Browsing Category Botswana, Lesotho, Angola, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia & Mozambique

Alden (C.) & Chichava (S.) eds. CHINA AND MOZAMBIQUE, from comrades to capitalists
220 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
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.
Alden (C.), Chichava (S.) & Alves (C.) eds. MOZAMBIQUE AND BRAZIL, forging new partnerships or developing dependency?
278pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A collection of essays that critically investigate Brazil's economic diplomacy and commercial interests in Mozambique, the involvement of Brazilian NGOs in the health sector and the role of missionaries evangelising in rural towns in Mozambique.

Chris Alden teaches International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a senior research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and a research associate of the Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria.
Sergio Chichava is a senior researcher in the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) in Mozambique.
Ana Cristina Alves is Assistant Professor of Nanyang Technological University (School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme) Singapore.
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.
Amukugo (E.) ed. DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION IN NAMIBIA AND BEYOND, a critical appraisal
157pp., paperback, Windhoek, 2017. R270
A collection of essays on education as an instrument of social change in Namibia and southern Africa.

Elizabeth Amukugo is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia.
Angula (O.) SWAPO CAPTIVE, a comrade's experience of betrayal and torture
179pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
In 1978 Olva Angula left Windhoek, went into exile in Angola and joined SWAPO's military wing, PLAN. Branded as an apartheid spy and traitor he was tortured by his comrades and imprisoned for four and a half years in the pits in Lubango.

"Adds significantly towards our understanding of the glory and pain that characterised the Namibian liberation struggle." Professor André du Pisani, political scientist

"An important and compelling story, dealing with a shameful part of Namibian history that deserves not to be forgotten." Werner Menges, journalist

Olva Angula was a founding member of the Namibia Black Students Organisation (NABSO) and leader of a local branch of the SWAPO Youth League. He received training at the Academy of Social Sciences and Social Management in Bulgaria and the International Institute for the Training of Journalists in Hungary. He is a founding member and acting chairman of Breaking the Wall of Silence, a Namibia-based NGO that advocates for the rights of those detained by SWAPO during the Namibian War of Independence.
Baxter (D.) ONE LIFE AT A TIME, a doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana
289pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
In 2002 Daniel Baxter, the medical director of a communal health centre in New York City, accepted an invitation to work in Botswana, assisting with the roll-out of Africa's first HIV/AIDS treatment programme. This is his account of the 8 years he spent in Gaberone, from 2002-2008 and 2013-2015.

"Dr Baxter tells the story of Botswana's struggle with AIDS with the insight of a medical expert and the compassion of a decent human being. This book forces us to face a world of suffering, but it also brings a message of hope." Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Daniel Baxter currently practice medicine at the Ryan Community Health Centre in New York City.
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.
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.
159pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
First published in the UK in 2015.

Birmingham's history begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create an empire in Angola and ends with an examination of the civil war that ravaged the country in the 1970s and 1980s.

David Birmingham held the chair of Modern History in the University of Kent at Canterbury in England from 1980 to 2001. He is the author of Portugal and Africa and Empire in Africa, Angola and its neighbours.
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.
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).
Bruzelius (N.) HOW THE PORT OF WALVIS BAY BECAME NAMIBIAN, this is my story
141pp., maps, paperback, Windhoek, 2017. R200
The Walvis Bay enclave remained under South African control in 1990 when Namibia obtained its independence and was only integrated into Namibia in 1994. Nils Bruzelius, a Swedish national who served as advisor to the Namibian government in the 1990s, documents how the transfer was accomplished.
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
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.
163pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R185
First published in the USA in 2018.

Zimbabwean-born novelist and journalist Panashe Chigumadzi reflects on the 2017 "coup that was not a coup", when Zimbabweans took to the streets in alliance with the military, hoping to remove Robert Mugabe from power. Raised in South Africa, Chigumadzi is the author of the novel "Sweet Medicine", which won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. She is the founding editor of Vanguard magazine and a contributing editor to the Johannesburg Review of Books.

"Chigumadzi's exploration of personal, family and national history reincarnates in stark, vivid images many of those interred in the shadows of her country's 'Big Men'." Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of "Nervous Conditions"

"Chigumadzi successfully nests the intimate charge of her poignant personal story in the seeping historical account and mythology of Zimbabwe." Brian Chikwava, author of "Harare North"
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".
Cole (B.) THE ELITE, the story of the Rhodesian Special Air Service
511pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1984) 2019. R495
The Rhodesian Special Air Service or Rhodesian SAS was a special forces unit used in external counter-insurgency operations, mostly in Zambia and Mozambique, during the Bush War.

Journalist Barbara Cole was a High Court reporter on the Rhodesia Herald at the start of the Bush War. Later, she worked for the publication department of the Ministry of Information. She moved to South Africa at the end of the war.
Coltart (D.) THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES, 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe
647pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R395
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.
Domingos (N.) FOOTBALL AND COLONIALISM, body and popular culture in urban Mozambique
325pp., illus., map, paperback, Athens, 2017. R625
"'Football and Colonialism' employs soccer as a prism through which to trace the shifting interactions between Africans and Europeans in Lourenço Marques. As Domingos effortlessly oscillates between colonial policy and indigenous response, he brings the city alive, and at the heart of the book are the African players themselves." Todd Cleveland, author of "Diamonds in the Rough: corporate paternalism and African professionalism on the mines of colonial Angola, 1917-1975"

"Domingos aims to put the bodies of men in Lourenço Marques at the center of a cultural and social history of the colonial city, and manages this with powerful insight and a fair degree of grace. This is a magnificent history." Roger Kittleson, author of "The Country of Football: soccer and the making of modern Brazil"

Nuno Domingos is a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies Food Studies Centre.
Doran (S.) KINGDOM, POWER, GLORY, Mugabe, Zanu and the quest for supremacy, 1960-1987
842pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R480
Examines the early years of Zimbabwe's independence, the intense rivalry between Robert Mugabe's Zanu party and Joshua Nkomo's Zapu party and the culture of political intolerance that developed.

Stuart Doran is an independent historian. Educated in Australia, he currently lives and works in South Africa.
Dugard (J.) CONFRONTING APARTHEID, a personal history of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine
302pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Legal academic John Dugard describes the work he undertook in defence of human rights in apartheid South Africa, South West Africa/ Namibia and Palestine.

"John Dugard's vivid historical and comparative study of injustice in three societies not only shows how law has been and is being used as an instrument of racial injustice, but reminds us powerfully of the need to confront racial oppression wherever it occurs." Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court

"...serves to remind us of the depths to which humankind may sink in its determination to secure the supposed superiority of one racial group over another." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

John Dugard founded the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University. After the fall of apartheid he worked as Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge, was Professor of International Law at Leiden University and judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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.
Emerson (S.) MOZAMBICAN CIVIL WAR, Marxist-apartheid proxy, 1977-1992
127pp., illus., maps, paperback, Barnsley, 2019. R490
Discusses the extent to which both government and rebel forces in Mozambique found themselves beholden to external interests - American, Soviet, Cuban, South African or Rhodesian - during the Cold War.

Stephen Emerson was Associate Professor of National Security Decision-making at the U.S. Naval College in Newport, Rhode Island, and Security Studies Chair at The National Defense University's Africa Center for Strategic Studies. He is the author of The Battle for Mozambique and lives in Orlando, Florida.
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".
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.
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.
Golomski (C.) FUNERAL CULTURE, AIDS, work and cultural change in an African kingdom
215pp., illus., map, paperback, Bloomington, 2018. R540
"Funeral Culture is an intimately observed portrait of changing burial rites in a country struggling under the burden of HIV. Golomski at once plunges into the rhythms of everyday life in Swaziland and gestures out toward broader questions about the work of kinship and death. Brimming with colorful characters and rich descriptions, written in welcoming and accessible prose: this is ethnography at its best. A marvelous accomplishment." Jason Hickel, author of Democracy and Death: the moral order of anti-liberal politics in South Africa

Casey Golomski is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire.
Grant-Marshall (S.) YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE MY PEOPLE, the Ruth Khama story
364pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R295
Ruth Williams Khama (1923-2002) was the wife of Botswana's first president Sir Seretse Khama, the Paramount Chief of the Bamangwato tribe. Born in London, she met Seretse Khama while he was studying law in England. The British government tried unsuccessfully to stop them marrying. After the couple returned to Bechuanaland, then a British protectorate, Seretse was called to London for discussions with British officials, prevented from returning home and told he had to remain in exile. Ruth joined him and they lived as exiles from 1951 until 1956, when were permitted to return. Seretse founded the Bechuanaland Democratic Party and won the 1965 general election. As Prime Minister of Bechuanaland he pushed for independence, which was granted in 1966, when he became the first President of independent Botswana. Lady Khama was first lady during his four consecutive terms, from 1966 to 1980.

"Celebrating a romance that set the British Government on a collision course against the Bamangwato tribe of Bechuanaland - told with compassion, but with a total lack of sentimentality and melodrama." Fred Khumalo, aiuthor of "#ZuptasMustFall and other rants" and "Dancing the Death Drill"

"A beautifully crafted story, at once a homage to the beauty of Botswana and its former first lady." Jenny Crwys-Williams, journalist and radio talk-show host

Journalist Sue Grant-Marshall is the author of "Mind the Gap" and "Mind Over Money". She lives in Johannesburg and writes for Business Day and City Press.
Grendon (P.), Miescher (G.), Rizzo (L.) & Smith (T.) curators USAKOS, photographs beyond ruins
144pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2015. R275
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. R250
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.
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".

The autobiography by businessman 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
Heywood (L.) NJINGA OF ANGOLA, Africa's warrior queen
310pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2017) 2019. R295
Queen Njinga was the seventeenth-centruy ruler of Ndongo, a kingdom located in what is now a portion of modern Angola.

Njinga of Angola seamlessly knits together the complete set of sources on the Queen, which include missionary accounts, letters, colonial records, previous histories of Angola and Dutch West India Company records… Heywood has cleared away the noise of [the] mostly fantastical accounts and assembled as straight a biography as is possible. Indeed, Njinga of Angola, which took nine years of research, sets out to replace interpretation and sensationalism with facts… Heywood preserves all of the complexity of Njinga and her politics in a book that provides the most complete and foundational history of Queen Njinga.” Delinda J. Collier, The Times Literary Supplement

“Over her decades-long reign in the 17th century in central Africa, Queen Njinga was by far the most successful of African rulers in resisting Portuguese colonialism, argues Heywood. What’s more, as this detailed and engaging study with walk-on parts for Vatican plotters, Dutch traders and Brazilian slavers shows, she rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great for political nous and military prowess. Tactically pious and unhesitatingly murderous; a ‘subverter of gender norms,’ in the inevitable formulation; a national heroine in today’s Angola; a commanding figure in velvet slippers and elephant hair ripe for big-screen treatment; and surely, as our social media age puts it, one badass woman.” Karen Shook, Times Higher Education

Linda Heywood is Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University and co-author of Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles,and the foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660.
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".
Huntley (B.) WILDLIFE AT WAR IN ANGLOA, the rise and fall of an African Eden
432pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R365
"With his long connection to Angola and expertise in conservation science and environmental politics, Brian Huntley is uniquely qualified to reflect on this fascinating and turbulent African country and its wildlife management over many decades. Thoughtful, balanced and unsparing, this book provides fresh insights into the wildlife dilemmas of our continent." Jane Carruthers, Emeritus Professor, UNISA, and author of "The Kruger National Park: a social and political history"

"An extremely well-written and riveting account of the history of conservation in Angola, as well as Huntley's own experiences in that wonderful country. Without doubt the most important book published in the last fifty years on the wildlife of Angola." Nicol Stassen, author of "The Boers in Angola, 1928-1975" and "The Thirstland Trek, 1874-1881"

Brain Huntley was ecologist for Angola's fiver major national parks from 1971 to 1975. He was CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and now works as an independent consultant. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University and an Emeritus Professor at The University of Cape Town.
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".
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.
Karekwaivanane (G.) THE STRUGGLE OVER STATE POWER IN ZIMBABWE, law and politics since 1950
272pp.,illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2017. R300
"This is a pioneering - one might say post-nationalist - history of the ways ordinary Zimbabweans engaged with the colonial and customary court system under settler and ZANU-PF rule. It eschews a one-dimensional view that treats the law either as an alien instrument of oppression or as a serviceable instrument in the hands of African litigants. It reveals the conditions under which it could embody elements of both and how the balance has shifted over time." Paul Nugent, Professor of Comparative African History, University of Edinburgh

George Karekwaivanane is a lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
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"

A memoir by John Steed, who learnt to fly on Jet Provosts in the Royal Air Force, was a pilot in the Police Reserve Air Wing during the Rhodesian Bush War, and flew aid missions in Mozambique, Sudan and Somalia with the charter airline, Sky Relief. Self-published
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.
214pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
"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.
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.
Lenggenhager (L.) RULING NATURE, CONTROLLING PEOPLE, nature conservation, development and war in north-eastern Namibia since the 1920s
266pp., maps, paperback, Basel Namibia Studies Series 19, Basel, 2018. R250
Foreword by Maano Ramutsindela.

Demonstrates that nature conservation initiatives such as communal conservancies and peace parks, increasingly marked by militarisation and violence, characterised South African rule over the Caprivi Strip region of north-eastern Namibia, especially in the fields of forestry, fisheries and wildlife conservation. In the process the war in the region, from the 1960s until Namibian independence, became interlinked with nature conservation, ecology and economic development projects.

Luregn Lenggenhager works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for African Studies Basel and as a lecturer at the History Department, University of Zurich.
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.
Mawere (M.), Marongwe (N.) & Duri (F.) THE END OF AN ERA?, Robert Mugabe and a conflicting legacy
554pp., paperback, Mankon, 2018. R930
A oollection of essays on the personality, leadership style and contributions of Robert Mugabe. Mugabe served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987, and as President from 1987 to 2017. He died on 6th September 2019.

Contributors include Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri, Ngonidzashe Marongwe, Oliver Mtapuri, Martin Musengi, James Hlongwana, Elias Konyana, Tasara Muguti, Nancy Mazuru and Munyaradzi Mawere.

Munyaradzi Mawere is Professor in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University.
Ngonidzashe Marongwe is a lecturer in the History and Development Studies Department, Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University.
Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri is a senior lecturer of history in the Department of Archaeology, Culture and Heritage, History and Development Studies, Great Zimbabwe University.
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.
McKay (R.) MEDICINE IN THE MEANTIME, the work of care in Mozambique
241pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2018. R565
Ramah McKay follows two medical projects in Mozambique and considers how the presence of foreign NGOs and the governing logistics of the global health economy "have transformed the relations - between and within bodies, medical technologies, friends, kin, and organizations - that care provides and how such transformations pose new challenges for ethnographic analysis and critique." from the back cover

"Medicine in the Meantime is a major contribution to critical studies of global health. With its careful tracing of the work of care and the politics of multiplicity, it stands as a milestone in scholarship on health care in contemporary Africa. Ramah McKay elegantly combines powerful, close-up descriptions of the dilemmas and concerns of care workers on the ground with broader theoretical discussions of the entanglements of transnational and national health services." Susan Reynolds White, editor of "Second Chances: surviving AIDS in Uganda"

Ramah McKay is Assistant Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
195 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
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.
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.
186pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A selection of Aquino de Braganca's articles and interviews, 1980-1986, many published in English for the first time. Portuguese journalist, academic and diplomat Aquino de Braganca was an advisor to Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique. He played a key role in Frelimo's contacts with the Portuguese. He died with Samora Machel when their plane crashed at Mbuzini in 1986.

"What a treasure! This collection provides a vast amount of information about the character of the Mozambican Revolution and the debates that surrounded it. Aquino's words evoke the spirit of the times, the hopes, fears, disappointments, joys and speculations of a generation of activist scholars willing to devote their energies, and give their lives if necessary, to the emancipation of humankind." Albie Sachs, former judge of the South African Constitutional Court
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.
Morier-Genoud (E.), Cahen (M.) & do Rosário (D.) eds. THE WAR WITHIN, new perspectives on the civil war in Mozambique, 1976-1992
268pp., maps, paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018. R245
Contributions include:
"The Civil War in Mozambique, a history still to be written" and "New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique" by Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen and Domingos do Rosário
"The Anti-Frelimo Movements & the war in Zambezia" by Sérgio Chichava
"Spiritual Power & the Dynamics of War in the Provinces of Nampula & Zambezia" by Corinna Jentzsch
"War Accounts from Ilha Josina Machel, Maputo Province" by Lily Bunker
"Mozambique in the 1980s, periphery goes postmodern" by Georgi Derluguian.

Eric Morier-Genoud is a lecturer in African history at Queen's University Belfast.
Domingos Manuel do Rosário is a lecturer in electoral sociology and electoral governance at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.
Michel Cahen is a senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at Bordeaux Political Studies Institute and at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.
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.
Mujere (J.) LAND, MIGRATION AND BELONGING, a history of the Basotho in Southern Rhodesia c.1890-1960s
181pp., illus., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2019. R250
A history of the Basotho, "a small mainly Christianised community in Southern Rhodesia (Modern Zimbabwe) who used ownership of freehold land, religion, and a shared history to sustain a particular identity, while at the same time engaging with Dutch Reformed Church missionaries and colonial administrators as well as their non-Sotho neighbours." from the back cover

"A fascinating account of what may appear to be a highly unusual community, but whose history allows a bright light to be cast on a broad and highly topical set of debates over the politics of belonging that should attract a wide readership."Jocelyn Alexander, University of Oxford

Joseph Mujere is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Zimbabwe and Research Associate, Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
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.
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.
Mutambara (A.) IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE ZIMBABWEAN DREAM, an autobiography of thought leadership, volume 1, the formative years and the big wide world
249pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R350
The first of three volumes on the life and thought of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. This volume covers his years at the University of Zimbabwe, his studies at Oxford University, his time working in the USA at NASA, MIT, and McKinsey, and his return to Africa in 2002.
Mutambara (A.) IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE ZIMBABWEAN DREAM, an autobiography of thought leadership, volume II, the path to power (2003-2009)
425pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R395
The second of three volumes on the life and thought of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. This volume covers his return to Africa from the USA, his re-entry into Zimbabwean politics, his swearing-in as Deputy Prime Minister, the 2008 elections and his subsequent arrest and detention.
Mwamuka (N.), Mpofu (F.) & Garwe (W.) comps. TOWNSHIP GIRLS, the cross-over generation
248pp., paperback, Harare, 2018. R225
Women who grew up in pre-independence Rhodesia and in Zimbabwe post-1980 reflect on their childhoods.

"I found myself intrigued by this slice of history, the mirror on childhood, in a world we thought we knew, but now seems mysterious." Valerie Tagwira, author of The Uncertainty of Hope
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.
Ndlovu (R.) IN THE JAWS OF THE CROCODILE, Emmerson Mnangagwa's rise to power in Zimbabwe
206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Foreword by Mzilikazi wa Afrika, author of "Nothing Left to Steal".

Emmerson Mnangagwa became the new President of Zimbabwe in November 2017 when Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after 37 years in power. Ndlovu analyses the sudden shift in power within ZANU-PF, discusses the military intervention against Mugabe and his allies and the mass demonstrations that took place, and concludes with an account of the disputed 2018 election.

Journalist Ray Ndlovu lives in Harare and writes for the Sunday Times and Business Day.
252pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
First published in the UK in 2017.

"Malyn Newitt has demonstrated why he is one of the leading historians of modern Mozambique. A must-read for academics, NGOs, governments and businesses interested in Mozambique's history and how it influences its future." Alex Vines, Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House and Senior Lecturer, Coventry University.

Malyn Newitt was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Exeter University and first holder of the Charles Boxer Chair at King's College London. He is also the author of "A History of Mozambique" and "Portugal in Africa: the last hundred years".
Norman (D.) THE ODD MAN IN, Mugabe's white-hand man
234pp., illus., paperback, Harare, 2018. R250
A memoir by Denis Norman, appointed Minister of Agriculture in the inaugural Zimbabwean government. Born in England, he moved to Rhodesia, bought his own farm and was President of the Commercial Farmer's Union when Robert Mugabe came to power in 1980.

"This is an important book written by someone who was absolutely central to the events of the early part of the Mugabe government." Nicholas Soames, British Conservative Party politician
Nyamutswa (C.) GREAT ZIMBABWE, who built it and why?
270pp., illus., maps, paperback, Harare, 2017. R440
Cosmas Nyamutswa presents his controversial interpretation of the origins of Great Zimbabwe.

Cosmas Nyamutswa is Managing Director of an aviation services company that specialises in training pilots in Zimbabwe.
Nyarota (G.) THE GRACELESS FALL OF ROBERT MUGABE, the end of a dictator's reign
200pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota discusses the political and economic impact of Robert Mugabe's presidency, the rifts within ZANU-PF, the growing ambition Grace Mugabe, the sacking of Vice President Mnangagwe in 2017 and how this led to Mugabe's downfall.

Geoffrey Nyarota was editor the state-owned daily, The Chronicle, and was dismissed when he exposed the Willowgate scandal in 1988. In 1999 he founded The Daily News, which was banned in 2003. He was a Fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and has received the Golden Pen for Freedom and Unesco's Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Award. His first book, "Against the Grain, memoirs of a Zimbabwean newsman", was published in 2006.
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.
Olsson (G.) & Vuković (S.) CONCERNING VIOLENCE, Fanon, film, and liberation in Africa, selected takes 1965-1987
146pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Chicago, 2017. R340
First published in Paris in French in 1961.

Preface by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Combines photographs from "Concerning Violence", Swedish filmmaker Göran Olsson's documentary on the anticolonial struggles in Rhodesia, Mozambique, Angola and elsewhere in Africa with passages from Frantz Fanon's book "The Wretched of the Earth"
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. R225
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.
Onslow (S.) & Plaut (M.) ROBERT MUGABE, a Jacana pocket biography
214pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R165
First published in USA in 2018.

Robert Mugabe was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and President from 1987 to 2017, when a coup led by some of his closest associates forced him to resign. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.

Sue Onslow is Deputy Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Martin Plaut is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He was Africa Editor, BBC World Service News, until 2013. His other books include "The First Struggle for a Non-Racial South Africa".
Opland (J.) XHOSA LITERATURE, spoken and printed words
377pp., illus., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 6, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R395
A collection of 14 essays on Xhosa literature.

Jeff Opland is retired, lives in Wales, and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies, at Rhodes University. He has located, assembled, edited and translated numerous Xhosa texts, including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, J.W. Wauchope, S.E.K. Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, and John Solilo.
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
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.
Pringle (I.) MURDER IN THE ZAMBEZI, the story of the Air Rhodesia Viscounts shot down by Russian-made missiles
219pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, No Place, 2018. R295
First published in the USA in 2017.

Air Rhodesia Flight 825, a scheduled passenger flight, was shot down by the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) on 3 September 1978, during the Rhodesian Bush War. Of the 52 passengers and four crew, 38 died in the crash. ZIPRA guerrillas then rounded up 10 survivors and shot them. Three passengers survived by hiding in the bush, while a further five lived because they had gone to look for water.

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.
Rogers (D.) TWO WEEKS IN NOVEMBER, the astonishing untold story of the operation that toppled Mugabe
252pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
The true story of a high-ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a spy and a white businessman turned political fixer who team up to topple Robert Mugabe.

"This book is a smasher. The opening movements are possibly the hottest non-fiction I have ever read. Spies, Assassins and audacious plots fomenting under our unsuspecting noses. The fall of Robert Mugabe was orchestrated from Sandton? Douglas Rogers has to be kidding. He isn't." Rian Malan, author of My Traitor's Heart

Zimbabwean-born journalist and travel writer Douglas Rogers is the author of The Last Resort: a memoir of Zimbabwe. He is based in the USA.
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.
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. R440
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

Shumba (J.) ZIMBABWE'S PREDATORY STATE, party, military and business
210pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R345
Political analyst Jabusile Shumba"interrogates the party, military and business complex, modes of accumulation across key economic sectors and implications for development outcomes." from the back cover

"Shumba provides a vivid glimpse into the murkey inner workings of the ZANU-PF regime. HE documents how, beyond seizing land, a party-military alliance has looted Zimbabwe's mining, banking and energy sectors. Zimbabwe's tragic story illustrates the anatomy of a predatory state; neither developmental nor failed, it survives its own contradictory impulses through dominance and violence. Recommended." Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Slatter (H.) PILOT, PRISONER, PATRIOT, an autobiography
187pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Darling, No Date. R250
Hugh Slatter grew up in Southern Rhodesia in the 1950s, joined the Royal Rhodesian Air Force in 1962, and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshal. In 1982 he was arrested by government agents of the Central Intelligence Organization, along with 5 other officers, accused of sabotage, and tortured into signing a confession of guilt. After a lengthy trial he was declared innocent by Zimbabwe`s Chief Justice, but was immediately re-arrested. After considerable pressure was placed on the Mugabe government by USA, he was released, deported, and flown to England. US Senator Tom Eagleton helped him settle in USA.
Smuts (D.) DEATH, DETENTION AND DISAPPEARANCE, a lawyer's battle to hold power to account in 1980s Namibia
355pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
Justice David Smuts was a young lawyer in Windhoek, Namibia, in the 1980s. In this memoir he discusses the cases he took on defending detainees, setting up the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia, and the assassination of his friend, SWAPO activist Anton Lubowski.

"An engrossing read, crammed with courtroom dramas and car chases to the border and back. A story about the battle for human dignity in the 1980s - inspiring for all who still live in history's shadow." Justice Edwin Cameron

"Shows how sheer courage and commitment to the attainment of freedom propelled activists like Smuts, not without risk to their lives, to hold the regime in southern Africa to account for its unlawful actions." Sisa Namandje, Namibian lawyer

David Smuts has been a Judge of the Supreme Court of Namibian since 2015. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Judge of the High Court of Namibia, before which he was in private practice in Windhoek as senior counsel. He co-founded The Namibian newspaper in 1985 and from 1988 to 1992 was founder director of the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia. In 1990 he was elected an Orville H. Schell Jr Fellow at the Yale Law School and as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.
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.
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 Hoog (T.) BREWERIES, POLITICS AND IDENTITY, the history behind Namibian beer
118pp., illus., maps, paperback, Basel, 2019. R160
Explains how "a European style beer has been transformed from an icon of white settlers into a symbol of the independent Namibian nation." from the back cover

Tycho van der Hoog is a researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden, an interfaculty institute of Leiden University.
Wallace (M.) & Kinahan (J.) A HISTORY OF NAMIBIA, from the beginning to 1990
451 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2011) 2016. R380
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.
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.
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.