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- Summersdale 2010; US$ 9.99
A 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa that created memories to last a lifetime Alan Whelan was on a unique quest to find the people in the hidden heart of Africa. On the 14,000 mile solo journey through Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and all the way to Cape Town across deserts and the toughest roads imaginable, he met sporting legends... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 146.00
Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African womens poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature,... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95
This book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day ? using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond. The issues discussed include: post-apartheid South Africa the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 104.00
Examines literatures and histories of the Cape in relation to postcolonial debates about nationalism. How the Cape Colony was imagined as a political community is examined by considering a variety of writers, from major European literati and intellectuals (Camões, Southey, Rousseau, Adam Smith), to well-known travel writers like François... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
The escalation of piracy in the waters east and south of Somalia has led commentators to call the area the new Barbary, but the Somali pirates cannot compare to the three hundred years of terror supplied by the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean and beyond. From 1500 to 1800, Muslim pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa captured and enslaved... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
Mansa Musa was the king of Mali. Located in western Africa, Mali became one of the largest empires during the time of Musas rule. Musa helped his empire grow in size and culture by encouraging the arts, literature, and architecture. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95
The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" ( New York Times ) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century. If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pirating as a romantic way of life long gone. But nothing is further from the truth. Pirates have existed since the invention... more...