Zimbabwe – post-Independence

Rally at Martyrs' Cemetery

Rally at Martyrs’ Cemetery

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Zimbabwe – post-Independence

Zimbabwe in the early days of independence – aims, aspirations and difficulties to be faced.

Education for a National Culture, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Zimbabwe Publishing House, Harare, 1981, 16 pages.

Makers of History – Who’s Who of Nationalist Leaders in Zimbabwe, Diana Mitchell, Harare, 1983, 185 pages.

The Kadoma Declaration, July 31, 1983, Government Printers, Harare, 1983, 4 pages.

Conference on Food Production Co-operatives at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare 5-12th June 1985, 59 pages.

Co-operatives – What about them, Ministry of Education, Harare, 1985, 47 pages.

Women at Work, Report of the Woman’s Action Group Workshop, Harare, January 1985, 14 pages.

Zimbabwe – at 5 years of independence, Rebuilding Zimbabwe – Achievements, problems and prospects, ZANU(PF), Department of the Commissariat and Culture, Harare, 1985, 265 pages.

Zimbabwe – Prevention of Corruption Act, Zimbabwe Parliament, Government Printers, Harare, 1985, 16 pages.

Zimbabwean Women in Industry, Patricia Made and Birgitta Lagerstrom, Zimbabwe Publishing House, Harare, 1985, 60 pages.

African Perspectives on Non-alignment, ed by Jinadu and Mandaza, African Association of Political Science, Harare, 1986, 74 pages.

Education in Zimbabwe – Past, Present and Future, Zimbabwe Foundation for Education with Production, Harare, 1986, 152 pages.

First Five-Year National Development Plan 1986-1990, Volume 1, Government Printers, Harare, April 1986, 54 pages.

The Women of Zimbabwe, Ruth Weiss, Keshu, London, 1986, 151 pages.

Zimbabwe – The Political Economy of Transition, 1980-1986, ed. Ibbo Mandaza, Codesria, London, 1986, 430 pages.

Reorganisation of Parastatals in Zimbabwe, Paper presented at the Public Enterprise Seminar: Focus on Role, Performance and Management of Parastatals, organised by Conference Promtion Services (Pvt) Ltd, Harare, Sipho Shabalala, Harare, 1987, 19 pages.

The philosophy of the Working Class, NCG Mathema, Memorial Co-operative Society, Harare, 1987, 24 pages.

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Albanian History

Butrint Theatre - Southern Albania

Butrint Theatre – Southern Albania

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Albanian History

Various aspects of Albanian society, mostly during the period of the construction of Socialism.

General information

History of Albania – a brief survey, Kristo Frasheri, no publisher, Tirana, 1964, 344 pages. This provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Albania from prehistoric times up to the early days of Socialist construction in the mid-1960s. Version in Russian.

Answers to questions about Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1969, 445 pages. General information about the People’s Republic of Albania on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of its foundation.

Tourist guide book of Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1969, 160 pages.

Our Friends Ask, Harilla Papajorgji, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1970, 191 pages. Answers to questions about the difficulties in building Socialism in the early days of the Revolution in Albania.

Albania – General Information, supplement to New Albania, Tirana, 1976, 66 pages. Statistical and political information about Albania as it stood in 1976.

An Outline of the Peoples Socialist Republic of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 80 pages. A description of Albania, its geography, history and culture.

Albania – General Information, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1984, 293 pages.

Tirana, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1990, 80 pages. In German. Interesting in that it was probably one of the last photo albums produced about the city before things fell apart in the next couple of years.

Anti-Fascist National Liberation War

Rilindja Kombetare Shqiptare – Albanian National Resistance, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1962, 120 pages. The history of Albanian Resistance to foreign invasion from the earliest times to the National Liberation War 1939-44. Text in Albanian, Russian, French and English.

Steeled in the Heat of Battle, Lefter Kasneci, A Brief Survey of the History of the National Liberation War of the Albanian People, (1941-1944), Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1966, 128 pages.

The National Conference of Studies on the Anti-fascist National Liberation War of the Albanian People, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1975, 201 pages. The conference was organised by The Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies and Tirana University and took place in Tirana in November, 1974.

Epic of the anti-fascist national-liberation war of the Albanian people 1939-1944, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1980, 251 pages.

The National Liberation Struggle of the Albanian People, Committee for Cultural Relations and Friendship with Foreign Countries, Tirana, ND, 185 pages. A pictorial history of the struggle of the Albanian people against Italian and German Fascism during the National War of Liberation, April 1939 to November 1944. Text in Russian, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

Women

Problems of the struggle for the complete emancipation of women, State University of Tirana, The Political Book Publishing House, Tirana, 1973, 284 pages. A selection of articles produced by the State University, Tirana, on the issues related to the emancipation of women.

The Albanian Woman – a great force of The Revolution, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 100 pages. One of the great achievements of the Socialist Revolution in Albania is the enhancement of the role of the woman as an active force equal with man in the construction of the new society.

The 9th Congress of the Women’s Union of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1983, 97 pages. From June 1- 3, 1983, following the historical decisions of the 8th Congress of the PLA, the 9th Congress of the Women’s Union of Albania held its proceedings in the city of Durres.

Youth

7th Congress of the Labour Youth Union of Albania, Elbasan 26-29 September 1977, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 83 pages.

Trade Unions

Years of struggle and victories – Trade Unions of Albania, Published by the Central Council of the Trade Unions of Albania, Tirana, 1971, 44 pages.

Articles taken from magazine Puna, Published by the Central Council of Albanian Trade Unions, Tirana, 1981, 43 pages.

International Relations

From the Annals of British Diplomacy, The Anti-Albanian plans of Great Britain during the Second World War according to Foreign Office Documents of 1939-44, Arben Puto, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1981, 232 pages.

Economy and Socialist Construction

Albania on the path to Socialism, Tirana, 1954. Although the text is in Russian this book is reproduced here for the interest readers might have in the photographs.

Flowering Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1964, 130 pages. An illustrated album on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Liberation of the country. In Albanian and French.

Everything for the People, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1973, 23 pages. Living and working conditions of the Albanian people during the years of Socialism.

National Conference on Problems of the Development of the Economy, On problems of the Development of the Economy in the 7th Five-year Plan, 11-12th April, 1983, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1981, 273 pages.

Agriculture in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1982, 135 pages. In Albanian but useful for the photographs to get an idea of industrialised agriculture – something which is hard to find in most parts of the country now.

Albania constructs socialism relying on its own forces, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1982, 76 pages. The exhibition of the economic and cultural development in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania. In Albanian and English.

Ushtria jone Popullore – Our People’s Army, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1983, 180 pages. On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of its formation. In Albanian.

The History of Socialist Construction in Albania, 1944-1975, The Academy of Sciences of the PSR of Albania, The Institute of History, Tirana, 1983. In two parts. Part 1, 206 pages. Part 2, 139 pages.

40 Years of Socialist Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1984, 162 pages. A book in both Albanian and English, published in 1984, to commemorate the previous forty years of the construction of Socialism.

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Women’s Liberation, Marriage and Family

Harbour of the Fatherland

Harbour of the Fatherland

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Women’s Liberation, Marriage and Family

Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, promulgated on May 1, 1950. (Peking: FLP, 1950), 1st edition, 50 pages. First edition. (Peking: FLP, 3rd ed. 1973), 16 pages, much sharper image, 1950 marriage law itself unchanged. Third edition.

Women In China Today pamphlet series, published by the All-China Democratic Women’s Federation, October-November 1952. (Only these numbers yet available.)

Liu Hu-lan — Story of a Girl Revolutionary, by Liang Hsing. A short biography of a revolutionary hero, (Peking: FLP, 1953), 97 pages.

Minority Women of China, in Chinese but the pamphlet mostly consists of color paintings of minority women of different regions of China in their traditional dress. (Peking: 1958), 34 pages.

A Divorce Trial in China, by Felix Greene, (New England Free Press, 1970), 16 pages. Originally published as a chapter in Greene’s book Awakened China: The Country Americans Don’t Know (1961)

The Struggle Between Two Lines at the Moscow World Congress of Women, six statements, articles and reports. (Peking: FLP, 1963), 70 pages. [Our apologies for the darkened paper in the copy scanned, though it is still quite legible.]

New Women in New China, a collection of 10 articles showing the diverse roles that women were playing in revolutionary China. Includes many photographs. (Peking: FLP, 1972), 96 pages.

Chinese Women in the Fight for Socialism, a collection of 13 articles about the advances made by women in the New China. Includes many photographs. [Note: While this book was issued in 1977 after the capitalist-roaders had come to power after Mao’s death, it still mostly reflects the achievements made under socialism.] (Peking: FLP, 1977), 158 pages (116 pages of text).

Women Of China, No 5, 1979, Beijing, 1979, 46 pages. Women in (early) capitalist China.

Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, effective January 1, 1981. (Beijing: FLP, 1st ed. 1982), 40 pages.

How Can Socialism Ensure the Full Liberation of Women?, by Joan Hinton, revised Jan. 1, 1997, 8 pages.

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