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- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Morocco contains all the essential information to help you settle comfortably in this unique but often bewildering country. Offering a different perspective from the romanticised place portrayed in the film Casablanca, the book explores the realities of Morocco and gives important insights into the lives and customs of the Moroccans.... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2004; US$ 16.95
"We had no vehicle. We didn't know how or if we could continue heading south. I was in a vast, seemingly endless desert. I didn't know when or if we'd make it to the other side. I didn't even know where the other side was. It wasn't in Algeria. I knew that much. Was it in Niger? Where does the Sahara actually end?" We live in a culture, Donahue writes,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 114.95
With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits you to come away from the book with a better understanding of the underlying currents of violent conflicts and thus a clearer idea of how they... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99
With unprecedented access to Mbeki and the ANC, A Legacy of Liberation weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience under apartheid and sheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. It is a gripping social history of South Africas past and future, beautifully narrated by one of Africa's most esteemed journalists. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00
An ethnographic study that reveals how financial self-help groups (burial societies and credit groups) are islands of hope for Xhosa migrants living in the townships and squatter camps of Cape Town, South Africa. This work examines the urban poor's day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 129.99
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. This, coupled with its location near Europe and its prized hydrocarbons (oil and gas), continues to increase Algeria's international importance. Algeria's fight for liberation from French colonialism, which it finally achieved in 1962, was made famous by Gillo Pontecorvo's... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 99.99
The Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations encompasses the relationship between the two from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the George W. Bush administration, with particular emphasis on the Cold War. It focuses on political and economic aspects of the relationship and includes cultural relations. more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00
In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God?s ?Elect,? chosen to rule over the continent. Their... more...