Cecil Rhodes's will and a chart of the costs of African animals exported to Western zoos.

Africa and the West: A Documentary History: Volume 2: From Colonialism to Independence, 1875 to the Present - Many of the sources have not previously appeared in print, or in books readily available to students. Oxford university Press USA. Hard cover Book with DJ. Africa and the west presents a fascinating array of primary sources to engage readers in the history of Africa's long and troubled relationship with the West.

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Coconut

Jacana Media - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities. Used book in Good Condition.

University of Wisconsin Press. Oxford university Press USA. King leopold s ghost a Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected.

Coconut - Hard cover Book with DJ. These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa. The rich and pampered ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart.