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- Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00
Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004; US$ 49.95
A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims. Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 27.00
This book looks at the peoples of Africa at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, partition and colonisation, and the colonial rule up to 1960. The last third of the book is concerned with the history of independent Africa during the last years of the twentieth century. more...
- National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 14.95
"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau?s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name. Movingly written, the book traces Dau?s journey through hunger, exhaustion, terror, and violence as... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda?once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro?and chaos. Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00
This new series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scale. Authors are educators who are trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national geography and social... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 27.95
This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social... more...