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  • Sudanby Abdel Salam Sidahmed; Alsir Sidahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Sudan, outlining the evolution of the state with emphasis on its post-independence experience. It includes chapters on the politics, history and economy of the country. more...

  • The Shadow of the Sunby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed... more...

  • Forgotten Africaby Graham Connah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    Covering four million years of history across the continent, this book introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. more...

  • Darkest Europe and Africa's Nightmareby Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 34.95

    Probing the human causes of Africa s continuing travails, a London-educated Kenyan princess examines official policies that do more harm than good, while poking fun at Western hypocrisy and greed, and African vanity and passivity, as well. If the United States is based on the principle that all men are created equal, why, the author asks, does the... more...

  • 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 Olfmi Tw

    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...