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  • Long Walk to Freedomby Nelson Mandela

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant... more...

  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • The Pyramidsby Miroslav Verner

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique,... more...

  • The New African Diasporaby Isidore Okpewho; Nkiru Nzegwu

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 25.45

    The New York Times reports that since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures... more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.77

    A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes. more...

  • The First Sudanese Civil Warby Scopas S. Poggo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.00

    This book is a comprehensive investigation, discussion, and analysis of the origins and development of the first civil war in the Sudan, which occurred between 1955 and 1972. more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent... more...

  • The Africa Issueby Akin Olawore

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    African property market has tremendous growth capacity and continues to woo investors. The current housing deficit in sub Saharan African is about 40m with Nigeria alone accounting for about 16m, according to World Bank Statistic. This calls for about $1.4trn at an average of $35,000 per unit for affordable housing.Given the huge deficit, it is imperative... more...

  • Pyramids and Fleshpotsby Stuart Hadaway

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and the 'fleshpots' of Cairo. Actually they faced appalling heat, abrasive sand, poor rations and water shortages. In the desolation of the Western... more...

  • Die Entdeckung Ägyptensby Thomas Beckh; Gregor Neunert

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 20.87

    Die Faszination für Ägypten ist ein Jahrhunderte altes Phänomen. Doch das Land am Nil wurde erst im 19. Jahrhundert wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Die Ägyptologie gewann mit immer mehr Entdeckungen schnell an Ergebnissen und Anhängern. Thomas Beckh und Gregor Neunert stellen hier die wichtigsten Urväter dieser Wissenschaft vor. Denn die Geschichte ihrer... more...