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Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780465028634
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Published: Basic Books - December 3rd, 2019

A prizewinning historian's epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa


Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300251630
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Published: Yale University Press - February 4th, 2020

A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances.


Picasso's Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781478000198
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Published: Duke University Press - December 13th, 2019

In Picasso's Demoiselles, eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers the previously unknown history of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, one of the twentieth century's most important, celebrated, and studied paintings.


The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith (The Essential Wisdom Library) Cover Image
By Gerald Hausman (Editor), Ziggy Marley (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250256454
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - January 28th, 2020

The Kebra Nagast is a pivotal text in the Rastafarian tradition. Written in Ethiopia during the 14th century, this sacred tale tells the story of the relationship between the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, as well as their son Menyelek who famously brought the Arc of the Covenant to Ethiopia.


Saaf's Border War: The South African Air Force in Combat 1966-1989 (Africa@War #8) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781912866885
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Published: Helion & Company - November 7th, 2019

Air War Over North Africa: Usaaf Ascendant (Images of War) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781473881792
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Published: Pen & Sword Military - November 27th, 2019

The year 1942 began badly for the Allies. German U-boats were indiscriminately sinking merchant shipping off America's east coast and in the Caribbean. Allied fortunes were no better in the Far East under the relentless Japanese advance.


Marikana Unresolved: The massacre, culpability and consequences Cover Image
By Ylva Rodny-Gumede (Editor), Mia Swart (Editor)
$30.95
ISBN: 9781775822783
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Published: University Of Cape Town Press - January 3rd, 2020

Between 11 and 16 August 2012, the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, in South Africa’s North West Province, witnessed a tragedy in which 34 miners were killed, more than 70 injured, and approximately 250 people arrested.


Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa After Independence Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781108457378
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Published: Cambridge University Press - September 19th, 2019

After Atomic Junction, along the Haatso-Atomic Road there lies the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, home to Africa's first nuclear programme after independence. Travelling along this road, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare gathers together stories of conflict and compromise on an African nuclear frontier.


Ancient Egyptian Warfare: Tactics, Weaponry and Ideology of the Pharaohs (Casemate Short History) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781612007250
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Published: Casemate - November 13th, 2019

A concise introduction to Ancient Egyptian warfare from the Neolithic period through to the Iron Age, covering everything from battle tactics to weaponry and battle injuries.


Congo Unravelled: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt 1960-68 (Africa@War) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781912866861
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Published: Helion & Company - November 7th, 2019

Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian knot.


Emperor's Own: Ethiopians in the Korean War (Asia@War) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781912866311
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Published: Helion & Company - October 16th, 2019

On June 25, 1950, as he was flying back to Washington D.C. to deal with the outbreak of war in Korea, US President Harry Truman thought, "In my generation, this was not the first occasion when the strong had attacked the weak. I recalled some earlier instances: Manchuria, Ethiopia, Austria.


Selous Scouts: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists (Africa@War #4) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781912866830
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Published: Helion & Company - October 16th, 2019

Formed in 1973 by the legendary Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly at the behest of Rhodesian military supremo General Peter Walls, the Selous Scouts were to write their name into the annals of military history as one of the finest counterinsurgency units of all time, through their innovative pseudo-guerrilla tactics, brilliant reconnaissance operations into Zambia and Botswana and daring flying-col


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