Sign up for offers & news
Enter your email address to receive news and special offers.
- Shop >
- Specific events & topics>
- National liberation & independence, post-colonialism
An entirely new account of the transformation of the imperial order after World War I, recovering the crucial role of the League of Nations in setting up international governance of colonial territories seized from the defeated powers, and showing how the actions of the League shaped the modern world of...
Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket detailing. They can be stately black or...
By Graham Jevon
A study of Britain's role in the Middle East from the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to the 1956 Suez Crisis, based on significant new findings from the private papers of Glubb Pasha and the Arab Legion. This book revises several key narratives regarding the decline of Britain's imperial presence in the...
By Tom Lodge
A new account of the social and political background to the notorious Sharpeville Massacre of March 1960, which looks both at the sequence of events that prompted the shootings and also their long-term consequences for South African politics, both domestically and in the country's relationship with the rest of the...
Basil Davidson's unsurpassed study of the struggle against colonial rule in Gunea-Bissau and Cape Verde