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African History




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Electric News in Colonial Algeria


Arthur Asseraf

April 2022

Oxford Historical Monographs

As Algeria became connected to international news networks during French colonial rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this study examines how news spread through communities and across social divides, how new media changed the communication landscape, and how surveillance by the French government played a role.

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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Ian Shaw

January 2021

Very Short Introductions

The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination, from mummies and pyramids, to curses and rituals. In this second edition of his Very Short Introduction, Ian Shaw explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, and examines the latest research on Ancient Egyptian ideas of death, kingship, religion, race, sex, and gender.

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Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery Across the Indian Ocean


Omar H. Ali

February 2016

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Apartheid, 1948-1994


Saul Dubow

May 2014

Oxford Histories

This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

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