books (libuka)

Here is a short list of books that could prove invaluable to someone studying Lesotho and its politics. Nothing beats living in the country itself. But that option is often inaccessible. There is a large body of work in Sesotho, but that list belongs to other pages.

  • Chief Is a Chief by the People: The Autobiography of Stimela Jason Jingoes
    Oxford University Press - January, 1975
  • A South African Kingdom: The Pursuit of Security in 19th Century Lesotho
    by Elizabeth A. Eldredge - June, 2002
    Cambridge University Press (July 30, 1993)
  • Families Divided: : the impact of migrant labour in Lesotho
    by Colin Murray
  • Government and Change in Lesotho, 1800-1966: A Study of Political Institutions
    by L. B. B. J. Machobane
    Palgrave Macmillan - October, 1990
  • Historical Dictionary of Lesotho (African Historical Dictionaries Series, No. 10)
    Scarecrow Press - June, 1977
  • In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
    University of Chicago Press - December, 1994
  • Lesotho and the struggle for Azania : Africanist political movements in Lesotho and Azania : the origins and history of the Basutoland Congress Party and the Pan Africanist Congress
  • Lesotho: Dilemmas of Dependence in Southern Africa
    Westview Press - November, 1985
  • Migration and Development: Dependence on South Africa: A Study of Lesotho
    Scandinavian Institute of African Studies - January, 1986
  • Moshoeshoe of Lesotho
    Heinemann - February, 1988
  • Singing Away the Hunger The Autobiography of an African Woman
    by K. Limakatso Kendall (Editor), et al - September, 1997
  • Last of the Queen's Men: A Lesotho Experience
    Witwatersrand University Press - May, 2001
  • This Matter of Women Is Getting Very Bad: Gender, Development and Politics in Colonial Lesotho
    Univ of Natal Pr (December 2000)
  • Lesotho, 1970: An African Coup Under the Microscope
    by B.M. Khaketla
    C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (July 1972)
  • The deployment of the labour force in Lesotho (1970)
    by L.S. Cooley
    Central Planning Office (1973)
  • The Mountain School: The author's account of his stay in Tšoeneng as a Peace Corps English teacher at Ngoana oa Jesu High School.
    by Greg Alder (2013)

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