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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book African Activists of the Twentieth Century: Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa by Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron and Toyin Falola
    African Activists of the Twentieth Century: Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa - by Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron and Toyin Falola

    £32.00   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780821425145 | ISBN 10: 0821425145

    An omnibus collection of concise and up-to-date biographies of four influential figures from modern African history.  Chris Hani, by Hugh Macmillan Chris Hani was one of the most highly respected leaders of the African National Congress, the S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics by Kevin Ochieng Okoth
    Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics - by Kevin Ochieng Okoth

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781839767371 | ISBN 10: 1839767375

    Excavating the history of Marxism and Black revolutionary politics.   Red Africa makes the case for a revolutionary Black politics inspired by Marxist anticolonial struggles in Africa. Contemporary debates on Black radicalism and decolonisatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's a Continent: Unravelling Africa's History One Country at a Time - by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529376814 | ISBN 10: 1529376815

    ‘We need this book’ SIMON REEVE ‘Illuminating’ FINANCIAL TIMES   Why is Africa often perceived as a single country? What role did African soldiers play in the Second World War? Who else led the charge against Apartheid in South Afri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way by Nompumelelo Mungi Ngomane
    Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way - by Nompumelelo Mungi Ngomane

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787631984 | ISBN 10: 1787631982

    Ubuntu is an ancient Southern African philosophy about how to live life well, together. It is a belief in a universal human bond, which says: I am only because you are. It means that if you can see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles by Richard Dowden
    Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles - by Richard Dowden

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846277030 | ISBN 10: 1846277035

    Every time you try to say 'Africa is...' the words crumble and break. From every generalisation you must exclude at least five countries. And just as you think you've nailed down a certainty, you find the opposite is also true. Africa is full of surp ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Stranger
    A Stranger's Pose - by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115496 | ISBN 10: 1911115499

    A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe by Asfa-Wossen Asserate
    African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe - by Asfa-Wossen Asserate

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910376904 | ISBN 10: 1910376906

    In 2015, ever more people from Africa and the Near East took flight and sought refuge in Europe. By the end of that year, some 1.8 million migrants had arrived in the EU, the vast majority across the Mediterranean. Since then, despite measures to hos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah
    Gravel Heart - by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408881309 | ISBN 10: 1408881306

    Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise.  Salim has always believed that his fath ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
    The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between - by Hisham Matar

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241966280 | ISBN 10: 0241966280

    The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Traitor
    My Traitor's Heart - by Rian Malan

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099583462 | ISBN 10: 0099583461

    A great masterpiece of South African writing Rian Malans gripping and harrowing exploration of South Africas apartheid.  WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR   In '70s' South Africa, Rian Malan descendant of the architects of apar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lumumba: Africa
    Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader - by Leo Zeilig

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908323941 | ISBN 10: 1908323949

    Patrice Lumumba (1925 61) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement. After his execution in 1961, when he had been prime minister of the newly liberated Congo for only seven months, he became an icon of anti-imperialist ... more

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  • Cover image of book Of Africa by Wole Soyinka
    Of Africa - by Wole Soyinka

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300198331 | ISBN 10: 0300198337

    A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa
    Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent - by Adekeye Adebajo

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780329437 | ISBN 10: 1780329431

    As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.   From t ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Black and White: Prints and Posters from Africa and the Diaspora by Gill Saunders, and Zoe Whitley
    In Black and White: Prints and Posters from Africa and the Diaspora - by Gill Saunders, and Zoe Whitley

    £19.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851777549 | ISBN 10: 1851777547

    Print has always been an art form for everyone relatively cheap to produce and easy to distribute, and intended to be accessible to all. It links to painting, and creative autographic expression, as well as to a tradition of satire and protest, bot ... more

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  • Cover image of book The State of Africa by Martin Meredith
    The State of Africa - by Martin Meredith

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857203885 | ISBN 10: 0857203886

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scramble for African Oil by Douglas A. Yates
    The Scramble for African Oil - by Douglas A. Yates

    £26.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745330457 | ISBN 10: 0745330452

    Africa is often seen as a place to be pitied or feared as an area of instability. This book challenges these complacent assumptions, showing how our demand for oil contributes to the chronic problems plaguing the continent.  Douglas A. Ya ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa
    Africa's Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent - by Lonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848134591 | ISBN 10: 1848134592

    In Africa's Odious Debts, Boyce and Ndikumana reveal the shocking fact that, contrary to the popular perception of Africa being a drain on the financial resources of the West, the continent is actually a net creditor to the rest of the world. The ext ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dust from Our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa by Joan Baxter
    Dust from Our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa - by Joan Baxter

    £15.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857490247 | ISBN 10: 0857490249

    Whether speaking with an African grandmother over 100 years old, interviewing an African inventor, or working with African journalists, Joan Baxter has been repeatedly struck by the diversity of Africa and the resilience and spirit of its people.&nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa United: How Football Explains Africa by Steve Bloomfield
    Africa United: How Football Explains Africa - by Steve Bloomfield

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847676597 | ISBN 10: 1847676596

    A superb portrait of the divided continent of Africa, told through one fo the few things that unites it. Football inspires competition and inflames passions nowhere as strongly as in Africa. Take the player born and raised in Congo who scored th ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Justice: A Journey Out of Africa by Paul Kenyon
    I Am Justice: A Journey Out of Africa - by Paul Kenyon

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848091481 | ISBN 10: 1848091486

    Eighty miles off the Libyan coast water is leaking rapidly into the bottom of a dilapidated wooden boat. Twenty-seven men, crammed in side-by-side, desperately attempt to bail it out, but the boat is sinking. In the distance one of their number spots ... more

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  • Cover image of book Climate Change in Africa by Camilla Toulmin
    Climate Change in Africa - by Camilla Toulmin

    £15.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848130159 | ISBN 10: 1848130155

    Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact that such a change will have on Africa's development prospects.   Glo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum (Third edition) by Stanley Burstein
    Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum (Third edition) - by Stanley Burstein

    £22.50   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781558765054 | ISBN 10: 1558765050

    The first edition of this book provided teachers of African history, for the first time, with fully annotated translations of the most important Greek and Roman sources for the history of these two remarkable ancient African civilizations.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trouble with Aid: Why Less Could Mean More for Africa by Jonathan Glennie
    The Trouble with Aid: Why Less Could Mean More for Africa - by Jonathan Glennie

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848130401 | ISBN 10: 1848130406

    Africa is poor. If we send it money it will be less poor. It seems perfectly logical, doesn't it? Millions of people in the rich world, moved by images on television and appalled by the miserable conditions endured by so many in other countries, have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beacons of Liberation by Shango Baku
    Beacons of Liberation - by Shango Baku

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906190170 | ISBN 10: 1906190178

    Beacons of Liberation was first published in 1995. It was themed on a mural at the Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre in Paddington, London, depicting twelve historical Black leaders; six men and six women who had advanced the cause of African liberty by the ... more

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  • Cover image of book African History: A Very Short Introduction by John Parker and Richard Rathbone
    African History: A Very Short Introduction - by John Parker and Richard Rathbone

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780192802484 | ISBN 10: 0192802488

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented.   Key themes in c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surprised by Joy by Michael Meegan
    Surprised by Joy - by Michael Meegan

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781905379057 | ISBN 10: 1905379056

    This is a story of tragedy and suffering on an epci scale. From the heart of an ancient continent comes a tale as old as time and a journey that is powerful and beautiful. This is a story of passion and love, disaster and corruption.It is the story ... more

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  • Cover image of book Geldof in Africa by Bob Geldof
    Geldof in Africa - by Bob Geldof

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099497967 | ISBN 10: 0099497964

    Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984. The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa.Over twenty years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Won
    We Won't Budge - by Manthia Diawara

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780954702342 | ISBN 10: 0954702344

    In this searing memoir, Diawara revisits his early years as an emigrant in love with Swedish girls and American rock and roll. Taking us from the nightclubs of his home town Bamako, to the cafes of Boulevard Montparnasse, to the black neighbourhoods ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Didn
    I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation - by Michela Wrong

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780007150953 | ISBN 10: 0007150954

    A story of betrayal, belligerence and bloodshed, I Didn't Do It For You is the portrait of a country torn by war and buffeted by the capricious manoeuveringgs of foreign powers, which remains defiant throughout. It is a story that reveals the colonia ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearing Visions Seeing Voices by Mmatshilo Motsei
    Hearing Visions Seeing Voices - by Mmatshilo Motsei

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781919931517 | ISBN 10: 1919931511

    The world is crying out for a leadership that is founded on spiritual values of sharing, compassion, interdependence and mutual respect. In this as in other life matters that involve humanity and human relationships, Africa is well positioned to lead ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780140292626 | ISBN 10: 0140292624

    The Shadow of The Sun has been hailed as the greatest modern work on Africa and as a dazzling literary masterpiece."One of the finest books I have ever read about Africa...Kapuscinskihas been visiting Africa as a journalist since 1957... he has avoid ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition by Richard Fardon and Graham Furniss
    African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition - by Richard Fardon and Graham Furniss

    £19.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780852558287 | ISBN 10: 0852558287

    Radio has played a pivotal role in situations of conflict, crisis, change and "development" on the African continent.  Local radio stations are as important as international broadcasters being both the barometers and agents of change.  This ... more

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