Best Sellers: African History, September 27, 2012

November 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Origins of AIDS
Pepin, Jacques
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107006638. $85

2) Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011
Branch, Daniel
Yale University Press
2011. ISBN 9780300148763. $35

3) Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
Kelley, Robin D.G.
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674046245. $24.95

4) By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria
Sessions, Jennifer E.
Cornell University Press
2011. ISBN 9780801449758. $49.95

5) Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It
Timberg, Craig
Penguin Press: Penguin Group (USA)
2012. ISBN 9781594203275. $29.95

6) The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire
Jonas, Raymond
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674052741. $29.95

7) Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs To Know
Natsios, Andrew S.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199764204. $74

8) Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider
Mda, Zakes
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012. ISBN 9780374280949. $35

9) Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory
Lane, Paul J.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780197264782. $135

10) The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa
Vinson, Robert Trent
Ohio University Press
2011. ISBN 9780821419861. $32.95

11) Our New Husbands Are Here: Households, Gender, and Politics in a West African State from the Slave Trade to Colonial Rule
Osborn, Emily Lynn
Ohio University Press
2011. ISBN 9780821419830. $32.95

12) Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz
Muller, Carol Ann
Duke University Press
2011. ISBN 9780822348917. $94.95

13) Kenya: A History Since Independence
Hornsby, Charles
I.B. Tauris
2012. ISBN 9781848858862. $59

14) The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300–1589
Green, Toby
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107014367. $99

15) The Women’s War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria
Matera, Marc
Palgrave Macmillan
2012. ISBN 9780230302952. $85

16) Civil Wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1960–2010
Kisangani, Emizet François
Lynne Rienner
2012. ISBN 9781588268273. $58.50

17) Women’s Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa
Falola, Toyin
2012. ISBN 9780313385445. $58

18) South Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-Colonialism in Historical Perspective
Waites, Bernard
Palgrave Macmillan
2012. ISBN 9780230239838. $95

19) Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives
Monroe, J. Cameron
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107009394. $99

20) A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present
Reid, Richard J.
2012. ISBN 9780470658987. $39.95

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