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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This book provides the first truly comprehensive multi-period study of the archaeology of Ethiopia, surveying the country's history, detailing the discoveries from the late Stone Age, including the famous 'Lucy' and moving onto the emergence of food production, prehistoric rock art and an analysis of the increasing social complexity that can be observed... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99
A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 51.00
Launched in Nairobi in 1960, three years before the birth of independent Kenya, the Nation group of newspapers grew up sharing the struggles of an infant nation, suffering the pain of its failures and rejoicing in its successes. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Nation looks back on its performance as the standard-bearer for journalistic integrity... more...
- I.B.Tauris 1996; US$ 34.00
The Horn of Africa' ? principally Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia ? is the stage on which Africa?s tragedy is being played out in its most stark and violent form. In this comprehensive survey of the region, Peter Woodward argues that while the principal conflicts have arisen from domestic issues of ehtnicity, history and traditions, they have been magnified... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 38.95
Contemporary states are generally presumed to be founded on the elements of nation, people, territory, and sovereignty. In the Horn of Africa however, the attempts to find a neat congruence among these elements created more problems than they solved. Leenco Lata demonstrates that conflicts within and between states tend to connect seamlessly in the... more...
- Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 21.99
For centuries, stories of pirates have captured the imagination of people everywhere. But the recent gangs of daring, ragtag pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking huge ships owned by international conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. While the world sees nothing but opportunistic bands of local bandits running... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99
In April-May 1994, 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred by their Hutu fellow citizens--about 10,000 a day, mostly being hacked to death by machete. In Machete Season , the veteran foreign correspondent Jean Hatzfeld reports on the results of his interviews with nine of the Hutu killers. They were all friends who came from a single region where... more...
- Profile 2011; US$ 20.78
This unique narrative-driven exposé takes readers into the heart of Somalia, where the gutsy 25-year-old author has become the go-to' journalist for all major media. Wonderfully evocative, his writing uses unparalleled access to the pirates, government and local residents and will describe what pirates' lives are like, when on and... more...