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  • Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practiceby Jean Lave; Thomas P. Gibson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    In this extended meditation, Jean Lave interweaves analysis of the process of apprenticeship among the Vai and Gola tailors of Liberia with reflections on the evolution of her research on those tailors in the late 1970s. In so doing, she provides both a detailed account of her apprenticeship in the art of sustained fieldwork and an insightful overview... more...

  • Chief of Station, Congoby Lawrence Devlin

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 14.95

    A master spy's memoir of playing the game in the most strategically influential country in 1960s Africa more...

  • Fulbe Voicesby Helen A. Regis

    Westview Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    Attending to everyday conversations and embodied performances about Islam, marriage, medicine, and Fulbe identity, Fulbe Voices provides a richly textured exploration of the dynamics of cultural diversity in a village in Cameroon. more...

  • Amenhotep IIIby Arielle P. Kozloff

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Follows the life story of Amenhotep III, one of the most important rulers of ancient Egypt. more...

  • Cry Havocby Simon Mann

    John Blake 2011; US$ 15.99

    For the first time since he was released from five years' incarceration in some of Africa's toughest prisons, making worldwide headlines, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell everything   Simon Mann's remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international... more...

  • Letters from Togoby Susan Blake; Albert E Stone

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 27.95

    Blake's adventurous essays--her Letters from Togo--are based on the letters she wrote to her friends from Lomé, the West African capital where she spent a Fulbright year teaching American literature from 1983 to 1984. As Blake begins the process of making sense out of a vibrant, seeming anarchy, we are pulled along with her into the heart of Togo--a... more...

  • Egyptian Mummiesby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    You can't take it with you - or can you? Discover the grisly process of mummification, from embalming and stuffing the corpse to preparing a home for eternity. This title explores the quirky side of a journey to the afterlife, looking at the myth and the science surrounding Ancient Egyptian burial practices, and the lives of the Gods that inspired... more...

  • African Republicby Marie Tyler-McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    The nineteenth-century American Colonization Society (ACS) project of persuading all American free blacks to emigrate to the ACS colony of Liberia could never be accomplished. Few free blacks volunteered, and greater numbers would have overwhelmed the meager resources of the ACS. Given that reality, who supported African colonization and why? No state... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptby Margaret R. Bunson

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00

    Praise for the previous edition:. ..".recommended for high-school and public libraries and for smaller academic libraries needing a quick and current Egyptology reference...a good single-volume introduction to the topic." Booklist. ..".contains a wealth of information on ancient Egypt...Recommended." Library Media Connection. Ranging... more...

  • Das Aktenbuch des Aurelios Philammonby Günter Poethke; Sebastian Prignitz; Veit Vaelske

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    In 1904 Wilhelm Schubart published the best-preserved texts from anEgyptian papyrus codex. These papyri include reports of legal actions, receipts for provisions requisitioned for the Roman army, an official collection letter, and texts dealing with magic. The pages containing lists are edited here for the first time and all other texts are presented... more...