African History Products

  • Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa

    1930s-1990s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Danelle van Zyl-Hermann, Duncan Money

    This book showcases new research by emerging and established scholars on white workers and the white poor in Southern Africa. Rethinking White Society in Southern Africa challenges the geographical and chronological limitations of existing scholarship by presenting case studies from Angola,…

    Hardback – 2020-01-15 

  • Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jocelyn Alexander, JoAnn McGregor, Blessing-Miles Tendi

    Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements offers new perspectives on southern Africa’s wars of national liberation, drawing on extensive oral historical and archival research. Assuming neither the primacy of nationalist loyalties as they exist today nor any single path to…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    Southern African Studies

  • An Economic History of West Africa

    2nd Edition

    By A. G. Hopkins

    This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa. The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04 

  • Women’s Lived Landscapes of War and Liberation in Mozambique

    Bodily Memory and the Gendered Aesthetics of Belonging, 1st Edition

    By Jonna Katto

    This book tells the history of the changing gendered landscapes of northern Mozambique from the perspective of women who fought in the armed struggle for national independence, diverting from the often-told narrative of women in nationalist wars that emphasizes a linear plot of liberation. Taking a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Misrepresenting Black Africa in U.S. Museums

    Black Skin, Black Masks, 1st Edition

    By P.A. Mullins

    This book is an examination of race, Black African objects, identity, museums at the turn of the 19th century in the U.S. via the history of the earliest collectors of Black African objects in the U.S.. Misrepresenting Black Africa in American Museums explores black identity as a changing, nuanced…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge African Studies

  • Development In Modern Africa

    Past and Present Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin S. Shanguhyia, Toyin Falola

    Development in Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives contributes to our understanding of Africa’s experiences with the development process. It does so by adopting a historical and contemporary analysis of this experience. The book is set within the context of critiques on development in…

    Hardback – 2019-10-10
    Global Africa

  • Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa

    Shades of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Lorena Rizzo

    This book studies the relationship between photography and history in colonial Southern Africa, using a series of encounters with Southern African photographic archives to reflect on photography as a distinct historical form. Through use of private and public archives, images produced by African…

    Hardback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Fighting Rommel

    The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943, 1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    Fighting Rommel examines how and why some armies innovate under pressure while others do not. Focusing on the learning culture of the British Imperial Forces, it looks at the Allied campaign during the Second World War against the Afrika Korps of Rommel. The volume highlights the hitherto…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23
    Routledge India

  • Africans and the Holocaust

    Perceptions and Responses of Colonized and Sovereign Peoples, 1st Edition

    By Edward Kissi

    This book is an original and comparative study of reactions in West and East Africa to the persecution and attempted annihilation of Jews in Europe and in former German colonies in sub-Saharan Africa during the Second World War.An intellectual and diplomatic history of World War II and the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Dahomey and the Dahomans

    Being the Journals of Two Missions to the King of Dahomey and Residence at His Capital in the Years 1849 and 1850, 1st Edition

    By Fredrick E. Forbes

    According to Forbes the object of these Journals is "to illustrate the dreadful slave hunts and savages, the annihilations and exterminations consequent on this trade", with the aim of encouraging the British public in its efforts to end slavery.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-04

  • Race and Afro-Brazilian Agency in Brazil

    1st Edition

    By Tshombe Miles

    This book provides an insight into the Afro-Brazilian experience of racism in Brazil from the 19th Century to the present day, exploring people of African Ancestry’s responses to racism in the context of a society where racism was present in practice, though rarely explicit in law. Race and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

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