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  • Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigmby Alexei Vasiliev

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 30.00

    The volume contains abstracts of papers presented at the 12th Conference of Africanists organized by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in May 2011. The Conference, held triennially since 1969 is a major event in the area of African studies in Russia and beyond. What is particularly remarkable is the number and the... more...

  • Flight Plan Africaby John P. Cann

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 30.00

    Following the 1952 reorganization of the Portuguese Air Force from the army and naval air arms, Portugal now had an entity dedicated solely to aviation that would bring it into line with its new NATO commitment. As it proceeded to develop a competence in modern multiengine and jet fighter aircraft for its NATO role and train a professional corps of... more...

  • Imagining the United States of Africaby E. Ike Udogu; George Klay Jr. Kieh; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo; John Mukum Mbaku; Kwesi A. Tandoh; E. Ike Udogu

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This volume debates issues critical for the construction of a viable United States of Africa in this century. Contributors to this book contend that such a unification scheme would provide African leaders and citizens a vast home within which to exploit its abundant natural resources for socio-economic development and enhancement of its political... more...

  • Siwaby Margaret M. Vale

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 19.99

    Siwa is a remote oasis deep in the heart of the Egyptian desert near the border with Libya. Until an asphalt road was built to the Mediterranean coast in the 1980s, its only links to the outside world were by arduous camel tracks. As a result of this isolation, Siwa developed a unique culture manifested in its crafts of basketry, pottery, and embroidery... more...

  • Facing South to Africaby Molefi Kete Asante

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Renowned Critical Africana scholar and philosopher, Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates the multidimensionality of Afrocentricity as a paradigm of theoretical perspectives advancing the agency of African people. Examining orientations to culture, society, values, and communication, Asante?s essays face South first, and then to the rest of the world.... more...

  • Morning in Serra Mattuby Arif Gamal

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 23.00

    A mosaic of interrelated stories exploding with personality, myth, and geohistorical weight, Morning in Serra Mattu is a profound, joyful meditation on life in modern Sudan. Arif Gamal seamlessly blends large-scale political realities with the local and the traditional: old villages/whose ancient way is so composed/each single blade of grass is known/and... more...

  • Kenana Handbook Of Sudanby Hopkins.Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Africa Must Be Modernby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In a forthright and uncompromising manner, Olfmi Tw explores Africa?s hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. What has to change for Africa to be able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Tw insists that Africa can renew itself only... more...

  • Henry Stanley and the Quest for the Source of the Nileby Daniel Cohen

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    Daniel Cohen has vividly reconstructed the life and times of Henry Stanley, the discoverer of the Nile's source, using Stanley's original newspaper reports and writings. more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 20.03

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die kosysteme unter der Last von ber sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer hheren Ansprchen chzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...