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- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Based in Ethiopia, the Africa Union, established in July 2002, is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, created in 1963. The AU aims include promoting democracy, human rights, and sustainable economic development across Africa, especially by increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
"Africa belongs to the Africans; the sooner they take it back the better. But--a country also belongs to those who feel at home in it. Perhaps it may be that love of Africa the country will be strong enough to link people who hate each other now. Perhaps..." Going Home is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in... 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...
- Dorling Kindersley 2012; US$ 14.00
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 Cape Town and the Windelands uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding... more...
- Nomad Press 2010; US$ 12.95
Separating the vast continent into its many distinct and diverse countries, this comprehensive reference introduces the ancient civilizations and tribes, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of Africa. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using easily accessible supplies and even recycled materials, this study clearly demonstrates what... more...