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  • African Exodusby Chris Stringer; Robin McKie

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    A Choice Outstanding Academic Book A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book A New York Times Notable Book Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off... more...

  • Securing Sierra Leone, 1997?2013by Peter Albrecht; Paul Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Between 1991?and?2002, Sierra Leone was wracked by a devastating civil war and the complete collapse of state institutions. Since then, however, the UK?s contribution to post-war reconstruction has been widely held up as an example of successful stabilisation and state-building ? particularly of the country?s security and justice institutions.? ... more...

  • Contemporary Regional Development in Africaby Dr Kobena T. Hanson; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Contemporary Regional Development in Africa interrogates well-known concerns in the areas of regionalism and economic integration in contemporary Africa, while offering an added uniqueness by highlighting the capacity imperatives of the issues, and proposing critical policy guideposts. The volume juxtaposes a set of ?dynamic? entanglements - new and... more...

  • Metal that Will Not Bendby Kally Forrest

    Wits University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    In the 1980s there was a surge of trade union power on a scale not previously experienced in South Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) was a highly prominent and innovative union in this assertion of muscle and one of Cosatu?s most radical affiliates, and its story is one of astonishing achievements as its activities... more...

  • The Pen-Pictures of Modern Africans and African Celebrities by Charles Francis Hutchisonby Michel R. Doortmont

    BRILL 2004; US$ 59.00

    The Pen-Pictures is a well-known source for the history of the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cited and quoted by both professional historians and interested lay-people. This annotated edition is the first reprint of the book and offers a lively and both historically and literarily interesting text about an important phase in Ghanaian history. The added... more...

  • Bill Bryson's African Diaryby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    ?Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.? ? Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game... more...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...

  • Famine that Killsby Alex de Waal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of... more...

  • Africaby Patrick Chabal

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Chabal proposes a radically different way of looking at politics in Africa and illuminates the ways ordinary people 'suffer and smile'. This is a highly original addition to Zed's groundbreaking World Political Theories series more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Ethiopiaby Thomas P. Ofcansky; David H. Shinn

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 129.99

    An easily accessible reference guide for Ethiopian historical events, important persons, geographical locations, ethnic groups, key issues, and common ephemera, containing numerous cross-references for related items and those known by more than one name. more...