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  • EASTERN KENYA AND ITS INVADERS. by Ochieng', William R.
    Ochieng', William R.
    EASTERN KENYA AND ITS INVADERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Nairobi, Kampala & Dar Es Salaam: East African Literature Bureau, (1975). First edition - An overview of more than 500 years of history from the early settlers of the coast through the invasions of the Arabs and the Portuguese to the final settlement of the British from 1850-1900. Maps. Bibliography. xiv, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue and white wrappers (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 79461
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  • SIASA: Politics and Nationalism in E.A., 1905-1939. by Odhiambo, E. S. Atieno.
    Odhiambo, E. S. Atieno.
    SIASA: Politics and Nationalism in E.A., 1905-1939.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1981). First edition - A collection of four essays which discuss the nature of politics in East Africa before the era of independence - on the role of the Colonial office in London, the Kenya settler political organizations, Asian political ambition and the longest - Siasa - on politics as understood by the Africans themselves during those years. References following each essay. 148 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue and black covers.

    Book ID: 80373
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  • A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA. by Oliver, Roland & J. D. Fage
    Oliver, Roland & J. D. Fage
    A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Paperback - 2nd printing

    London: Penguin, (1962). A concise, one-volume history of Africa from earliest pre-history to the Pan African congresses. Maps, index. 280 pp. plus publisher's ads. A title in the Penguin African Library.

    Condition: Good only (rather severe toning to the pages, some scattered underlining)

    Book ID: 70120
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  • AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa. by Pheto, Molefe.
    Pheto, Molefe.
    AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by a Soweto music teacher, active in the promotion of Black culture and in opposition to apartheid, of the 281 days he was held, without trial, as a political prisoner in South Africa (271 of these days in solitary confinement). 218 pp. ISBN: 0-850315247.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (a clean, tight copy, but with rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72355
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  • GHANA UNDER MILITARY RULE, 1966-69. by Pinkney, Robert.
    Pinkney, Robert.
    GHANA UNDER MILITARY RULE, 1966-69.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Methuen, (1972). No 6 in Studies in African History series, this is an examination of the military/police regime that overthrew Nkrumah and set itself up as the established government, while also pursuing the goal of restoring democracy. References, bibliography, index.x, 280 pp. ISBN: 0-416750907.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 79528
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  • PRELUDE TO EAST AFRICAN HISTORY: A Collection of Papers Given at the First East African Vacation School in Pre-European History and Archaeology in December 1962. by Posnansky, Merrick, editor; preface by L. P. Kirwan.
    Posnansky, Merrick, editor; preface by L. P. Kirwan.
    PRELUDE TO EAST AFRICAN HISTORY: A Collection of Papers Given at the First East African Vacation School in Pre-European History and Archaeology in December 1962.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1966. First edition - From the back cover: "For a long time it was assumed that Africa had no past, or certainly none worth investigating. But during the last fifty years archaeologists and historians have shown not only that Africa has a past well worth attention, but that it was probably the original home of mankind. The cumulative results of research throughout the continent by scholars of different disciplines and different countries have been impressive. For many years research in Africa has been conducted by isolated workers, sometimes under great difficulties and little attempt has been made to communicate the results of the work to the African public." Includes fourteen essays by W. W. Bishop,…

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    London: Oxford University Press, 1966. First edition - From the back cover: "For a long time it was assumed that Africa had no past, or certainly none worth investigating. But during the last fifty years archaeologists and historians have shown not only that Africa has a past well worth attention, but that it was probably the original home of mankind. The cumulative results of research throughout the continent by scholars of different disciplines and different countries have been impressive. For many years research in Africa has been conducted by isolated workers, sometimes under great difficulties and little attempt has been made to communicate the results of the work to the African public." Includes fourteen essays by W. W. Bishop, L. S. B. Leakey, Glyn Isaac, Aidan Southall, J. E. G. Sutton, James Kirkman, Neville Chittick, B. Alan Ogot and Ruth C. Berger. Illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings. A title in the series "The Students' Library." Selected reading, index. 186 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in printed orange wrappers (some rubbing to covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 80388
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  • EAST AFRICAN EXPLORERS. by Richards, Charles and James Place, editors.
    Richards, Charles and James Place, editors.
    EAST AFRICAN EXPLORERS.

    Edition: Trade paperback - revised and enlarged edition.

    Nairobi: 0xford University Press, (1967). Selections from the writings of John Ludwig Krapf and Rebman, New, Livingstone, Stanley, Burton, Speke, Grant, Baker, Thomson, Casati, Teleki, von Hohnel, Gregory, Lugard, Macdonald, Austin and other major East African explorers, introduced by Richards and Place. A title in "The Worlds Classics" series. Maps. xxii, 366 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (stamp of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80381
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  • ORIGINS OF RHODESIA. by Samkange, Stanlake
    Samkange, Stanlake
    ORIGINS OF RHODESIA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London and Nairobi: Heinemann Educational Books, (1973). A study described as both scholarly and readable, winner of the Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association. Maps. Bibliography, index. ix, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-435327917.

    Condition: Near fine (prev owner's embossed seal).

    Book ID: 79575
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  • BLACK LEADERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY. by Saunders, Christopher C., editor.
    Saunders, Christopher C., editor.
    BLACK LEADERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London & Nairobi: Heinemann, (1979). First edition - Short biographies of nine key nineteenth-century black leaders in southern Africa, including some well-known figures - Mzilikazi and Cetshwayo - as well as others, such as Mpande and Mswati, who are less known. Contributors include Ngwabi Bhebe, P. I . Bonner, Sandra Burman and others. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Notes and suggestions for further reading at the end of each section. Index. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-435944789.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 80397
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  • BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland. by Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1951. First edition - Presented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament in April, 1951, this is a report on "(1) the nature and significance of the large numbers of murders which had taken place in 1947 and 1948 in Basutoland, (2) the proximate causes of and underlying reasons for the apparently increased incidence of the crime, and (3) the steps which the Basutoland Administration might take to remedy the position. Includes a look at the role of native medicine men and the use of 'diretlo' in the making of magical medicines with protective value. Appendices, Diagrams (including two fold-out diagrams) and a fold out map. vi, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue stapled wrappers (toning to both the cover and the pages)

    Book ID: 80857
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  • THE PARLIAMENT OF KENYA. by Slade, Humphrey.
    Slade, Humphrey.
    THE PARLIAMENT OF KENYA.

    Edition: A slim paperback, revised edition.

    Nairobi : East African Publishing House, (1975). Written by the former Speaker of the Parliament. Illustrated with photographs. 64 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated wrappers. .

    Book ID: 80379
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  • TOWNSMEN IN THE MAKING: Kampala and Its Suburbs. by Southall, Aiden W and Peter C. W. Gutkind.
    Southall, Aiden W and Peter C. W. Gutkind.
    TOWNSMEN IN THE MAKING: Kampala and Its Suburbs.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Kampala, Uganda: East African Institute of Social Research, 1957. Hardcover - A description of the social conditions in the dense African settlements on the outskirts of Kampala, as the old order is changing, although not without resistance. Includes 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Foreword by A. Kalule Sempa. East African Studies, No. 9. Glossary, tables xiii, 248 pp. From the library of author and political scientist Constance A. Freydig, with her label on first page.

    Condition: Good overall in stiff light green cardboard covers (some minor wear to covers, few spots foxing, maps are in very good condition)

    Book ID: 76122
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  • THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA. by St. John, Robert.
    St. John, Robert.
    THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1954. dj. Hardcover - A first hand look at the explosive racial situation in South Africa at the height of apartheid - and also a book that discusses the hope which can arise from the young liberal leaders - such as Manilal Gandhi, Alan Paton, Luthuli and others. Index. 317 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some chipping to the ends of the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 48965
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  • THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA. by St. John, Robert.
    St. John, Robert.
    THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - A "first hand report on the most explosive racial situation in the world" - one which traces the course of Afrikaner D. F. Malan's National Government in South Africa to its dictatorial powers. Includes interviews with liberal leaders, including Manilal Gandhi, Alan Paton, Luthuli, and young intellectuals. Index. 317 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket(price-clipped, some chipping to ends of spine).

    Book ID: 73159
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  • THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA: Kenya Edition. by Storey, H.R.; J.H. Dugard and J, M. Winterbottom.
    Storey, H.R.; J.H. Dugard and J, M. Winterbottom.
    THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA: Kenya Edition.

    Edition: A slim paperback, later printing.

    Nairobi: Longman Kenya, (1974). An edition modified for use in Kenyan schools. Illustrated with maps and photographs. 46 pp.

    Condition: Very good in stapled printed orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 80380
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  • SCIENCE AND POWER IN COLONIAL MAURITIUS. by Storey, William Kelleher.
    Storey, William Kelleher.
    SCIENCE AND POWER IN COLONIAL MAURITIUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Under both the French and later the British, sugar dominated the island's agriculture since the early 1800s - and so it followed that science on the island would also be focused on sugar. This book examines, through using the history of sugarcane production in Mauritius, "the cross-cultural debates about the production and dissemination of science and technology from 'developed' to 'less-developed' countries and from elites to peasants within these countries. The book also shows in great detail that the history of science, technology, and colonialism can shed light on contemporary problems in natural resource management and global policy making." A volume in the series "Rochester Studies in…

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    Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Under both the French and later the British, sugar dominated the island's agriculture since the early 1800s - and so it followed that science on the island would also be focused on sugar. This book examines, through using the history of sugarcane production in Mauritius, "the cross-cultural debates about the production and dissemination of science and technology from 'developed' to 'less-developed' countries and from elites to peasants within these countries. The book also shows in great detail that the history of science, technology, and colonialism can shed light on contemporary problems in natural resource management and global policy making." A volume in the series "Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora". Notes, bibliography, index. ix, 238 pp. ISBN: 1-580460151.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76119
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  • WOMEN LEADERS IN AFRICAN HISTORY. by Sweetman, David.
    Sweetman, David.
    WOMEN LEADERS IN AFRICAN HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    London & Nairobi: Heinemann, (1984). First edition - Brief biographies of women from ancient Egypt through the 19th century, including Nzinga of Angola, Helena and Sabla Wangel of Ethopia, Nehanda of Zimbabwe and many more. Maps and illustrations. Notes and suggestions for further reading at the end of each section. A title in the African Historical Biographies series. Index. 100 pp. ISBN: 0-435944800.

    Condition: Very good (light foxing inside covers and on several pages)

    Book ID: 80396
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  • THE GREAT TREK. by Walker, Eric A.
    Walker, Eric A.
    THE GREAT TREK.

    Edition: Fifth edition.

    London: Adam and Charles Black, (1965). Hardcover - Later printing of a book originally published in 1934. The Great Trek was the journey undertaken in South Africa in the late 1830s and 1840s of Afrikander sheep and cattle farmers from the frontier districts of the Cape Colony to Natal the Orange Free State and Transvaal. A title in The Pioneer Histories series. Illustrated with four plates, 3 maps, including 2 folding map.Index vii, 389 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine - a tight, straight copy but with highlighting throughout. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79730
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  • ESSSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN - CENTRAL AFRICA. by Were, Gideon S. (11934 -1995) and M. A. Ogutu (Mathias Alwodo Ogutu, 1930-1990)
    Were, Gideon S. (11934 -1995) and M. A. Ogutu (Mathias Alwodo Ogutu, 1930-1990)
    ESSSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN - CENTRAL AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1978). First edition - Were contributes two essays on Southern Africa - one on the early empires and civilizations from 1000-1600 and the second on major historical changes in the population since 1600, and Ogutu contributes two essays on the same topics in Central African history. References. ix, 112 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed red wrappers (light toning to the pages). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 79643
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