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Best Sellers: African History, May 16, 2013

June 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra.
    Achebe, Chinua
    Penguin Books
    2012. ISBN 9781594204821. $27.95
  2. Interventions: A Life In War and Peace.
    Annan, Kofi
    Penguin Books
    2012. ISBN 9781594204203. $36
  3. In The House of The Interpreter: A Memoir.
    Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa
    2012. ISBN 9780307907691. $25.95
  4. Black Jews In Africa and the Americas.
    Parfitt, Tudor
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674066984. $29.95
  5. Postcolonial State In Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010.
    Young, Crawford
    University of Wisconsin Press
    2012. ISBN 9780299291440. $31.95
  6. Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order.
    Irwin, Ryan M.
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780199855612. $45
  7. Mau Mau’s Children: The Making of Kenya’s Postcolonial Elite.
    Sandgren, David P.
    University of Wisconsin Press
    2012. ISBN 9780299287849. $26.95
  8. Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, And Colonial Africa.
    Higgs, Catherine
    Ohio University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780821420065. $26.95
  9. Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race.
    Pierre, Jemima
    University of Chicago Press
    2012. ISBN 9780226923024. $90
  10. Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Precolonial Western Africa.
    Green, Toby
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780197265208. $125
  11. Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa.
    Elphick, Richard
    University of Virginia Press
    2012. ISBN 9780813932736. $40
  12. Medieval Nubia: a Social and Economic History.
    Ruffini, Giovanni
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780199891634. $74
  13. Culture of Colonialism: The Cultural Subjection of Ukaguru.
    Beidelman, T.O.
    Indiana University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780253002150. $85
  14. Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles Through Islamic Africa.
    Kemper, Stephen
    W. W. Norton
    2012. ISBN 9780393079661. $28.95
  15. Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World By Storm.
    Reel, Monte
    2013. ISBN 9780385534222. $26.95
  16. Mugabe and the Politics of Security in Zimbabwe.
    Alao, Abiodun
    Mcgill-Queens University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780773540439. $95
  17. Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa.
    Mahoney, Michael R.
    Duke University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780822352952. $89.95
  18. Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History.
    Gordon, David M.
    Ohio University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780821420249. $32.95
  19. Genocide by Attrition: The Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
    Totten, Samuel
    2012. ISBN 9781412847506. $34.95
  20. Fighting The Mau Mau: The British Army And Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency.
    Bennett, Huw C.
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107029705. $85