Africa (General)

Front cover of Tradition and the Black Atlantic by Henry Louis Gates Jr
Tradition and the Black Atlantic - Henry Louis Gates Jr

Tradition and the Black Atlantic by Henry Louis Gates Jr is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline’s roots and role in contemporary thought. In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Gates leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of anti-colonialist thought: the unlikely figure of Edmund Burke.

R110.00
Front cover of Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu by John O Hunwick and Alida Jay Boye
Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu - John O Hunwick and Alida Jay Boye

Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu by John O Hunwick and Alida Jay Boye shows the astonishing manuscripts of Timbuktu which form the lavish visual heart of this book. Beautifully graphic, occasionally decorated, these exquisite artefacts reveal great craftsmanship as well as learning. All were written in the Arabic script, but not all are in Arabic, for they also feature a range of local African languages.

R225.00
Front cover of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms by Steve Kemper
A Labyrinth of Kingdoms - Steve Kemper

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms by Steve Kemper is the first english biography of Heinrich Barth which rescues Barth from obscurity.

R145.00
Front cover of Wilfred Thesiger by Alexander Maitland
Wilfred Thesiger - Alexander Maitland

Wilfred Thesiger by Alexander Maitland is an authorised biography which was written with Thesiger's support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive. Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure's family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.

R175.00