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I want to expand the African history books section and buy in some new titles for the bookstore I work in. I've been looking for titles online, but I'd appreciate some personal recommendations or suggestions to broaden the field.

The books must be currently in print and readily available ~ ideally a mix of classic History titles, but with an emphasis on contemporary (preferably 2004-2007) History/non-fiction authors.

Most of the books we carry in the African history are by european authors and I want to add books by African authors and African perspectives.

Thanks in advance.

<small>"Follow the grain in your own wood.” ~ Howard Thurman</small>

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Here's an impressive list I found online...


1. Civilization or Barbarism. By Cheihk Anta Diop

2. African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality. By Cheihk Anta Diop

3. Cultural Unity of Black Africa. By Cheihk Anta Diop

4. Pre-Colonial Black Africa. By Cheihk Anta Diop

5. Black Man of the Nile and His Family. By Yosef Ben Jochannan

6. African Glory. By J.C. Degraft Johnson

7. Stolen Legacy. By George G.M. James

8. What They Never Told You in History Class. By Indus Khamit Kush

9. UNESCO Book 2 African Civilization

10. Ancient Egypt Black Africa. By Theophile Obenga

11. Predynastic Egypt. By James E. Brunson

12. Egypt Child of Africa. By Ivan Van Sertima

13. Egypt Revisited. By Ivan Van Sertima

14. Black Women in Antiquity. By Ivan Van Sertima

15. African Presence in Early Asia. By Ivan Van Sertima

16. African Presence in Early Europe. By Ivan Van Sertima

17. African Presence in Early America. By Ivan Van Sertima

18. They Came Before Columbus. By Ivan Van Sertima

19. Golden Age of the Moors. By Ivan Van Sertima

20. Nile Valley Civilization. By Ivan Van Sertima

21. African World Revolution. By Dr. John Henrick Clarke

22. The Destruction of Black Civilization. By Chancellor Williams

23. The Ruins of Empires. By C.F. Volney

24. The West and the Rest of Us. By Chenua Achebe

25. Arab Invasion of Egypt. By Alfred Butler

26. Race and Slavery in the Middle East. By Bernard Lewis

27. Leopold's Ghost. By Adam Hochschild

28. King Leopold's Soliloquy. By Mark Twain

29. Adam the Altaic Ring and the Children of the Sun. By James R. Granger

30. Worlds in Collision. By Immanuel Villokovsky

31. Earth in Upheaval. By Immanuel Villokovsky

32. Tales From the Old Dark Land. By Bruce Finch

33. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization. By Anthony T. Browder

34. The Voice of Black America. Edited by Phillip S. Foner

35. When Africa Awakes. By Hubert Henry Harrison

36. The Encyclopedia of African American Heritage. By Susan Aitman

37. The World and Africa. By W.E.B. DuBois

38. Teaching Africa Today. By E. Jefferson Murphy and Harry Stein

39. African Studies Handbook for Teachers. By Worcester, Massachusetts Teachers Corp.

40. The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. Edited by Amy Jacques Garvey

41. African Intellectual Heritage – A Book of Sources. By Molefi Asante and Abu Abarry

42. Project Africa. A Secondary Level Curriculum Development Project Based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Under the direction of Dr. Barry Beyer and Dr. Perry Hicks.

43. The History of Africa in Maps. By Rev. Ed Harry A. Gailey Jr.

44. Prehistory of Africa. A Concise Synthesis, Excellent Time Line and Cultural Succession Maps. By Prager Publishers

45. Not Yet Uhuru – Odinga Odinga. Autobiography of the Kenyan Nationalist Leader

46. The High Price of Principles. A First Hand Account of Political Developments in Southern Africa. By Former Editor of the Times of Zambia, Richard Hall

47. Neo-Colonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism by Former President of Ghana, (O Osageyfo) Kwame N. Nkrumah

48. Decolonizing the African Mind. By Chinwqizu

49. The Rise and Fall of South African Peasantry. By Colin Bundy.

50. Food in History: How History had been Affected by Human Tastes. By Ritchie Carson.

51. Apartheid, South African Nazism by Sipo Mzimeuia

52. Banking Services for the Poor. Community Development Credit Unions. By Keitholin and J. Pogge.

53. Fundamentals of Corporate Financing. By Ross S. Westerfielld and R. Jordan.

54. The Golden Ages of Africa. By John G. Jackson

55. Africas Gift to America. By J.A. Rogers

56. The Original Economic Plan of Booker T. Washington. By Theora Richards

57. The Journal of Negro History. Founded by Carter G. Woodson (Selected months of years required)

58. Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus the New World Order. Garveyism in the Age of Globalism. By Amos N. Wilson

59. Out of the House of Bondage. By Kelly Miller

60. Intelletual Financial Markets. By J. Orlin Grabbe

61. Africa and America. By Alexander Crummell

62. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro. By J. A. Rogers

63. Race First. By Tony Martin

64. The Falsification of African Consciousness. By Amos N. Wilson

65. Language and Symbolic Pioneer. By Pierre Bou'rdieu

66.Preparing for Pioner: America's Elite Boarding Schools. By Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Caroline H. Persell

67. Power and Society: And Introduction to the Social Sciences. By Thomas R. Dye

68. The Lain of Success. By Napoleon Hill

69. The Husia. By Maulana Karenga

70. Class in Africa. Kwame N. Nkrumah

71. Marketing Problem Solver. By Cochrane Chase and Kenneth L. Barasch.

72. Pan-Africanism and Zionism: Political Movements in Polarity. By Toks Adewale

73. Africa and Unity: The Evolution of Pan-Africanism. By Vincent Bakpetu Thompson

74. Apropos of Africa: Sentiments of Black Leaders on Africa From the 1800's to the 1950's

75. The Art of Teaching Reading. By Lucy McCormick Calkins

76. Women in Power. Pathways to Leadership in Education. By Barbara K. Curry

77. Teaching as a Performing Art. By Seymour B. Sarason

78. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. By James Weldon Johnson

79. The Use of History. By A. L. Roinse

80. Property Management Handbook. By Robert Cushman and Neal Rodin

81. Black-On-Black violence The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination. By Amos Wilson

82. 101 Amusing Ways to Develop Your Child's Thinking Skills and Creativity. By S. Simon & L. House

83. Child Prodigies and Exceptional Early Achievers. By J. Radford

84. The Negro Church in America. By E. Franklin Frazier

85. Thinking Games to Play with your Children: Easy Ways to Develop Creative and Critical Thinking Skills. By Tuttle and P. Paquette

86. Managing Through People. By Dale Carnegie & Associates

87. Materials and Processes in Manufacturing. By E. Paul DeGarmo

88. Prince Among Slaves. By Terry Alford

89. Effective Product Design and Development. By Stephen R. Rosenthal

90. Islam, Christianity and the Negro Race. By Edwin W. Blyden

91. A Technique for Producing Ideas. By James Webb Young

92. Marcus Garvey: Message to the People. The Course of African Philosophy. Edited by Tony Martin

93. Elements of Material Science and Engineering. By Van Vlack

94. Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children. By Amos Wilson

95. Blake or the Huts of America. By Martin Delaney

96. Rebels Against Slavery. By Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick McKissack

97. An ABC of Color. By W. E. B. DuBois

98. Creating New Schools (How Schools are Changing American Education). Edited by Evans Clinchy

99. Managing Quality in Young Children's Programs. The Leaders Role. Edited by Mary L. Culkin

100. Transforming Middle School Science Education. By Paul Dehart Hurd

101. African-American Males in School and Society. By Vernon C. Polite and James Earl Davis

102. The Skin We're In. Teaching our Children to be Emotionally Strong, Socially Alert, and Spiritually Connected. By Jane Victoria Ward

103. The Process of Education. By Jerome Bruner

104. The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child. By Amos Wilson

105. Introduction to Black Studies. By Maulana Karenga

106. The Invisible Man. By Ralph Ellison

107. The Penguin Atlas of African History. By Colin McEvedy

108. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. By Walter Rodney

109. Harlem Ain't Nothing but a Third World Country. By Mamadou Chinyele

110. Black Labor White Wealth. By Claude Anderson

111. Blueprint for Black Power. By Amos Wilson

112. Black Skin White Mask. By Frantz Fanon

113. The Wretched of the Earth. By Frantz Fanon

114. The Psychopathic Racial Personality. By Bobby E. Wright

115. The Falsification of African Consciousness. By Amos Wilson

116. African Origins of Biological Psychiatry. By Richard King

117. The African Unconscious. By Edward Bruce Bynum

118. Yurugu. By Marimba Ani

119. Intellectual Warfare. By Jacob Carruthers

120. The African Personality in America. By Kobi Kambon

121. Know Thyself. By Nai'im Akbar

122. Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery. By Na'im Akbar

123. Criminalizing a Race. By Charshee McIntyre

124. Deception and Myths of the Bible. By Lloyd Graham

125. The Book Your Church Don't Want You to Read. By Tim Cleedom

126. The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of the Bible. By Tim Cleedom

127. The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ. By Gerald Massey

128. Chronology of the Bible. By Yosef Ben Jochannan

129. The Worlds Sixteen Crucified Saviors. By Gersay Graves

130. When God Was a Woman. By Melin Stone

131. History of the First Council of Nice. By Dean Dudley

132. African Genesis. By Ishakamusa Barashango

133. The African Origins of Christianity. By Paul C. Boyd

134. African Origins of the Major Western Religions. By Yosef Ben Jochannan.

135. Historical Origins of Christianity. By Walter Williams

136. Return to the African Mother Principal of Male and Female Equality. By Oba T'Shaka

137. The Healing Wisdom of Africa. By Patrice Malidoma Some

138. Of the Water and the Spirit. By Patrice Malidoma Some

139. Unzipped the Popes Overall. By Frederick Ike Paletics

140. Man, God & Civilization. By John G. Jackson

141. The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah

142. Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah

143. KMT: In The House Of Life by Ayi Kwei Armah

144. Fragments Ayi Kwei Armah

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