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  • African Historyby John Parker; Richard Rathbone

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples,... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Understanding Obstacles to Peaceby Mwesiga Baregu

    International Development Research Centre 2011; US$ 20.00

    This book describes and analyzes protracted conflicts in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. In doing so, it emphasizes obstacles to peace rather than root causes of conflict. Case studies are presented from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Northern Kenya, Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Zanzibar. Amongst other conclusions, the book... more...

  • Mistaking Africaby Curtis A Keim

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    This unique book explores the many misperceptions and stereotypes about Africa in the United States - with both historical and contemporary examples, from high culture and pop culture. more...

  • Explore Ancient Egypt!by Carmella Van Vleet; Alex Kim

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    Pyramids, mummies, amulets, temples, and pharaohs— Explore Ancient Egypt! brings this fascinating civilization to young readers ages 6–9 with 25 hands-on projects, activities, and games. Kids learn about ancient Egyptian homes, food, money, toys, games, makeup, clothes, kings, mummies, and more. Projects are easy to follow and require primarily... more...

  • The Great Treksby Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military... more...

  • Responding to Crises in the African Great Lakesby G. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Examines the international responses to the ethnic conflicts in Burundi and Rwanda from 1993-1997 and their overspill into Zaire. Concludes that the external reaction was impotent and incoherent, and urges a number of changes in response by the international community. 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...

  • 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...