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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
Book Published: 01 October, 2001
Availability: Special Order

Africa: African Cultures and Societies Before 1885
by Toyin Falola
Paperback from Carolina Academic Press
Book Published: August, 2000
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis, Jr. Gates (Editor)
(Hardcover - November 1999)

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 1,1996)

African Images : Recent Studies and Text in Cinema (Annual Selected Papers of the ALA, No. 8)
by Maureen N. Eke (Editor), et al 
(Paperback - April 2000)
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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 - September 2001)

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

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
Book Published: June, 2003
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 - January 1997)

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, 2003)
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 Kapuœciñski helps remedy with this book based on observations gathered over more than four decades. Kapuœciñski 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 -
Hardcover: 325 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0679454918; 1 Ed edition (April 17, 2001)

The Shadow of the Sun
by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Klara Glowczewska (Translator)
(Paperback - April 2002)

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 - October 1997)

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

White Nile, Black Blood: War, Leadership, and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala
by Jay Spaulding (Editor), Stephanie Beswick (Editor)
(Paperback - December 1999)

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

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 2001)
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