Colonial History, Politics, Society

Charles Ambler, Kenyan Communities in the Age of Imperialism
David Anderson, Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya & the End of Empire
Ralph Austen, Northwest Tanzania under German and British Rule, 1889-1939
Norman Bennett, Mirambo of Tanzania, 1840?-1884
Graham Coster, Corsairville: The Last Domain of the Flying Boat
Martin Dugard, Into Africa: The Epic Journey of Stanley & Livingstone
Caroline Elkins, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
James Fox, White Mischief
Jonathan Glassman, War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar
Elspeth Huxley, White Man's Country; Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya
John Iliffe, A Modern History of Tanganyika
———, Tanganyika under German Rule, 1905-1912
W.H. Ingrams, Zanzibar: Its History and People
Tabitha Kanogo, African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya, 1900-1950
Dane Kennedy, Islands of White, Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia
Helge Kjekshus, Ecology Control and Economic Development in East African History: The Case of Tanganyika, 1850-1950
Juhani Koponen, Development for Exploitation: German Colonial Policies in Mainland Tanzania, 1884–1914 ———, People and Production in Late Pre-colonial Tanzania: History and Structures
Joanna Lewis, Empire State-building: War and Welfare in Kenya, 1925-1952
J. Gus Liebenow, Colonial Rule and Political Development in Tanzania
Daniel Liebowitz, The Physician and the Slave Trade: John Kirk and the Crusade against Slavery in East Africa
Katherine Luongo, Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900-1950
Robert Maxon, East Africa: An Introductory History
Lawrence Mbogoni, Aspects of Colonial Tanzania History
Charles Miller, The Lunatic Express: An Entertainment in Imperialism
James Newman, Paths Without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa
J.M. Prett, White Water Landings: A View of the Imperial Airways Africa Service from the Ground
Ronald Robinson & John Gallagher, Africa and the Victorians: The Official Mind of Imperialism
Dana April Seidenberg, Mercantile Adventurers: The World of East African Asians (1750-1985)
Abdul Sheriff & Ed Ferguson, Zanzibar under Colonial Rule
Thaddeus Sunseri, Vilimani: Labor Migration and Rural Change in Early Colonial Tanzania
J. Glagett Taylor, The political Development of Tanganyika
Robert Tignor, The Colonial Transformation of Kenya
Errol Trzebinski, The Kenya Pioneers
Sara Wheeler, Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch-Hatton

The First World War and East Africa

Peter Abbott, Armies in East Africa 1914-1918
Ross Anderson, The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign: 1914-1918
Byron Farwell, The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Giles Foden, Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Brian Gardner, On to Kilimanjaro
Geoffrey Hodges, The Carrier Corps: Military Labour in the East African Campaign 1914-18
Edwin Hoyt, The Germans who Never Lost
———, Guerilla: Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck and Germany's East African Empire
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Deutschlands Kampf in Ostafrika [Germany's Campaign in East Africa]
———, Meine Erinnerungen aus Ostafrika [My Reminiscences of East Africa]
———, Mein Leben [My Life]
Charles Miller, Battle for the Bundu: The First World War in East Africa
Leonard Mosley, Duel for Kilimanjaro
Edward Paice, Tip & Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa
Corey Reigel, The Last Great Safari: East Africa in World War I
J.R. Sibley, Tanganyikan Guerrilla
Hew Strachan, The First World War in Africa

Postcolonial History, Politics, Society

Kelly Askew, Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania
A.B. Assensoh, African Political Leadership: Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah, and Julius K. Nyerere
Ned Bertz, Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania
Daniel Branch, Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2012
James Brennan, Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania
Robert Calderisi, The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
Chambi Chachage and Annar Cassam, Africa's Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere
Christopher Conte, Highland Sanctuary: Environmental History in Tanzania's Usambara Mountains
Jean Davison, The Ostrich Wakes: Struggles for Change in Highland Kenya
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
Stephen Feierman, Peasant Intellectuals: Anthropology and History in Tanzania
Marie-Aude Fouιrι, Remembering Julius Nyerere in Tanzania: History, Legacy, Memory
Benjamin Gardner and Deborah, Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism
Angelique Haugerud, The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya
Jon Holtzman, Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in North Kenya and Beyond
Goran Hyden, Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania: Underdevelopment and an Uncaptured Peasantry
Jomo Kenyatta, Facing Mount Kenya
Keith Kyle, The Politics of the Independence of Kenya
Joe Lugalla, Crisis, Urbanization, and Urban Poverty in Tanzania
Gregory Maddox and Isaria Kimambo, Custodians of the Land: Ecology and Culture in the History of Tanzania
———, In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority and Dissidence in Tanzania
Michael Maren, The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity
Martin Meredith, The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence
Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa
Godwin Murunga & Shadrack Nasong'o, Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy
Philemon Mushi, History and Development of Education in Tanzania
Godfrey Mwakikagile, Life under Nyerere
———, Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era
Julius Nyerere, Uhuru na Umoja [Freedom and Unity]; Writings and Speeches, 1952-65
———, Uhuru na Ujamaa [Freedom and Socialism]: Writings and Speeches, 1965-67
Don Petterson, Revolution in Zanzibar: An American's Cold War Tale
Philip Setel, A Plague of Paradoxes: AIDS, Culture, and Demography in Northern Tanzania
Jan Shetler, Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present
Dana April Seidenberg, Uhuru and the Kenya Indians: The Role of a Minority Community in Kenya Politics
Thaddeus Sunseri, Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820-2000
Lynn Thomas, Politics of the Womb: Reproduction and the State in Kenya
Crawford Young, The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960–2010

Memoirs and Travel Writing

Cheryl Bentsen, Maasai Days
Bill Bryson, Bill Bryson's Africa Diary
Richard Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa
———, Zanzibar: City, Island, and Coast (2 vols.)
Helena Halperin, I Laugh So I Won't Cry: Kenya's Women Tell the Story of their Lives
Ernest Hemingway, The Green Hills of Africa
Corinne Hofmann, White Masai
———, Reunion in Barsaloi
Elspeth Huxley, The Challenge of Africa
———, The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
———, The Mottled Lizard
———, Out in the Midday Sun
Aaron Latham, The Frozen Leopard: Hunting my Dark Heart in Africa
Beryl Markham, West with the Night
Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir
Peter Matthiessen and Jane Goodall, The Tree Where Man was Born
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir
J.H. Patterson, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography
Emily Ruete Sayyida, Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Evelyn Waugh, A Tourist in Africa

Fiction and Literary Criticism

Isak Dineson, Out of Africa / Shadows in the Grass
Dave Eggers, What is the What
Giles Foden, The Last King of Scotland
Ernest Hemingway, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
Elspeth Huxley, Red Strangers
John Le Carrι, The Constant Gardener
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, The Black Hermit
———, Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature
———, Grain of Wheat
———, Petals of Blood
———, Weep not, My Child
———, The Wizard of the Crow
M.G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets
———, The Gunny Sack
———, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

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