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Njinga of Angola : Africa's warrior queen
Heywood, Linda M. 1945- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
The Ndongo kingdom and the Portuguese invasion -- Crisis and the rise of Njinga -- A gendered court -- Treacherous politics -- Warfare and diplomacy -- A balancing act -- On the way to the ancestors.
One of history's most multifaceted rulers but little known in the West, Queen Njinga rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Today, she is revered in Angola as a heroine and honored in folk religions. Her complex legacy forms a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world.--
Baker Berry DT1365.N95 H49 2017
From Amyrtaeus to Ptolemy : Egypt in the fourth century B.C
Wojciechowska, Agnieszka, author
Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016
This book covers the history of Egypt between 404 BC and 305 BC. These are symbolic dates: the first one marked by the Persian empire losing control of Egypt to the native prince Amyrtaeus of the XXVIII dynasty, the second one by the coronation of Ptolemy I, who thus accentuated the beginning of a new Macedonian dynasty and the symbolic end of the Empire of Alexander the Great. From 404 until ca 340 BC Egypt stayed independent under the energetic pharaohs of the XXVIII-XXX dynasties, to reach its height of power during the reigns of Nectanebo I and Nectanebo II. In addition to accounts of classical authors, power and wealth of the pharaohs of the XXX dynasty are evidenced by their massive building program, as shown by the Catalogue of Buildings at the end of the book. Agnieszka Wojciechowska further shows the Second Persian Domination as a period of mostly military occupation contested by large parts of the population of Egypt who offered a more hospitable welcome to Alexander and his Argead successors. 0In its reconstruction of the history of Egypt this book attempts to go beyond accounts of classical authors, making use of Greek and Egyptian inscriptions, coins, papyri and archaeological evidence. Fourth century papyri, largely sale and marriage contracts and tax documents, show economic and everyday life almost undisturbed by warfare.
Baker Berry DT91 .W65 2016
Ethnic politics and state power in Africa : the logic of the coup-civil war trap
Roessler, Philip G., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Part I. Motivation and central argument -- Part II. Puzzle and theory -- A meso-level approach to the study of civil war -- Theories of ethno-political exclusion -- The strategic logic of war in Africa -- Part III. Theory-building case study -- Political networks, brokerage and cooperative counterinsurgency : civil war averted in Darfur -- The strategic logic of ethno-political exclusion : the breakdown of Sudan's Islamic movement -- Political exclusion and civil war : the outbreak of the Darfur Civil War -- Part IV. Testing the argument -- Empirical analysis of the coup-civil war trap -- A model-testing case : explaining Africa's Great War -- Part V. Extensions -- The strategic logic of peace in Africa -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: A note on the book's qualitative methods -- Appendix 2: Data variable dictionary -- Appendix 3: Data on ethnic transfers of power and ethnicity of coup conspirators and insurgents.
"Why are some African countries trapped in vicious cycles of ethnic exclusion and civil war, while others experience relative peace? In this groundbreaking book, Philip Roessler addresses this question. Roessler models Africa's weak, ethnically-divided states as confronting rulers with a coup-civil war trap--sharing power with ethnic rivals is necessary to underwrite societal peace and prevent civil war, but increases rivals' capabilities to seize sovereign power in a coup d'état. How rulers respond to this strategic trade-off is shown to be a function of their country's ethnic geography and the distribution of threat capabilities it produces. Moving between in-depth case studies of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo based on years of field work and statistical analyses of powersharing, coups and civil war across sub-Saharan Africa, the book serves as an exemplar of the benefits of mixed methods research for theory-building and testing in comparative politics"--Publisher description.
Baker Berry DT30.5 .R64 2016
Qasr Ibrim House 1037 : resurrecting an excavation
Connah, Graham, author
Oxford : BAR Publishing, 2016
Baker Berry DT73.I27 C66 2016
History matters : selected writings, 1970-2016
Nasson, Bill, author
Cape Town, South Africa : Penguin Books, 2016
A historical education -- A South African war -- Books -- World wars -- More books -- Social histories -- Historians -- Even more books -- Film -- Odds and ends.
Contains a selection of writings spanning four decades by South African historian, Bill Nasson.
Baker Berry DT930 .N37 2016
Dominance and decline : the ANC in the time of Zuma
Booysen, Susan, author
Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2015
"As Jacob Zuma moves into the twilight years of his presidencies of the African National Congress (ANC) and of South Africa ... [this book] takes stock of his administration ... Susan Booysen shows how the ANC has become centred on Zuma the person, and how its defence of his flawed leadership undermines the party's capacity to govern competently and to protect its long-term futrure."--Front cover flap.
Baker Berry DT1971 .B65 2015
Nigeria's Niger Delta : militancy, amnesty, and the postamnesty environment
Abidde, Sabella Ogbobode, 1962- author
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
Baker Berry DT515.9.N446 A25 2017
Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah : pathways for the future
Gordon, Jacob U., editor
Trenton : Africa World Press, 2017
Baker Berry DT512 .G67 2017
Libia 1911-1912 : immaginari coloniali e italianità
Proglio, Gabriele, author
Firenze : Le Monnier, settembre 2016
Baker Berry DT234 .P76 2016
# Zuptas must fall and other rants
Khumalo, Fred, author
Cape Town : Penguin Books, 2016
#TrevorNoahAllTheWay -- We've been having it! -- On a bus in America -- Zulu psyche: an idiot's guide -- Alone among the Zulus: an Englishwoman's experience -- An open letter from a goat -- NoViolet Bulawayo is wrong! We don't need new names! -- Ethnic cleansing will follow unchecked xenophobia -- A Shangaan walks into a bar -- #ZuptasMustFall -- My king, oh my king -- Walk tail, with Town Talk -- Girl, you make that dress look good -- Beyonce: bringing cool to black pride -- Ingenuity, Nigerian style -- Virgin brains -- What I meant was -- I Facebook, therefore I am -- How Google made me an intellectual eunuch -- Some gripes about technology -- Another dinosaur -- Me, me, me! -- Speaking in tongues -- Fan these fragrant winds of change -- Conducting research at the gym, Somizi Mhlongo style -- No 'darkie' sarcasm in the class struggle -- Bantu Education, I love you! -- Coping with the black-tax albatross -- The rotund fence-jumper -- Amazing Grace! -- Musical reflections -- The fine and terrible line that apartheid collaborators walked -- The Trump factor -- Boom boom boom! Malema bites the dust! -- More Jujus, tea girls and cowboys needed -- Speaker? Parliament needs a security guard -- What is a national key point? -- Zuma: I want my day in court ... Not -- Khulubuse: grow up so you can reign -- Pirates need some potent korobela! -- The day Brilliant went missing -- Cure this man of his gout, or else -- For the meek shall inherit the earth, amen -- Walk the talk -- Christmas with the Khumalos -- Acknowledgements -- Notes.
Covers a wide range of topics, including politics, history, current events and celebrity gossip, this compilation of recent and new writings contains Khumalo's trademark blend of humor and shrewd analysis, as well as his treatment of everyday issues from a uniquely South African perspective. This is an entertaining collection of thoughts from one of the country's most seasoned journalists, offering many questions, and tongue-in-cheek answers, on who we are as a nation, where we are going, and how we compare to the rest of the world.
Baker Berry DT770 .Z87 2016
The forest people without a forest : development paradoxes, belonging and participation of the Baka in East Cameroon
Lueong, Glory M., author
New York : Berghahn, 
Pygmies amidst 'development' practices in Cameroon -- Claims to belonging : a confrontation of two versions of belonging in East Cameroon -- Reconstructing 'rootedness in the soil' to authenticate belonging to the roadsides -- Internal differentiation and inequality among the Baka -- Development participation among the Baka in the east region of Cameroon.
Baker Berry DT571.B322 L84 2017
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