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  • Southern Africaby Jonathan Farley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    This major addition to The Making of the Contemporary World series surveys the contemporary history of the whole Southern Africa region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in onesuccinct volume. more...

  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olúfémi Táíwò

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • The Black Nileby Dan Morrison

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    "A supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned a friend who'd never left America, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to reach Cairo-a trip that tyranny... more...

  • The Only Road Northby Erik Mirandette

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 10.99

    The Only Road North is the true-life adventure of a 9,000-mile journey across Africa taken by author Erik Mirandette, his brother, and two friends. When the travelers fall victim to a terrorist attack, Erik must struggle through grief and darkness to find his way back to a life lived for God. more...

  • Popular Culture in Medieval Cairoby Boaz Shoshan

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 35.00

    This is the first book-length study of popular culture in Islamic society. more...

  • Crossing the Zambeziby JoAnn McGregor

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers. more...

  • New Approaches to Security and Developmentby Shri L K Advani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This paper was delivered by Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India, at a Public Lecture organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore on 4 February 2003.... more...

  • Heart of Africaby Shile Khumalo

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    More hilarious, more deeply experienced travelling from the author of Dark Continent My Black Arse more...

  • Trading Conflictsby Georg L.K.A. Christ

    BRILL 2012; US$ 212.00

    Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria. more...

  • Something Torn and Newby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    "One of Africa's greatest writers? ( San Francisco Chronicle ) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African language?and African culture itself more...