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  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...

  • Congoby David van Reybrouck

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Epic yet eminently readable, penetrating and profoundly moving, ?Congo? traces the fate of one of the world's most devastated countries, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. more...

  • Congoby David van Reybrouck

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Epic yet eminently readable, penetrating and profoundly moving, ?Congo? traces the fate of one of the world's most devastated countries, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. more...

  • Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa, 1850-1851by Dr J Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Undertaken for the purpose of promoting legitimate trade in Central Africa, the Richardson mission was a compound of philanthropic and diplomatic interests advocated by Richardson. His main targets were the Sahara, Bornu and the Sudan. more...

  • Lost and Found in Johannesburgby Mark Gevisser

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author?s fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions This singular memoir begins with a transgression?the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg. But it is far more than the story of a theft.  Lost and Found in Johannesburg is a luminous exploration of place, one in which the author?s... more...

  • A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States, Populationsby James McQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840. more...

  • The Sunbirdby Susan Fairfoot

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    The story is set at that time of economic collapse in Europe when men, desperate for work, flocked to the colonies from all over Europe. Many thousands travelled to South Africa in the hope of making a fortune from the new gold fields. Newspaper articles suggest a bonanza of husbands and employment for the many single women left behind. Without the... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...