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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543101
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Published: Doubleday - May 17th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic


African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982145095
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

African Founders explores the little-known history of how enslaved people from different regions of A


The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa's Racial Reckoning Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781476725246
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 19th, 2022

A dozen years in the making, The Inheritors weaves together the stories of three ordinary South Africans over five tumultuous decades in a sweeping and exquisite look at what really happens when a country resolves to end white supremacy.

Dipuo grew up on the south side of a mine dump that segregated Johannesburg’s black townships from the white-only city.


In Asian Waters: Oceanic Worlds from Yemen to Yokohama Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780691146829
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Published: Princeton University Press - July 19th, 2022

A sweeping account of how the sea routes of Asia have transformed a vast expanse of the globe over the past five hundred years, powerfully shaping the modern world


Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781620971567
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Published: New Press - April 19th, 2022

A stunning work of popular history--the story of how a crop transformed the history of slavery

Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products every year. But few of us know the peanut's tumultuous history, or its intimate connection to slavery and freedom.


The King of Lokoja: William Balfour Baikie the Forgotten Man of Africa Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781849954907
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Published: Whittles - June 10th, 2022

William Balfour Baikie was a surgeon, naturalist, linguist, writer, explorer, and government consul who played a key role in opening Africa to the Europeans. As an explorer he mapped and charted large sections of the Niger River system as well as the overland routes from Lagos and Lokoja to the major trading centres of Kano, Timbuctu and Sokoto.


The Tears of a Man Flow Inward: Growing Up in the Civil War in Burundi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812997644
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Published: Random House - March 29th, 2022

A prizewinning young author tells the moving story of growing up during Burundi’s ethnic civil war in this powerful memoir hailed as “a jewel of a book” (Margaret MacMillan).


Africa's Struggle for Its Art: History of a Postcolonial Defeat Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691234731
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 5th, 2022

A major new history of how African nations, starting in the 1960s, sought to reclaim the art looted by Western colonial powers


All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa Cover Image
By Richard Conyngham, Dada Khanyisa (Illustrator), Liz Clarke (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781946395634
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Published: Catalyst Press - May 17th, 2022

All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa revives six true stories of resistance by marginalized South Africans against the country's colonial government in the years leading up to Apartheid.


The Gifts of Africa: How a Continent and Its People Changed the World Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781633887701
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Published: Prometheus Books - April 15th, 2022

"The West will begin to understand Africa when it realizes it's not talking to a child--it's talking to its mother." So writes Jeff Pearce in the introduction to his fascinating, groundbreaking work, The Gifts of Africa: How a Continent and Its People Changed the World.


Cleopatra: The Queen Who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity Cover Image
By Alberto Angela, Katherine Gregor (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062984227
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Published: HarperVia - March 15th, 2022

“The political machinations, betrayal, and battles may appeal to those fans of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series interested in a real-world game of thrones.” -- Booklist


A Revolutionary for Our Time: The Walter Rodney Story Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781642595819
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 5th, 2022

Walter Rodney was a scholar, working class militant, and revolutionary from Guyana. Strongly influenced by Marxist ideas, he remains central to radical Pan-Africanist thought for large numbers of activists' today. Rodney lived through the failed -though immensely hopeful -socialist experiments in the 1960s and 1970s, in Tanzania and elsewhere.