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Alden (C.) & Chichava (S.) eds. CHINA AND MOZAMBIQUE, from comrades to capitalists
220 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of essays that explore the policies of China's relationship with Mozambique.

Contributions include:
"Assessing Chinese Investment in Mozambique" by Sérgio Chicava
"Chinese Banking in Mozambique: the Macanese Connection" by Ana Cristina Alves
"How Not to Build a Road: an analysis of the socio-economic effects of a Chinese infrastructure project in Mozambique" by Morten Nielsen
"Myth and Reality: Chinese involvement in Mozambique's agricultural sector" by Sigrid-Marianella Stensrud Ekman
"Mozambican Perspectives on the Chinese Presence: a comparative analysis of discourses by government, labour and blogs" by João Feijó.

Chris Alden is Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a research associate of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the University of Pretoria.
Sérgio Chicava is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) in Mozambique.



Amathila (L.) MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
277pp., b/w & colour illus, paperback, WIndhoek, 2012. R220
An autobiography by Libertina Amathila - medical doctor, member of SWAPO, Namibia's liberation movement, and Cabinet Minister for twenty years.

Libertina Amathila was born in Fransfontien in the Kunene Region of Namibia. She joined SWAPO in 1962 and that same year went into exile in Dar es Salaam. She studied medicine in Tanzania, Poland, Sweden and London, and was involved in organising clinics and health projects for Namibians in Zambia and Angola. She returned to Namibia in 1989 and served in the Cabinet as Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing, Minister of Health and Social Services, and Deputy Prime Minister. She also played a leading role in the World Health Organisation. She retired in 2010.
Bailey (L.) & Thompson (A.) dirs. MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN,
94 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R620
This film documents Michael Campbell's struggle to hold on to his family farm. Michael Campbell is a white, 75-year-old farmer who resists President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reform policy and refuses to hand his property over to government officials. He decides to takes his case to an international court and accuses Mugabe of racism and violation of human rights.
Barker (J.) ZIMBABWE, paradise plundered
291 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
This book was privately published by the author in 2007 under the title "Paradise Plundered".

Foreword by Peter Stiff.

Jim Barker relates the story of his life in Zimbabwe. A tobacco farmer, he volunteered for the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit (PATU) when the Bush War started. After buying his own light aircraft he was accepted into the Police Reserve Air Wing (PRAW), where he remained until the end of the war. After the 1980 elections he returned to farming. When an "Acquisition of Land Order" was served on him he successfully fought the confiscation of his farm through the courts several times but in 2002 he was forced off the farm without compensation.
Baxter (P.) RHODESIA, last outpost of the British Empire 1890-1980
544 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R395
A history of colonial Rhodesia.

Peter Baxter was born in Kenya in 1962 and grew up in Umtali in Rhodesia.
Bertoni (M.) SPERRGEBIET,
140 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, No Place, 2012. R265
A book about the history, people and natural environment of the Sperrgebiet, a region of Namibia between Luderitz and Oranjemund.
Bolt (M.) ZIMBABWE'S MIGRANTS AND SOUTH AFRICA'S BORDER FARMS, the roots of impermanence
246pp., maps, illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
First published in the UK in 2015.

Maxin Bolt's ethnographic study, which focuses on one farm, "explores the lives of Zimbabwean migrant labourers, of settled black farm workers and their dependents, and of white farmers and managers, as they intersect at the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa." from the back cover

Maxim Bolt is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Birmingham, and a Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand.
Bourne (R.) CATASTROPHE, what went wrong in Zimbabwe?
302 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R220
An account of the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe, Mugabe's abuse of power, and the failures of Britain and the world to challenge him effectively.

"In the plethora of one-sided and ill-informed works on Zimbabwe, Richard Bourne's new book stands out as deeply thought, highly detailed, judicious and balanced. Bourne's capacity to weigh evidence and to arrive at sober and sobering judgements is superb. There will not be a better account of Zimbabwe for some time to come." Professor Stephen Chan, author of "Robert Mugabe: a life of power and violence"

Richard Bourne is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London University, and a former journalist.
Bratton (M.) POWER POLITICS IN ZIMBABWE,
280pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R335
The book was first published in USA in 2014.

Michael Bratton analyses the failed power-sharing experiment in Zimbabwe and explores key challenges of political transition, such as constitution-making, elections, security-sector reform and transitional justice.

"A powerful and deeply personal book about Zimbabwean politics that also yields considerable comparative insights for students of democracy in other parts of Africa...Bratton offers us an instant classic of Zimbabwe studies, with implications reaching well beyond the borders of that troubled place." Pierre Engelbrecht, Journal of Democracy

Michael Bratton is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. His other books include "Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa" and "Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa (with Robert Mattes and E. Gyimah-Boadi).
Büttiker-Otto (W.) MEMORIES OF A SCIENTIST, the Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
70 pp., map, b/w & colour illus, paperback, DVD, Basel, 2008. R155
In 1950 Swiss parasitologist William Bütticker-Otto participated in a scientific expedition to remote parts of Rhodesia and Mozambique to survey plant and animal life for museums and botanical gardens. In this memoir he brings together his recollections, a selection of his materials and a short DVD of the expedition. Also includes reminiscences on family life in Harare between 1949 and 1952 by his wife Sonya.
Carnoy (M.), Chisholm (L.) & Chilisa (B.) eds. THE LOW ACHIEVEMENT TRAP, comparing schooling in Botswana and South Africa
172 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
An empirical study of student mathematics learning in Grade 6 classrooms in Botswana and South Africa, and an exploration of why students in south-eastern Botswana seem to be doing better than those in North West Province, South Africa.

"'The Low Achievement Trap' looks at an intriguing puzzle: why students in one community learn mathematics at much higher levels than similar students just a few miles away. The researchers analyse in detail the teaching-learning process in classrooms, as well as the very different policy contrasts that influence these schools. The result is a powerful analysis of what matters in teaching - and how it can be improved." Linda Darling Hammond, Stanford University
Chan (S.) OLD TREACHERIES, NEW DECEITS, insights into southern African politics
302 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R200
First published in Great Britain in 2011 under the title "Southern Africa - old treacheries, new deceits".

Stephen Chan focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, examining how they are poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be for all of Africa.

"If there is any book that 'explains' the tumultuous recent history of southern Africa, this is surely it: a sweeping overview that is a combination of academic detachment and an insider's account, peppered with first-hand experiences and personal knowledge of many of the region's players." Michael Holman, former Africa editor for the Financial Times

Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He was recently awarded an OBE for his work in Africa.
Chapman (W.) REMINISCENCES, including "An Account of the Entry of the Trek Boers into Angola and of their Sojourn during the Forty-Eight Years they Struggled in that Country under Portuguese Rule
476 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2010. R300
Edited and annotated by Nicol Stassen.

William Chapman (1858-1932) was the elder son of the explorer James Chapman. In 1874 he left Table Bay for Walvis Bay and became a hunter and trader in the interior of Damaraland. He trekked to Angola in 1881, married an orphan of the Thirstland Trek and became a member of the Boer community there.
Chinsembu (K.) et al (eds.) INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE OF NAMIBIA,
406pp., illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2015. R560
Contributions include:
"Bioprospecting for 'Green Diamonds': medicinal plants used in the management of HIV/AIDS-related conditions" by Kazbila Chinsembu
"School Learners' Knowledge and Views of Traditional Medicinal Plant Use in Two Regions of Namibia" by Choshi Kasanda & Hileni Kapenda
"'Oshikundu: an indigenous fermented beverage" by Werner Embashu, Ahmad Cheikhyoussef & Gladys Kahaka
"Indigenous Knowledge Used in the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict Along the Borders of Etosha National Park" by Selma Lendelvo, Margaret Angula & John Mufune
"Indigeous Knowledge and Climate Change in Rural Namibia: a gendered approach" by Nguza Siyambango, Alex Kanyimba & Pempelani Mufune
"Developmental Issues Facing the San People of Namibia: road to de-marginalization in formal education" by anthony Brown & Cynthy Haihambo
"Messages Given to Adolescents and Young Adults During Initiation Ceremonies and Their Relation to HIV/AIDS" by Cynthy Haihambo.
Chiumbu (S.) & Musemwa (M.) eds. CRISIS! WHAT CRISIS?, the multiple dimensions of the Zimbabwean crisis
286 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R395
A collection of essays on the series of crises facing the people of Zimbabwe.

"Much ink has been spilt over 'the Zimbabwean crisis' in well-meaning explanations which merely confirm pre-existing ideological hypotheses. In a dramatic departure from this trend, 'Crisis! What crisis? The multiple dimensions of the Zimbabwean crisis' asks difficult questions about interlocking aspects of the crisis. This multi-disciplinary collection of essays shows that much can be gleaned from paying attention to the humanity of Zimbabweans at home and in the diaspora through the layered expressions of their agency." Pumla Dineo Gqola, author of "What is Slavery to Me?"

Contributions include:
"Perpetuating Colonial Legacies: the post-colonial state, water crises and the outbreak of disease in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1980-2009" by Muchaparara Musemwa
"Negotiating the Crisis: mobile phones and the informal economy in Zimbabwe" by Sarah Chiumbu and Richard Nyamanhindi
"Escaping Home: the case of ethnicity and formal education in the migration of Zimbabweans during the Zimbabwean 'crisis'" by Thabisani Ndlovu
"Negotiating the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border: the pursuit of survival by Mutare's poor, 2000-2008" by Fidelis Duri
"'A Zimbabwean joke is no laughing matter': e-humour and versions of subversion" by Jennifer Musangi
"Subterranean Faultlines: representations of Robert Mugabe in South African press cartoons" by Grace Musila and Dumisani Moyo


Sarah Chiumbu is a lecturer and head of the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Muchaparara Musemwa is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Cleveland (T.) DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH, corporate paternalism and African professionalism on the mines of colonial Angola, 1917-1975
289pp., paperback, Athens, 2015. R595
Todd Cleveland explores the lives of African labourers on the mines of the Diamond Company of Angola, or Diamang, from 1917 to the colony's independence from Portugal in 1975.

Todd Cleveland is Assistant Professor of History at Augusta College (Illinois). He is also the author of "Stones of Contention: a history of Africa's diamonds".
Coltart (D.) THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES, 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe
647pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
David Coltart's autobiographical political history covers the last 60 years of Zimbabwe's history. Born in Gwelo in 1957, Coltart practiced as a human rights lawyer in Bulawayo before serving as a member of Parliament for the MDC opposition party in 2000. He served three terms, ending in the Senate as Minister of Eduction in 2013.

"David Coltart has delivered a masterful account of Zimbabwe's unfinished struggle for freedom. If you want to understand in particular the frustrations and setbacks of the last decade under Robert Mugabe you should read this book." Alec Russell, head of news at the Financial Times and author of "After Mandela: battle for the soul of South Africa"

"What emerges from this dramatic journey is a sense of courageous personal conviction and a faith in the inspiring resilience of his countrymen and women." Nicholas 'Fink' Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan and former legal advisor to President Nelson Mandela

"This magnificent book is far more than just the autobiography of one of the most significant figures in Zimbabwean history; it is also a history of Zimbabwe, and a moral testament." Peter Osborne, political columnist of the Daily Mail
de Jager (N.) & du Toit (P.) eds. FRIEND OR FOE?, dominant party systems in southern Africa, insights from the developing world
218 pp., paperback, Cape Town and Tokyo, 2012. R265
Nicola de Jager and Pierre du Toit examine the political systems in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe and draw conclusions as to whether these countries are moving towards multi-party democracy, as in India, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan; authoritarianism, as in Zimbabwe; or something inbetween.

Nicola de Jager is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch.
Professor Pierre du Toit teaches in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch. His latest book, co-authored with Hennie Kotzé, is "Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa: the pursuit of freedom as dignity" (2011).
De Oliveira (R.) MAGNIFICENT AND BEGGAR LAND, Angola since the civil war
291pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
First published in the UK in 2015.

Ricardo Soares De Oliveira documents the rise of Angola's economy: the government, backed by an alliance with China and working with hundreds of thousands of expatriates, has pursued an agenda of state-led national reconstruction which has resulted in double-digit growth.

"A lucid, clear and remarkably well-informed look at a particularly complex and so often absurd country, served by writing of a rare literary quality. Brilliant." José Eduardo Agualusa, Angolan novelist

"A stunning book, which takers the lid off Angola in a way that I have never seen equalled for any African state. Essential for understanding Angola, and African development, and especially the 'African miracle', more widely." Christopher Clapham, University of Cambridge

"Nothing like this book has existed. It provides a hugely informative insight into Angola's extraordinary transformation, showing superbly how this state has monopolised politics and rebuilt its place in the world but has not, at any rate as yet, become a developmental state delivering widespread material benefits." Christopher Cramer, SOAS, University of London

Ricardo Soares De Oliveira is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin.
Depelchin (H.) & Croonenberghs (C.) JOURNEYS BEYOND GUBULUWAYO, to the Gaza, Tonga and Lozi, letters of The Jesuits' Zambesi Mission, 1880-1883
310 pp., map, illus., paperback, Harare, 2009. R320
A translation of "Trois ans dans l'Afrique australe, Au pays d'Umzila, Chez les Batongas - La vallée des Barotsés, Débuts de la Mission du Zambèse, Lettres des Pères H.Depelchin et Ch.Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881" by Veronique Wakerley.
Edited and with an introduction and notes by R.S.Roberts.

The publication of these letters completes the translation into English of the original two volume work in French by Frs Depelchin and Croonenberghs of the Jesuit Zambezi Mission. The first volume of the English version, entitled "Journey to Gubuluwayo", was published in 1979.
Doxtader (E.) & Villa-Vicencio (C.) eds. THROUGH FIRE WITH WATER, the roots of division and the potential for reconciliation in Africa
405 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R100
This collection of essays presents 15 case studies of African countries recently torn by conflict.

Contributions include "Angola: the beginning of hope for peace" by Erik Doxtader & Ricky Khaukha,
"Zimbabwe: a hundred years war" by Tyrone Savage and Shupikayi Blessing Chimhini,
"Swaziland: between monarchy and democracy" by Manelisi Genge,
"Zimbabwe: half way to democracy" by Susanne Streleau,
"South Africa: beyond the 'miracle'" by Charles Villa-Vicencio and S'fiso Ngesi,
"Mozambique: making peace - the roots of the conflict and the way forward" by Iraê Baptista Lundin and António da Costa Gaspar,
"Namibia: the jigsaw puzzle of democracy" by Edmond Tiku and Erik Doxtader,
"Lesotho: political conflict, peace and reconciliation in the mountain region" by Mokete Lawrence Pherudi, and
"Botswana: the hopes and fears of consolidation" by Gape Kaboyakgosi.

Charles Villa-Vicencio is the Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Erik Doxtader is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Wisconcin-Madison, USA, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Duncan (P.) SOTHO LAWS AND CUSTOMS, a handbook based on decided cases in Basutoland together with the laws of Lerotholi
169 pp., hardback, d.w., Facsmilie Reprint, Morija, (1960) 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Facsimile reprint of the original 1960 edition, with a new foreword by W.C.M.Maqutu.

From 1950 to 1952 Patrick Duncan presided as Judicial Commissioner over the Appellate Court for cases of Basotho law and custom during the time when Lesotho was a British Protectorate.
Ellert (H.) MOÇAMBIQUE MOSAIC, the material culture of Moçambique
420pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, No Place, 2013. R950
This ethnography includes pottery, pipes, basketry, stools, household objects, clothing and adornments, spears, bows and arrows, swords, dancing weapons, musical instruments, and vessels for food and drink.

Henrik Ellert was born in Denmark and grew up in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He was educated in Zimbabwe, Denmark and Portugal - and now divides his time between Denmark and southern Africa. He professional experience focuses mainly on private sector development in Africa and his work takes him to most southern and east African countries.
Engombe (L.) CHILD NO.95, my German-African odyssey
220pp., illus., paperback, WIndhoek, 2014. R260
Recorded by Peter Hilliges. Translated from German into English by Imme Delius.

In 1979 seven-year-old Lucia Engombe was taken from her home in rural Namibia and placed in a children's hostel in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), together with seventy-nine other Namibian children. They were to be educated to be the "new elite" of a future independent Namibia. In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these children were suddenly returned to Namibia, a country now completely foreign to them.

"The book by Namibian author Lucia Engombe about her years as 'Child No.95' in the GDR has shed a new light on this almost forgotten chapter of German-Namibian relations." Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Lucia Engombe was born in 1972 in Oshakati. She is studying journalism at the University of Technology in Windhoek and is finalising her law studies at the Windhoek-based Triumphant College through the Open University of Tanzania. She is a senior producer for the German Radio Service at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek, where she lives.
Eyre (B.) LION SONGS, Thomas Mapfumo and the music that made Zimbabwe
362pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Durham, 2015. R635
A biography of Zimbabwean singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo. Born in 1945 in what was then the British colony of Rhodesia, Mapfumo created a new genre of music called 'chimurenga' (struggle music), based on traditional Zimbabwean music, including the sacred 'mbira', and African and Western pop music. The Rhodesian government banned his music and jailed him. In the 1980s and 1990s he grew increasingly critical of Robert Mugabe's dictatorship and in 2000 he left Zimbabwe and now lives in exile in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

"In 'Lion Songs' the reader follows Thomas Mapfumo's career as a singer/songwriter and uncompromising social critic through the last gasp of colonialism in Rhodesia, the liberation struggle, and the aftermath of independence. A skilled storyteller, Banning Eyre integrates his perspective on these events with his experiences performing as a guitarist in Mapfumo's bands, deftly interweaving his accounts with the perspectives of Zimbabwean, European, and North American observers and interlocutors. Against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's political history and the global flows of the popular music market, Eyre provides an intimate view of the bands' touring musicians and dancers. He explores their artistic practices, their interpersonal relationships, and the relentless challenges they face in Zimbabwe, in Europe, and in America, where Mapfumo currently lives in political exile. 'Lion Songs' is also the history of the creative genius of Mapfumo himself, and the moral complexities that surround his life." Paul Berliner, author of "The Soul of Mbira: music and traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe

Writer and guitarist Banning Eyre is senior editor and producer of the public radio programme Afropop Worldwide. He is also the author of "In Griot Time: an American guitarist in Mali" and "Playing with Fire: fear and self-censorship in Zimbabwean music".
Fontein (J.) REMAKING MUTIRIKWI, landscape, water and belonging in southern Zimbabwe
340pp., illus., maps, paperback, Woodbridge, 2015. R395
The Mutirikwi river was dammed in 1960 to make Zimbabwe's second largest lake. This book explores struggles around land claims, resettlements, ruined farms and place-names in the ongoing remaking of Mutirikwi's landscapes.

"A fascinating book, rich in complex detail and full of fascinating stories from the field. For understanding the complex cultural and political histories underlying land reform in southern Zimbabwe, this is a vitally important contribution." Professor Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Joost Fontein is Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa. He also teaches social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of "The Silence of the Great Zimbabwe, contested landscapes and the power of heritage".
Fontein (J.) THE SILENCE OF GREAT ZIMBABWE, contested landscapes and the power of heritage
246 pp., illus., paperback, London & Harare, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Based on ethnological field work around Great Zimbabwe, as well as archival research in the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, the National Archives of Zimbabwe and at the World Heritage Centre in Paris. Joost Fontein examines the position of Great Zimbabwe "in contests between, and among individuals within, the Nemanwa, Charumbira and Mugabe clans over land, power and authority."

Joost Fontein is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.
Freeth (B.) MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN,
238 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2011. R200
Forewords by Desmond Tutu and John Sentamu.

In 2001 Ben Freeth and his father-in-law, farmer Mike Campbell, were issued with an eviction order by the Mugabe government as part of the controversial land reform programme. They decided to challenge this order, and the case was eventually heard by the SADC Tribunal in Windhoek, Namibia. The court ruled in their favour and the Mugabe government were ordered to respect their right to own and operate their farm, the Mount Carmel estate in the Chegutu district. However, in 2009 the estate was invaded by Mugabe supporters and Freeth's and Campbell's homes were burnt, as were the homes of the farm workers. Mike Campbell died in 2011 but Ben Freeth continues to fight to take back ownership of the property.
Friederich (R.) ETOSHA: HAI//OM HEARTLAND, ancient hunter-gatherers and their environment
464pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Windhoek, 2014. R415
Reinhard Friederich grew up with the Hai//om people and speaks Hai//om. Here he records oral accounts describing their way of life and their intimate knowledge of their natural environment.
Funada-Classen (S.) THE ORIGINS OF WAR IN MOZAMBIQUE, a history of unity and division
417 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Somerset West, (2012) 2013. R295
Originally published in Japanese; translated by Masako Osada.

In this history of contemporary Mozambique, Sayaka Funada-Classen explores the origins of the war. Her research focuses on the Maúa District of Niassa Province in north-western Mozambique where she interviewed people over a fifteen year period.

Soyaka Funada-Classen is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), where she teaches African Affairs, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Portuguese. She worked as an electoral officer for the United Nations Mozambique Operations in post-conflict Mozambique in 1994.
Godwin (P.) THE FEAR, the last days of Robert Mugabe
353 pp., paperback, London, 2010. R195
Peter Godwin's account of the campaign of terror President Robert Mugabe unleashed on Zimbabwean citizens after losing the 2008 election. He travelled throughout the country to bear witness to the torture bases, the burned villages, the death squads, the opposition leaders in hiding, and the risks the last white farmers, the churchmen and the diplomats took in trying to stop the carnage.

Journalist and author Peter Godwin is the author of "Mukiwa" and "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun". He lives in New York.
Godwin (P.) WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN, a memoir
342 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R149
An account of Peter Godwin's family, and their lives in Zimbabwe.

Peter Godwin is the author of the award-winning "Mukiwa", an account of his childhood and early adulthood in Zimbabwe.
Good (K.) DIAMONDS, DISPOSSESSION AND DEMOCRACY IN BOTSWANA,
182 pp., paperback, Reprint, Oxford & Johannesburg, (2008) 2009. R165
"This book focuses on five main elements of Botswana's political economy: diamond production, presidentialism, predominance, social weakness and the subordination of the San people." Kenneth Good

Kenneth Good was Professor of Political Studies at the University of Botswana when he was expelled from the country.
Grendon (P.), Miescher (G.), Rizzo (L.) & Smith (T.) curators USAKOS, photographs beyond ruins
144pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2015. R200
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Usakos, Namibia, in 2015.

The exhibition, a collaboration between the University of Basel and the University of Namibia, is created around three private photographic collections owned by four female residents of Usakos, a small town in central Namibia. It focuses on the early 1960s when the apartheid administration forcefully removed African residents out of what was then called the old location into newly built townships. The photographic collections kept by the four women include studio photographs, images of particular location sites and buildings, photographs of mission congregations and school classes, music bands and football teams, as well as many portraits. The exhibition also includes contemporary photographs of Usakos taken by Paul Grendon.

A collaboration between the University of Basel and the University of Namibia, students from both universities participated in the mounting of the exhibitions and worked together on common oral history projects.
Grobbelaar (T.) ed. ROAD TRIPPING, Namibia
184pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback , Cape Town, 2015. R295
Fifteen road trips through Namibia, all manageable in a normal sedan.
Hammar (A.) ed. DISPLACEMENT ECONOMIES IN AFRICA, paradoxes of crisis and creativity
260pp., paperback , London, New York & Uppsala, 2014. R400
A collection of field studies from across sub-Saharan Africa on the intended and unexpected effects that large-scale displacement produces.

Contributions include:
"The Paradoxes of Class: crisis, displacement and repositioning in post-2000 Zimbabwe" by Amanda Hammar
"Rapid Adaptations to Change and Displacements in the Lundas (Angola)" by Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues
"Financial Flows and Secrecy Jurisdictions in Times of Crisis: relocating assets in Zimbabwe's displacement economy" by Sarah Bracking
"'No Move to Make': the Zimbabwe crisis, displacement-in-place and the erosion of 'proper places'" by Jeremy Jones.

Amanda Hammar is Research Professor at the Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen University. She co-edited "Zimbabwe's Unfinished Business: rethinking land, state and nation in the context of crisis".
Hanlon (J.), Manjengwa (J.) & Smart (T.) ZIMBABWE TAKES BACK ITS LAND,
245 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2013. R230
Hanlon, Manjengwa and Smart provide an overview of the land question in Zimbabwe over the last century and assess land reform since 1980.

"So many misconceptions persist about Zimbabwe's recent land reform. This book provides a superb overview of a range of studies, complemented by new data from Mazowe district. It offers an important, balanced overview which is clearly presented and engagingly written. Anyone concerned with the future of Zimbabwe should immediately read this book." Professor Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

"While white farmers were evicted in a brutal fashion and many of Mugabe's cronies benefited, this is not the whole story. This excellent book describes how agricultural production is now returning to the level of the 1990s. If tens of thousands of poor Zimbabwean farmers are now able to make a livelihood from the land, some significant good will have emerged from a terrible period of Zimbabwe's history." Sir Malcolm Rifkind, MP

Joseph Hanlon is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics and an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester.
Jeanette Manjengwa is Deputy Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. She is also a resettlement farmer.
Teresa Swart is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Hartnack (A.) ORDERED ESTATES, welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld
283pp., maps, illus., paperback , First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R430
First published in Zimbabwe.

Andrew Hartnack analyses the role that farm welfare initiatives, mostly overseen by white farmers' wives, played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history, and the impact the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously tried to improve conditions for them.

"'Ordered States offers a sophisticated and nuanced portrait of Zimbabwe's contemporary agrarian landscape, providing a valuable contribution to the growing body of work about changes in different social, political, structural and cultural spheres generated in the post-2000 'fast-track' era." Amanda Hammar, MSO Professor in African Studies, University of Copenhagen

Andrew Hartnack is a director at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in South Africa.
Helliker (K.) & Murisa (T.) eds. LAND STRUGGLES AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA,
332 pp., map, paperback, Trenton, 2011. R350
A collection of essays written by academics and NGO and grassroots activists in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo that explore how rural organisations in these countries are grappling with land conflicts and issues of land and agrarian reform.

Contributions include:
"Land Reform and Marginalised Communities in the Eastern Cape Countryside of Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Kirk Helliker
"Social Mobilisation of Farm Workers and Dwellers in the Eastern Cape" by Lalitha Naidoo
"Lacuna in the Rural Agency: the case of Zimbabwe's agrarian reforms" by Tendai Murisa
"The Hai//om and Etosha: a case study of resettlement in Namibia" by Ute Dieckmann
"Genesis and Role of the Peasant Movement in Mozambique" by Diamantino Mhanpossa.

Kirk Helliker is head of the Department of Sociology at Rhodes University.
Tendai Murisa is an Associate Research Fellow at the African Institute for Agrarian Studies in Harare, Zimbabwe, and co-ordinates a Pan-African Agricultural Advocacy Project for Trust Africa.
Hewlett (J.) CAN YOU SMELL THE RAIN?, from communism and war to democracy and peace, from boardroom intrigue to private islands, a memoir of Mozambique
192pp., b/w & colour illus.., map, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
First published in 2016 in Portuguese in Mozambique as "O Cheiro da Chuva".

An autobiography by John Hewlett. Raised in colonial Kenya John Hewlett moved to Mozambique in 1985 from Zambia where he'd developed a large intensive farming operation. He launched Lonrho’s investments in agriculture, purchased and renovated the Hotel Cardoso, and oversaw the Manica Gold mining activities and the oil pipeline to Zimbabwe. He was involved in bringing about the 1992 ceasefire, and undertook land mine clearance contracts in Mozambique for the United Nations. He resigned as a Director of Lonrho in 1995 and worked as Managing Director for Pepsi Cola in Africa. From 1998 he invested in the creation of cotton promotion and ginning companies in Mozambique. In 2000 he pioneered a private island tourist development in Cabo Delgado, which opened in 2002 as “Quilalea Private Island.”

"Events of history are recalled in a different way by each person who lives them. John Hewlett shares in this book a genuine and original testimony of his memories. He was regarded by me as a true Mozambican." Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique 1986-2005
Holland (H.) DINNER WITH MUGABE, the untold story of a freedom fighter who became a tyrant
254 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2008) 2009. R150
A biography of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Heidi Holland was granted a rare interview with Robert Mugabe in his office at State House.

Journalist Heidi Holland is the author of "The Struggle: a history of the African National Congress" and "The Colour of Murder, one family's horror exposes a nation's anguish".
Isaacman (A.F.) & Isaacman (B.S.) DAMS, DISPLACEMENT, AND THE DELUSION OF DEVELOPMENT , Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique
291 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Athens, 2013. R495
“At last a comprehensive, historically deep and ecologically knowledgeable study of a great dam. The Isaacmans brilliantly show how, all along the Zambezi below the Cahora Bassa Dam, whole worlds of riparian life—fish, birds, humans and other mammals—dependent on the annual inundation of the flood plain have been stilled. They recover the voices silenced by the fear and violence deployed by states devoted to the care and feeding of this mega-project. Unparalleled in its sweep, depth and attention to the lived experience of all its victims.” James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

"Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world’s fifth-largest mega-dam. Portuguese colonial officials cited benefits they expected from the dam — from expansion of irrigated farming and European settlement, to improved transportation throughout the Zambezi River Valley, to reduced flooding in this area of unpredictable rainfall. “The project, however, actually resulted in cascading layers of human displacement, violence, and environmental destruction. Its electricity benefited few Mozambicans, even after the former guerrillas of FRELIMO came to power; instead, it fed industrialization in apartheid South Africa. Isaacman and Isaacman provide a wrenching alternative story from the perspective of peasants, fishermen, and workers. A major contribution to the recent social, environmental and political history of Southern Africa and a major corrective to debates about the benefits of big development projects." Richard Roberts, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Stanford University

Allan Isaacman, Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, is the author of seven books, including "Mozambique: the Africanization of a European institution".
Narbara Isaacman, a retired Criminal defense attorney, taught law at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique in the late 1970s. She is the author of "Women, the Law and Agrarian Reform in Mozambique".
Jackson (H.) ANOTHER FARM IN AFRICA,
223pp., illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
A biography by businessman, farmer and minister Henry Jackson. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, he writes about the war, independence, and the farm invasions. His farm was invaded in 2012 and he was later imprisoned on a charge of stock theft. He now lives in South Africa.
Kangumu (B.) CONTESTING CAPRIVI, a history of colonial isolation and regional nationalism in Namibia, Basel Namibia Studies Series 10
320 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Basel, 2011. R250
Introduction by Lazarus Hangula.

Bennett Kangumu traces the history and politics of the people of the Caprivi since the late 19th century and demonstrates how the history of this region is closely connected to the histories of southeastern Angola, western Zambia and northern Botswana.

Bennett Kangumu obtained his PhD from the University of Cape Town for this study. He is now Head of the University of Namibia's Katima Mulilo Campus.
Kavanagh (R.) ZIMBABWE, challenging the stereotypes
427pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2014. R250
Robert Mshengu Kavanagh's personal account of the history of Zimbabwe in the three decades since independence.

"Anyone interested in Zimbabwe's recent history should read this book" Ian Scoones, University of Sussex and co-author of "Zimbabwe's Land Reform: myths and realities"

"Refreshingly daring, original, inventive and captivating...highly controversial and likely to stir heated debate" Micere Githae Mũgo, Syracuse University, author of "Writing and Speaking from the Heart of My Mind"

South African author and academic Robert Kavanagh has lived in Zimbabwe since 1984. His previous publications include "Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa" and "Making People's Theatre".
Kössler (R.) NAMIBIA AND GERMANY, negotiating the past
377pp., illus., maps, paperback, Windhoek, 2015. R590
Reinhart Kössler examines "the consequences of German colonial rule in Namibia, its impact on the descendants of the 1904-08 genocide, Germany's historical responsibility, and ways in which post-colonial reconciliation might be achieved." from the back cover

Reinhart Kössler is currently Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor in the Politics Department of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Kriegler (A.) & Shaw (M.) A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO CRIME TRENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
214pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R185
"In a country where public discussions about crime are dominated by emotions and despondency, Kriegler and Shaw have produced a superb guide to explain South Africa's crime situation. Lucid and accessible, this important book will not end the debate about crime statistics and their meaning, but will steer it towards a more sophisticated conversation all South Africans should be having." Martin Schõnteich, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York

"By taking a long view of the numbers, and explaining in detail how to understand them, Kriegler and Shaw remind us that South Africa is safer today than it has been for decades. This book is a timely and important overview of what we can learn from crime statistics in South Africa and how to interpret them." Chandre Gould, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria

"This is a measured, illuminating book that ought to be widely read". Jonny Steinberg, Associate Professor in African Criminology, University of Oxford

Anine Kriegler is a researcher at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.
Mark Shaw is the Director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town. He holds the NRF Chair in African Justice and Security and is the Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Geneva.
Kuajeua (J.) TEARS OVER THE DESERTS, an autobiography
140 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Reprint, Windhoek, (1994) 2009. R275
Namibian musician Jackson Kaujeua was born in 1953 in Keetmanshoop. In the 1960s his family were forced to move to an area designated for Hereros under the Odendaal Commission. In 1975 he went into exile in Botswana, Zambia, the UK, Angola and Sweden, contributing to the liberation struggle as one of SWAPOs leading musicians. He returned to Namibia in 1989. In 2004 he was awarded the NBC/Sanlam Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Includes the 7 minute music DVD, "Kalahari".
Lamprecht (D.) TANNIE POMPIE SE OORLOG, in die Driehoek van die Dood
224pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R185
Journalist Deon Lampbrecht tells the story of the van der Westhuizen family, who lived on a farm, Koedoesvlei, outside Tsumeb. Their farm was situated in the so-called Triangle of Death, the area through which Swapo insurgents entered South West Africa during the Border War. The story is told from the perspective of Roland de Vries, who commanded the unit, 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, and Pompie van der Westhuizen, whose husband and son-in-law were killed in a SWAPO ambush in 1982.
LeFanu (S.) S IS FOR SAMORA, a lexical biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican dream
321 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R225
First published in the UK in 2012.

An A to Z of Samora Machel, who led FRELIMO, the Mozambican Liberation Front. He became independent Mozambique's first President in 1974, and died eleven years later in a mysterious plane crash.

"This is an arresting and original 'biography' of Samora Machel. The Mozambican leader emerges as a complicated human being, combining an uncanny ability to relate to people with an implacable commitment to the construction of a new Mozambique. Mixing journalism, diary and academic research in an A to Z dictionary, LeFanu succeeds in offering one the most wide-ranging accounts of Machel available to date and a gripping insight into the personal and political mix which made him the outstandingly successful leader he undoubtedly was." Patrick Chabal, Professor of African History, King's College, London

"Sarah LeFanu first visited Mozambique as a solidarity worker soon after its 1975 independence. Now, so many years later, she has returned to the subject. In a very personal way, 'S is for Samora' combines what LeFanu sees today with the memory of what she experienced in the late seventies. Vivid and clear-eyed, it tells the exciting story of the 'Birth of a Nation' - a story that should be of interest to more than just those who have their own direct experience of Mozambique. Profoundly interesting and highly recommended." Henning Mankell, author and Maputo resident

Sarah LeFanu has been RLF Fellow at the University of Exeter and currently teaches at the University of Bristol's Department of Lifelong Learning.

Liebenberg (J.) photo. & Hayes (P.) text BUSH OF GHOSTS, life and war in Namibia 1986-90
266 pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R270
A collection of photographs taken by John Liebenberg from 1986 to 1990 recording the "Border War" between the South African Defence Force and SWAPO, the South West Africa People's Organisation. The photographs are accompanied by an essay, "Photographs and Ghosts in the War for Namibia", by historian Patricia Hayes, transcripts of conversations between Hayes and Liebenberg, and Liebenberg's comments on most of the images.

John Liebenberg is a freelance news photographer.
Patricia Hayes is Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape where she runs the Visual History research project. She is also co-author of the book, "The Colonising Camera: photographs in the making of Namibian history" (1998).

Limpbricht (C.) ed. REHOBOTH, Namibia, past & present
504pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Hamburg & Windhoek, 2012. R520
A collection of essays on the Baster community of Rehoboth.

Contributions include:
"Baster Territories in the Northern Cape (South Africa) and Great Namaqualand (Namibia) - acquisition of land, landownership, loss of land"; "Families and Farms - 'mixed' marriages in Rehoboth during German colonial times"; "Rehoboth's Interim Phase: politics, churches and struggle for independence, 1915-1976-1990" and "The Rehoboth Self-Government Act 56/1976 - effects and consequences to the present day" by Cornelia Limpbricht
"Rangeland Ecology in the Rehoboth Area" by Dirk Wesuls
"The Rehoboth Area - considerations for veld management strategies" by Ibo Zimmermann.
lKhaxas (E.) comp. & ed. WE MUST CHOOSE LIFE, writings by Namibian women on culture, violence, HIV and Aids
328 pp., illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2008. R250
A collection of stories and poems by Namibian women living with and affected by HIV and Aids. The Women's Leadership Centre held nine Women's Rights, Writing, Culture, and HIV and Aids workshops around Namibia and distributed pamphlets through women's organisations, other civil society organisations and school libraries inviting women to submit writing. The pieces published in this volume were selected from the more than five hundred pieces received.

"This book introduces us to the many different reasons why women and girls become infected with HIV, including the culture of silence surrounding sex and sexuality in Namibia. Our cultures do not allow women and girls, men and boys to talk openly about sex and sexuality matters. As parents, as teachers and as partners we have to learn to talk to each other about issues of sex and sexuality, and I am hoping that this book will help open up spaces for us to do that." Magreth Mensah-Williams, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Namibia

Elizabeth lKhaxas is the director of vthe Women's Leadership Centre.
Loeb (E.) IN FEUDAL AFRICA, history and traditions of the Kwanyama
356pp., illus., maps, paperback, Second Edition, Windhoek, (1962) 2015. R375
A reprint of Edwin Loeb's overview of the history, social order and culture of the Kwanyama people, the largest Owambo tribe, prior to the influences of European culture.

First published in 1962 by Indiana University Center in Anthropology, Folklore and Linguistics. Edwin Loeb travelled to Namibia in 1947 as a member of the "University of California Africa Expedition" to conduct ethnographic studies of the Kwanyama.
Lorway (R.) NAMIBIA'S RAINBOW PROJECT, gay rights in an African nation
155pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2015. R495
Robert Lorway examines the unexpected consequences of The Rainbow Project (TRP), a LGBT programme for young Namibians begun in response to President Nujoma's speeches against homosexuals. He also explores the effectiveness of Western sexual minority rights programmes in Africa in the midst of political violence, debates over anti-discrimination lawa, and government-sanctoned anti-homosexual rhetoric.

"A vivid ethnography that presents a challenging analysis of the paradoxical effects of a project that follows the model of many, many parallel projects all over the world. Engages a specific locality with societal problems and theoretical issues. Ideal for teaching." Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

Robert Lorway is Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Mbanga (W. & T.) SERETSE & RUTH,
387pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2005) 2016. R250
Reprint of Wilf and Trish Mbanga's account of the marriage between Seretse Khama, heir to the Kingdom of Bamangwato, and Ruth Williams, who worked as a clerk for a firm of underwriters at Lloyd's of London. Their plans to marry caused controversy with the apartheid government of South Africa, the British government, and the tribal elders in Bechuanaland. Seretse Khama became the first President of independent Botswana in 1966 and Ruth Khama was an influential, politically active First Lady during his four consecutive terms as president.

Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith.
McCandless (E.) POLARIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN ZIMBABWE, social movements, strategy dilemmas and change
254 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R215
First published in 2011 in the U.S.A.

Erin McCandless investigates two questions that have contributed to processes of political polarization within social movements and civic organisations in Zimbabwe: whether to prioritize political or economic rights and whether and how to work with government and/or donors. She investigates these issues through two organisations: the National Constitutional Assembly and the Zimbabwe National War Veteran's Association.

"This is a major study of social movements that undercuts any simply binary between 'good' and 'bad' civic players in Zimbabwe politics. The book critically examines movements close to the ruling party and opposed to it, setting out the dynamics of their organizational and mobilization processes and the consequences of their interventions." Brain Raftopoulos, director of research, Solidarity Peace Trust

"This is an important book. it addresses the complex nature of social change and conflict transformation. Unlike much of the literature focusing on elite actors or NGOs, it systematically analyses the crucial national civil society movements representing concerns of the majority of Zimbabweans. The author develops an innovative research framework, conceptualizing social change in a way that makes it methodologically measurable. Her grounded empirical research provides lessons for scholars of civil society, peacebuilding and democratization, and policymakers beyond the case of Zimbabwe." Thania Paffenholz, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Erin McCandless is a part-time faculty member of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School for General Studies, New York, and founder and co-executive editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
Mda (Z.) RACHEL'S BLUE,
195 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
In his new novel, set in the USA, Zakes Mda explores what happens when a rapist fights for parenting rights over a rape-conceived child. A young woman's rape, and her legal battle to keep the child, sets members of the close-knit, poverty-stricken community of Jensen Township, Athens County, Ohio, against each other.

Zakes Mda's other writings include the novels "Cion", "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), and "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers Prize), the plays, "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award), and a memoir, "Sometimes There is a Void".. He teaches creative writing at Ohio University.

Melber (H.) UNDERSTANDING NAMIBIA, the trials of independence
300 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
First published in the UK in 2014.

Henning Melber analyses the transformation of Namibian society since independence, explores the achievements and failures, and contrasts the rhetoric with the socio-economic and political realities.

Henning Melber was Director of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek, Research Director of The Nordic Africa Institute and Executive Director of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, both in Uppsala. Currently he is Senior Advisor to the Foundation and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.
Meredith (M.) MUGABE, power, plunder, and the struggle for Zimbabwe
259 pp., map, paperback, Revised and Updated Edition, Johannesburg, (2002) 2008. R130
Journalist Martin Meredith is also the author of "In the Name of Apartheid" (1998), "Nelson Mandela" (1997), "Coming to Terms: South Africa's search for truth" (1999) and "The Fate of Africa: a history of fifty years of independence" (2005).
Mesemwa (M.) WATER, HISTORY AND POLITICS IN ZIMBABWE, Bulawayo's struggles with the environment, 1894-2008
218pp., illus., maps, paperback, Trenton, 2014. R400
"A well-researched and very lucidly written book that offers a refreshingly novel way of looking at Zimbabwean urban history through an insightful analysis of the lived experience of the inhabitants of the city of Bulawayo's suburb of Makokoba over long periods of persistent water scarcity from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. It also examines how the politics of access to and control of scarce water resources in the town and Matabeleland region affected the dynamics of local, regional and national social, political and economic developments and relations." Alois Mlambo, Head of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria

Muchaparara Musemwa is Associate Professor of History, Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mgadla (P.T.) & Volz (S.C.) trans. & eds. WORDS OF BATSWANA, letters to "Mahoko a Becwana", 1883-1896
374 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series no.37, Cape Town, 2006. R435
A selection of letters and articles written for "Mahoko a Becwana" ("News/Words for Batswana"), a Setswana-language newspaper published by missionaries of the London Missionary Society at Kuruman between 1883 and 1896. Most of the writers were members of congregations in what are today South Africa's Northern Cape Province and Northwest Province, although many wrote from further afield. Topics included mission work, theology, standardization of written Setswana, cutural change and colonization. The writings are reproduced in their original Setswana alongside English translations.

Part Themba Mgadla is Associate Professor and Head of the History Department at the University of Botswana. Stephen Volz is Assistant Professor of History at Kenyon College in Ohio.
Mlambo (A.) A HISTORY OF ZIMBABWE,
277pp., illus., maps, paperback, New York, 2014. R380
Alois Mlambo "examines Zimbabwe's precolonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country." from the back cover

Alois Mlambo is Head of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria.
Moorcraft (P.) MUGABE'S WAR MACHINE,
208 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R195
Paul Moorcraft examines Zimbabwe's military history, especially since independence in 1980, in order to illustrate how Robert Mugabe's rule has undermined security in southern Africa.

Paul Moorcraft's other books include "The Rhodesian War, a military history" (2011), "African Nemesis: war and revolution in southern Africa, 1945-2010" (1990) and "A Short Thousand Years: the end of Rhodesia's rebellion" (1975).
Moorcraft (P.) & McLaughlin (P.) THE RHODESIAN WAR, fifty years on
208pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (1982) 2015. R320
This classic account of the Rhodesian War is based on the authors' direct experience of operations against guerrillas by security forces. Originally published in South Africa in 1982 as "Chimurenga".

Journalist Paul Moorcraft lived in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1976 to 1981 and covered the war for Time magazine. He served in the A Reserve of the British South Africa Police/ZRP for 18 months. He is currently Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis in London, and Visiting Professor at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Peter McLaughlin lived in Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1956 to 1983. During the Rhodesian War, he served in operational areas as a field reservist in the British South African Police. From 1999 to 2005 he was Principal of The British International School in Cairo.
Mudge (D.) ALL THE WAY TO AN INDEPENDENT NAMIBIA,
511pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2016. R395
First published in Afrikaans in 2015 under the title "Enduit vir 'n onafhanklike Namibié". Translated into English by Amy Schoeman.

Dirk Mudge's autobiography. Retired Namibian farmer and politician Dirk Mudge (born 1928) served in the South African administration of South-West Africa, was chairman of the 1975–1977 Turnhalle Constitutional Conference, and co-founded the Republican Party and the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance. At Namibian independence he was a member of the Constituent Assembly and the first National Assembly until he retired in 1993. He is also the founder of Namibia's Afrikaans daily newspaper, Die Republikein.
Mukoko (J.) THE ABDUCTION AND TRIAL OF JESTINA MUKOKO, the fight for human rights in Zimbabwe
113pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R170
Foreword by Elinor Sisulu.

On 3rd December 2008 broadcast journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted during the night from her home in Harare. She was interrogated about her NGO, the Peace Project, accused of recruiting youths for military training with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, and tortured.

On 24 December she appeared in court in Harare with seven other abductees on charges of attempting to recruit people for military training to overthrow the government. In March 2009 she was released on bail. She was required to report to her local police station on a weekly basis and surrender her passport. In September 2009 the Zimbabwe Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of criminal proceedings against her.

Jestina Mokoko is currently the National Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She has received a number of local and international awards, including the United States Secretary of State Woman of Courage Award.
Mukwahepo & Namhila (E.) MUKWAHEPO, woman, soldier, mother
138pp., map, paperback, Windhoek, 2013. R220
In 1963 Mukwahepo and her fiancé left Namibia to go into exile. They made their way to Tanzania, where she became the first woman to undergo military training with SWAPO. For years she was the only woman in SWAPO's Kongwa camp. Later she was given the task of taking care of children in SWAPO camps in Zambia and Angola. After independence she returned to Namibia with five children. When these children were claimed by their parents Mukwahepo was left alone and, unable to find employment, survived on handouts until the government introduced a pension for veterans. Ellen Namhila records Mukwahepo's story, based on a series of five interviews she conducted with Mukwahepo over a period of fifteen years.

"Mukwahepo's story is a fascinating one that fills a gap not only in the history of the liberation struggle but also the very neglected history of how liberation movements dealt with the transition to the post-liberation period" Elinor Sisulu

Ellen Namhila is University Librarian at the University of Namibia.
Muller (J.A.) "THE INEVITABLE PIPELINE INTO EXILE", Botswana's role in the Namibian liberation struggle
274 pp., illus., paperback, Basel, 2012. R250
Johann Alexander Muller analyses the role Botswana and the Bechuanaland Protectorate played in the Namibian liberation struggle. His research focuses mainly on the years between the foundation of the Nambian liberation movements in 1959 and 1960, and 1975, the year of Angolan independence.

Johann Alexander Muller was a researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and currently works in the field of media development cooperation at Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn.
Murithi (T.) & Mawadza (A.) eds. ZIMBABWE IN TRANSITION, a view from within
311 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
A collection of essays that critically examine the historical and contemporary dynamics that shaped and continue to influence political and economic developments in Zimbabwe, and the prospects for political change and democracy in the country.

Contributions include:
"Zimbabwe's Failed Transition? An analysis of the challenges and complexities in Zimbabwe's transition to democracy in the post-2000 period", and
"The Zimbabwean Diaspora: opportunities and challenges for engagement in Zimbabwe's political development and economic transformation" by James Muzondidya
"The Role of Women in Zimbabwe's Transition" by Kudawashe Chitsike
"The Role of the Zimbabwean Media in the Transition Process" by Juliet Thondhlana
"Voices from Pan-African Society on Zimbabwe: South Africa, the African Union and SADC" by Tim Murithi and Aquilina Mawadza.

Tim Murithi is head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, and a research fellow with the Department for Political Studies at the University of Pretoria.
Aquilina Mawadza is a researcher and academic and former project leader of the Southern Africa Desk at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
Ndlovu (M.) AGAINST THE ODDS, a history of Zimbabwe Project Trust
403 pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R247
In England in 1978 a group of missionaries, supported by the Catholic Institute for International Relations, formed a steering group that was to become the Zimbabwe Project. Originally an educational fund to support exiled young Zimbabweans, it shifted focus toward humanitarian assistance to refugees. In 1981, ZimPro, as it came to be known, moved to Zimbabwe and began to work with ex-combatants and their families.
Neethling (T.) & Hudson (H.) eds. POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, concepts, role-players, policy and practice
290 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R300
A collection of essays that consider the problems around the concept of "post-conflict and the blurring of military and civilian roles."

"The publication of this book by the South African Army coincides with the development of the Draft Defence Review, 2012 (with the title "Defence, Security and Development"), which is intended to replace the Defence Review, 1998 - then titled "Defence in a Democracy"." From the forward by V.R. Masondo, chief of the South African Army.

Contributions include:

"Developmental Peace Missions: the South African Conceptual Approach" by Laetitia Olivier
"Campaigns or Contingency? South Africa, Africa, and the 21st-Century Defence Design" by Greg Mills
"Towards 'Defence, Security and Development': Wither South African Defence Thinking on Post-Conflict Missions?" by Theo Neethling
"Building Capacity from Above and Below: Why Gender Matters in the Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Contexts" by Lindy Heinecken

Theo Neethling is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Freestate.

Heidi Hudson is Professor and Director of the Centre for African Studies (CAS) at the University of the Freestate.
O'Gorman (E.) THE FRONT LINE RUNS THROUGH EVERY WOMAN, women and local resistance in the Zimbabwean libertation war
192 pp., maps, paperback, Woodbridge, Rochester & Harare, 2011. R325
Eleanor O'Gorman explores "the dynamics of women's revolutionary involvement through the oral histories of women in Chiweshe, Zimbabwe, who took part in the national liberation struggle from 1966-1980." from the introduction

Eleanor O'Gorman is an international advisor on development, peace and conflict issues and is Senior Associate at the Gender Studies Centre & Research Associate in the Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge.
Olusoga (D.) & Erichsen (C.W.) THE KAIZER'S HOLOCAUST, Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism
394 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2010) 2011. R154
The story of the war of extermination carried out against the Herero and Nama people in German South-West Africa, now Namibia, and the links between the Nazis and the atrocities committed in Africa under Kaiser Wilhelm.

"Besides being a rivetingly written, chilling African tragedy, this is a book that makes us see the roots of the Holocaust in a different way. It is amazing that previous writers have paid so little attention to this history, and appalling that some of the Allied nations joined the Germans in trying to cover it up." Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost"

Historian and producer David Olusoga works as a producer for the BBC.

Historian Casper Erichsen is director of a Namibian NGO dealing with HIV and AIDS.
Parsons (R.) ONE DAY THIS WILL ALL BE OVER, growing up with HIV in an eastern Zimbabwean town
196 pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R285
Child psychotherapist Ross Parsons has been working with HIV-positive children in Mutare, Zimbabwe, since 2005. In this account of his experiences he blends anthropological and psychotherapeutic approaches to the study of children.

"I have rarely encountered a piece of ethnographic writing with the exquisite sensitivity and emotional power of "One day this will all be over". Few have matched the expressive power of Parsons' text or the sheer beauty of his prose." Sara Berry, Professor of Economic and Social History, John Hopkins University
Pearce (J.) POLITICAL IDENTITY AND CONFLICT IN CENTRAL ANGOLA, 1975-2002
184pp., paperback, New York, 2015. R270
Justin Pearce examines the internal politics of the war that divided Angola for more than 25 years after independence.

"This book is exceptional because of the hundreds of interviews Justin Pearce conducted with peasants loyal to both warring parties. Moreover, he is unique because he does not show a scintilla of preference between the MPLA and UNITA. Furthermore, he covers an interesting interregnum between the end of the war in 2002 and today." Gerald Bender, Associate Professor Emeritus of International Relations, University of Southern California

"This is an exceptional book. Not only is this the finest study available on the politics of allegiance during the Angolan civil war, one of Africa's deadliest and longest, and also least understood: it is also a pivotal contribution to the study of conflict, nation building, and identity formation in the post-Cold War period." Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

Justin Pearce is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and an associate of St John's College.
Pilossof (R.) THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF BEING, farmers' voices from Zimbabwe
266 pp., paperback, Harare & Cape Town, 2012. R250
Rory Pilossof explores how white Zimbabwean farmers have engaged with the land, its peoples, and the political changes of the past forty years, by examining the ways they have expressed themselves in 'The Farmer' magazine, in memoirs and in recent interviews.

"This absorbing account of white farmers' voices is one of the very best books on land and identities to have appeared for many years." Ian Phimister, Professor of International History, University of Sheffield.

Rory Pilossof is a Post Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria.
Pool (G.) DIE HERERO-OPSTAND, 1904-1907
360pp., maps, paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2016. R275
Reprint of Gerhardus Pool's history of the Herero Rebellion against German colonial rule in Namibia. In August 1904 German General Lothar von Trotha defeated the Herero in the Battle of Waterberg and drove them into the desert of Omaheke, where many died of starvation and thirst. Many of the remaining Herero were forced to surrender and were placed in concentration camps where medical experiments as well as daily executions took place. This war is considered by many historians to be the first genocide of the 20th century.

Gerhardus Pool taught history at the University of South Africa (UNISA), the University of Pretoria and the University of Stelllenbosch. He is also the author of "Pionierspoorweë in Duits-Suidwes-Afrika, 1897-1915".
Power (M.) & Alves (A.C.) eds. CHINA AND ANGOLA, a marriage of convenience?
186 pp., paperback, Cape Town, etc, 2012. R250
A collection of essays that explore why the partnership between China and Angola developed and how it serves the two countries' interests.

Contributions include:
"Taming the Dragon: China's oil interests in Angola" by Ana Cristina Alves
"One Million Houses? Chinese engagement in Angola's national reconstruction" by Sylvia Croese
"Chinese Corporate Practices in Angola - myths and facts" by Amalia Quintão and Regina Santos
"The Untold Story of Chinese Perceptions of Angola" by Liu Haifang.
Raftopoulos (B.) & Mlambo (A.) eds. BECOMING ZIMBABWE, a history from the pre-colonial period to 2008
260 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Harare & Johannesburg, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
A history of Zimbabwe from 850 to 2008.

Introduction by Brain Raftopoulos and Alois Mlambo.
Gerald Mazarire provides the pre-colonial background, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni discusses the history up to WWII, and Alois Mlambo reviews developments in the settler economy and the emergence of nationalism leading to UDI in 1965. The politics and economics of the UDI period and the subsequent war of liberation are covered by Joseph Mtisi, Munyaradzi Nyakudya and Teresa Barnes. James Muzondidya's chapter discusses developments from independence in 1980 to the beginning of the current crisis and Brain Raftopoulos concludes the book with an analysis of the decade-long crisis and the global political agreement which followed.
Rizzo (L.) GENDER AND COLONIALISM, a history of Kaoko in north-western Namibia, 1870s-1950s, Basel Namibia Studies Series 14
331 pp., map, illus., paperback, Basel, 2012. R255
Lorena Rizzo examines colonialism in the Kaoko region of Namibia, focusing especially on the dynamics of gender.

Introduction by Patricia Hayes.

"The work presented here is an excellent sample of what can be accomplished by splicing different mediums, genres, traces and even senses in the attempt to convey a multi-faceted history of a region that has only recently been tied into a national historiography." Patricia Hayes, University of the Western Cape, from her introduction

Historian Lorenza Rizzo is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research of the University of the Western Cape.
Robbins (D) ON THE BRIDGE OF GOODBYE, the story of South Africa's discarded San soldiers
229 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R140
David Robbins travelled with a small group of San men who had fought for the Portuguese in Angola and then for South Africa in northern Namibia. After the war these ex-soldiers and their dependents came to South Africa and are now living at Platfontein outside Kimberley.

David Robbins has written five other works of non-fiction about southern Africa, including "The 29th Parallel" and "After the Dance".
Rolletta (P.) FINTA FINTA, Maputo, Moçambique 2011
223pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Maputo, 2011. R595
A history of Mozambican football. Text in English and Portuguese.
Rupiya (M.) ed. THE ENEMY WITHIN, southern African militaries' quarter-century battle with HIV and AIDS
218 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R100
This book is the product of a research initiative by the Institute for Security Studies - thorugh its MilAIDS Project - to document the efforts of the armed forces in Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to counter the impact of HIV and AIDS in their ranks over the past 25 years.

Sachikonye (L.) ZIMBABWE'S LOST DECADE, politics, development & society
227 pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R285
Lloyd Sachikonye draws on his analyses of political developments in Zimbabwe over the past twenty five years to explain the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy and the transformation of the country into a repressive state.

Lloyd Sachikonye is Associate Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Zimbabwe. His other publications include "Democracy, Civil Society and the State: social movements in southern Africa" and "When a State Turns on its Citizens".
Sadleir (E.) & de Beer (T.) DON'T FILM YOURSELF HAVING SEX, and other legal advice for the age of social media
195 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer run a social media law consultancy in Johannesburg. In this book they outline the laws and rules applicable to what can be said and done on social media, and discuss the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks people face online.
Sanders (P.) 'THROWING DOWN WHITE MAN", Cape rule and misrule in colonial Lesotho, 1871-1884
306 pp., map, illus., paperback, Morija, 2010. R275
A history of Lesotho under the rule of the Cape Colony. Peter Sanders focuses especially on the Gun War of 1880/81, from which the Basotho emerged undefeated. This war led to the end of Cape rule, the re-establishment of British rule, and the triumph of paramountcy.
Sarkin (J.) GERMANY'S GENOCIDE OF THE HERERO, Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers
276 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town & London, 2010. R355
Jeremy Sarkin argues that Germany's extermination of the Herero in 1904 was an intentional and calculated campaign designed to rid German South West Africa "of a formidable and land-rich people in order to cement Germany's status on the colonial stage and provide the German state with a cultural outpost to accomodate its growing population." He concludes that the policy "was nothing short of genocide." (page 244)

Jeremy Sarkin is admitted to practice as an attorney in the United States and South Africa. He was Senior Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Hofstra University in New York and Visiting Professor of International Human Rights at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston.
Saunders (R.) & Nyamunda (T.) eds. FACETS OF POWER, politics, profits and people in the making of Zimbabwe's blood diamonds
215pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2016. R360
A collection of essays that examine the meaning and impact of the diamond fields of Chiadzwa in the Marange District, discovered in 2006.

"A shocking account of the Marange diamond tragedy which, instead of uplifting the lives of the poverty-stricken local people living in one of the most arid regions of Zimbabwe, dashed their hopes and exposed the ruthless and inhuman nature of a corrupt, selfish and shameless regime. This well-researched book is a must-read, not only for this our present generation but for posterity - with a view to saying 'never again'". S.Bakare, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Harare

"Not only does this very necessary book examine Zimbabwe's new and unsavoury political-economic networks of accumulation and power in ever widening circles around its diamonds, but it illuminates with great clarity and sophistication the complexities of local and global responses to this elite predation, state repression - and ruling party attempts to regain slipping hegemony. As such 'Facets of Power' raises important questions about the possibilities of forging 'post-nationalist' political forms in the Zimbabwean state-society complex and further afield. Even better, this book introduces some very sharp new minds to Zimbabwe's critical mass of public intellectuals and young academics: a huge bonus in itself." David Moore, Professor of Development Studies, University of Johannesburg

"London and Antwerp are famous for major diamond robberies. These are nothing compared with what happened in Zimbabwe. 'Facets of Power' is an insider's look at one of the greatest and most disgraceful diamond heists of all time. It will help to ensure that Marange crimes and the criminals who committed them are not forgotten." Ian Smille, author of "Blood on the Stone: greed, corruption and the war in the global diamond trade"

Richard Saunders is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, Canada.
Tinashe Nyamunda is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa.
Scoones (I.) et. al. ZIMBABWE'S LAND REFORM, myths & realities
288 pp., map, paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johnannesburg, 2011. R175
First published in Britain, USA and Zimbabwe in 2010.

An account of the consequences of the land invasions in Zimbabwe in 2000. By examining field data from Masvingo province the authors challenge perceptions that Zimbabwe's land reform has been a total failure, that the beneficiaries have been largely political 'cronies', that there is no investment in the new settlements, that agriculture is in ruins creating chronic food insecurity and that the rural economy has collapsed.

"Controversy over the Mugabe regime, not least the consequences of its 'fast-track' land reform since 2000, too often generates more heat than light. This makes all the more important sound, well-grounded empirical research as reported in this study of agrarian change in the first decade of land reform in Masvingo Province. The design of the research, how it was conducted, its findings, the sensitivity and illumination of their interpetation and the authors' ability to connect Zimbabwean specificities with wider literatures and debates, make for an outstanding contribution. This book is as innovative and valuable as it was necessary. " Henry Bernstein, Professor of Development Studies, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London

"This important study presents compelling evidence that the accepted view that land reform in Zimbabwe has been a total disaster is inaccurate and highly misleading. It breaks new ground in its exploration of livelihood dynamics and the complexities of social differentiation within redistributive land reform. It is likely to influence both scholarship and emerging policy frameworks in the 'new' Zimbabwe." Ben Cousins, Research Chair on Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape

"Much of Zimbabwe's land reform policy since 2000 was unwise, cruel or corrupt. Yet beneficiaries responded by using land and labour, and producing output, in different ways from the big pre-reform farms. Both casual and official observers missed this, reinforcing myths of unredeemed failure. The authors' careful fieldwork, in 400 farms over nine years, provides a powerful and reasoned alternative narrative." Michael Lipton, Research Professor, University of Sussex

Shubin (G.) & Tokarev (A.) eds. BUSH WAR, the road to Cuito Cuanavale, Soviet soldiers' accounts of the Angolan war
map, illus., paperback, First English Edition, Johannesburg, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
First published in Russian in Moscow in 2007. Translated from the Russian by Tamara Reilly and Peter Sidorov.

A collection of memoirs of Soviet advisors to the Angolan army. They give first-hand accounts of the civil war in Angola, focusing especially on the events during 1987-1988 leading up to and including the decisive Battle of Cuito Cuanavale.

Dr Gennady Shubin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Institute in Moscow.
Dr Andrei Tokarev is Head of the Centre for South African Studies at the Africa Institute in Moscow and an Associate Professor at the Military University in Moscow.
Silvester (J.) ed. RE-VIEWING RESISTANCE IN NAMIBIAN HISTORY,
315pp., illus., maps, paperback, Windhoek, 2015. R520
Contributions include:
"Transforming the Traumatic Life Experiences of Women in Post-Apartheid Namibian Historical Narratives" by Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
"Henrik Witbooi and Samuel Maharero: the ambiguity of heroes" by Werner Hillebrecht
"Revolutionary Songs as a Response to Colonialism in Namibia" by Petrus Angula Mbenzi
"Of Storying and Storing: 'reading' Lichtenecker's voice recordings" by Anette Hoffmann
"The Gendered Politics of the SWAPO Camps During the Namibian Liberation Struggle" by Martha Akawa
"Comment: Colonial Monuments - heritage or heresy?" by André du Pisani.

Jeremy Silvester is Project Planning and Training Officer for the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) and Project Co-ordinator for 'The Heritage Hunt'. He co-edited "Posters in Action", "The Colonising Camera" and "Namibia under South African Rule".
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe GUKURAHUNDI IN ZIMBABWE, a report on the disturbances in Matalbeleland and the Midlands 1980-1988
440 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1997) 2007. R185
Introduction by Elinor Sisulu. Foreword by Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo.

Originally published in 1997 by The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe and the Legal Resources Foundation as "Breaking the Silence: a report on the disturbances in Matabeleland and the Midlands" and now reprinted
Thompson (K.D.) ZIMBABWE'S CINEMATIC ARTS, language, power, identity
237 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2013. R335
Katrina Thompson explores "questions of culture that play out in broadly accessible local and foreign film and television", demonstrates "how viewers interpret these media and how they impact daily life, language use, and thinking about community." from the back cover

Katrina Daly Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics and an affiliated faculty member in African Studies, the Center for the Study of Women, and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Trüper (U.) THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, Zara Schmelen, African mission assistant at the Cape and in Namaland
118 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Basel, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
In 1814 Johann Hinrich Schmelen, a German missionary sent to South Africa by the London Missionary Society, married a young Nama woman named Zara. Zara helped him with translations and in transcribing her language, Khoekhoekowab, into a written form. While today he is recognized as a pioneer in this field, her contribution has remained unacknowledged until now.

Ursula Trüper is an educator, theologian, literary scholar and historian living and working in Berlin as a freelance journalist and author.

This book is the fourth in the series, "Lives, Legacies, Legends", published by Basler Afrika Bibliographien. Other titles in the series are "Südwestafrika Jahreberichte 1962-1979 Namibia" and "Südwester Geschichten am Lagerfeuer erzählt" by Ernst Rudolf Scherz @ R285 and R215 respectively and "Kaxumba kaNdola, man and myth, the biography of a barefoot soldier" by Ellen Ndeshi Namhila @ R215
Tsvangirai (M.) & Bango (T.W.) MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, at the deep end
563 pp., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R280
The autobiography of Morgan Tsvangirai, founding member and leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Written in collaboration with his spokesperson, journalist and editor T William Bango.
Tvedten (I.) "AS LONG AS THEY DON'T BURY ME HERE", social relations of poverty in a Namibian shantytown, Basler Namibia Studies Series 11
197 pp., maps, paperback, Basel, 2011. R255
Introduction by Michael Bollig.

Inge Tvedten analyses the coping strategies of the poorest inhabitants in four shantytowns in Oshakati in northern Namibia.

"This book not only offers a detailed and well grounded account of the origins and contemporary faces of urban African poverty and marginality: it provides a theoretical and meaningful framework through which to view the actors, their fates, their ideas and their activities in great detail. As such, the book succeeds in restoring some of their dignity." Michael Bollig, University of Cologne

Anthropologist Inge Tvedten is senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway.
Urban-Mead (W.) THE GENDER OF PIETY, family, faith, and colonial rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
324pp., map, illus., paperback , Athens, 2015. R595
A history of Zimbabwe's Brethren in Christ Church, related through six life histories.

"Urban-Mead uses African church-goers' biographies from the early and mid-twentieth century to illuminate, from the inside, the environment of Zimbabean nationalism in Matabeleland, its birthplace. A wonderful recovery of the lives of a forgotten and betrayed cohort of people." Paul Landau, author of "Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400 to 1948"

"Through close examination, Wendy Urban-Mead illuminates the gendered connections of individual women and men to the Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe. The detailed biographies reveal a pattern: proper female behaviour intersected with church teachings, while men encountered difficulties in combining Ndebele masculine expectations with church ideology. 'The Gender of Piety' is a major contribution to studies of family, church, and gender history in Africa" Kathleen Sheldon, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Wendy Urban-Mead is Associate Professor of History in the Master of Arts in Reaching Program ar Bard College in New York.
van der Waals (W.S.) PORTUGAL'S WAR IN ANGOLA, 1961-1974
320 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1993) 2011. R195
Brigadier General Willem van der Waals served as a Vice Consul at the South African Consulate General in Angola from 1970 to 1973 and participated in the 1975 Civil War as military advisor to Jonas Savimbi's UNITA. This book is a popularised version of his doctoral disseration, "Angola 1961-1974: a study in revolutionary war", completed in 1990 at the University of the Orange Free State.
Veloso (J.) MEMORIES AT LOW ALTITUDES, the autobiography of a Mozambican security chief
254 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
Mozambican aviation pilot Jacinto Veloso joined FRELIMO in 1963 and fought in the liberation struggle. After independence he served as National Director of Intelligence and Minister of State Security in Samora Machel's cabinet. He also served as Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of International Cooperation and was a key participant in the negotiations that resulted in the Nkomati Accord. He was involved in the processes that contributed to the withdrawal of Cuban and South African troops from Angola and the independence of Namibia and in the commission of enquiry into the aeroplane crash in which Samora Machel was killed. In 2005 he was elected by Parliament as a member of the National Defence and Security Council.
Wallace (M.) & Kinahan (J.) A HISTORY OF NAMIBIA, from the beginning to 1990
451 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2011) 2016. R275
FIrst published in the UK in 2011.

"Perceptive, multi-layered and judicious, Marion Wallace's comprehensive 'History of Namibia' is a veritable 'tour de force'. Based on a deep knowledge of the exisiting historiography but also of the most recent research in Namibia itself, over two-thirds of the volume deals with the history of the region and its people since 1870 and ends with a deft summary of the period since independence. Yet Wallace - and the archaeologist, John Kinahan, who contributes the first chapter - are also to be congratulated on their decision to root this account in the far deeper history of south-west Africa. The volume will surely prove indispensable to anyone with an interest in Namibian, southern African and, indeed, African history more widely." Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor and Hon.Fellow, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London

"A comprehensive history of Namibia which will be essential reading for anyone interested in moving beyond the shallow histories contained in tourist guides. This well-crafted, fair, insightful and sensitive volume will appeal not only to the general reader but will be compulsory reading for scholars as well. Wallace's book is destined to become an instant classic." Robert Gordon, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Vermont

"Marion Wallace achieves nothing less than the first modern general history of Namibia. Her erudite treatment of the various aspects of Namibian history, from the German colonial racial state and the first genocide of the twentieth century to the 'de facto' annexation by South Africa and the very late independence, will hugely benefit sholars and students of Namibia and southern African more generally." Jürgen Zimmerer, Professor of African History, University of Hamburg

Marion Wallace is African curator at the British Library and a historian of Namibia.
John Kinahan is an archaeologist based in Namibia.
Williams (S.) WHO KILLED HAMMARSKJOLD?, the UN, the Cold War and white supremacy in Africa
306 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R220
First published in the U.S.A. in 2011.

Susan Williams' research into the mystery of Dag Hammarskjold's death in a plan crash in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) in 1961. She re-examines a mass of evidence that suggests foul play and argues that the official inquiry by the Rhodesian government was a cover-up.

"This is an extraordinary story narrated here with clarity and devastating effect. Susan Williams is to be congratulated for shining a light onto a very strange and disturbing incident. The result is a gripping and astonishing read." Alexander McCall Smith
Williiams (S.) COLOUR BAR, the triumph of Seretse Khama and his nation
408 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2006. R240
Using newly released records from London, Pretoria and Gaberone and many personal accounts from Africa and Britian, historian Susan Williams recounts hows British polititians and South Africa's Nationalist government colluded to prevent Seretse Khama, heir apparent to the chieftainship of the Bangwato people, from returning home with his English wife, Ruth Williams.
Windhoek Hebrew Congregation JEWISH LIFE IN SOUTH WEST AFRICA/ NAMIBIA, a history
445pp., illus., maps, paperback, Windhoek, 2014. R630
A history of Namibian Jewry.
Woods (K.J.) THE KEVIN WOODS STORY, in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows
304 pp. map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. R265
Zimbabwean Kevin Woods was a high-ranking agent in Robert Mugabe's intelligence agency while working for the apartheid government. He assisted in a South African Defence Force attack on ANC facilities in Harare in 1986. He also planned the 1988 bombing of a Bulawayo ANC facility, for which he was arrested, charged and sentenced to death for murder and sabotage. He spent 18 years in prison, five of them in solitary confinement on death row, before being pardoned by Mugabe and released in 2006.
Zerai (A.) HYPERMASCULINITY, STATE VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY WELL-BEING IN ZIMBABWE, an Africana feminist analysis of maternal and child health
228pp., maps, paperback, Trenton, 2014. R350
“Exaggerated masculinity and state violence have long been close companions, the unsavory duo a grave danger to the health and wellbeing of women and children, especially. Assata Zerai’s searching analysis of postcolonial Zimbabwe artfully unpacks that companionship. The chilling consequences – in maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, and physical and emotional health – are here displayed in a rare synthesis of quantitative methodology and feminist analysis, Africana feminist analysis. It is a singular achievement that will command attention across the social and human sciences, from Africanists, feminists, and scholars of the African diaspora, among others. Through it all, the author’s gaze is firmly fixed on the general reader. Zerai has at once made a unique contribution to scholarship and struggle—the struggle against the multiple and related forms of oppression her book highlights, in and out of Zimbabwe.”
—Michael West, Professor of Africana Studies, Sociology and History at Binghamton University

Assata Zerai is Associate Professor of Sociology anf African Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.