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- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95
In Eritrea, state, traditional, and religious laws equally prevail, but any of these legal systems may be put into play depending upon the individual or individuals involved in a legal dispute. Because of conflicting laws, it has been difficult for Eritreans to come to a consensus on what constitutes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Khedive Ismail's Army examines military failure in the age of imperialism. On paper, the mid-nineteenth century Egyptian army seems a formidable regional power. It had a tradition of success, modern weapons, and mercenary officers with experience in major wars. Egypt's ruler, Khedive Ismail, hoped to combine the imported technology and brains... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00
The discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular,with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa has rarely been considered jointly by Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypts own view of itself has been neglected;... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00
Pottier shows how the post-genocide regime in Rwanda imposed their account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators, and explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He examines how persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
The Okiek people of Kenya's forested highlands have a long history of hunting, honey gathering, and trading with their Maasai and Kipsigis neighbors; several decades ago, they also began farming and herding. This book follows a traveling exhibition of anthropologist Corinne Kratz's photographs of the Okiek through showings at seven venues, including... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00
Fascinating insight into cultural change and transformation in a rural community in Southern Ethiopia. Two types of ritual are performed by the same people: one has remained stable, while the other has been transformed. Dena Freeman focusses on new ethnographical and historical data to analyse how this can occur. more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
While doing fieldwork in a village in east Madagascar that had suffered both heavy settler colonialism and a bloody anticolonial rebellion, Jennifer Cole found herself confronted by a puzzle. People in the area had lived through almost a century of intrusive French colonial rule, but they appeared to have forgotten the colonial period in their daily... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa . Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00
This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look... more...