Ohio Short Histories of Africa

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  1. Amílcar Cabral
    Amílcar Cabral’s charismatic and visionary leadership, his pan-Africanist solidarity and internationalist commitment to “every just cause in the world,” remain relevant to contemporary struggles for emancipation and self-determination.... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2019
    Paperback | £11.99
  2. A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
    In the accessible and concise A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Terri Ochiagha asks new questions and brings wider attention to unfamiliar but crucial elements of the story, including new insights into questions... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2018
    Paperback | £11.99
  3. Boko Haram

    Boko Haram

    Written by Brandon Kendhammer and Carmen McCain

    Series Ohio Short Histories of Africa

    Ohio University Press

    Going beyond the headlines, including the group’s 2014 abduction of 276 girls in Chibok and the ensuing international outrage, Boko Haram provides readers new to the conflict with a clearly written and comprehensive history... Learn More
    Published: 8th October 2018
    Paperback | £11.99
  4. Albert Luthuli
    In an excellent addition to the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Robert Trent Vinson recovers the forgotten story of Albert Luthuli, Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner, who linked South African antiapartheid politics... Learn More
    Published: 9th August 2018
    Paperback | £11.99
  5. Robert Mugabe

    Robert Mugabe

    Written by Sue Onslow and Martin Plaut

    Series Ohio Short Histories of Africa

    Ohio University Press

    For some, Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe is a liberation hero who confronted white rule and oversaw the radical redistribution of land. For others, he is a murderous dictator who drove his country to poverty. This concise biography,... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2018
    Paperback | £11.99
  6. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    In 1995, South Africa’s new government set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a lynchpin of the country’s journey forward from apartheid.... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  7. Julius Nyerere
    With vision, hard-nosed judgment, and biting humor, Julius Nyerere confronted the challenges of nation building in modern Africa. Constructing Tanzania out of a controversial Cold War union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  8. Thabo Mbeki
    In this concise biography, ideally suited for the classroom, Adekeye Adebajo seeks to illuminate former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s contradictions and situate him in a pan-African pantheon.... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  9. South Sudan
    Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2016
    Paperback | £11.99
  10. Ken Saro-Wiwa

    Ken Saro-Wiwa

    Written by Roy Doron and Toyin Falola

    Series Ohio Short Histories of Africa

    Ohio University Press

    A penetrating, accessible portrait of the activist whose execution galvanized the world.... Learn More
    Published: 19th May 2016
    Paperback | £11.99
  11. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    In this concise biography, Scully shows us how the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and two-time Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks to many of the key themes of the twenty-first century.... Learn More
    Published: 8th April 2016
    Paperback | £11.99
  12. Frantz Fanon
    A timely and original short biography reintroducing Fanon for a new generation of readers. Written with clarity and passion, Christopher J. Lee’s account argues for the pragmatic idealism of Frantz Fanon and his continued importance... Learn More
    Published: 13th November 2015
    Paperback | £11.99
  13. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century
    This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Steve Biko, Emperor Haile Selassie, Patrice Lumumba, and Thomas Sankara. African Leaders of the Twentieth Century will complement courses in history and... Learn More
    Published: 17th February 2015
    Paperback | £25.99
  14. The ANC Women’s League
    First formed in the early twentieth century, the ANC Women’s League has grown into a leading organization in the women’s movement in South Africa. The league has been at the forefront of the nation’s century-long transition... Learn More
    Published: 12th January 2015
    Paperback | £11.99
  15. Short-Changed?
    What have been the most significant developments—political, social, economic—in South Africa since 1994? How much has changed since the demise of apartheid, and how much remains stubbornly the same? Should one celebrate... Learn More
    Published: 6th January 2015
    Paperback | £11.99
  16. The Soweto Uprising
    The Soweto uprising was a true turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries, it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. This compelling book examines both the underlying causes and the immediate... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2014
    Paperback | £11.99
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