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The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland 3 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Tony Pinchuck, et al
1858288533


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Book Description
INTRODUCTION South Africa is a large, diverse and incredibly beautiful country. The size of France and Spain combined, it varies from the picturesque Garden Route towns of the Western Cape to the raw stretch of subtropical coast in northern KwaZulu-Natal. It’s also one of the great cultural meeting points of the African continent, a fact obscured by years of enforced racial segregation, but now manifest in the big cities. Yet South Africa is also something of an enigma; it has the best travel facilities on the African continent, but also the most difficult surface to scratch. After so long as an international pariah, the "rainbow nation" is still struggling to find its identity. Many visitors are pleasantly surprised by South Africa’s excellent infrastructure, which draws favourable comparison with...


The Kingdom of Swaziland: Studies in Political History, Vol. 37
D. Hugh Gillis
0313306702
March 1999
Hardcover
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Review
“This is a very useful study of the political history of Swaziland from the mid-eighteenth century down to 1921, the year of accession to the Swazi throne of King Sobhuza II....valuable to anyone interested in regional governance and center-periphery relations.”–International Journal of African Historical Studies

Book Description
A scholarly and engaging study, this history of Swaziland, by an author who spent many years in the kingdom, presents a vivid account of the interplay of politics and personalities along the passage to post-colonial independence. From the early stages of Swazi occupation of the present-day kingdom to the accession of Sobhuza II as king in 1921, this book traces problems in consolidating leadership under the Dlamini chieftaincy and examines the...


Historical Dictionary of Swaziland
Alan R. Booth
0810837498
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Reaching back into earlier periods when the Swazi nation was being formed, there are entries on Swazi kings, queens, and others who played significant roles. The colonial era is also clearly delineated, and entries on important people, places, and events important to Swaziland's contemporary history are also included. The considerable material provided in the dictionary is buttressed by a solid introduction, a chronology, and especially a substantial bibliography.

About the Author
Alan R. Booth is Professor of History at Ohio University and is a specialist on Southern Africa.


Swaziland (Enchantment of the World. Second Series)
Ettagale Blauer, Jason Laure
0516200208
October 1996
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
An overview of a small landlocked neighbor of South Africa.


Swaziland's International Relations and Foreign Policy: A Study of a Small African State in International Relations
Paul-Henri Bischoff
3261042265
April 1990
Paperback
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Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africa
Z. a. Konczacki
0714640727
Dec 1990
Paperback
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Culture and Education: The Social Consequences of Western Schooling in Contemporary Swaziland
Margaret Zoller Zoller Booth
076182717X
June 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Culture and Education takes a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach as it investigates the relationship between the traditional Swazi home environment and school achievement. It studies the influence of cultural context in the learning process while it explores the historical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological influences on Swazi children's learning.


The Swazi, a South African Kingdom (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Hilda Kuper
0030702399
October 1985
Paperback
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Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africa: South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, Vol. 2
Zbigniew A. Konczacki (Editor)
0714633801
December 1990
Hardcover
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Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland
National Museum of Natural History (Other Contributor)
1893912159
January 2004
Hardcover
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Red-Dressed Zionists: Symbols of Power in a Swazi Independent Church
Anders Fogelqvist
9150605054
October 1986
Paperback
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Struggle for Swazi Labour, 1890-1920
Jonathan S. Crush
0773505695
November 1987
Hardcover
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Women Writing Africa: Volume 1: The Southern Region
M. J. J. Daymond (Editor)
1558614079
September 2003
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The first in a four-volume series, this collection features works by distinguished, as well as lesser-known, African women writers. The editors' selection of excerpts ranges from the 19th century to the 21st, documenting the varied backgrounds of African women's oral and written traditions. The comprehensive anthology comprises communal songs, folktales, letters, journals, poems, fiction, political speeches and more. Standouts include "Leaving the Farm" by novelist, short story writer and political essayist Olive Schriener, the anonymous "Song of the Afflicted," and Elizabeth Dube's reflection on how her family suffered five murders in the space of a few weeks during conflicts in Zimbabwe during the 1980s. An introductory note accompanies every text to explain its cultural and historical context. This is an...


A History of Swaziland
Matsebula
0582031672


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South Africa Handbook: With Lesotho and Swaziland: The Travel Guide
Francisca Kellett
1903471028
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Footprint's 60 guides cover more than 120 of the world's most exciting destinations. This latest edition of their South Africa Handbook brings travelers updated information on this rapidly changing, vast, and diverse region. This guide features comprehensive information on planning a trip — including the best times to go and getting around by train, bus, car, or air — and covers such practicalities as how to stay healthy while there, the best places to shop, listings of accommodations for every budget, sporting events, and how to be a responsible traveler. Thorough background information on the country's rich history, culture, music, dance, and climate is provided. A 32-page color wildlife section includes an animal location chart, and a double-page full-color front map illustrates the highlights of South...


Kings, Commoners and Concessionaires : The Evolution and Dissolution of the Nineteenth-Century Swazi State (African Studies)
Philip Bonner, et al
0521242703


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Book Description
This is the first full-length study of the political economy of one of the African states which were formed in the course of the nineteenth-century Zulu revolution. The early chapters examine the evolution of the Swazi state and the dynamics of its stratified systems, paying particular attention to the 'layering' of inequality through marriage and inheritance patterns, and the simultaneous integration of age regiments and the elaboration of a national ideology based on the Swazi royalty. Dr Bonner then sets the Swazi state in the wider context of south-eastern Africa and discusses its relations with the surrounding Boer societies. The later chapters analyse the role played by the great mining companies and their white concessionaires in the partition of southern Africa and in bringing about the dissolution of the Swazi...


The Kingdom of Swaziland: A Profile (Third World Books)
Robert H. Davies, et al
0862324505
March 1986
Paperback
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Southern Africa Bibliography
Reuben Musiker
0810831759
October 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lists the significant books and monographs on Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe published since 1945. This reference source covers a broad range of subjects including: art, culture, economy, history, politics, religion, society, and important persons, places, events and movements. The work is arranged by subject and contains detailed author, title and subject indexes.

About the Author
Reuben Musiker is Emeritus Professor of Librarianship and Bibliography, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Naomi Musiker is a freelance bibliographer, indexer, and archivist with numerous publications to her credit.

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