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By Deryck Scarr
A comprehensive history of the Seychelles, this volume traces its periods of colonisation by France and Britain, the immobile years of the twentieth century, the granting of independence in 1976, and the social changes precipitated by tourism in the late-1990s.
The first transnational history of the Nigerian Civil War; exploring how the conflict, initially of marginal interest to much of the world, became 'Biafra', a global protest and media event, and a defining moment in the postcolonial history of humanitarianism, human rights, Holocaust memory and representation of the Third World.
How have ancient Greece and Rome intersected with South African histories? This book examines architecture, literature, creative arts and historical memory. Far from being the handmaiden of colonialism and later apartheid, classical antiquity has enabled challenges to the establishment, and shown ways to think about cross-cultural encounters.
By Valerie Babb
This History is intended for a broad audience seeking knowledge of how novels interact with and influence their cultural landscape. Its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to those interested in novels and film, graphic novels, novels and popular culture, transatlantic blackness, and the interfacing of race, class, gender, and aesthetics.