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  • 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 Nubian Pastby David N. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This cutting-edge synthesis of the archaeology of Nubia and Sudan from prehistory to the nineteenth century AD is the first major work on this area for over three decades. Drawing on results of the latest research and developing new interpretive frameworks, the area which has produced the most spectacular archaeology in sub-Saharan Africa is examined... more...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist?s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • The Orphan Scandalby Beth Baron

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    On a sweltering June morning in 1933 a fifteen-year-old Muslim orphan girl refused to rise in a show of respect for her elders at her Christian missionary school in Port Said. Her intransigence led to a beating?and to the end of most foreign missions in Egypt?and contributed to the rise of Islamist organizations. Turkiyya Hasan left the Swedish... 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...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in Senegal Khady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa. On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search... more...

  • CultureShock! Mauritiusby Rosaline NgCheong-Lum

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Mauritius contains all the information you will need to assimilate into life on this island where the dodo once roamed free. Mauritius has often been called a paradise on earth because of its picture-postcard beaches and idyllic resorts; but that image is just one facet of this small nation with a multi-racial heritage. In this book,... more...

  • In Moroccoby Edith Wharton

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and his wife and also the French administration of the country. more...

  • Travels in West Africaby Mary Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...

  • How I Found Livingstoneby Henry Morton Stanley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...